Story Starters

May 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Posted in Education, Kids and reading, Publishing your story, Writing | Leave a comment
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Throughout the past year we have written a lot of blogs on how to  encourage writing in children and we have found excellent resources from teachers and educational blogs. Well, we found another one! Here is a great idea for a child who has a hard time beginning a story. (Introductions are always my hardest part to start too.) These story starter activities are more like games, so they are fun as well as education! If you try any of them, please let us know how it went!

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Can you tell a story in six words?

January 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Posted in Education, Kids and reading, Writing | Leave a comment
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The group here at excitingread publishing group is always looking for fun writing activities for kids to enjoy. One activity you can try is telling a story in only six words! I tried this activity myself by choosing a topic to write about then timing myself to see how many six word stories I could do in ten minutes. Let me tell you this was quite a challenge! This is a great way to practice your descriptive language and writing skills. Check out this website to learn more! On the website you can view a book of memoirs (when a writer writes about his or her own life), that was put together by third grade students. 

Here are some examples:

“Five continents down, two to go.”

“Age 11: became a middle child.”

“Fourteen years old, story still untold.”

“Looking to know everything about everything.”

Those are just a few of the creative entries. I’m sure there are more stories to be told. What’s yours?

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