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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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6 Literature-Based Writing Prompts

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in Literature, Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on 6 Literature-Based Writing Prompts

6 Literature-Based Writing Prompts

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Literature holds an Aladdin’s cave of treasures that students can plunge their pens into.

Whether it’s imitating good writing, pondering a topic in the story, or using the story to write another, your students will gain a healthy curiosity for great works of literature as they write.

To enjoy these fun prompts, knowledge of the following stories is not necessary.

Terms covered: epiphany, spatial description, and paraphrase.

These literature-based prompts are suitable for your 5th – 12th graders.

Ready to go treasure hunting?

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Prompts Bundle

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Prompts Bundle

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Prompts Bundle

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Help your students gain a perspective on history with our bundle of writing prompts for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

What does he share with the apostle Paul? Did he advocate the use of violence? And what was his original name?

Use these five prompts on Martin Luther King Jr. to spark an interest in this important historical figure and his life.

Suitable for students in grades 5 – 12. (more…)

5 New Prompts for a New Year

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on 5 New Prompts for a New Year

5 New Prompts for a New Year

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The beginning of a new year is a special time when your students can look back on their past year and cherish their hopes and dreams for the future. But do they know how to express those?

Here are five new prompts geared to help them express their ideas through opinion, personal narrative, personification, and so on, as they think about and evaluate their lives.

Suitable for students in grades 5 – 12.

Let’s do this . . .
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Christmas Prompts

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 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…)