For a lot of us, writing instruction is…well, not very fun. It often goes something like this: Turn to the next assignment in the workbook or teacher’s manual and read the basic instructions. Set a blank sheet of paper in front of your child. Watch your child stare blankly at the paper. Give up and… Continue reading 15 Ways to Make Writing Fun!
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Yesterday, I wrote about ways to help students who find it difficult to write. Many of these kids just plain don’t know what to write or how to structure it, so I wrote about ways to help them learn these skills. Some kids have bigger difficulties when it comes to writing, though. Today’s post is… Continue reading Teaching Kids with Writing Difficulties
One of the questions I commonly get is, “My child hates writing. What can I do?" A lot of kids are reluctant writers! There are a few different answers to that question, and they depend on the reason your child hates to write. *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Purchasing items through these… Continue reading Teaching a Reluctant Writer
Recently, I asked a question on my Facebook page: “If you could pay someone to teach any subject for you, what would it be?” The most popular answer? Writing. (Not surprisingly, the second most popular answer was math, but that will have to wait for another series!). Why Teach Writing? Writing is a skill that… Continue reading Teaching Writing in Your Homeschool
When I taught jr. high and high school literature, The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare was one of my favorite books to cover. I made it into a 6-week unit that included a major writing project. (More on that later this week!) *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Purchasing items through these… Continue reading The Bronze Bow Literature Unit Resources (+ a Free Printable!)
I have had so much fun writing a series on artists and art history over the past few weeks! There are still a lot of artists I’d like to get to, and I’m working on some unit studies that will be available soon. (Keep an eye out for my store, which is currently in development!)… Continue reading 10 Amazing Art Picks for Your Homeschool!
I love Christmastime. The holidays, getting together with family and friends, all the fun decorations. It’s a time when we get to both do new things and focus on what really matters. To celebrate, I’m taking part in a couple of fun events. The first one is the Homeschooling through the Holidays 2017 series at… Continue reading Homeschooling through the Holidays 2017
Have you ever stood in front of one of those “hidden picture” works – the ones that are supposed to have a dolphin hidden in the field of flowers or something like that? I’ve never quite been able to figure those out, but I have always had a thing for optical illusions. Those are the… Continue reading Op Art and Kinetic Art Unit Study
When I was little, I loved comic books. This was probably because my older brother had a massive collection of them that I wasn’t allowed to touch. Like any good little sis, I had a goal of sneakily reading every one of them. Maybe that’s why I love the art of Roy Lichtenstein. It just… Continue reading Roy Lichtenstein and Pop Art Study and Activities