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How can i help my year 2 ds write stories?

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tellthetime Fri 30-Sep-11 10:06:56

He can do brilliant beginnings, exciting middles which then start to go on and on and he starts to loose the way. Then he struggles to end it. I am not sure how to help him keep on track. Tips very appreciated.

ForYourDreamsAreChina Fri 30-Sep-11 10:12:11

By encouraging him to read stories as much as possible I'd say. I also wouldn't worry too much about it, as even teens have trouble with creative writing as opposed to opinion style or factual stuff.

IndigoBell Fri 30-Sep-11 11:34:59

Writing a proper story is very hard for a Y2.

You can start with a 'story frame'. Make 6 boxes, get him to draw a picture in each one to tell the story. Then he can write it.

(Or many variations on this. Basically work out the plot before you start writing.)

2BoysTooLoud Fri 30-Sep-11 11:36:20

Hey you are lucky he writes at home at all!
My ds a great reader but reluctant writer. [Year 2].

tellthetime Fri 30-Sep-11 12:17:53

Thanks for the replies. That is a good idea indigo. He is very keen to turn his story into a proper book with pictures and then try and sell it!!!!!!!!!! (His idea), but I thought i should try and encourage it.

Cortina Fri 30-Sep-11 12:52:21

What indigo says. He sounds very enterprising, tellthetime. Story map, timeline or story mountain (with the beginning at the bottom of the slope, then the build up, the problem at the top and the resolution at the end as you go down the mountain). I've also heard that listening to story CDs etc can be useful as children begin to internalise the pattern of stories etc. Of course reading and being read to as well as others have said.

betterwhenthesunshines Fri 30-Sep-11 13:45:04

Also what about doing it verbally? Maybe he starts a story off, you tell the middle bit and then he has to complete the ending?

RueDeWakening Fri 30-Sep-11 14:25:59

You can get story cubes like these http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.199733613395912.41192.185776858124921#!/photo.php?fbid=205680762801197&set=a.199733613395912.41192.185776858124921&type=1&theater that you can use to create a framework to tell the story by. Would something like that work?

You could probably make your own, with a bit of thought.

RueDeWakening Fri 30-Sep-11 14:26:40

Ugh, sorry, try this link

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