Dont Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons


How much do I want to read more? 7/10

Those looks like "themes" or "templates" or "blueprints" for children age 6-11 to write stories and feel inspired and excited about.
It mix the fun, with emotions to make the work worthwile and memorable.
It can gives ideas and directives to adults alike.


FOREWORD

We’d come up with a formula that worked. Soon we started hearing from people who wanted to bring our methods to their own hometowns. By 2005 we’d had so many requests we decided it was time to put all our best ideas in one place.
we had to publish two volumes, one for elementary grades, and one for middle and high school.

the fundamentals of narrative, character development, self-expression. How do you communicate clearly? What makes a good story? What can words do?
What makes 826 workshops different? Well, first of all, they are often completely nuts.

1 - TRAGIC LOVE TALES (BY 6-YEAR-OLDS)

materials: Computer and/or computer projector to view short video (optional)

You are about to write a story that is so sad, so tragic.
How many tissues will readers need to wipe the tears from their faces?
The first thing you need to build an epic, tragic, amazing story: a great character who almost has it all—love, friends, money, power. Why? You raise your character up, so that he or she can fall (and fall hard).
At this point we like to watch this Wile E. Coyote video (www.youtube.com/watch? v=hz65AOjabtM) and think about the coyote’s fall. Why do the writers put him up so high? So his fall can be especially spectacular.

Ask yourself:

your character has the best idea ever for how to get that thing he or she wants more than anything else in the world:

And then… the spectacular fall!

The stories are finished and shared aloud, and then class ends. Unhappily, of course.


Dear Reader,
You are about to read a very sad story. After you finish it, you will feel like this:
xxx

You probably shouldn’t read this story at all if you are:
xxx

You will need this many tissues to wipe away your tears: xxx
Sincerely,
The Author


love?
power?
riches?
friends?


2 - WRITING FOR PETS