I love teaching every type of writing to every age of student! There isn’t a writing lesson that I have written in fifty thousand pages and one hundred books that I don’t look forward to teaching! (There are some grammar ones—direct and indirect objects! And some spelling ones—creating plurals! But not writing!)
My books are so directed and step-by-step that they are truly incredibly fun to teach from.
When you first saw the title of this, maybe you were a little freaked out about the idea of teaching story writing. I know that I used to be before Joshua (my son) taught me how to teach it incrementally, step-by-step with mapping and lists that help students lay out their characters, plot, obstacles, solutions, and more. He is a master teacher and has helped me learn how to teach things that I formerly did not feel comfortable teaching.
Three A’s…..Three Simple Words. But they make all the difference in the world to parenting in general, and fathering specifically.
This late Father’s Day message that my husband and I wrote many years ago is not to discourage single moms—but to help Dads who are in the home to realize the important task they have before them in parenting.
The statistics of children without fathers playing active roles in their lives are gloom ones. According to “The Father Connection,” by Josh McDowell:
Okay…here is another Punctuation Puzzle for you to solve! Try to figure out where punctuation marks should go–before you look below at the answers/explanations! 🙂
I read the magazine article titled “Baby Games” and I read an encyclopedia essay called “Baby Showers”
When we watch diligence webinars or attend diligence workshops, we have a tendency to think in terms of how we can teach our kids to be more diligent.
I have written and spoke about this extensively….check out…..
Summer is here and the livin’ is easy. Or something like that.
And there’s a lot of truth to it. My husband and I were just talking last night about how one of our favorite things is going to concerts and movies (mostly with our kids!) in the summer because it feels so easy. Sitting in my lawn chair at an outdoor concert just listening to old 50’s and 60’s tunes (some of our favorite swing music!) just makes me feel relaxed. Like I don’t have anything to do, so just sit there. (I have a LOT of trouble sitting….unless I’m doing!)
Affirmation. Words of encouragement. Words of praise. Words of confirmation. Words of affection. Words of pride. Words of belonging. These all describe that one word–affirmation.
I recently read an article about a study of hundreds of college athletes that lasted over three decades. In this article, “What Makes a Nightmare Sports Parent and What Makes a Great One.” these college athletes described two things that are poignant for parents of all children, including non-athletes.
What makes a child enjoy writing? You’ve heard me say it before on this blog and in videos—directed instruction!
What makes a child love writing? Directed instruction coupled with a fun (and familiar) topic.
My Write On! books have both of those benchmarks—and my test students have been loving these projects so much!
We are happy to announce our class line up for the next school year at three of our four locations/days! (The fourth day/location is Joshua teaching at a co-op in Churubusco, Indiana.)
Please get your forms in by July 1st as we decide which classes to add or subtract based on enrollment at that time. If you are registering after July first, please call to see if there are still slots available (260.433.4465).
This week’s Punctuation Puzzle is a compound sentence (hint, hint!) about the Bermuda Triangle. Try to solve it BEFORE you read my recommendations! 🙂
They did not object and thus the area was named the Bermuda Triangle.
I’m excited to announce a new downloadable product that is super user-friendly and effective! And…..it’s based on the story of Beauty and the Beast, so it’s super fun too!
I’ll give you the details of the product in a little bit, but I want to let you know how you can get your hands on this resource first.