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Real Writing Experiences
- Things to take on a trip
- Things to do on a trip
- Thank you notes, birthday cards, Christmas cards, etc.
- A note to apologize for doing something wrong
- Fill out a completed subscription form for a magazine
- A letter to say why you should get a certain thing for your birthday
Contrived Writing Experiences
Note that some of these ideas for writing are quite good. However, they are all
contrived and should not be the main source of writing experiences in the house
unless they are part of a school assignment.
- Write a make-believe story about an elf that moves in with the
- Write about what you did at the zoo today.
- Write about what you want to be when you grow up.
- Describe your day at a friend’s house.
- Describe what you like to do when you are feeling happy or sad.
The more your child engages in writing experiences that have meaningful goals
and are not just being done for the sake of writing, the more likely it is that
he will come to enjoy writing.