The Junior Secret Noveling Club (PDF ebook) – You can teach your child to write a novel. Well, sort of. Actually what this delightful lesson series does is teach your kids a great deal about the creative writing process, and in the process how to be wiser, more thoughtful readers of books written by others. It’s is a fun filled, playful, and highly creative eight-week class that your kids will long remember. And who knows? They may even end up writing their own book before it’s all said and done!
But hey. Let’s let Lydia tell you how she developed this class in her own words:
“This spring, I formed the Junior Secret Noveling Club, a small group of kids who wanted to learn to write novels. The kids were between ages 7 and 9, and all homeschooled, all brisk little chirpy creative spirits who were game for my games.
“I developed a curriculum to teach them the nuts and bolts of writing a novel, from developing a subplot to placing significant objects in the setting, even giving their hero a tragic flaw. I introduced a lot of concepts and techniques which children wouldn’t typically be exposed to, with the idea that learning the hows and whys of novel construction would make them better readers. Even if they weren’t necessarily going to sit down and pen The Grapes of Wrath, they would approach their reading material with a new level of awareness.”
You can grab all eight lessons in one convenient PDF download, a couple paragraphs down the page.
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