General Reading & Writing

406, 2015

Easy Grammar: Is There Such A Thing?

I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life
and as soon as I done it, I seen it.~ Carl Sandburg
Is there such a thing as easy grammar? Yes. When my children were in middle school, they began to get bogged down with the terminology in grammar such as predicate nominative. I’ve always […]

3005, 2015

5 Ways Gardening With Kids Increases Literacy

“Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.” – Unknown

You can literally cultivate a love of literacy. Gardening with kids increases their literacy skills in fun and natural ways. Just by being together and gardening, you are not only cultivating soil, but important literacy skills. There are many, many ways gardening with […]

2205, 2015

What Can WriteAtHome Do for You?

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Writing is a valuable life skill. Everything we do involves communicating through speaking, reading, or writing. Even if you don’t write essays, you must be able to communicate thoughts clearly in writing. Most people need to be able to communicate effectively through e-mail for […]

1705, 2015

How To Help Your Child That Doesn’t Like To Write

 

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

Helping a child that doesn’t like to write requires much patience. I know. I have a child who is smart, but doesn’t like to write. We’ve had many struggles over the years while I taught him to write. […]

905, 2015

Biographies Kids Love To Read

The greatest gift is a passion for reading – Elizabeth Hardwick

The title may seem like an oxymoron because many kids think biographies are boring. They just haven’t found the right ones. YWAM Publishing offers some of the best biographies for kids I’ve seen. Additionally, many kids I know get hooked on reading by reading biographies.
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305, 2015

10 Fabulous & Free Reading Websites For Kids

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”
– Vernon Howard

In our modern day, technology plays a key role in our kids’ learning. I realize that you can do a Google search for free reading websites for kids, but these 10 free reading web sites for kids are teacher […]

1904, 2015

How To Write A Haiku In Minutes

“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
– Aberjhani

Learning how to write a haiku is quite simple. It is a fun way to introduce kids to writing poetry. Most kids love to write a Haiku, because they consist of only 3 lines. 🙂
A Haiku is a form of Japanese […]

1104, 2015

5 Amazing Benefits Of Going To The Library

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges

When my boys were younger, we visited the library weekly. We made it a priority. We planned for it and put it in the schedule. Today, they are avid readers. Their lives were enriched by the amazing benefits of going […]

204, 2015

National Poetry Month: 10 Ways To Get Your Children Reading & Writing Poetry

Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary ~ Walter Scott

April is National Poetry Month. 🙂

Think about your favorite song. Is it catchy? Does it tell a story, and is it filled with rhythm, repetition and maybe rhyme? It is poetry. One way to get […]

2703, 2015

How To Help A Struggling Speller

My children seemed to live by this quote:

“Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.” – Mark Twain

They have some crazy, inventive ways to spell words.
However, there is hope. With a sequential system and lots of practice, your struggling speller will have spelling success.
In the last post, […]

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