Book report sandwich

Book report sandwich

ARE YOUR kids tired of the typcial, ho-hum, “this book is about” book report? Here’s a fun variation to try: A book report sandwich. Preparing the...

5 stages of storytelling

5 stages of storytelling

READING A STORY CAN BE LIKENED to climbing a mountain. You start by getting familiar with your setting. Next you begin the long, steady climb, with all its zigs, zags, and...

Modeling and teaching writing

Modeling and teaching writing

Are you uncomfortable with the idea of teaching your kids to write? Maybe you think you can’t teach writing because you never really learned yourself. Or maybe you’re a...

Waiting for fruit

Waiting for fruit

My kids have come such a long way in their skills using WriteShop, but they still don’t enjoy writing. It’s still “work” to them, and they’d...

Same story, different twist

Same story, different twist

When assigning writing to your children, you don’t always have to reinvent the wheel with a brand-new lesson. Sometimes it’s fun to approach a familiar assignment in a...

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