Do you know a child that struggles to put pencil to paper? Motivating them and getting their imaginations fired up is often the hardest part. We can offer them hooks, prompts and story starters, but something often overlooked is real-life examples of work from children of their own age.
Children love to look at other children’s work. Instantly, they connect with the writer because they know it’s someone real and even better, someone of their own age. It provides real motivation to write.
Children are naturally more creative than adults, their imaginations are incredible! Their ideas are weird, wonderful and wacky and offer a great starting place for other children to find inspiration for their writing. If only there a was a huge library full of young authors’ work, a bank of ideas and inspiration for children to search through… On Pobble there is! It’s the world’s largest bank of children’s handwritten work and the best thing is, it’s completely free to access!
All of the writing on Pobble is categorised into age group, genre and topic, effectively making it a search engine of children’s writing. There are so many learning opportunities to be had by using the writing examples on Pobble; many ways of using other children’s writing to engage, support, inspire and improve writing.
Here are six ways to inspire children’s writing with real-life examples from their peers, whether you’re in the classroom or at home:
On Pobble, you’ll find the world’s largest bank to showcase children's handwritten work, sorted by age, genre and topic. Ideal for exemplification, finding ideas and lesson inspiration. Plus Pobble 365 - One picture, five related writing activities every single day.
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