A dozen Thanksgiving writing prompts to inspire homeschool kids and teens!
Take a break from regular writing and let kids choose a clever Thanksgiving creative writing prompt.
With fall in the air and Thanksgiving just around the corner, now's the time to encourage seasonal and holiday-themed writing.
A fun and exciting variety of activities, workbooks, and picture books to teach parts of speech.
Creative gifts for book lovers and writers of all ages, including clothing, games, travel gear, and home goods.
Transport your family back to 1620, when the Pilgrims set sail from Holland for America!
Enjoy these tips for fostering a reading culture in your home. Love for books starts young!
Looking for a fun holiday project? Divert your kids by teaching them how to write a Thanksgiving acrostic poem!
These fall journal prompts offer primary children familiar topics to draw and write about.
Teaching kids to write a Thanksgiving acrostic poem helps them focus on reasons to be thankful.
Looking for a few last-minute Thanksgiving writing ideas to occupy your antsy children?
During Write to a Friend Month, kids will love these creative ideas that spark and encourage them to write letters by hand.
Whether you play online or with pencil, paper, cubes, or tiles, puzzles and word games help build vocab and thinking skills.
There’s plenty you can do to help young children become writers---even before they can write independently.
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.
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Ways to encourage children to express thankfulness and appreciation
Cultivating gratitude in children and encouraging thankful hearts will teach them to be "others focused," not just at Thanksgiving, but all year long.
Help your children count their blessings with these Thanksgiving-inspired gratitude lists for kids.
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Creative holiday gifts for book lovers and writers, including books and beverages, journals and jewelry, and games, gadgets, and puzzles.
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.
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.
Families can take the 30 Days of Gratitude challenge with fresh ways to keep a gratitude jar or journal.
Apple writing activities include making collages, describing apples, or explaining a process!
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.
Prompts to help children appreciate the kindness of others and the majesty of creation
This poetry roundup has tons of resources, activities, poetry lessons, and freebies for teaching poetry.
Creative, painless, and colorful Valentine-themed ideas that encourage kids to write!
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Consider literary elements of character, setting, and conflict as they relate to works you've read.
Playing boardless Scrabble helps kids have fun as they build and develop vocabulary and spelling skills.
Do your homeschool kids have a weak writing vocabulary? To improve their word usage, try these easy-to-implement ideas.
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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,…
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Set kids loose to journal about favorite books, write to a pen pal, or use imaginative story starters!
Creative gift ideas (both serious and whimsical) for kids and teens who love to write.
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Describe winter as a person! Invite kids to explore figurative language and personification with this fun writing activity.
If your 8- to 12-year-old hates journaling (or writing in general), try becoming your child's pen pal.
A wealth of vocabulary words to inspire kids to write stories and poems about Jesus' birth.
It's OK to ask your kids to create something special for you for Mother's Day. Whether it's a card, poem, or crafty gift, their efforts…