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Reading and Writing through LISTS October 4, 2010

Posted by Nora in Uncategorized.

List writing is a great way for emergent writers to brainstorm ideas while practicing the art of writing. Not only that, but making lists is a fun, non-threatening way to write every day. The topics for lists are endless: First there are all the “favorites” – books, candy bars, foods, movies, etc. Next, there are categories such as animals, states, countries, colors, shapes, flowers, sports, etc. Then, there are personal lists such as family members, rooms in the house, birthday wishes, likes, dislikes, etc.  My point is, wouldn’t it be fun to keep a journal just for lists?! Children of all ages can benefit from daily writing practice and what better way than to write about the things they know and love. Writing lists develops creative thinking and spelling. It develops writing skills while removing the pressure of writing complete sentences. Lists are a fun way to encourage young writers or to build writing stamina in writers of all ages! In fact, I think I’m goingto sign off right now and  write a list of all the things I need to do tomorrow!!



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