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How to write Christmas shape poems

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How to write Christmas shape poems

CHRISTMAS themes make writing activities a whole lot merrier! If you’re looking for a poetry lesson with a holiday twist, then gather the kids for…

Christmas Word Bank, Part 2: Ho! Ho! Ho!

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Christmas Word Bank, Part 2: Ho! Ho! Ho!

Last time, I gave you a Christmas word bank centered on the birth of Jesus and the traditional Christmas story. Now you can enjoy yet another…

Christmas music writing prompts

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Christmas music writing prompts

Kids will love writing stories and creating their own carols with these fun Christmas writing prompts!

Handwritten notes: Christmas gifts from the heart

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Handwritten notes: Christmas gifts from the heart

One year for Mother's Day, my son Ben wrote me a long, sappy letter dripping with affection and appreciation. I'm sure he figured that if he…

StoryBuilders Christmas writing prompts

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StoryBuilders Christmas writing prompts

Write Christmas Stories with a Twist! What’s this? A ragged fir tree helps a stranger on a cold night? A weary homeless man discovers a wallet…

Christmas Word Bank | Jesus Is Born

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Christmas Word Bank | Jesus Is Born

A wealth of vocabulary words to inspire kids to write stories and poems about Jesus' birth.

How to write a Christmas carol haiku

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How to write a Christmas carol haiku

For a holiday twist on the traditional haiku poem, invite your children to use the familiar pattern to write a Christmas carol haiku.

14 creative Christmas letters

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14 creative Christmas letters

It's December 20th, and I still haven't written my Christmas letter for 2010. But hope springs eternal! If you're in the same boat, you might…

Holiday writing prompts

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Holiday writing prompts

These holiday writing prompts invite kids to write vivid descriptions, make a party-planning list, and write a story about generosity.

12 favorite posts from 2012

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12 favorite posts from 2012

The words are on everyone's lips: Where did 2012 go? I wonder that too. What a full, busy, interesting year! As I look back at…

Most popular blog posts of 2014

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Most popular blog posts of 2014

Find writing prompts, tips for writing across the curriculum, high school writing ideas, and seasonal writing activities.

Write a Christmas cinquain poem

Relevance: 10%      Posted on: December 10, 2009

Write a Christmas cinquain poem

Christmas cinquain poems are a fun twist on a familiar poetry pattern. Try one!

Adventures Await during Children’s Book Week

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Adventures Await during Children's Book Week

This article contains affiliate links for books we're  confident your family will love! Today marks the beginning of Children’s Book Week (May 12-18). Since 1919, this…

38 creative gifts for book lovers and writers

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38 creative gifts for book lovers and writers

Creative holiday gifts for book lovers and writers, including books and beverages, journals and jewelry, and games, gadgets, and puzzles.

Experiencing poetry with children

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Experiencing poetry with children

I'm excited to welcome Mystie Winckler as a guest blogger today as we continue celebrating National Poetry Month.  POETRY IS a wonderful component to add…

Celebrating Children’s Book Week

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Celebrating Children's Book Week

THIS week, May 13-19, is Children’s Book Week. It’s the perfect time to revisit old favorites, and perhaps to add a few new titles to…

How to write a time capsule letter

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How to write a time capsule letter

Help your kids write a time capsule letter that gives clues about what life was like in the 21st century.

Expository essay topics for high school

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Expository essay topics for high school

Essay prompts for teens get them thinking about military tactics, space exploration, and cultural customs.

20 reasons homeschool parents love WriteShop

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20 reasons homeschool parents love WriteShop

Parents share why they love WriteShop. Their answers represent the scope of feedback we've received over the past 20 years of providing homeschool writing curriculum.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

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Poem in Your Pocket Day

Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with favorite poetry book resources and hands-on activities!

Writing prompts about fictional book characters

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Writing prompts about fictional book characters

Writing prompts about fictional characters help children use their imaginations to engage with make-believe friends who live inside favorite books.

Christmas wishes

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Christmas wishes

As our family celebrates the birth of Christ, we extend our warmest holiday wishes to each of you. May this season be one of joy…

Encourage thankfulness: Part 2

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Encourage thankfulness: Part 2

Cultivating gratitude in children and encouraging thankful hearts will teach them to be "others focused," not just at Thanksgiving, but all year long.

Family Fun with Boardless Scrabble

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Family Fun with Boardless Scrabble

Playing boardless Scrabble helps kids have fun as they build and develop vocabulary and spelling skills.

WriteShop I | Help for Beginners

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WriteShop I | Help for Beginners

If you're new to WriteShop I, you'll find answers to questions and help getting started here.

Apostrophes and plural family last names

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Apostrophes and plural family last names

What's the difference between plural and possessive? When is it correct to use apostrophes when writing family last names?

Kids can learn by teaching others!

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Kids can learn by teaching others!

This article contains affiliate links. I’ve been writing and blogging for a while now. Yet no matter how many times I've read the rules for using…

Fun with palindromes

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Fun with palindromes

WORDPLAY and word games can reenergize kids who feel bogged down with school work. If you need a break from formal writing activities this week,…

In Our Write Minds: 2010 in review

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In Our Write Minds: 2010 in review

Do you ever wonder if your writing makes a difference? As I blog about teaching writing, the thought crosses my mind from time to time:…

Journaling fun with World of Animals StoryBuilders

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Journaling fun with World of Animals StoryBuilders

FROM the littlest storytellers to the most reluctant writers---young or old, resistant or motivated---every child will benefit from mix-and-match writing prompts! WriteShop StoryBuilders card decks offer…

Gratitude lists for kids

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Gratitude lists for kids

Help your children count their blessings with these Thanksgiving-inspired gratitude lists for kids.

Journaling fun with World of Sports StoryBuilders

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Journaling fun with World of Sports StoryBuilders

THE Winter Olympics may be drawing to a close, but it's never too late for your kids to flex their creative writing muscles with mix-and-match…

Deer skool…

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Deer skool...

WARNING! If you're a grammar, punctuation, or spelling pundit, you might break out in hives or a cold sweat. The rest of us will just…

How to write a cinquain poem

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How to write a cinquain poem

With just 11 words and 5 short lines, a cinquain poem is compact and loaded with descriptive words!

10 things about me

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10 things about me

Who's the woman behind the blog? Sure, I blog about writing. But perhaps you're wondering if I'm a real person. I am! I hope I…

When writing efforts fizzle

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When writing efforts fizzle

Past writing efforts don’t need to predict future failures. With a few adjustments in attitude or method, your teen can get back on track.

Make an ABC book

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Make an ABC book

Do your older children have a hard time thinking of what to give a younger sibling for a birthday or Christmas gift? Why not encourage…

Taking the tears out of copywork

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Taking the tears out of copywork

Tips for children who can't finish copywork because they daydream or keep losing their place.

Special Needs & Writing FAQ

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Special Needs & Writing FAQ

Find answers to frequently-asked questions about teaching writing and composition skills to children who have special needs or learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD,…

Motivating young writers with author success stories

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Motivating young writers with author success stories

I’m pleased to welcome Samantha Gray as a guest blogger today! Writing is a difficult task. Teaching children how to write presents an even greater measure of…