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You need to develop the skill of writing your thoughts from the first grade. But how can a child learn to write if he or she doesn't like writing?
You need to develop the skill of writing your thoughts from the first grade. After all, teachers ask for essays as early as second grade. And how do you learn to write if your child doesn't like writing? Give him or her a choice of interesting topics to do so! We've gathered ideas with which to practice this ability - the ability to write essays, and of several kinds: narrative, description, and reasoning.
Ideas for narrative essays
What is essentially a narrative? It's a story, a tale, a story. Give them the opportunity to feel like a writer and compose their story, tell their tale. It doesn't matter if the events are fictional or real, the important thing is to stick to the purpose of such an essay, which is to report the developing events in a chronological sequence. There are five prompting questions on essay writing websites that the author must answer in the narrative: what or who, what did/did, where, when, why? Verbs and all their forms help to unfold the story and move it forward (in grade 1-2, verbs are still called action words). The narration can proceed in the first person (that is, on behalf of the child (me) or on behalf of several people, for example, friends (we)) or in the third person, when the image of the narrator is absent. After your child determines the theme of his story or tale, help him make a plan:
* introduction (time and place of action),
* the beginning of the action (the plot),
* denouement and conclusion.
Examples of essay topics from paperhelpwriting service , which reveals topics.
If I had wings... The child can imagine being a bird or a butterfly, but only for one day. How would he spend that day? Where would he fly and what would he do with that opportunity?
If I lived underwater. Similar to the previous one, only in a different habitat. It is not necessary to describe oneself specifically, it is possible to simply imagine oneself as a fish or other inhabitant of the underwater world. This requires a little better knowledge of the lives of those who live in the ocean, river or at least in the aquarium.
My Purple Chalk. If you have read the book "Harold and the Purple Crayon" or "The Adventures of Pencil and Samodelkin" with your child, you can ask him or her to imagine that he or she has a magic crayon too. What would he draw? Why? And what would come out of it?
A story that began with sadness. Every child has experienced some sad moment, some sadness. Surely he remembers one of them. But after all, sadness and sorrow come to an end, and this sad day is over, too. What was it that could cheer him up, that helped put him back in a good mood. Or who?
The scariest story. You can also describe the story that scared the child. What happened? What had to be done to make it end well? Why was it scary? Where were the adults? You can make up a story too, and it doesn't have to be about yourself, don't forget.
Moving. If a child has had to move with his family, he can use his experience to come up with a story about some boy or girl, or even a pet, who has moved from one place to another. What does he experience? How does he or she adjust to the new place? How does he find friends?
Magic Dress. Here's the starter condition: Our hero has a magic dress that can turn him into anyone when he puts it on. But only once and only as long as he wears the dress. Who will our character want to turn into, and how will he spend his magical time as another person?
School Dragon. Let's pretend that the school principal bought a lizard into the living room and he turned into a dragon! What a story! What would happen to the school? With the teachers? Will we be able to tame it and teach it how to behave?
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