How To Motivate Kids To Write
edited: Monday, January 24, 2005
By Kristi Sayles
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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2003
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Get your kids published on the Internet today! They will LOVE writing!
Some kids need that extra push to motivate them to do the type of writing that teachers expect of them. Creative writings, such as stories and poems are difficult for some of them, so the reward of such an effort needs to be worth it. I have found the solution! Get them published on the Internet! If you are a parent or a teacher with kids that need motivating to learn to write-read on! Ever since I showed my students that I got their poems published on a web site that accepts submissions from kids, they have been writing like crazy, hoping that I would email their new creations to the publisher. I have had nothing except praise from parents. They are thrilled to be able to pull up and print their child's "masterpieces." Not only that, but now the kids see a reason to use correct grammar and spelling-so they want to learn! This is my top ten list of writing sites that accept submissions from children: 1. Kid Authors http://www.kidauthors.com (Printable certificates available) 2. Kid News http://www.kidnews.com/ 3. Kid Lit Poetry Gallery http://www.mgfx.com/kidlit/kids/artlit/poetry/index.htm 4. Wacky Web Tales http://www.eduplace.com/tales/ 5. Candlelight Stories http://www.candlelightstories.com/defaultnew.asp 6. Collab-U-Write http://library.thinkquest.org/2626/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0220 7. Kid Pub http://www.kidpub.org/kidpub/ 8. Stone Soup http://www.stonesoup.com/ 9. KidsCom http://www.kidscom.com 10. Cyber Kids http://www.cyberkids.com/ A note from the author: Please check with your board policy about publishing student work. This is the information I found about ours: Board Policy IFBHD of 12/2/2002 states, "Student work may be published on web pages only with written consent of the student's parent/guardian or the eligible student before each incident of publication. -30- Kristi Sayles, a second grade teacher in Camden, Tennessee, welcomes everyone to visit her Internet Treasures Newsletter at http://smartauthor.com/treasures.html
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