Writing With Skill Review

My eldest son, now 12, has been desperate for me to teach him to write for a while. I’m very passionate about writing because it hits pretty close to home for me. But truthfully I’ve never been huge on non-fiction writing. It’s not that I can’t do it or that I don’t like doing it, [...]

Essay Rock Star: The Expository Essay – REVIEW

Essay Rock Star: The Expository Essay REVIEW

This post contains affiliate links. Writing essays has never been my children’s favorite school activity. They love to talk and share ideas, but trying to get those ideas down on paper has been a bit of a challenge. Since we are wrapping up our middle school studies and looking forward to high school level work [...]

Cover Story Writing Curriculum for Middle School — a quick peek and giveaway! thumbnail

{I received this product for free and was compensated for my time to review it.} I would venture to think most homeschool parents are often on the lookout for quality curriculum.  Am I right? We spend hours pouring through catalogs, reading reviews online, maybe attending conferences, and definitely chatting with friends about the ULTIMATE question: [...]

Workshops Work! A Parent’s Guide to Facilitating Writer’s Workshops for Kids thumbnail

I've been hosting a writer's workshop in our home since September. A writer's workshop is a time for writers to gather together and share their work. Sometimes workshops hold a mini lesson and give participants time to write and some, like ours, encourages writers to bring pieces they've already written to be shared during the [...]

Oak Meadow Review – Fifth Grade Complete Package thumbnail

When my daughter was 10, she was all about exploring, making things with tons of tape and cardboard, asking lots of questions, wondering many "why's" and always eager to learn new things.  Sometimes she would take her World Book encyclopedia to bed with her for hours and read about penguins, the life cycle of frogs [...]

Picture and Writing, Older Ages by Diane Hurst

Picture and Writing, Older Ages by Diane Hurst thumbnail

During the school year we concentrate on many different subjects and sometimes writing suffers a bit because we are too busy with other things.  So, now that it is summer, Miss 10 is using Picture and Writing:  Older Ages by Diane Hurst to practice writing. The concept of this writing program is so simple and effective:  [...]

7 Sisters Innovative Homeschool Helps Review thumbnail

High school allows time for our children to pursue their interests, testing them out to see if that interest is something they would like to pursue in the future either on their own or in a formal college course. I received several Seven Sisters courses as a prize and I took the opportunity to pick [...]

Language Arts Resources from Curriculum Choice Authors thumbnail

Our authors bring you all things language arts today! A selection from our personal blogs and some choice reviews from the archives. Have you browsed our Language Arts section? It's full of reviews covering: Grammar Handwriting Literature Phonics Reading Spelling Vocabulary Writing So pin and bookmark this post today to help you with your language [...]