WriteShop I & II

Choosing an elementary writing program

Choosing an Elementary Writing Program For many homeschoolers, summer is the time of year to scour websites and homeschooling catalogs in search of just the right curriculum products for your children's varying needs. So many subjects, so many choices! What to pick...

We’ve got (more) mail!

We’ve got (more) mail!

It's always so encouraging to open up my inbox each day and find a glowing review or happy testimonial from a homeschooling mom who's been using WriteShop with her children. It's been nearly ten years since we first published WriteShop I and II, and believe me, I...

From the mouths of babes…

Marcia in California wrote: "My seventh grader started a two-day-a-week school this year. He has a fabulous English teacher. I asked him if the things we did last year [in WriteShop I] have helped. He said, 'Oh yeah, mom, they're teaching me all the same stuff. She...

WriteShop I

Here’s something almost everyone can agree on: writing is one of the most intimidating, scary, overwhelming subjects to teach. You struggle with your own inadequacy of never having been taught to write. Or perhaps you’re an intuitive writer who has no clue how to...

6 ways to help your special needs child with homeschool writing

6 ways to help your special needs child with homeschool writing

As a homeschool mom of a special needs child, do you struggle with how to teach writing? Previously, I broadly define three particular learning challenges: dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD that can affect your child's writing (both creative and physical writing). It's...

The story behind WriteShop, part 2

In Part 1 of our story, Debbie and I discovered that our plans for teaching our first writing class were very nearly doomed. Now for Part 2 . . . Taking a Detour It wasn't just our own boys whose efforts cried out for help---every student in the group struggled at...