10 simple tricks for making writing fun and helping reluctant writers

Many children struggle with writing. Some teachers labour over the right approach to provide the support children need. Should teachers focus on process writing where the emphasis is on activities such as brainstorming? Should they be overly strict about grammar and punctuation? Perhaps there may be a way to achieve great results while making the whole … Read more 10 simple tricks for making writing fun and helping reluctant writers

A great story in exactly 100 words

Peppa Pig’s Temper Tantrum is a 100 word story written by Brilee T from Specimen Hill Primary School in Victoria, Australia. A great story  Brilee created this award-winning story after being challenged to write a “crazy pet” story. Brilee was voted the national champion in the grade 5/6 category of the Storyathon competition. Australian students … Read more A great story in exactly 100 words

Let’s write microstories!

 What is a microstory? A microstory is simply a short story. Why write microstories? Students love writing microstories. It’s a fun, short activity.  It’s a chance to celebrate writing. As tiny narratives, it’s an opportunity to experiment with different words and focus a message. What is Storyathon? Storyathon is an exciting and free online event … Read more Let’s write microstories!

Microstories celebrate writing for kids

As a teacher, you want to do work that matters. You want to drive impact, to inspire but also to effect change. Despite all the challenges you face, you do the work you do because of your students and the connection you’ve made with them. The challenges of teaching creative writing Teaching poses many challenges. Teaching … Read more Microstories celebrate writing for kids