child a neat box, such as a cigar box or shoebox, and provide materials for
your child to make it very special. Gift wrap? Fake fur? Costume jewelry? Pretty
contact paper? Whatever would make the box into a point of pride should be made
available to your child.
this special box, your child can store ideas for future writing projects:
found outside (as long as they aren't alive, like frogs!)
paragraphs from ads or junk mail
ads clipped from the newspaper
give your child a simple spiral notebook dedicated to little stories and essays
inspired by these items, and keep it with the box, always at hand.
By Susan Darst Williams • www.GoBigEd.com • Grammar Granny
041 • © 2006