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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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A Pleasant Surprise and a Sale

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Sharon's Blog | Comments Off on A Pleasant Surprise and a Sale

A Pleasant Surprise and a Sale

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I love a pleasant surprise, and I love a good sale. Do you?

Have you read The Homeschool Minute? I subscribe to it and enjoy the short, practical, and encouraging articles I find there. This week’s articles were by Gena Suarez, Diana Waring, and Todd Wilson of Familyman Ministries.

And they were writing about writing!

The pleasant surprise came with Todd Wilson’s article when he said The Power in Your Hands: Writing Nonfiction in High School is one of his family’s favorite writing curricula. Thanks, Todd!

His article is about how he and his wife deal with the subject of writing in their homeschool. I love his advice. Here’s what he has to say:

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Have you downloaded your free samples yet?

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Sharon's Blog | Comments Off on Have you downloaded your free samples yet?

Have you downloaded your free samples yet?

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Do you ever wish you could look at a course before you buy it? Would you like to try out a lesson or two with your students to see if the course is a keeper?

We have many free samples of our courses that you can download today. Get a feel for how we teach and what your students will learn. Pour over the table of contents to check out the full content of the course.

Simply click on the book cover to go to that page for your free samples and lessons. Enjoy! (more…)

Brrr! Writing Prompts for Winter

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Brrr! Writing Prompts for Winter

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Snow-softened landscape. Frozen lakes. Sledding. Hot chocolate.

Blizzards. Ice-slick streets. Cancellations.

Winter—it’s all in there. Here are a few prompts about winter that your students will enjoy, giving them a chance to write their opinions, a short story, a TV script, and more.

Just right for your 5th – 12th graders.

 

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10 Personal Writing Prompts Students Will Actually Enjoy

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on 10 Personal Writing Prompts Students Will Actually Enjoy

10 Personal Writing Prompts Students Will Actually Enjoy

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Why should students write about themselves?

Reluctant writers are more apt to write about themselves and their experiences. Intrapersonal learners have their finger on the pulse of their hearts and thoughts, and they delight in journaling. And all writers enjoy a break from essays to splash around in personal writing from time to time.

Designed especially for 5th – 12th graders.

Dipping toes into water now . . .
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