Why Teach Writing?
Our lives are woven with our stories. They are passed on from generation to
generation, from old to young, from young to old, from ancient people to
modern people. Stories weave together the layers of life events from the
past, in the present, and adventures yet to come. They strengthen our
cultural traditions and give meaning to our lives. Every person has a story.
Each of us can share a story about special moments, difficult struggles,
journeys traveled, and events from our daily lives. Sharing our stories
connects us to each other and adds meaning to each day.
Teaching Writing Through Personal Stories is one of the most powerful
ways to engage your students in language learning. Students will learn to
write and develop confidence with words and expressions, and at the same
time, develop a love for writing. When children have a chance to write about
their own experiences, they draw on background knowledge, use vocabulary
more easily, and describe events with emotions such as joy or sadness. Unlike
the dry academic writing often experienced in schools, personal stories
connect students with their hearts and minds, leading to engagement in the
learning process and the motivation to succeed.
This curriculum is designed to help you, the teacher, and your students
to write, publish, and share your stories. These lessons will guide you on the
teaching of the writing process: gathering ideas, writing a first draft,
sharing writing and receiving feedback, revising, editing, and publishing.
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Teaching Writing Through Personal Stories for Children Ages 4-7