Many early elementary classroom teachers have difficulty finding reading material that will supplement a basal reader. Because the thoughts and actions of young children often revolve around their own personal interests and experiences, classroom teachers are bombarded by students anxious to relate what to them are momentous happenings. Children are vitally concerned with themselves; why not take advantage of this enthusiasm and build it into a learning experience? Why not have your children write their own stories?
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