Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar from WriteShop has a unique writing program to bring fun back into writing. They have what are called StoryBuilders to help children from K on up to 12th grade become better story writers. The ones we tried are the World of People and the World of Animals. I was amazed because once again it introduced the idea of choosing from a set of cards to help give him an idea of what to write.
Both of these are in e-book format. You get a set of words you print out on cardstock to make into cards. The cards are separated into 4 categories. You'll have a set of cards for the Character, Character trait, Setting, and Plot. It comes with a set of instructions for the teacher to get the kids started in writing a story, and ideas for games that can be played with the cards as well. The price of these are $7.95 each.
My son has enjoyed using these cards. Each day he can't wait to pick a new set for a silly story he wants to make up for that day. He gets so proud of his work and I can do nothing but sit and smile. This will definitely be something we will continue using because it is building more confidence in him. He used to say "Mom I can't do this". Now he says "I love writing stories!"
If you have a struggling writer or need more ideas to strike up in interest in writing for your kids, I encourage you to visit WriteShop and learn more about their unique products. While you are there check out their other ideas for holidays and activities geared toward specific age levels.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions written are entirely my own. Being a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I was not paid to write this review but received the product free of charge to review and give my honest opinion.