33 Ways to Help with Writing: Supporting Children who by Raewyn Hickey

By Raewyn Hickey

33 how one can aid with Writing equips academics and instructing assistants with a variety of useful assets to assist youngsters who're having problems studying the elemental abilities of writing. supplying a number actions and video games to have interaction teenagers and inspire motivation within the school room, this crucial lecture room significant other presents ready-to-use fabric that doesn’t want long ahead training. those sensible and enjoyable rules include numerous studying kinds, utilizing kinaesthetic and auditory recommendations, which positioned the emphasis on ‘games’ instead of ‘work’. The actions are specifically appropriate for instructing assistants operating with participants or small groups. 33 how you can aid with Writing works step by step via functional actions which: retain young ones inspired and having fun with studying don't require huge wisdom or event from the grownup are adult-led so teenagers shouldn't have the chance to copy errors are grouped into varied easy talents, so academics can decide upon the task most fitted for the child’s wishes have transparent, concise and pedagogically sound purposes for the task comprise extension job the place acceptable to problem students.

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Resources ● Blank paper or whiteboard and pen. ● Card or paper cut to make approximately 12 word cards. g. baby, child, dad, mum, grandparent, and write on whiteboard. Before the activity ● Say, The activity we are going to do is about using interesting verbs. ● Write the following sentence on the board: The boy tripped over the step. ● Ask the child if he can identify the verb in that sentence. The verb is the word that names the action. ● Repeat using: He splashed through the puddles. 21 Verbs in action ● Write other sentences if the child is still unsure.

Ask how the ending of the verb is changed to make the verb into an action that is happening. ● He . . (tripped becomes trips; splashed becomes splashes). Activity ● Return to the whiteboard and remind the child of the person they chose at the beginning. ● Ask the child to think of things that person could be doing. ● Write the verbs on the word cards, one word for each card, and arrange to form a list. ● Then ask the child to name places where the person might be. ● Write the places on cards, one clause for each card, and arrange in a list to the right of the verbs.

The crabs pulled and they pushed and they carried the little dolphin until he was back floating in the warm sea. “A big cheer for the dolphin,” cried the seagulls, who had short memories. “A big cheer for the crabs,” yelled the dolphin as he flicked his tail and disappeared under a little wave. © R Hickey 2010 Thirty-three Ways to Help with Writing Routledge 43 ACTIVITY 14 Signing off This is a way to practise using adverbs for description. Resources ● A2 size paper or large whiteboard and pen.

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