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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

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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.