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Basic writing tips and techniques to get youstarted writing for kids.

Basic writing tips and techniques to get youstarted writing for kids.

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    • Writing For Kids A Workshop for Adults Zarah C. Gagatiga Facilitator
    • Outline of the Session
      • So, you want to write for children
      • The Child Audience
      • Writing Fiction for Children
      • Workshop!
      • Setting
      • Character
      • Plot
      • The power of imagination
    • So you want to write for children
      • CHILDREN
      • LITERATURE
      •  It must be well written. Craft is very important as well as the use of language.
      •  It must speak strongly of the Filipino’s culture and identity.
      •  It must be simple, but substantial.
      •  It must be unafraid. And does not apologize for being so.
      •  It must be a story that children can independently read.
    • The Child Audience
      • Needs of the Learning Child
      • Need to love & be loved
      • Need for beauty and order
      • Need to play
      • Need to achieve
      • Need to belong
      • Need to know
      • Material needs
      • * Do you still remember
      • what your childhood was like?
      • Identify events, people and situations in your childhood that still make an impression to you even as you are now an adult.
      • Pre-Reading Stage
      • Initial Reading
      • Conformation & Fluency
      • Reading & Learning the New
      • Multiple Viewpoints
      • Construction & Reconstruction
      • - Jean Chall, 1983
    • Writing Fiction for Children
      • Story Elements
      • Story Grammar
      • 3 Important Things
      •  Character
      • Setting
      • Plot
    • Workshop
      •  Setting
      • From the drawing, create a story line. This would be your first draft.
      • Plot
      • From the graphic organizer, plan your story line
      •  Character
      • Create your character. Use the graphic organizer to help you map your character’s attributes and traits
    • Stretch your Imagination
      • Create a story line from the following images:
      • Be sure that al three are found in your draft.