by Hank Quense
I believe it’s important for grammar school kids to learn how to write stories. If you agree with this, perhaps you’ll help me spread the word about my latest project, a short story workshop for kids.
One of the stumbling blocks kids encounter is how to develop the ideas necessary to create the story. They need ideas on character development, story setting and plot. Another stumbling block is how to incorporate all those ideas into the story.
For several years, I’ve given talks in local schools and libraries addressing these issues and showing kids how to do it.
The response from the kids has been great.
Now, using a new software program called Padlet, I recorded the talk in a series of short video clips and put them and the supporting information onto a single web page.
I did this to show more kids outside of my local area how to go about writing a story. The webpage has no ads and videos are free to watch. The sole purpose is to instruct the kids while showing them how to have fun while writing a story.
The workshop is intended for kids in grades 4 through 7.
Check out the webpage: https://padlet.com/hanque/wwx4s8qsm9zw
Please pass the link on to other parents you know with grammar school children.
If you have a blog, a post would be nice also.