Objectives:

  • To write stories using simple settings.

 

Parent Notes:

It is much more difficult to write a good story than many people think. Children hear stories all the time and have vivid imaginations. This enables them to think of some fantastic ideas for stories. However, it is hard for children to tap into this imagination when put on the spot. There are many ways to stimulate a child’s imagination, such as props or mind-mapping. This unit uses story cards.

Once the child’s imagination has opened up, the ideas come flooding out. If a child starts to write immediately, they often write each idea as it surfaces in their mind with little or no regard for their organisation. This is why it is so important to teach children how to plan their story before beginning to write.

You will also find that spelling, punctuation and handwriting tend to go out of the window, as the child is focusing so intently on the content of their story. This is one of the reasons why your child should be taught to re-draft their story. It also gives them the opportunity to improve their story with the addition of adjectives (describing words) etc.

 

Print the worksheets for this unit:

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

Worksheet 3

Worksheet 4