WriteShop I & II

Kids need clear writing expectations

Kids need clear writing expectations

By Daniella Dautrich When you have kids, you step into the role of teacher every moment of every day. Your toddlers and teens alike look to you for guidance and approval as they navigate a complex world of social interactions, household responsibilities, and time...

TEACH AV Homeschool Convention

TEACH AV Homeschool Convention 2013 is a BRAND-NEW, one-day event taking place Saturday, June 29th in Lancaster, CA. The conference will be held at Westside Christian Fellowship. Visit the TEACH AV convention page for information, speaker info, and workshop schedule....

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...

Writing tip: Process vs. product

  How many times should a student rewrite a composition? Depends on who you ask. If you ask the student, she'll emphatically reply, "Once!" Not only that, she wants you to love that paper, slap a gold star on it, and pronounce it stellar. Should you suggest a...

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...

Make a story pocket

Publish Your Child's Stories  ONE OF the most encouraging and rewarding experiences for a young author is to see her work published. As a second and third grader, I remember how much I loved to find my own little stories and poems published in our school's newsletter....

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