Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Excited about writing!

Alex has his first ever book report (due to me anyhow) on Friday. He has been reading the assigned book (to which he is hooked, as I knew he would be) for the last two weeks and finished it yesterday. I gave him a 'how to write a book report' along with a page where I had him define words like 'thesis', 'antagonist', 'setting', etc. This page really helped him understand the instructions better. Now he is on the writing portion and is getting a bit boggled. Not that he can't do it... but he is feeling... anxious. So tonight, I was looking for ways to get him a bit more 'into' writing.

Looking through the internets I found this page: Small World's Intro to Writing

It is a step by step fun creative writing course laid out on line by a mama who is really good at teaching creative writing. I will be doing it with Alex of course, and I have been thinking that Cyan may just join in, although her writing will be limited, but it is never too early to have a fun time with words.

I also just found this site: Design A Study Her fun with Movies as Literature are particularly fun, and I may have Alex write a bit on those sometime soon. I think he would like doing something like that.

2 comments:

SmallWorld at Home said...

Thanks for the link! I hope this works well for you! One of these days, I'm going to have an area where users can post some of their kids' writings....

Crescent Moon said...

I bookmarked that link. Thank you for sharing it!