Just wondering if anyone has any good recommendations for kids writing resources. I mean resources that teach kids to write. This is the kind of thing I'm after http://www.oneyearnovel.com/about.html but for an 8 year old, possibly also a 10 year old.
My 8 year old in particular very much likes the idea of progressively writing something, working on it daily until its finished, and I think I'm really after something to provide a framework for her. While we do broadly unschool, so a heavy curriculum teaching about adverbs etc probably isn't going to fly, she's also the kind of kid who really, really likes workbooks, completing tasks and focus. In terms of what she likes to read she leans heavily toward sci fi, fantasy, magic. She is the anti-fairy princess kid, resources aimed at boys tend to go down better if they are gendered at all (fgs). Ideally, she needs something structured and interesting enough that she can go off and work alone on.
Any links also to good sites. At the end of the day, I guess I could create my own curriculum (I've actually taught creative writing, though years ago!), but I'd like to see what's out there before reinventing the wheel.
Its been a weird summer (serious, expensive and dull building work on our house) and we're all off in different combinations are in different places for most of it, so what I'm trying to do is stack up the resources for us all to look through when we are all settled back home.