Paint chip stories

Paint chip stories

MOMS LOVE summertime writing activities that are creative, stress-free, and fun. Here’s one idea you can try today. Paint Chip Stories Paint chip samples often have...

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...

Conversation Journals

Conversation Journals

After a busy week in the classroom, Friday evenings were a quiet, delightful treat: Delightful because I got to curl up on my living room couch, with cookies and tea, and...

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...

100-word stories

Here’s a great idea for your 4th-8th graders: Challenge them to write 100-word stories! Not only will this activity appeal to your more reluctant writers, it helps...

Writing haiku poetry

Writing haiku poetry

Words Matter Week: Day 1 Every single day, almost without fail, the poetry lessons draw more folks to this blog than any other article (with the two most frequently...

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