National Writing Day

At BookLife we think writers are amazing, though we may be a bit biased, as we have many talented writers in our sister company, BookLife Publishing. Writing is an outstanding way to express creativity or to help inform others by spreading information. So, we find it massively disappointing that the National Literacy Trust found that less than 3 in 10 children and young people say that they enjoy writing in their spare time. You can read more about this research here.

What are the Benefits of Writing?

Writing is more than just putting words on paper; it's a gateway to a world of creativity. For one, writing enhances cognitive abilities. When you write, you're not only improving your vocabulary and grammar, but also engaging in critical thinking and problem-solving. Furthermore, writing serves as a powerful tool for emotional expression. It provides a safe space to process feelings, reducing stress and promoting mental well-being. Additionally, writing can foster a sense of accomplishment and boost self-esteem, especially when one's work is shared and appreciated by others. The act of writing helps build discipline and perseverance, qualities that are invaluable in all areas of life.

How can you Encourage Writing in your Classroom?

Encouraging a love for writing in the classroom can be transformative for students. You could introduce a variety of writing activities that cater to different interests and skill levels, from creative storytelling to journal writing and informative essays. Incorporate writing prompts and games to make writing fun and engaging. Offer positive feedback and celebrate students' writing efforts to build their confidence. Finally, allow pupils to share their work with peers, fostering a supportive community of writers who inspire and learn from each other.

If you are looking for some fun activities to share in your classroom to encourage writing and creativity, check out some of our free resources below. 

 

 





My Favourite Book

 

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Planning Characters In a Story

 

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Planning The Plot of a Story

 

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Design Your Own Book Cover!

 

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