Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Encouraging Young Writers

We’re only one week into the Homeschool year, and already our youngest was balking at having to practice writing each day. He has fine motor difficulties, which makes the task of putting pencil to paper a challenge for him, though it’s also the reason why he needs regular practice to develop those skills. In addition, we also want to start encouraging him to express himself creatively through writing. We realized that we needed to find a way to make Noodle WANT to write... to make his writing time something fun, instead of a chore. We came up with a “What Will I Write About Today” jar, with writing prompts typed up on slips of paper. Each day, he chooses one, and that’s his “assignment” for the day. So far, he seems to like it!  

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love this idea! My boys attempt to write in a journal, but it is such a task and they are starting to hate it. I don't want them to dislike writing because it's too hard to think of something to write about. I'm definitely going to try this!