Resources: Creative Writing and Letters
like when they first started
writing the alphabet.....be creative and let them be creative.
Creative writing opportunities are all around us. From letters to
emails to friends to writing contests and poetry readings, the
exist. I can't believe I am saying this but even texting and social
networks can be a springboard to creative writing.
Check online or at your local library or at local colleges/junior
youth writing programs and experiences. Let them email their cousins in
or Great Aunt Susie in Colorado. Encourage them to illustrate their
with pictures and drawings and to embellish with decorations. Face it
fun that way.
Couple of teaching creative writing resources ideas.
-Use color pencils and markers
-Make shape poems
-Write fables, fairy tales or create a myth
-Let them enter contests
-Praise their efforts, especially creative elements
-Notice and point out what is unique and creative about their writing
One recurring comment, that I have heard from creative writers is that
when they first started writing someone...a parent, grandparent,
teacher or friend praised their efforts and their work.
The door to becoming a good and creative writer begins with positive
reinforcement and praise. Please never
underestimate what you say to your child about their work.
If you have been overly critical up to this point, start now...look for
the unique, the creative element, the little twist that might not be
grammatically correct but is poetic or creative and sincerely note this
to your child. It is not too late. You can begin to foster within your
child a love for writing.
A few techniques to deal with writer's block and hints for teaching creative writing:
-Read several books on the subject-including encyclopedia
-look at pictures or images
-visit a museum
-clean (ok this might only work for moms like me lol)
-play with play dough, blocks, magnetic letters or words
-exercise brain with logic games or puzzles
Finally, one of the best writing resources tips and and absolute must for developing creative writing,
Read to them a variety of material and let them
read a variety of material.
Resources: Creative Writing
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