10 Questions to Foster Writing in Young Children

Teaching writing doesn’t have to be frustrating and mind-bending. In fact you can find simple ways to foster a love of writing during everyday adventures and activities. When I was in the classroom, I was always trying to encourage students to become strong writers through simple discussions and the way I talked to the children. It was common for parents to ask how to encourage this same desire at home with their children, so I have compiled 10 simple questions you can use to foster writing with your learners anytime, any age, and at any skill level. The idea is to get them thinking instead of just giving them the answers.

10 Open Ended Questions To Foster Writing

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1. Tell me about… 

2. Why did you include…

3. I noticed you added…

4. What do you think you could add?

5. What are the sounds you hear?

6. Tell me more…

7. What are some words you know?

8. How can you draw that?

9. Picture it in your head.

10. You can do it. We can fix it later.

The key to teaching and fostering a love of writing is to guide children in their writing. Don’t expect perfection, correctly spelled words, and all the details on the first go. These simple questions and prompts can help you as you guide them to make discoveries about alphabetic principle and the ways of writing.

Want to keep these writing prompts handy? I have made a handy printable sheet you can hang, laminate, or place in a reference binder until they become part of your daily conversation.

10 Questions About WRITING

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