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Creative writing and academic success - Nikki Young

Helping children develop a love of writing is important for their academic success

New research shows children who write creatively outside of school do significantly better in the classroom. In an effort to assess how writing enjoyment has changed over the years, along with children’s enjoyment of writing, The National Literacy Trust used data from its 2016 annual literacy survey in which 39,411…

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How creative writing can benefit children

Creative writing is not just about language practice, it supports literacy, helps children develop their reading skills and most importantly, it is fun. I am an avid reader and writer so you won’t hear any arguments from me about how important creative writing is. Children have the most vivid and…

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