Abstract. The article deals with the main types of creative text exercises at the lessons of the Russian language at primary school. The use of such exercises and assignments to them helps the teacher to organize effective work on the development of younger schoolchildren’s coherent speech. Systematic and purposeful carrying out of creative text exercises promotes independent study of language units, reveals the potential of each student, and develops thinking.
Key words and phrases: обучение русскому языку, начальная школа, развитие связной речи, творческие текстовые упражнения, составление текста, восстановление текста, teaching the Russian language, primary school, development of coherent speech, creative text exercises, text compilation, text reconstruction