Category Archives: Education

Four Great Strategies To Inspire Reluctant Writers

12 Feb

In a research paper conducted by Paul Gardner, teachers identified a range of characteristics that were common to reluctant writers. I certainly recognise characteristics of both of my children  in this list, at various stages of their development. (I hate … Continue reading

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Are You Celebrating International Book Giving Day?

11 Feb

This Friday 14th of February is International Book Giving Day. It is a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible. Here are three great ideas promoted on the website to … Continue reading

Monday’s Muse: Story Bags

10 Feb

(Image above from Welcome to Monday’s Muse! Every Monday morning of the school term in 2014, Write Away With Me will post a writing and/or storytelling activity that you can try with your class or your children at home. I make … Continue reading

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Tips For Responding To a Creative Writing Prompt

04 Feb

At this time of the year, I get emails and requests regarding writing tips for primary students sitting scholarship exams for independent schools. As Naplan Testing will also include a creative writing component in 2014, ( YAY!!) I thought it … Continue reading

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Monday’s Muse: List Poetry

03 Feb

I am a chronic list maker. I love writing lists! About everything!  Lists that help me organise my day. Lists of books I want to read or experiences I want to have. Stories I want to write. I sometimes think … Continue reading