To celebrate International Literacy Day (8th September 2019) we have launched a brand new international writing competition, My Twist on a Tale.
Some ideas to get your writers started today:
1. Create a writing workshop.
Let your writers brainstorm and reflect on possible story ideas. Why not put these on a board for participants to add to as they work on their pieces?
2. Encourage a sense of self.
Spend time with your writers to help them identify things about themselves they could include in their story. Physical and emotional characteristics, elements of their home life, personality traits, interests and experiences can all be included and are an essential part of the judging criteria.
3. Know your topic!
Encourage your writers to talk about and read their favourite fairy tales, stories and fables together. What is it they like? Explore the characters, storylines and underlying messages to highlight areas for consideration in their own compositions.
Help support your writers by regularly reading stories and fables together or as part of their own research. Don’t forget to encourage positive discussions about each one.
5. Read, share and talk about writing.
Hold regular sessions where your writers can share their thoughts and receive feedback from you and their peers in a positive and supportive way. Celebrate good ideas and progress with story awards or alternative recognition and encourage mini feedback groups to support writers as their develop their pieces.
More tips and ideas can be found in the entry pack. Register your interest in the competition here and we will send you your entry pack via email.
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