This week, Viva Learn students have been writing short stories. It’s nice to see how enthusiastic they are about this exercise. You can also try this fun writing activity at home with your kids.
Step 1: Pick a Topic
For this exercise, we encourage students to write about anything they like. However, we find that Scholastic Story Starters is a great tool to have on hand for coming up with story ideas.
Step 2: Plan the Story
A useful way for students to organize their thoughts and ideas before writing their story, is by using a graphic organizer. Remember, the more detail included in the organizer, the better the final product will be. We found a great organizer at working4theclassroom.blogspot.com. The image is also provided on this blog post.
Step 3: Write the Story
Once the organizer is completed, the writing can begin. Remember to use proper paragraph format. Review your child’s piece for grammar, spelling and flow.