#KCUSUMMERCHALLENGE ACTIVITY 10: Write your own story-book
You have the chance to have your story-book shared in a Kent library (Kent Libraries, Registration & Archives) so get writing!
If you would like to support your child in writing their story, why not look at this advice from ReadWriteThink.org:
What To Do
1. Start by reading some favorite stories together. Talk a little bit about each story’s author. If there is information about the author on the book jacket, you might read it together. Help the child understand that the author created or adapted the story and made decisions about what should happen in it.
2. As you read, stop and ask the child to make predictions about what is going to happen next and why he or she thinks so. When you do this, you are encouraging him or her to think about how stories work and how readers understand stories – both important when writing a story of one’s own.
3. While you are reading and when you are done, talk about the different parts of the story, asking questions such as: - What is the beginning of the story? The middle? The end? - Who are the characters? - What do you like about them?
- Where does the story take place? - Is there a problem that occurs in the story? If so, how does it get resolved?
- What do you think about the ending? Is there a connection, either in words or pictures, between the ending and the beginning of the story?
4. Once you’ve read a couple of stories, talk about how the child might make a story that is similar to one of them. For example, if the book he or she especially enjoyed was a story about the first day of school, ask the child to write a story about her first day of school. Or if the story was a fairy tale, suggest that the child write his or her own version. Use the questions you have asked in Step 3 as a guide to help the child plan the story. For example, you might ask the child what will happen at the beginning, middle, and end of his or her story or where the story will take place.
5. If you find that the stories you read aren’t serving as inspiration, you might look for some story starters, which are scenarios or statements that someone else has already come up with.