Wordsmith creative writing curriculum
helps kids develop writing skills that will last a lifetime. Teaching
writing skills has never been easier than in this dynamic writing
program. The Wordsmith Student Book is an easy-to-use creative writing
course for young people that will develop their love for writing while
building practical writing skills. The major principles addressed in
this book apply to both types of writing:
Use definitive nouns and verbs, descriptive modifiers.
Understand and use sentence structure to advantage.
Anchor your writing in concrete detail; don't generalize.
writing, in the simplest terms, is literally expressing oneself: a
person communicating what is in him to the world outside. Why is this
important? After all, most of the writing a child will have to do
throughout his student career will be of the expository type: factual
and objective. In an information age, the demand will increase for
articulate writers who can communicate information clearly, without
artistic frills or "creative" flourishes. So why bother with creative
writing at all?
Expository writing is from the head; creative
writing is from the heart.
The most memorable non-fiction is not dry, but
charged with life and emotional appeal. The best fiction deals in
concrete incident and detail, not vague flights of fancy.
writing is a good place to start learning these principles, because
your child has all the materials needed close at hand....language and