I believe that most children want to write before they want to read.That was certainly the case with both of my children - they would scribble write from an early age and ask me to read it for them :)There is something magical about putting pen to paper and making your words appear.
I believe that most children want to write before they want to read.
If your children are homeschooled then invite them to join the Homeschooled Kids Carnival.
Show the children some reviews by movie critics, then watch a movie for them to review.
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Get the children to pick three to five words and make up a story using them.
It seems to motivate children if their musings are to be read by lots of people.It would also be fun to place the pictures of people in a geographic location and ask the children to write about what they are doing there.A variation on this theme would be to go out to a park or cafe and do some people watching.Get them to write more about the characters of the article. Cut out some headlines and stick them at the top of blank (or lined) sheets of paper.Keep an eye out for really funny headlines that you think the kids will like.Ask the children to write a story to go with the headline.And don’t forget that all good newspapers need pictures too!I found your website, and finally I have the confidence to take the plunge and take my daughter out of school and educate her at home, thank you, thank you. I'm so thrilled to get started and even more excited to continue to explore all of the fabulous suggestions and creative ideas you have offered here!!! Davidson Valley Public Library System in North Carolina began using a bookmobile in 1929, fewer than six months after opening its doors.Write and perform a puppet show, play or animation. Cut photographs of people from magazines and ask the children to pick two or three of them.Write about who the people are, what their lives are like, and how they might know each other.