Easy-to-use Writing Curriculum by Common Sense Press- Wordsmith Apprentice Review
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Easy-to-use Writing Curriculum by Common Sense Press- Wordsmith Apprentice Review

Do your kids enjoy writing? I know a lot of homeschoolers are struggling with this subject, us included. That’s why I am constantly testing out programs and looking out for a writing curriculum that would encourage, hone, and teach proper writing skills to M. And hopefully not make him shed any tears of frustration. Writing…

Why Cursive Handwriting Is Important – And You Can Teach It
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Why Cursive Handwriting Is Important – And You Can Teach It

Many experts say it, and I agree: cursive handwriting is an important skill to have. I am saddened to see that more and more US schools have given up on cursive handwriting. I have already written about how to turn reluctant writers around and what I recommend for starting writing at home; from fine motor…

Writing- oh, the horror! Reluctant writers tips
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Writing- oh, the horror! Reluctant writers tips

I know some kids love writing… I know some are great story-tellers. This post is not for them. <3 This post is for the struggling parents and kids. You know who you are. You pull out a worksheet for your 7,8,9,10 year old. It has a lot of “multiple choice” but at the very bottom,…

How we do book reports- 4th grade literature
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How we do book reports- 4th grade literature

This year, instead of choosing a curriculum for comprehension, I discussed with our teacher and decided that we would do book reports instead. She helped us choose 4 books and we picked: Around the World in 80 Days (from Bookdepository- our version is not available anymore) Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (from Bookdepository)…

Language arts for 4th grade- homeschooling
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Language arts for 4th grade- homeschooling

Here are our language arts choices for 4th grade this year. I am including photos and details about each book and how we use them. To see our complete list of curriculum for 4th grade, please head on to this blog post. Curriculum list for Language Arts 4th Grade: GRAMMAR: Fix it Grammar The Noose…