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 […]
It seems hard to believe that Christmas is just over a week away. As everyone is scrambling to meet last-minute deadlines, I thought rather than share with you another opportunity to keep track of, today I would share one simple thought. The greatest opportunity you have as a writer is to write for God. Period.
As one year begins to end and our hearts start to turn toward setting new goals for 2014, we ponder and list and dream. Mixed in with the dreams, however, are less appealing realities. Changing markets, a depressed economy, and the small percent of manuscripts that see publication, not to mention agents, queries, verb tense, […]
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 […]
Angry men bent on death. She broke the law, and she must die… Join me today on Write2Ignite to see how God can use the words you write to save a life.
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 […]
SchoolhouseTeachers.com, the curriculum arm of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, is looking for writers to contribute to their Schoolhouse Dailies section. We need writers who will write multiple short pieces of curriculum for use on our site. The rules and details will vary from project to project. Here is a summary of the first project, Everyday […]
Last week we looked at the growth in the homeschool market. This week, let’s look closer at those numbers. Who homeschools? There is no one mold that all homeschooling families fit into. Research is showing that people from varied ethnic and religious backgrounds are choosing the homeschooling option. According to Dr. Brian D. Ray […]
One of the common misconceptions about homeschooling is that it is only done on the fringes, that a very small number of families choose to educate at home. That was true in past decades, but not any longer. Take a look at a few fast facts: The homeschool market is currently a billion-dollar industry.1 More […]
The homeschool market is growing; are you connected to it? If you write for children, can you afford not to be? According to Dr. Brian D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute, “There were an estimated 2.04 million K to 12 homeschool students in the United States in the spring of 2010.” That […]
Do you ever feel like you’re not sure where you fit or if you’re needed? I’ve wrestled with those feelings, and it struck me once that commas must feel much the same way. You’ll never believe what happened next. I’m sharing about it today on the Write2Ignite blog. Ever Feel Like a Comma?
Every conference season, we pack our laptops, notebooks, and Post-it notes and hit the road or the skies for a day or a week of inspiration and education. Mixed in with the encouragement and edification, however, are less appealing realities. Changing markets, a depressed economy, and the small percentage of manuscripts that see publication, not […]
Rejection. It happens to everyone, and no one likes it. As a writer, how do you deal with it? I’m honored to be sharing some encouragement today over on the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference blog. Come share your thoughts on rejection with us. Heavenly Herald
Thank you for considering an opportunity to contribute to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine’s SchoolhouseTeachers.com! We’re excited that you’re interested in joining our team. There are two main ways that you can write for us, as a independent lesson designer or as a team lesson designer on our Schoolhouse Writers team. Independent Lesson Designer: We’re looking for individuals […]