CAN TELLING THE TRUTH BE “A CREATIVE ART?

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Help me here good people. My son is class five and he is writing a composition on ” My Home” for his homework. He sought my advice and I told him to write the truth that he knows about our home- where we live, our neighbourhood, the members of our family and how he sees them etc etc. My idea is although composition writing is a creative endeavour, at his level, it is easier to write about what he sees and knows before he can be able to spin creative stories.

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His mom is against my idea saying that a composition “must not be a true story” but creative. Now my son is having a hard time “connecting the lies” he is trying to write!!

Any primary school teacher here? Do you expect a class five to write a “true” composition or something “creative”? And are there any other considerations other than correct grammar and sentence structure? Am getting confused.

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