writing

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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