Coming up with realistic and cool fantasy character names requires a huge level of creativity. Unlike everyday names like Katie or Jimmy, fantasy names are highly unusual to spell and say out loud. The everyday name can be changed into a fantasy name with a few tweaks. Take for example the name Kate could be Katrel or even Katrilla. With these few tweaks, an everyday name has been transformed into something from a fantasy novel. The important things to remember with Fantasy names is that they should match the personality of your character. If you are naming an evil, selfish elf, you could call him Delvin or Dracyian. That sounds a whole lot more evil than a name like Darvyn or Eldar.
Only 22% of students aged 8 to 11 years old write something daily outside of school (Source: Literacy Trust, 2018). To encourage more students to write for pleasure, we have created this list of 9 fun 3rd-grade writing activities for your students.
In the third grade, students are just beginning to express themselves through writing. The typical third grader will know how to string a couple of sentences together and even write with some humour and style. But one common problem with students this age is that they get bored. And when they get bored, they start seeing writing as a chore or another piece of homework that needs to be done on time.
As teachers, we should encourage our students to write for pleasure through a range of fun writing activities. This means writing because they love writing and not because your students are being told to write for a school project. We hope these creative writing activities for third students can help them see the importance and fun they can gain from writing.
Do you have a journal or diary? We believe that everyone, no matter how old they are, should keep a journal. And to get you started here are over 60 3rd grade journal prompts to inspire your students. Journal writing isn’t some kind of chore or homework you have to do every day, otherwise, you’ll get in trouble. It’s a…
So you want to be a writer? And not just any writer, you want to be a creative writer. The road to being a legendary storyteller won’t be easy, but with our creative writing tips for kids, you’ll be on the right track! Creative writing isn’t just about writing stories. You could write poems, graphic novels, song lyrics and even movie scripts. But there is one thing you’ll need and that is good creative writing skills.
We talked about writing prompts. We talked about image prompts and now it’s time to introduce you to video writing prompts! Just like any other type of prompts, video prompts are designed to inspire and encourage reluctant writers to write for pleasure. The best thing about using video writing prompts in the classroom is that your students can see and hear different scenarios playing in front of them. Instead of reading paragraphs of text, which can be overwhelming and even boring for some students.