How to help children enjoy writing – a challenge in 100 words (or thereabouts)

We ask children to write in school but often there is no apparent purpose that they can see other than pleasing their teacher! This can prompt some very reluctant writers in our classrooms. The 100 Word Challenge seeks to address this problem.To encourage a passion for writing, kids blog a 100 word story that 100wc volunteers read and comment upon.        The 100 Word Challenge website

Slouched idly, mindlessly scrolling through the status updates of strangers, I stumble across a tweet. Julia Skinner @theheadsoffice appeals for volunteers to help with the 100 word challenge.

Curious, I click the link. Here is what I find.

I sit up, I sign up, I join in. I am bowled over by children of all abilities contributing so passionately. I comment. I’ve helped out. I’ve  enjoyed myself.

I wonder if you would like to help out too? If you do (and I hope you do) then:

  • contact the team, via the website
  • Find 1 hour a week to comment
  • Join in
  • Tell others (in as many words as you like)

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