Meet my writing friend, Kerry Johnson, who has a way with words and who loves THE Word. I love this post and had to share!
Tonight I’m writing about stories, instead of writing a story.
Well, kind of.
I was asked by my younger son’s teacher to share a lesson on creative writing. For a class of friendly 4th graders I’ve watched sprout up like spring flowers from kindergarten.
I simplified the idea of story and creative writing for the younger set and prepared a fun writing activity, keeping in mind they’re nine and ten.
Why do we Write Stories?
- To tell others about something that happened
- To create something new with words, using the imagination God gave us
- To entertain others
- To bring glory to God with words
What’s in a Story?
- Characters–who the story is about
- Setting–where the story takes place
- Action–what happens in the story
Use the five senses in your story:
- Touch—Cold, hot, slimy
- Taste—bitter, sweet, scalding
- Sight—bright, dark, shining,
- Smell—stinky, delicious, musty
- Hearing—loud, quiet, squeaky
Even writing about writing, the pull toward words and what they…
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