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...

Learning disabilities & writing, Part 2

Learning disabilities & writing, Part 2

In Part 1 of Learning Disabilities and Writing, I broadly defined three particular learning challenges: ADHD, dysgraphia, and dyslexia, specifically identifying how each affects a student's writing. Well, it's one thing to put your finger on the problem, but quite...

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...

We’ve got mail!

I've been storing a mountain of emails in one of my Outlook folders---comments and testimonials from happy WriteShop users. Our brochures and website only have so much room for snippets like these, so I thought I'd give a voice to these dear moms and co-op...

The story behind WriteShop, part 1

AS YOU pick up a grammar program, geography book, or other curriculum from the shelf of your local homeschool store, do you ever wonder how it got there? Do you perhaps envision a talented team at work in some big-city corporate office building comparing research or...

FAQ: How much time each day?

Here's another popular question that shows up in our WriteShop mailbag with regularity! As parents plan their students' schedules, they often ask us to help them figure out how much time each day's activities take. Our answer? The ever-popular: "It depends!" :o) HOW...

New trademarks for WriteShop!

Last year, we were awarded the registered trademark for WriteShop. It may not sound like that big a deal, but for us, well, what can I say? It's all such a wonder for two ordinary homeschool-moms-turned-authors-and-publishers! Anyway, we just got...