Descriptive writing is one of the first styles of writing often taught to young children. It comes more naturally to them than other forms of writing because it is something they use every day when they talk to you. Creative storytelling also falls into that category,...

Summarizing can be a very difficult task for some kids to master. It’s tough to figure out what the key points are to begin with. It’s even tougher to rephrase them into an original summary without simply copying what was initially read. 

A strategy called I’m Melting c...

Writing instruction does not have to occur during a single isolated time in your homeschool day. It can occur throughout your day by embedding writing instruction into your other lessons. This helps children to apply their writing skills in practical contexts while rei...

Natural-born writers seem to pick up the individual skills required to become a good writer with ease and with minimal help from others. Most children require explicit instruction in writing skills though. So how do you provide explicit writing instruction? 

  1. Teach g...

Some children are born writers. They enjoy it. They’re good at it. They are creative and imaginative. Other children are good writers and storytellers but they don’t enjoy the process. Still others struggle to write at all. 

There is no shortage of writing curricula ava...

Many people think that learning to write is something that occurs only in the early grades as children begin to learn to write numbers and letters and put them into words. But writing is so much more than this.

Learning to write begins when children are very young...

Most homeschooling parents I know started reading to their children as soon as they were born. I can still remember every word of Goodnight Moon as well as several other of my boys’ favorite books.

We made reading books together a regular part of our bedtime routine. My...

Daniel Britton is an amazing man. He was diagnosed with Dyslexia during his final year studying graphic design at the London School of Communications. In public schools, people with special needs like Dyslexia receive special education services and accommodations. All...

One of the things that parents (and professional teachers) often struggle with is how much help to provide to your children. As homeschoolers, we often hear independent learning stressed. This is important for many of us, especially those who are homeschooling several...

How many times have we heard that one? If you're like most teachers and home educators, you've likely heard it more times than you ever care to think about. Writing can be one of the most difficult subjects to evaluate. We all tend to compare ourselves to the most phen...

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