What fun for a boy to learn to write about soldiers! In this creative writing curriculum, Battle Cry: Write A Soldier Adventure by Jan May, boys will write a soldier adventure.
Boys will complete thirteen lessons. Each lesson has writing time, hands-on learning activities, and battle role-playing assignments.
Writing assignments start with creating your main character and his buddies. Every lesson that follows covers all the important lessons of story writing including showing, not telling about characters, dialogue, setting, plot, using humor, editing, and putting it all together.
Hands-on fun includes crafts or battle activities. Students make a tank, build a fort, drawing a map of their story’s battlefield, creating a clay diorama of battlefield, and creating top secret military files.
The role-playing is great for inspiring your young writers ages 8-12 to get their mind on the subject and write with enthusiasm. Interested?
I enjoyed all the pictures throughout the book of soldiers, jeeps, equipment, battle scenes, tents, battle maps, army trucks, and Navy Seals. My favorite part of the curriculum was the battle activity to act out the story with friends and Nerf guns! That would have been right up my son’s alley.
There is also interesting information about soldiers throughout the book. I learned about animals in the military, modern weapons, artillery, and M.O.S. (Military Occupation Specialty).
You can purchase Battle Cry: Write a Soldier's Adventure here.