Hints for your child when writing a story for homework
Guide your child in their creative writing homework using these tried and tested questions.
Getting prepared to write: ask your child
- where they are up to so far.
- if they are planning their ideas or do they have a first draft.
- to describe what they think the story should be about.
Story setting or context: ask your child
- to think about where and when the story needs to occur.
- if they need to describe the surroundings.
The structure: ask your child
- what they think the key complication (or problem to solve) is in the story.
- to tell you about the most exciting or dramatic time (the climax) of the story.
- if they have thought about the ending.
The characters: ask your child
- who they think the key characters are in their story.
- to describe the characters so there is a clear picture for the story.
- what the characters do and what they look like.
- if the characters have any particular habits or behaviours.
- if the characters are likeable.
- how the characters relate to each other.
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