Book reviews for children
Author: Paul Russell and Aska
Age Group: 6 – 10yrs also for Inspirational Teachers, Dyslexics, Reluctant Writers, and Writing Creatively
Available from: Public Library, Book Stores
The book My Storee is of a little boy who just loves to write stories when he is at home, but he makes a lot of spelling mistakes. His teacher at school always puts red writing through his work to highlight ALL his mistakes which makes him feel sad and uncomfortable. Now he hates writing at school.
One day a new teacher arrives and makes all the children in the class feel safe and comfortable in his classroom. When they are asked to write a story for him, they are amazed when he says that SPELLING doesn’t matter, they could go back and correct it later when they published their stories. This made all the difference to the children in the class as they wrote about dragons, adventures, pirates and gruesome monsters because the pressure of being correct was lifted they all wrote beautiful stories and enjoyed doing it for the teacher.
For any child who has trouble writing stories because they make spelling mistakes this delightful book would give them the confidence to keep trying as it illustrates not all teachers teach the same way all the time.
The more a child can write the better they will get at it, the easier it will become for them to do and the more imaginative places it can take them too.
By Adele Hibbs, Consultant with Dyslexia Support Southland