How to Write a Story for KidsMaking a story for children
Teach the kids to make a history.
Educating children to make a history is much more than just saying, okay, let's all make a history. Genuine writers are planning their actions, thinking about the motivation of their characters, thinking about characters' characters, creating a universe and starting with a dilemma and a way to solve it before they even begin to work.
It is these instruments, this planing know-how, that make a true author. I have been disappointed for years that we provide children with inferior instruments when asked to carry out their work. It'?s no wonder so many children are feeling untalented. Usually, the right authoring tool means you have to learn how to type, the skills you need to be a skilled author.
Many, many subjects exist in the field of literacy and this article deals only with one part of good literacy, the storytelling part. In general, I think that in school, vocabulary, phrasing and orthography are quite well done, but then the ways of typing are sometimes wasted.
There is no point in having a good knowledge of the language if you can't do anything with it, so this lecture comes into play. Take this "Teaching Kids to Write a Story" class with children from 5 to 12 years of age. I created a print version and created a week-long curriculum to help children learn how to create a simple step-by-step storyline.
That' specially for an adventurous tale. Some pupils may take more than a whole weeks to put their stories down on the record, and that is fine. Begin by starting by downloading our Plan a Stories file and print it. Your children fill out the "Plan a Story" sheet on the first of these days.
Speak about the set and what it is. The next topic is personalities. It will have only four different protagonists: a protagonist (the hero), a stooge, a bad guy and a servant. It' important that every player has a part to play in a storyline, a good enough excuse to be in the game.
The use of this pattern will help children to restrict their characteristics to parts. Recognize each of these four kinds of personalities in popular novels or films. Every one of your personalities needs a verbal portrayal and a wish or motivational message. That'?s the thing the guy wants more than anything. When you don't know what your personality really wants, it's difficult to motivate them to do something.
Speak through some well-known personalities and how they are described and what they want. There has to be a history, a history must have a purpose and a purpose. There has to be something, and the trouble is why it's happening. Speak through tales you know and argue the issues and solving them.
Finally, we'll take a stand. Debate some well-known textbooks and speak about how they are inscribed. Throughout the whole history, the angle of vision must stay the same. Type your position in the square at the top of the page. Show on the card where the characters begin.
Here should be what brings the protagonist on the trip. Now, highlight three places where horrible things are happening, your personality. It' when horrible things are happening and the characters overcome them, perhaps even learn something that interests the readers. Write on the card what happens to the player.
Lastly, highlight the place where the issue is definitively solved and write down how this is done. Your character's route can be plotted on the chart and important sights are also inscribed. Now, children can begin to write their own tales. It is a good practice, if the actual act of letter (or writing) is still a fight, to allow the pupil to tell an grown-up who is going to write for him.
Aim of this unit is to teach you to evolve an action, attitude and character, not to write or write more quickly. Continue with your letter. End the game. Doing this with my children, I spent three whole day planning to write so that they could complete their tales.
You worked about an hours a week on your paper. So I typed for my fifth grade and he was done in two of them. Thankfully I gave him copy work to fill the additional few working hours, especially since he didn't do much bodily typing during the session and I want him to get better at that as well.
The last thing to be graded is the font. Lettering graduation can be hard, so Karen made this section to help. How you evaluate, remember the object of the task - the development of good character, attitude and action. If our children do copy work or grammatical excercises, we use words and phrases by experienced authors.
It will help them to see how good it looks so that they can copy it. Speak to your children every single or almost every single outing. It'?s my kids' favourite thing.