Get kids writing! …pictures are a great way to start the storytelling

IMG_2268Especially when working with younger students, pictures are a great way to start the storytelling.

Chat about characters, where those characters might be, what they are doing. Have the paper and markers ready and invite your child/students to draw what they are thinking about. Then ask questions about what they have drawn. For JK/SK students – make notes on what they say, then you can help them print out some short phrases underneath their pictures. For Gr.1-3 – have them write down what is going on in the picture.

A couple of examples on how this can work:IMG_2271

Even something as simple as a hand-drawn map that you can make notes on about who, what, when, where, how … can be the start of an amazing story!!

So get creative and enter your child’s or class of students’ story now.