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 […]