The Key to Writing a Good Plot
A good plot is crucial to a good composition.
Unfortunately, it isn’t something that a child can improve on like they can for language, where memorising better vocabulary, or collecting good phrases and drilling on grammar rules will help boost their score.
The good news, however, is that there is a strategy to guide most students into a well-developed plot. Take heart also, that most children are generally brimming with ideas. Overflowing with them, actually. The real tricky bit is getting them to do two things: organise their thoughts and making it realistic.
To do so, we suggest guiding children this way:
Step One: Analyse
Step Two: Plan
Analysing: Read the question and observe the pictures provided carefully.
Primary compositions require students to respond to the question by writing about one or more of the pictures provided. Get your child to think about the picture and how it relates to the question. With each picture, ask your child to think about what they see in the picture, and how he or she can relate it to the question.
Planning: Developing the story mountain
A big issue with most students when it comes to composition writing is going out of point. To avoid this, we need to encourage students to plan. At Cognitus Academy, we do this in terms of a story mountain.
There are five steps to the story mountain: