Learn how to teach beginning essay writing to children

There are a few ways that you can do this activity. The first way is to create a list of questions and have your students answer them. I like to create a piece of paper with a space on top to draw and lines below where they can write. Here are some example questions. You can adjust these to suit their level or age.

  • What's your name?
  • How old are you?
  • What school do you go to?
  • What grade are you in?
  • Do you have a brother or sister?
  • Where do you live?
  • What can/can't you do?
  • What's your favorite color?
  • What do you like/don't like?

For the lower levels create an easier cloze like activity.

My ____ is ____. I'm ____ years ____. I have one older ____. ___ is ____ years old. I go to ____ elementary school. I'm in the ____ grade. I live in _____. Etc.

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