Inspire your family to write about moments and traditions that make the holidays special.
During the holidays, let the children have some fun with these Christmas journal prompts.
NOW that the Christmas season is here, postal workers and volunteers around the world are busy answering letters to Santa. Every year, these widespread efforts…
Christmas writing prompts let kids describe cookie-baking, write an acrostic poem, and more!
Download this free printable writing prompt about a forgotten Christmas bell!
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…
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…
Kids will love writing stories and creating their own carols with these fun Christmas writing prompts!
During Write to a Friend Month, kids will love these creative ideas that spark and encourage them to write letters by hand.
Creative gifts for book lovers and writers of all ages, including clothing, games, travel gear, and home goods.
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…
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…
A fun and exciting variety of activities, workbooks, and picture books to teach parts of speech.
A wealth of vocabulary words to inspire kids to write stories and poems about Jesus' birth.
For a holiday twist on the traditional haiku poem, invite your children to use the familiar pattern to write a Christmas carol haiku.
The 5 Ws help children organize their thoughts before writing a paragraph on the meaning of Christmas.
Writing doesn't always have to be stories and reports. Try writing with lists as a homeschool activity!
Enjoy these tips for fostering a reading culture in your home. Love for books starts young!
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…
This free printable includes a Christmas story word bank that's especially helpful for reluctant writers.
These holiday writing prompts invite kids to write vivid descriptions, make a party-planning list, and write a story about generosity.
Whether you play online or with pencil, paper, cubes, or tiles, puzzles and word games help build vocab and thinking skills.
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…
Find writing prompts, tips for writing across the curriculum, high school writing ideas, and seasonal writing activities.
This poetry roundup has tons of resources, activities, poetry lessons, and freebies for teaching poetry.
There’s plenty you can do to help young children become writers---even before they can write independently.
Christmas cinquain poems are a fun twist on a familiar poetry pattern. Try one!
Focus on generosity of the heart through gifts of time, words, dignity, and Christian love.
The Betsy-Tacy books explore friendship, loyalty, and the joy and curiosity that come with being carefree children 100 years ago.
Narration activities are perfect when age, immaturity, or lack of skill with a pencil prevents little ones from recording their own ideas.
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…
Creative holiday gifts for book lovers and writers, including books and beverages, journals and jewelry, and games, gadgets, and puzzles.
Gift catalogs offer a chance to buy greatly appreciated gifts for a child or family in need.
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…
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…
Creative gift guide for the writer, grammar geek, or literary enthusiast in your life.
From wordless books to favorite novels, your kids' reading can provide a springboard to book-themed writing activities.
Help your kids write a time capsule letter that gives clues about what life was like in the 21st century.
Essay prompts for teens get them thinking about military tactics, space exploration, and cultural customs.
Kids can use this free Christmas printable writing prompt to help them compose a story about generosity.
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.
Students can write a review, create a memorable film character, plan a hero's perfect weapon, and compare a movie to the original book.
Keeping a calendar helps teens take deadlines seriously and balance multiple projects.
Celebrate this special literary month by hosting a poetry slam, making magnetic poetry, and more!
Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day with favorite poetry book resources and hands-on activities!
Writing prompts about fictional characters help children use their imaginations to engage with make-believe friends who live inside favorite books.
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…
Teach your child to write meaningful thank-you notes with these simple steps and ideas.
These tips help you gain confidence teaching teens to distinguish free verse poetry from prose.
Cultivating gratitude in children and encouraging thankful hearts will teach them to be "others focused," not just at Thanksgiving, but all year long.