How to Write a Story
Author: Kate Messner
Illustrator: Mark Siegel
Ages: 5 to 8 years old (K to 3)
Messner gives you the building blocks for helping your child, from the youngest age possible, craft a story they’d be proud to write.
Believe it or not, there are Kindergarten classrooms that have book publishing parties. I know, I know, I found it hard to believe when my kid’s school told me that’s what they would be doing three times during the year per student. And then I thought, why didn’t I get to do this? We want our children to become knowledgeable writers, thinkers and readers. Why not start at the very beginning? Why not start when they are learning to write? Messner’s book, How to Write a Story, doesn’t teach you how to throw a publishing party; it does, however, give you the building blocks for helping your child, from the youngest age possible, craft a story they’d be proud to write.
The book is a step by step guide designed to hold your child’s hand through the writing process; from searching for an idea to sharing the final project. The accompanying illustrations are not only whimsical and fun, they extend to the fantastical, providing inspiration for stories that will appeal to younger readers.
Written for ages 5-8, this is a great book for classroom instruction and for home use. It encourages young minds to use their creativity and develop budding writing and reading skills.
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My thanks to Chronicle Books for the advance copy of this book. The views expressed herein are my own.