Writing for Kids

Ed Roxburgh illustration for Max and the Lowrider car

Assigned to teach first graders it became my responsibility to launch the little ones on the path to literacy. The task daunted me. Fortunately, just about all first graders eagerly desire reading ability and most of my class, by the end of the school year, were on the road to wherever reading would take them.

One of the cheap devices for that literacy launching was small booklets made from eight-by-eleven paper folded twice to make a four page book if the cover is counted as a page. Each book had a theme and about a five single syllable vocabulary. For a short while, for one little girl, making the top of her list of best loved books was, “Bird”. Continue reading