Many thanks for your advice, I agree with you - reading classic literature will get them familiar with old English. My boy loves reading, he's read lots of quality children books including classic books - Jungle book 1 & 2, Christmas Carol, all Roald Dahl books, most Famous Five, E.B. White, Dick King-Smith, Aesop Fables, Alice, OZ etc (Secret Garden, Treasure Island are on our family reading list), but it seems all these years' reading didn't make him become a good writer himself. I wonder is it true that girls' language are naturally developing faster than boys (I heard three years ahead)? Girls stories are full of imaginations and characters. Maybe no matter how much you read, if lack of practising writing, what you read aren't be absorbed and be your own stuff?!
My puzzle is shall I wait for himself to develop his own style (eventually, not sure how long
) or find him a tutor to teach him writing skills now?
He brought back his class literacy notebook last week, the story he wrote is short, but not as hopeless as I thought, phew!