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In the Thick of it

My “second” year of home school arrived.  I spent countless hours reading and deciding what would be the best curriculum available, listened to recommendations from other parents and educator friends, and invested way too many hours in creating a curriculum for my two students.  I spent at least twice as much time putting materials together […]

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The Writing Process- Drafting and Editing

Writing is a process that involves several distinct steps: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. It is important for a writer to work through each of the steps in order to ensure that he has produced a polished, complete piece.  The writing process is not always linear.  A writer may move back and forth between […]

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Five Tips to Writing Success

It is 3:30 pm and Janice Robertson has just asked her twelve-year-old daughter, Emma, to write a two-page essay on the formation of volcanoes. As Janice prepares dinner, she notices Emma staring blankly at the paper. Ten more minutes pass and Emma is still not writing. Well aware of her daughter’s disdain for writing papers, […]

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Inspire learning on your vacation

Summer is a time to relax, enjoy the beautiful weather, and spend time with your family.  Many families, including those that homeschool, take time off from formal schooling during the summer months.  Just because you are taking a break from organized lessons doesn’t mean that learning has to come to a halt.  Even when you […]

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