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How do I get my 7 year old with ASD to write a mythical story?

(7 Posts)
colditz Sat 04-Dec-10 22:59:04

he hates writing, he hates 'made up things' and he hates homework.

Usually, I get him to dicate to me what he wants to write, then I write it down, then I make him copy it out.

There must be a better way.

c0rns1lk Sat 04-Dec-10 23:01:17

wordprocess it?
this is a good programme for organising ideas

StarlightMcKenzie Sat 04-Dec-10 23:02:37

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TheArsenicCupCake Sat 04-Dec-10 23:40:17

Listen to a few Greek myths on audio.

Then set it out like a logical report type thing.
But break it down.. Charators-names, what they can do, what the weakness is, what famous battle or quest etc etc

then type it up for him

Goblinchild Sat 04-Dec-10 23:42:12

I've done an emotion graph for a known myth, I think it might have been Perseus.
Does he have to think up a storyline of his own, or retell a myth?

StarlightMcKenzie Sat 04-Dec-10 23:43:40

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Goblinchild Sat 04-Dec-10 23:48:28

A myth usually explains the unexplainable
How rainbows came to be, why we have seasons, why the sea is salty, that sort of thing.

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