Writing About Your Identity

This is the second audio in the “Homeschooling a Reluctant Writer” series. It is a one-hour audio workshop packed with ideas to give your children the opportunity to write about their identity. Many hands-on ideas are presented, and your child will have a packet of 10 (or more) original one-page stories that are memories of their childhood. I've taught this themed writing unit to teenagers, but there is no reason why a six-year-old couldn't write about the day he learned to ride his bike, for example. So it is appropriate for all ages. These stories are easy to write because the child doesn't have to make anything up. I will give you tips on how to help your child recall more sensory details from these memories. You might also want to do a separate assignment on interviewing older extended family members. I give you instructions on how to help your child have a strong sense of identity to improve his (or her) confidence in writing.