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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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Strengthen Your Friendships with a Friendship Journal

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Sharon's Blog | Comments Off on Strengthen Your Friendships with a Friendship Journal

Strengthen Your Friendships with a Friendship Journal

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Jonathan and David. Anne Shirley and Diana Barry. Calvin and Hobbes. How special those friendships are to one another!

The Bible has a lot to say about friendships. It warns us against foolish ones: “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character” (I Corinthians 15:33). Scripture encourages us that a “friend loves at all times” (Proverbs 17:17).

Friendship is important to God. How important is friendship to you?

If we want to make new friends, we have to show ourselves friendly. As Dale Carnegie, the famous philanthropist revealed, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” That’s a challenge in a new group or situation, isn’t it?

Whether you have a new friend or a friend you’ve known since kindergarten, communication is important to the relationship.

A fun way to keep communication open is with a friendship journal. It’s a simple concept: You both answer a question in a journal and share your journal back and forth. You can make your own journal from a spiral-bound notebook or make your own book.

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Basketball: Is it March? Then there’s Madness!

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in High School Prompts, Middle School Prompts, Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Basketball: Is it March? Then there’s Madness!

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Looking for basketball-related writing prompts? Whether your students are sports enthusiasts or not, you’ve come to the right place!

Have you ever seen tournament brackets like the one in #1? Free printable included!

Fun for students in 5th – 12th grade. Dig in!

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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 | Comments Off on Brrr! Writing Prompts for Winter

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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