๐Ÿ“‘ The Wonder of Writing.: what writing a children’s book taught me about teaching writing

Bookmarked The Wonder of Writing.: what writing a children’s book taught me about teaching writing. (kathmurdoch.com.au)

Creating a narrative for children has been such another deep inquiry into the process and craft of writing. I feel as if I have been travelling on parallel tracks โ€“ one as a writer and the other as a teacher. As I have been writing, I have also thought a lot about the way we โ€˜teachโ€™ writing to our young learners. In this post, I want to share some of the lessons I have learned. They are not new ones, by any means, but I hope they are worth being reminded ofโ€ฆ

Kath Murdoch reflects upon the experience of writing a children’s book and provides a list of lessons learnt along the way:

  • Writing can be hard work
  • We compose even when we are not writing
  • Writing and grammar are inquiries themselves
  • Desire is enhanced through choice and care
  • Writing is a team effort
  • Feedback is not easy to receive
  • Brevity can be a benefit
  • Words and images relate
  • Having an audience makes a difference

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