Writing

Why WriteShop 1 is the Best Choice for Homeschool Writing

WriteShop I for Teens

Teaching your children how to write can feel like a daunting task. I have definitely been there. How do you encourage creativity while teaching necessary formats and specific skills to improve writing? Thankfully, last year, my son and I discovered a great solution: WriteShop! He had such a fantastic year of writing using WriteShop Jr …

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How to Teach Writing to Your Tweens and Not Lose Your Mind

Homeschool writing with tweens has always been a bit of a challenge in my house. It can be a struggle to find the right balance of creative freedom and formal skills. The tween years are a great time to incorporate more formal writing instruction so tweens can begin adding various skills to their writing toolbox. But …

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Creative Writing for Teens: The Six-Word Memoir Challenge

Challenge your teen to write a six-word memoir each day.

Sometimes I stumble upon an idea or story that sparks a creative teaching idea to use with my homeschool writing students. The story of Ernest Hemingway’s six-word memoir was one of those stories that lead to a memorable and fun creative writing project for the teens. As soon as I read the story of the …

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Fantastic Free Storytelling Lessons Your Kids will Love

Our family enjoyed an incredible two months dabbling in free storytelling lessons for kids from the best storytellers – the ones from Pixar! I still remember our hilarious conversation over dinner as we imagined what it would be like if the main characters from one book were placed into the setting of another. We agreed …

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