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Sharon WatsonWant homeschool writing tips? Encouragement? Help grading those essays? Practical advice for your homeschool writing class? Insights into literature? Free writing prompts and tutorials?

Whether your student is reluctant or brimming with excitement, you’ll find solid, proven ideas here that will make your teaching life easier. And take advantage of the many writing prompts and tutorials posted here.

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Christmas Prompts

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Sharon's Blog | Comments Off on Christmas Prompts

Christmas Prompts

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An edict. A carol. A strange decoration.

What do all these have in common? They are all part of our fun Christmas prompts.

Enjoy these prompts created especially for 5th – 12th graders.

Ho, ho, ho, and away we go . . . (more…)

Give the Gift of Yourself This Christmas

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in High School Prompts, Middle School Prompts, Sharon's Blog | Comments Off on Give the Gift of Yourself This Christmas

Give the Gift of Yourself This Christmas

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Do you wish you could communicate better with the special people in your life? Sometimes it’s hard to talk or to come up with something brilliant to say. Other times you may have trouble connecting with family members.

At this time of year, you may be wondering what to give that special family member or friend, but did you know that once in a while, they don’t want a new item. What they really would value is something personal from you.

Use these prompts to jot down your thoughts and ideas and then share them with others. This is your gift to them: you!

Each prompt comes with a free, colorful page you can print out and write on. Collect them all and begin a journal, if you wish. If you plan to give them as gifts, you can give certain pages as presents or gather all the pages into one gift.

These prompts are suitable for people in grades 5 – 12.

Ready? Let’s do this . . . (more…)

Thanksgiving Prompts—Good for the Soul

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in High School Prompts, Middle School Prompts, Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Prompts—Good for the Soul

Thanksgiving Prompts—Good for the Soul

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We want our students and our children to develop attitudes of gratefulness, to say “thank you” without being prompted, and to appreciate any worldly goods and advantages they have.

Use these four Thanksgiving prompts to get them thinking about their blessings and how they can bless others. (more…)

7 Quotations to Ponder

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in High School Prompts, Middle School Prompts, Sharon's Blog | Comments Off on 7 Quotations to Ponder

7 Quotations to Ponder

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Quotations are rich wells in which to dip our pens. Give your 7th – 12th graders something to ponder with these intriguing, thought-provoking quotations. Most of these quotations come from famous people and are accompanied by more than one writing prompt, so your students have many options open to them.

Opinions are the easiest paragraphs and essays to write, and your students have loads of opinions. Let them organize their thoughts and write some opinions based on any of the following quotations.

Dig in! (more…)