To make this writing lesson fun and meaningful, stop at a local Chinese restaurant and pick up some fortune cookies. After reading the fortunes and enjoying the cookies, have your child brainstorm some fortunes and choose one to write about in his journal.

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Lesson 9

 “I can write a story.”

Objective: To use inventive writing to write a story. (W.K.1)

Materials: journal, pencil, crayons

Procedures: Bring home some fortune cookies from a Chinese restaurant. Read the fortunes with your child and discuss them. For a writing prompt, ask your child to write about a fortune such as “You will have good luck.” Or “You will go on a trip.” Encourage your child to use spaces between words, punctuation at the end of the sentence and to use any letter-sounds that he hears in words. Then he will illustrate his story. Keep the journal in a safe place for his next story.

Conclusion: Have your child read his story to you again. Talk about the cool illustrations and how much you enjoyed his story!