Story Writing Questions

Questions about writing stories

Inspire children's imagination by asking them questions about their story before they start writing. Making copies of these questions for each couple/group of students. You can read "The true story of the three little pigs" (by Jon Scieszka) with the children. Make a story called'The Courage'. Compose a story where a family reunion goes wrong.

Writing creatively

But as anyone who has tried it knows, it can be very difficult to get an image out of your mind and onto a sheet of pen! Inspire children's imaginations by asking them questions about their story before they begin writing. Draw up a general outline:

You can use ruled papers to create a coarse design of your story. If you want to add your own design, put it aside for at least one whole working days. Then, please browse your story and search for: action evolution (beginning, mid and end), personality evolution, attitude, hefty words (adverbs and adjectives), grammar, orthography and punctuation. For more information, click here. It is best to proofread your story each and every reading for a different element (in other words, don't try to correct your action and your orthography at the same time).

Allow one of your peers to review, comment and correct your story. Editing for adults: Have your story reviewed, commented and corrected by a tutor or family. You can use full-page or half-page originals to reprint your story. A collaborative effort can be made by one participant acting as the writer and another as the Illustrator.

A Picture Story Board provided by the writer to the artist can help. You can also have the kids trade textbooks and illustrations for each other. Another author/illustrator is teaching the kids how to work together to produce and distribute music. Let the kids include the definitive design of their book in the room of the class.

They can then enjoy each other' s readings during the calm harvesting period. They can extend the projects by letting the kids create "book reviews" of the other titles. Ensure that the kids are directed to use the "3 star and a wish" approach when conducting their evaluations to avoid hurting emotions - each discussion should comprise 3 affirmative remarks and one "wish" (constructive criticism).

This should also contain the story's name, writer and graphic artist.

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