Michael's Writing Tips for Elementary School Students
Always begin a writing assignment with an idea of what you want to write about based on a past experience or person in your life.
If the prompt addresses a particular person in your life, here are some questions to think about.
- How did you meet this person?
- What is your relationship with this person?
- What kind of first impression did they give you?
- Did they help or encourage you in any way?
- How have they served as a role model to you or to others?
When writing about an event or memorable moment in your life, ask yourself:
- Who was with you at the time the event happened?
- When did the event happen?
- Sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and feelings are important. Provide as many details as possible.
- Do you wish to experience the event again?
- What will you perhaps do differently in the future if you have the experience again?
If the prompt asks you to write about a creative story, ask yourself:
- What are the characters in the story?
- How are the characters related to each other?
- What is the central plot?
- Are there any conflicts or struggles between the characters?
- How does the story end, and how do you want the reader to feel after reading your story?