Let’s complete our study of the Charlotte Mason method with today’s post on Write2Ignite, when we take a look at what other types of resources we can create as writers that will support families who are homeschooling using the Charlotte Mason Method. This will include science and nature studies, art and classical music, handicrafts, Bible, and more. Research, experiment, […]
Let’s continue our study of the Charlotte Mason method with today’s post on Write2Ignite. In this post, I’m sharing with writers how copywork can be an important part of the Charlotte Mason method and ways to incorporate it into your work. Come take a look at this new installment on Charlotte Mason. The Charlotte Mason Method, Part 3
Let’s continue our study of the Charlotte Mason method with this new post on Write2Ignite. I’m sharing with writers today a look at her philosophy regarding art, handicrafts, living math, history, geography, and more. Come take a look. The Charlotte Mason Method, Part 2
The Charlotte Mason method is a popular method of teaching and learning that encompasses many areas of study. I’m sharing with writers today how to create materials that support the Charlotte Mason method. Come check it out. The Charlotte Mason Method, Part One
One great way to get started writing for the homeschool market is by creating notebooking pages. They are fun and provide countless options and opportunities for creativity—both on the part of the writer and the student. Notebooking is a tool many homeschoolers integrate with other homeschooling methods. Its variations and applications are limitless. Come join us […]
Check out my post on Write2Ignite about putting the pieces together to submit a query to SchoolhouseTeachers.com so that you can write a class for us. This post tells you what you need to know to get a class idea submitted for consideration. We love hearing from people who want to help our students grow and progress […]
If you’ve been working on the assignment I gave you last month, you’ve thought of one or more good ideas that you want to write about. Now let’s get into the meat of how to make this a course that kids can enjoy. Come join me on the Write2Ignite blog to learn more about how […]
Today, I’d like to start a series of posts related to the topic of how to query SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. I’ll be representing SchoolhouseTeachers.com at the 2016 Write2Ignite conference, as well as presenting workshops on writing for the homeschool market and the art of storytelling. To date, I have […]
Who are you writing for? Who is your ideal reader, and how are you meeting his or her needs? These are important questions to consider when writing. Let’s talk more about what it means to write for the homeschool market, who homeschools, and what are the important things to keep in mind when serving these […]
It’s July 1st. I’m having trouble getting my head wrapped around that. It means half the year has passed. It means all those things I committed to doing in July (when it was still months away) are suddenly due now. And it means the Christmas holiday will be here before we blink. I know—you’re probably […]
One of my favorite things to create is puzzles! If you enjoy creating history and language arts resources like I do, the types of puzzles you have at your disposal to make learning enjoyable are virtually endless. Here are just a few types I have enjoyed making over the years . . . Join us […]
What does herding cattle have to do with writing? Surprisingly, more than you might expect. Both jobs require skill, stamina, and a willingness to get dusty and weary pursuing your goal. It also shows the value of rounding related things up into one place. That’s the aspect we’re going to explore today on Write 2 […]
If you are looking for a way to reach the homeschool market with your book, Educents may be a method to consider. What is Educents and how can authors offer products on their site? That’s what we’re going to talk about today on Write2Ignite. How to Sell Your Book on Educents
If you’ve ever wanted to use an inexhaustible homeschooling resource, copywork may be your answer. We’re talking about what it is, where it came from, and why you might want to consider adding it to your homeschool routine over on Homeschool Share today. Won’t you consider stopping by, letting us know your thoughts and questions, […]
I’m sharing a step-by-step way to create your very own maze–without chasing yourself in circles! Come find out how with my guest post on Homeschool Blogging!
How would you like to create a word search about any topic in a matter of minutes (and did I mention it’s free)? Stop by my guest post on Homeschool Blogging to find out how!
When we started this series about lapbooking, I told you that a lapbook is a hands-on way to help students, generally in elementary through middle school, learn material. Your goal when creating lapbooks that complement your writing projects is to create fun, hands-on ways students can absorb key information. For example: Does your story have […]
The final lapbooking template I want to show you is the wheel template. The wheel template can work well for questions with multiple answers or for a list of questions with simple, one-to-two word answers. For example: Name four past Presidents of the United States. Name eight countries in Europe. How many joeys are born […]
So far in our how-to-write-for-homeschoolers series on lapbooking, we’ve discussed, “What exactly is a lapbook,” lined paper and matchbook templates, and shutter flap books. Today I’d like to talk about two additional types of templates you can use when creating your lapbook, Venn diagrams and pockets. Venn Diagram If you’re new to Venn diagrams, the […]
For the last few months, we’ve been talking about how to create a homeschool printable. There are lots more printables to discuss, but today I want to look at what to do with the printbales you’ve created. Join me for a guest post on the Write2Ignite blog.
A unit study is a great way for kids to learn about a topic that sparks their interest. It is also a great way for writers to share their work and use all that “extra” information your research uncovered that just wouldn’t fit into your final piece. We’re talking about how to create unit studies […]
Come join me on Homeschool Encouragement and try my fun tutorial on How to Create a Board Game in Microsoft Word!
Today I will show you how to make shutter lapbooking templates and flap book templates. These are some of my favorites to make because a) they are easy to draw and b) they are exceptionally versatile. You can adapt these to almost any information you want to share. To begin, the names shutter book and […]
I’m going to show you how to create two more types of templates today, the Lined Paper Template and the Matchbook Template. Lined Paper Template The Lined Paper template is simply that—paper with lines on it for writing longhand. Students will print as many pieces as necessary, staple them together in the corner, and glue […]
If you write for children, there is a growing market that you cannot afford to ignore—the homeschool market. The homeschool market is currently a billion-dollar industry with more than two million children homeschooled in the United States alone.1 But what does that have to do with writers? Join me today on Write2Ignite to find out! […]
A lapbook is a hands-on way to help students, generally in elementary through middle school, learn material. I’m going to explain how you as a writer can create lapbooks that connect your stories to readers who process information best through doing rather than simply reading. If you’re not a hands-on person, take heart. Neither […]
This could likely be a series of posts all on its own, but today I just want to share one simple way you can connect with homeschooling families and let them know what you have to offer—blog link ups and blog hops. Here are two lists that are compilations of a huge number of blog […]
Spend even a short amount of time in blogging circles and you’ll notice a common theme rising to the surface—pinnable images. I have to confess some feelings of frustration and inadequacy when it comes to graphic design. One of the reasons I think I have such a passion for writing is because I absolutely cannot […]
Last week, I said we would kick off unit studies this week. I hope you will forgive me for a slight change in plans. I realized our Charlotte Mason unit would not be complete without a tutorial showing you how to create copywork on your own. The first thing you need to know is there […]
Now that you’ve gotten a feel for the Charlotte Mason style, please don’t rush off and instantly conform everything you’ve written to fit this style. That is not my intention or the purpose of these posts! The purpose of these posts is to help you understand the needs and interests of the homeschooling community […]
What are some of the key elements of a Charlotte Mason-style education? Reading: Charlotte Mason detested what she referred to as “twaddle.” Twaddle was any story that was simple and meaningless, void of any real benefit to the child. Living books were very important to her. She didn’t believe real learning should be limited to […]
One of the things I first noticed about homeschooling communities and discussion pages was that there was a new vocabulary I needed to learn. I didn’t know what a lapbook was. I didn’t know what made one book living while another one was apparently dead, I didn’t know that you could assemble amazing teaching tools […]