We encourage fantasy play at choice time and outdoor play. We teach readers to pretend to be characters as they read. When role-playing is a natural and essential part of childhood, why wouldn’t we encourage our young writers to make-believe?
Here are a couple of pages from my writer’s notebook. I put them on transparencies and used them to teach a focus lesson about doing some “deep thinking” about a … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: fantasy story character & magic & setting.
I’m working in a fifth grade classroom this week who studied Chris Van Allsburg and are now working on their own fantasy stories. I must admit I was a bit … Continue Reading fantasy writing.