writing

2008, 2016

How To Make A Chair Pocket for Under $2.00

Get organized with a chair pocket for under $2.00
A chair pocket is a wonderful way to organize writing tools such as notebooks and papers or store your books.
Recently, I was searching for a pattern to create a chair pocket. I love the ability to store your book in the pocket in the chair that […]

1508, 2016

12 Ways to Encourage Kids to Write

Do you ever wonder why kids don’t like to write? Their minds are filled with imagination, and they love to tell stories.

So why don’t kids write more?
Well, I think that somewhere along the way, their enthusiasm may have been crushed by too many rules or over correction. When I was a kid, I loved […]

1406, 2015

5 Free Story Writing Websites For Kids

Writing a book is an adventure—Winston Churchill

I’m so excited to find these free writing websites for kids and share them with you. Often, kids say that they don’t like to write. These websites are sure to help them fuel their creativity and motivate them to write.
When I talk about writing, I am talking about […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

1203, 2015

The Truth About Spelling

“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.”
~ Baltasar Gracian

I’ve heard, “My child is horrible at spelling. What do I do?”
Additionally, I raised two boys that are horrible spellers. However, your children can get good at spelling. This is good news.
Here is the truth about spelling:

Research shows that […]

1302, 2015

What Everyone Should Know About Independent Writing

 

Part 6 of 6: Balanced Literacy

You can make anything by writing. ~ C.S. Lewis

Writing instruction is as vast as the ocean; there are many, many different books, lessons, and curriculum available to help chart the course. In this post, I will attempt to outline what independent writing looks like and why it needs to be […]

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