Are your homeschool students completely and utterly bored with their writing lessons? Is it a struggle to get them to write again?
When it comes to writing essays, it’s easy for students to stall out. They need motivation. They need a change. They need some fun—and so do we!
Here are three shocking writing tips you can use in your homeschool—shocking because they are fun and because, to your children, they are totally unexpected.
HIGH SCHOOL PROMPTS
In “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, four old friends who have wasted their lives are given water from the supposed Fountain of Youth. After they drink the water, the three men begin to fight over the woman, whom they all had fancied in their youth, and in their tussling, they knock over the vase with the precious water.
Dr. Heidegger learns his lesson. He is through with trying to make people young again, but the three old folks come away from the experiment with a different idea. They want to travel to Florida to drink from the original Fountain of Youth. You can read the whole clever story here.
By the way, I’ve drunk from the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, Florida. The water tastes like it has sulfur in it (stinky-egg scent).
What Nathaniel Hawthorne never could have imagined is a real company that freezes people to somehow revive them later. Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona, freezes bodies in the hopes of
MIDDLE SCHOOL PROMPTS
March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. His real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel, and he’s the author of The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who, and many other books.
A commemorative postage stamp, which you see here, was issued by the United States in 2004 on the anniversary of his 100th birthday.
And now, twenty-four years after his death, Dr. Seuss is going to be published again! The complete manuscript and sketches for What Pet Should I Get? was recently found in an old box and will be published this summer!