Your child would like to start to writing stories? Here are a few tips from me on how to begin with!
Hi, congratulations! If you are reading part 2, that means you and your child practiced my first tips for writing part 1. If you have not read part 1, go ahead and read it.
So you know all about the beginning of the story (time, place and characters), the body of story (problem, ways for solution and the solution) and the closure, the end.
So these are my further tips for you to make your child story even better:
- Teach your child to use dialogs in your story. You can show him at the book he loves how the writer uses dialog to show what the character says.
- Descriptions – show your child how he can describe objects and characters and what does it add to the story.
- Feelings – talk about feelings and show your child how he can show the feelings of his character. Again you could go over the book he loves and search where characters reveal their feelings.
- Correct punctuation – point, a question mark and the proper punctuation for dialogue.
- After your child finishes his first draft of the story, I recommend you go over together and check first the components I talked about in part 1. Then, go over and check if you there are dialogues, descriptions, feelings and correct punctuation.
- Now it is time to rewrite the story from the beginning while considering everything we learned.
- After your child rewrite his story and made changes, let’s go over the story again and check:
How many times I have dialogues in my story?
How many times I have descriptions in my story?
How many times I have feelings in my story?
Is my punctuation is correct?
If for the first 3 questions the answers is at least 3 and if my punctuation is correct – than congratulation! – your child has written his first completed story!
Remember–The best writing is rewriting! Encourage your child to write more and more stories and I am sure he will write wonderful ones!
Don’t forget again to hug your child and show him how proud you are of him!
I sure am!
Hope you enjoy! Goodbye and good luck!