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Creative writing is a remarkable outlet for children to explore their imagination, develop language skills, and express their unique perspectives. By fostering a supportive environment and providing guidance, we can help children succeed in their creative writing tasks. In this blog, we’ll dive into the world of creative writing for children, offering practical tips and strategies to nurture their creativity and set them on a path to success.

Your child will score higher in any creative writing task if they use a range of literary language features!

Language Features:

Similes- As big as a whale, float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Metaphors- Sea of troubles, drowning in debt.

Personification- The jaws of the cave, the leaves danced in the street.

Pathetic Fallacy- The fog crept evilly through the streets.

Onomatopoeia- Crunch, pop, screech.

Alliteration- Reduce, renew, recycle, reuse

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Assonance- Harsh, bark, moonlit pool

Rule of 3- Freedom, equality & justice

Connotations- Red is a colour, but can imply danger

Hyperbole- I have 10 tonnes of homework to do

Repetition- This is serious, incredibly serious

Rhetorical Question- Do you think I’m made of money?

Emotive Language- Defenceless

Successful creative writing begins with encouraging children to express themselves freely. Create a safe and non-judgmental space where they feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, ideas, and emotions. Encourage them to write about their personal experiences, dreams, and aspirations. By valuing their individual voice, children will gain confidence and develop a sense of ownership over their writing.

Reading is the cornerstone of writing. Encourage children to read widely and explore various genres and styles. Expose them to diverse authors and stories, as this will expand their vocabulary, inspire their creativity, and provide them with a foundation for storytelling. By immersing themselves in the written word, children will absorb different writing techniques and develop a natural instinct for language.

Introduce children to the writing process, which involves brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing. Teach them that writing is a journey and that each step is crucial for crafting a polished piece. Encourage them to revise and edit their work, emphasizing the importance of clarity, coherence, and grammar. By instilling good writing habits early on, children will develop strong writing skills that will serve them well in the future.

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