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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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Writing Prompt: A Mother’s Heart

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on Writing Prompt: A Mother’s Heart

Writing Prompt: A Mother’s Heart

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What does your mother mean to you?

It might be difficult to put that into words, but this writing prompt will help you with that.

No sentences necessary and you even get to be creative with color!

You can write about another significant woman in your life as well.

Ready to bless your mom?
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The 3 Most Popular Tutorials of 2017

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Sharon's Blog | Comments Off on The 3 Most Popular Tutorials of 2017

The 3 Most Popular Tutorials of 2017

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Need tutorials for your students? We’ve got ’em, and they’re free.

These practical tutorials are complete with a lesson, printable worksheets, an exercise, and the answers. Use them now or bookmark them for later.

Here are the three most popular ones on our site this year, just in time for those semester papers:

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Dear Future Me

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in High School Prompts, Middle School Prompts, Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on Dear Future Me

Dear Future Me

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Life is about making decisions, and you’ve got some large ones in your future.

Big ones include your future education or training: Should you pursue a college or technical degree. If you do, which one? Will you make the best choice? Will you change your mind several times?

What about marriage? Starting a family? Will that be in your future? Will you travel?

I’m sure you’ve heard your parents say, “If I knew then what I know now!” and understood them to mean that they wished they had some of their current wisdom to help them make decisions when they were younger.

What if, instead of looking backwards, we encouraged our future selves? You may not have all the wisdom you’d like to have now to inform yourself twenty years from now, but you know you better than anyone.
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Celebrate National Poetry Month with Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees”

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in High School Prompts, Middle School Prompts, Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on Celebrate National Poetry Month with Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees”

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees”

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All this month we’re celebrating National Poetry Month with famous poems worth knowing. Be sure to check out the many links at the end of this post for more poetry appreciation and practice!

What is today’s poem? Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees.” Here are the first two lines:

I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree

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