Tag Archives: Meaningful Composition

Five Reasons Why Character Ink Writing Books* Work!

5 Reasons Why Character Ink Writing Books Work!

1. They use my Directed Writing Approach!

In my Directed Writing Approach, every detail of every project is laid out for your student. None of my writing projects are “writing ideas” or “writing prompts.” Every writing assignment contains step-by-step instructions with much hand-holding along the way. The student is “directed” in how to write and what to write at all times—from brainstorming to research to outlining to rough draft and finally to revising.

Continue reading

Introducing Meaningful Composition 2 – II

Have I mentioned how excited I am to be done with my Meaningful Composition (MC) elementary books? Yep, the second through fourth grade books are done, bringing the grand total of MC books to twenty-one books of 300 to 450 pages each! Shwew….what a relief!

Introducing Meaningful Composition 2-II

I am slowly getting the videos up that go with the samples at the store. Each MC book has two weeks of completely free lessons (in their entirely..not bits and pieces). And each book will eventually have a video that explains that book’s contents and the two free sample weeks.

Continue reading

Product Highlight: Meaningful Composition 5-I Writing for Real

We made it! All twenty-one of the Meaningful Composition books are done! I wrote a few of them ten years ago, but over the past three years, I have written and/or revised all twenty-one books! Whooo….I’m tired! 🙂 But super excited!!!

Product Highlight: MC 5-I Writing for Real

Students everywhere (including public and private school students who can use the downloaded portions of MC, called Really Writing) can learn to write ALL types of writing (reports, essays, stories, dialogues, twice-told tales, and much, much more!) using my Directed Writing Approach—a pain-free, step-by-step approach to learning to write. I love kids—and I am so happy that kids will be able to learn with stress-free, amazing instruction and projects.

Meaningful Composition 5-I: Writing for Real

Continue reading

Introducing Meaningful Composition

Introducing Meaningful Composition

Directed writing. Every step laid out for students and teachers. Complete and thorough editing checklist in which grammar skills are actually applied to writing (with clear check boxes and assignments). Essays. Reports. Stories. Twice Told Tales. Dialogues. Description. Persuasion.

Just a few phrases that describe the Meaningful Composition series. And I’m more excited about this series than ever!

Here’s why:

Continue reading

Meaningful Composition January New-Release Sale!

Meaningful Composition January SALE!

Welcome to 2016! And welcome to our newly-revised Meaningful Composition books! Yep, in the next couple of weeks all of our MC books from 5 I through 11 I (two semesters of each book) will be available for purchase. (Our old versions {still awesome books!} of 4 I, 4 II, and 12 II continue to be available as well.)

In honor of the release of many new books—and the other books’ revisions and new titles/contents—Character Ink Press is having a January sale! All MC books (4 I through 11 I) will be on sale from $35 down to $25 (through Character Ink Press only; other vendors will have their regular prices). Yep! Ten dollars off each book during our unveiling month!

Continue reading

A Writing Tip for Every Year: Ninth Grade

A Writing Tip for Every Year: Ninth Grade

Ninth Grade: Teach pre-writing skills that are needed for the type of writing your student is doing.

Besides the aforementioned “writing idea” problem we sometimes create when we do not direct our students in their writing, another difficulty is that of not equipping the student with the skills necessary in order to write what we are asking him to write. It is so difficult for a student to complete a project if he has not been given/taught the skills that are needed in order to write that project well.

Continue reading

Five Reasons Why Meaningful Composition* Works!

(*and Character Quality Language Arts!)

5 Reasons Why Meaningful Composition Works!

 

1. Meaningful Composition uses my Directed Writing Approach!

In my Directed Writing Approach, every detail of every project is laid out for your student. None of my writing projects are “writing ideas” or “writing prompts.” Every writing assignment contains step-by-step instructions with much hand-holding along the way. The student is “directed” in how to write and what to write at all times—from brainstorming to research to outlining to rough draft and finally to revising.

Continue reading

August Meaningful Composition Sale!

 

August Meaningful Composition SALE

 

If you have been considering using our new Meaningful Composition books, you are in luck! Since we will have so many new titles—and most of the old ones are revised—we have decided to offer a MC sale for back-to-school this year! Three years of re-writing, writing new, developing new techniques, and testing books with a hundred students each week—and now we are ready!

Continue reading

Meaningful Composition Bonus Book: The SAT Essay and Other Timed Writing

We have a lot of new books coming out this spring! And we would love to introduce them to you in this space! And we would really love for you to click on the Projects Contained, Tables of Contents, Samples, etc., to check them out and see if they are what your homeschool needs next year to get your kids writing—and writing well.

Character Ink Product Review: The SAT Essay and Other Timed Writing

Continue reading