Here is a book you can make with your child to practice their writing skills. I included pictures to get your child’s imagination going. My daughter LOVES to write her own stories. I let her tell me the story as I write her thoughts on scrap paper. That way she is free to let her imagination fly without interruption.
After she has told me the story I often read it back to her (while she looks at the pictures) to see if her story came together the way she wanted it to. I also ask her questions like “Do you want to take out this word since you used it at the beginning of this sentence and this sentence?” For instance if she has used the word “then” at the beginning of three sentences in a row, then I will read the three sentences back without some of the “thens” to let her hear how it sounds, and ask her if that sounds good.
Then I write the final copy on the actual book pages. You could also have your child write it themselves if you would like them to get in handwriting practice. Here are the free printables to make your own book! Instructions: Print out the pages (you may want to make more than one print of the plain lined page depending on how long your child’s story is). Cut on the gray lines at the top and bottom of the pages to trim your book to the right size. Fold pages in half and put them in the order that you want them. Staple together in the center.
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