mrswongtuition wrote:Blobbi wrote:
Mrs Wongtuition, tks for the ideas. So far, I liken DS to the tribes in Africa - all his stories are of the oral tradition . I've tried to get him to write them down (very numerous and long running stories of parallel worlds), but he says they're a secret.
Tks all for the wonderful ideas. It sounds like we'll be busy this hols!!
You can try bringing him to Popular to buy his 'secret journal' to encourage him to write. Allow him to choose a few pens of his favourite colour. Many of my students start writing once they have a journal to call their own. And the incentive of coloured pens is rather attractive at their age.
Since he prefers it to be a secret, promise him that you will not read it unless he gives you permission to.
Writing in his secret journal is also a form of writing. At least it kick starts his 'unwillingness' to write.
Mrswongtuition, u're a treasure trove!
Hopefully, he will take to it this hols.
Thinking through, my goals are very simple - so long as he does his homework without fuss, I'm quite happy. And I want him to use writing naturally, as a tool.
Work In Progress lah. But I hope to start him off on the writing habit, soon.