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The Write Stuff | Writing Tips and Resources for Kids

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Do you have a budding author in your home. Encourage your child’s love of writing and storytelling with these Writing Tips and Resources for Kids.

Writing Tips and Resources for Kids 

Read Write Think

Read Write Think is one of the most popular websites to practice writing skills.  This website has both informative and interactive elements.  Children can learn about the various aspects of writing by reading the lessons provided.  They can then put what they have learned into action by using the interactive resources like the build a comic creator, creating a timeline, and the Printing Press which helps students to make various documents like brochures and letters.

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BBC Bite Size:  Writing

The BBC Bite Size site has educational resources for younger children in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, math, and science.  The writing component includes a game, a reading section, a video, and a quiz.  Topics include persuasive writing, writing letters, newspapers, and reports, and how to write and follow instructions.  The four components under each topic provide children with an online lesson into the various types of writing in a fun and interactive manner.

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Mr. Nussbaum’s 1,000 Sites in 1

Mr. Nussbaum’s 1,000 Sites in 1 provides annotated image links to appropriate learning websites for children.  They are broken down by subjects and topics like science, math, reading, and games, creativity, and apps.  This teacher created site provides links to language arts sites on various topics including spelling, comprehension, nouns, pronouns, and commas.  However, the best part of this is the games that are created specifically for this site.  Under language arts games, there are games ranging from learning spelling, proper use of semicolons, digraphs, and sentence structure.

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Check out Brighty’s list of the Top Sites for Teen Writers

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Writing Tips and Resources for Kids: Resources:

Writing Tips and Resources for Kids: 10 Tips for Young Authors

Ten Tips for Young Authors
Cultivate your child’s love of writing and storytelling with these 10 Tips for Young Authors

 

 

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6 thoughts on “The Write Stuff | Writing Tips and Resources for Kids

  1. I agree with the Miller Williams poem about writing “Let Me Tell You.” In it he says:

    Be suspicious of any word you learned
    and were proud of learning.
    It will go bad.
    It will fall off the page.

    Because of that I see no reason for a kid to be anything more than introduced to a thesaurus so it’s an option if it attracts them. I think reading is the best way for a kid to know it that is a way of looking at words that interests them.

    I also think reading is the way that kids should be introduced to any “rules.” I’ve never found rules useful at all especially with kids and teens. I only ever got into writing because of those who broke them. I never found anyone interesting enough to analyze, especially when young.

    And I would rephrase the 9th to say, Find what interests you and effects others. Drawing a young writer’s attention to how they can effect people is really import. Sometimes a reader doesn’t know that they are interested in what you are talking about till you draw them in by effecting them with a title and the first few lines.

    What isn’t on this list which is the most important thing to get across to writers of any age: USE DETAILS. Make the reader use their senses and give them an experience rather than telling them about something. Show don’t tell.

    Well, for whatever that is worth, that is my two cents. The Miller Williams poem puts it better than I ever could.

    Peace,
    Nikolaus Tea

    1. Thanks so much Nkolaus for sharing your perspective with us. Each writer has their own way of finding their creative space. I’ve always appreciated seeing many perspectives on this front. Be well !!!

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