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    With a little creative thinking and some fun, spelling might become a subject you and your child really enjoy! #homeschool #spelling

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    3 REASONS TO READ OUT LOUD TO KIDS WHO KNOW HOW TO READ - Many children wish their parents had kept reading to them out loud after they were school age. As for the children who don't wish this, I suspect they just don't know what they're missing. #reading #homeschooling

    BOOK REPORT ALTERNATIVES FOR KIDS WHO HATE TO WRITE - Many of us have kids who don't like to write or can't write. What is to be done? #writing #homeschooling

    Invite your brick lovers to create an adventure story based on fun Lego minifig photo writing prompts. Exciting settings include a hockey game, sunrise expedition, tropical paradise, and ancient ruins.


    Prepositions--hands on learning activity.

    Great way to encourage students to use "colorful" words in their writing! What kid doesn't want to use a cool pen at school?

    A "Delightful Double Existence" - Robin Hood unit study

    rainbow editing idea. Great way to make peer editing more fun. It also focuses not just on the negative but also on the positive aspects of a student's writing!

    How to Make and Play With Story Stones

    Free! Printable DIY Story Starter coins for kids

    Help kids visualize grammar! Love this free printable prepositions sheet for kids in 34d, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade; great for homeschoolers

    Revising and Publishing Your Story

    Revising and Publishing Your Story

    Once you create characters, you need to SHOW their feelings. Here's a handy reference chart to get you started. No more telling!

    To create an interesting character, you need physical and personality traits. Here's a chart to help you brainstorm new characters.

    Here's where all the fun writing hints and lessons originate.

    Practice creating a scene for your story with this handy brainstorming sheet. Make sure you include some of these elements for a great scene.

    7 ways to hook your reader on the very first page.

    Here's a handy reference chart for the 5 Elements of a Good Story

    Host Your Own Kids' Poetry Tea party with poetry book ideas, fun foods, and activities.

    America Needs Writers to Influence Culture America needs writers and storytellers! Watch/listen now! via