Once your students are accustomed to writing every day, it is a good idea to present them with a variety of writing challenges. These forms of writing each require something different from the student, and will help him develop his writing and thinking skills.
Once familiar with each form, have your student try to turn one form into another (a poem into a narrative, for example).
Here are 14 different forms of writing for the older student to practice:
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There is no “formula” for writing a short story, but we can consider the elements of a short story and design a cohesive plot.
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The limerick makes a fun, easy introduction to writing poetry.
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In a book review, a writer provides his own opinions, insights, and conclusions, without spoiling the plot for another reader.
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14 Forms of Writing for the Older Student: Descriptive Narrative. Nonfiction that attempts to entertain, bringing the reader along.
A persuasive essay seeks to change opinions on a topic. It reflects the opinion of the writer and typically includes the following elements:
Some students will find writing poetry easier task than many other forms of writing.
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