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Fall and Thanksgiving word banks

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Fall and Thanksgiving word banks

With fall in the air and Thanksgiving just around the corner, now's the time to encourage seasonal and holiday-themed writing.

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…

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.

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.

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…

38 creative gifts for book lovers and writers

Relevance: 21%      Posted on: November 17, 2014

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.

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

Relevance: 13%      Posted on: August 2, 2017

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.

Writing prompts about thankfulness

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Writing prompts about thankfulness

Prompts to help children appreciate the kindness of others and the majesty of creation

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.

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,…

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…

Writing prompts about gratitude

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Writing prompts about gratitude

Gratitude writing prompts help children and teens focus on the gifts of family, friends, and creation.

Creative writing prompts for autumn

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: October 25, 2017

Creative writing prompts for autumn

Kids can write an autumn acrostic, create a fall wish list, or make a plan to keep winter from coming!

How to become your child’s pen pal

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How to become your child’s pen pal

If your 8- to 12-year-old hates journaling (or writing in general), try becoming your child's pen pal.

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.

July 4th writing prompts in a jar

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July 4th writing prompts in a jar

Kids will be inspired by these 10 July 4th writing prompts to write lists, poems, stories, and letters.

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…

Make a valentine mailbox

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Make a valentine mailbox

Here's a fun way to spread some Valentine cheer among your kids! Make a Valentine Mailbox!

Create a homeschool writing center

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Create a homeschool writing center

Ideas to set up a comfortable & low-cost homeschool writing center where young children can work.

How to make word banks about nature

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How to make word banks about nature

This activity will help students create any number of nature-themed portable word banks they can use again and again.

The magic of 3

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The magic of 3

In writing, the Magic of 3 doesn't stop with main points and paragraphs. It also applies to sentence building and word choice.