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How to Encourage Your Child to Write- Model it

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

One of the most constructive ways to encourage a young writer is through modeling.

Why Model and Teach Writing?

Kim from WriteShop explains how teaching writing needs to be more like teaching geometry.

Imagine saying, “OK, Ryan, find the hypotenuse of this triangle. I’m not going to teach you different strategies to solve the problem. Just get started . . . continue reading

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Renting Homeschool Curriculum: A Low Budget Option

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Ever wish you could just rent that expensive textbook and return it when you were finished? Don’t have a lot of bookshelf space to hang on to years worth of curriculum? Need budget friendly options for your homeschool curriculum choices?.... continue reading

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Finding Curriculum for Less

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What is renting homeschool curriculum all about? Is it really a savings? How does it work? In her article, Homeschool Books for Less, Heidi, from the Unexpected Homeschooler did an excellent job of explaining our services to her readers. Here is just a bit of it..... continue reading

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National Backward Day and Proofreading

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

Surprise, surprise! Most children simply don’t get the whole editing thing. They like what they wrote and can’t understand why you want them to—gasp!—look for ways to improve it.

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How to Love Your Kids’ Writing

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It can be frustrating as all get-out to edit a paper that’s riddled with errors.

So how can we put a positive spin on editing and grading when we’re feeling peevish?

Here are three heartfelt tips for how to love your kids’ writing, especially when you’d rather wad it into a ball and toss it across the room..... continue reading

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