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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pretending as Prewriting

As I listened to Lane relate to me all that he and Toby were pretending--elaborate schemes of intrigue and entrepreneurship--it occurred to me that all this pretending was a pre-writing skill. Imagining a narrative of adventure, and then describing it in words, will prepare him for writing. Stoking that imagination with the stories of history and fiction and science and language will enrich his ability to pretend--and then to write.

2 comments:

MagistraCarminum said...

bravo! Keep tending those moral imaginations, Amy!

Meredith said...

You are absolutely spot on. And such a skill is enhanced and enriched by lots of reading narratives to children. Well done Amy!! Gold star sticker for the teacher at your school!!

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