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Motivating young writers December 30, 2010

Posted by Nora in Uncategorized.

Yesterday, amidst the lazy winter vacation morning, I brought out the 12×18 wipe off boards and dry erase markers. Well, never underestimate the power of a new and interesting writing medium!  My boys (ages 7 and 11) were writing for over an hour.  Actually, my older son loves to write, but my younger son would rather do ANYTHING physical or “high energy” over writing.  So, the wipe off boards added that element of FUN that captured both of their interest and got their creative juices flowing.

They were writing lists of their favorite sports players.  They were interviewing each other by writing questions and answers. They were naming categories and trying to write as many things they could think of that fit in that category. They were even writing lines from favorite songs and then having the other one “guess” what song it was.  It was hilarious…and a great way to have FUN writing!



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