or send his exercise home with a flattering little note saying that your son has some fantastic ideas and can you give him some time at home to get the results down on paper.
Sorry, I know that's cynical laughter, and, truly, I hate cynicism, it's so deadening, but I can't help myself. I feel SO angry every morning when my DS says, as he said this morning, 'I hope there's no writing in literacy today' ... I felt so sad. He's a lovely boy; he loves words and phrases and stories and reading. But the thought of creating something himself, fills him with dread.
Following Menagerie's advice, I did write a little 'story plan' for him to take into school with him. I'll let you know how he got on with it (a) as a concept; (b) with the teacher (assuming he felt secure enough to take it out of his bag ...).
Yesterday, quickly, before lunch, we came up with a 'traditional' story plot. Tonight, we're going to write the beginning; Tuesday will be the middle, and Wednesday, the end. I'll let you know how it goes.
I'd be very interested to hear your DD's teacher's response, Mystery.