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Module 4 - 14 Module Four: Writing for Children Module 4 Due Date: 21 October 2010 Value: 20% Module Objectives: 1. Learn the basic principles of writing a children’s story, particularly the importance of character development. 2. Understand why simplicity and clarity form an integral part of a writer’s “voice” when writing for children. 3. Differentiate between the types of audience using reading comprehension as a criteria. Module Readings: READER: Laura Beck. Writing for Children” from Write4Kids.com: The children’s Writing Supersite www.write4kids.com/articles June 24, 2003. READER: Robert Munsch. “Pigs” in Robert Munsch, Munschworks 2: The Second Munsch Treasury Toronto: Annick Press Ltd., 1999 pp. 7-32. READER: Beatrix Potter. “The Tale of Two Bad Mice” in Beatrix Potter, The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter Markham: The Penguin Group, 1989 pp. 159-172. Commentary: Although considering your audience is a big part of any type of writing, it is especially crucial when writing for children. The child’s attention span, level of comprehension, psycho- social development, and world view differ greatly from that of the adult. A successful children’s writer is able to think like a child and immerse himself or herself in a child’s world. This doesn’t
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