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Strategies for Teaching Homeschool Writing Janie B. Cheaney

Strategies for Teaching Homeschool Writing (with Janie B. Cheaney)

Have you wondered how to teach writing effectively in your homeschool? There’s essay writing and creative writing and grammar and sentence structure and… ohmy! Where to start? Which writing activities for kids have the greatest impact? Fiction author, homeschool writing curriculum author, and speaker Janie B. Cheaney is here to share her experience as both

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Amanda McCrina author of YA WW2 novel Traitor interview

Traitor: an interview with author Amanda McCrina

In this special bonus episode of Homeschool Conversations I had the privilege of chatting with Amanda McCrina, author of the newly published YA novel, Traitor. Amanda is a homeschool graduate, and Traitor began as a short story assignment for history during her senior year! Listen to this episode to hear Amanda discuss the writing process,

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Outsourcing Homeschool Writing

Outsourcing Homeschool Writing: IF and WHEN to hire a writing tutor or join a writing class

When is it time to consider outsourcing homeschool writing instruction? How do you know whether or not to hire a tutor or join a writing class, and how do you pick the right writing teacher? And is there ever a time when it’s just not worth it to outsource homeschool writing? I love words. Big

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Haiku Homeschool Children

Can You Haiku? Learn and explore the poetry of haiku with children of all ages!

Haiku, a traditional Japanese poetry form, makes a worthwhile addition to your homeschool plans with children of all ages. It flows seamlessly into your literature, writing, history, or nature study plans. It’s also a delightful activity to add to your studies of Japanese history and culture. Have a reluctant writer? Haiku’s inherent brevity is one

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