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Holiday Writing Practice with Family Stories

By Lily Iatridis  December 18, 2013

As holidays with large family gatherings approach, why not use the occasion to help your kids develop their writing skills?

Large family gatherings usually result in the telling of tales of family lore. Elder members of the extended family usually speak while the younger ones mostly listen and enjoy. For your kids' writing skills practice as these events approach, have them construct a tale of their own that focuses on crafting an engaging narrative. (See the video clip below.)

Whether they share the story or not this year, the simple and fun exercise described below will help them learn to construct an engaging narrative that will improve their non-fiction and creative writing skills in the future.




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