Planning your writing for the year
One of the chief comments I get from moms is that they wish they had the creativity to think of their own writing projects for their kids. They feel like they “get it” about language arts (and they have proven it by enrolling in The Arrow and The Boomerang programs). They understand how to freewrite and do primary revisions.
But what if you want to branch out?
- How do I direct my kids to write a comic strip or a dialog or a letter between Galileo and Copernicus?
- What if my child trends toward story telling? How do I help that child to incorporate factual detail without robbing her joy?
- What if my child is a serious non-fiction author? How do I help him or her to weave those fiction-style elements (anecdote, dialog, description) into the non-fiction piece to enliven it?
To respond to the crescendo of voices, I’ve got a plan. I’ll unveil it shortly. Until then, please use this space to share with me what you wish you could teach (what kinds of formats) that you don’t feel able to tackle on your own. The goal here is not to reproduce the typical “Here’s what a descriptive paragraph is” but to understand how a descriptive paragraph is tackled from within the Brace Writer philosophy and writing process. So let the brainstorming begin!