Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Encouraging the doodling in your pre-writer
A Squiggly Story by Andrew Larsen and Mike Lowery (Kids Can Press, 2016), the little brother doesn't know how to spell, create words, or write a story. BUT his older sister encourages him with how EASY it is by just writing one letter and a bunch of scribbles and doodles. She then walks him through the process of a story arc, with the beginning, middle, and end. While brother doesn't fill out an entire sheet of paper full of words, it is OK, because he "wrote" it in such a way that he could tell the story and it makes sense to him. He then goes on to share his story at school during show-and-tell. This picture book is spot-on to encourage writing and creativity in emergent writers and to help teach what words, writing, and print is. And Watch the book trailer on youtube to get a sneak peek of what's inside!