Methodology on writing a story Miss Tenzin Dolkar, PRT, TCV school Chauntra.
As said by Brian Kern, one learns to speak a language by speaking the language; one learns to write a language by writing the language. I have taught English to junior classes for the last four years and I noticed that many of our children think that the story writing is difficult. So taking this opportunity I want to share my experiences or my view points on how to make your children write a story.
First of all, let me tell you the parts of a story. Some stories are long; some are short; some are serious. Some are funny. Some tell about things that happen in real life. Others are make belief. But, every story has these three things; character, settings and plot.
The people or animals in a story are the characters. They may be kind of people or animals you see every day, or they may be imaginary. The setting is when and where a story happens. A story's setting may be a magnificent castle one hundred years ago. A story must have a plot. The plot is the series of event in the story. It tells what happens.
Now, here are some guidelines for writing a better story:
1. Giving a suitable title to the story.
2. Using correct punctuation marks (eg. Full stops, commas, quotation marks, question marks etc).
3. Capitalizing proper nouns and the first letter of each sentence.
4. Using descriptive words to create a vivid picture of the characters in the story and bring them to life to the readers.
5. Using tenses in their past.
6. Using correct pronouns to avoid repeating the same nouns.
7. Indenting each paragraphs.
8. Correct spellings are also essential.
9. Conclude the story by giving a moral if there is any.
10. Proof reading the story to make your writing correct and readable.