Teaching writing can be both intimidating and time consuming, however, it is one of the most important skills we can teach our children. Here are some of the resources to teach writing that we use in our homeschool.
- We use the Institute for Excellence in Writing to teach our 2nd & 3rd graders. IEW teaches out children how to begin the process of learning to write through imitation. It is also the best writing course out there to teach the children to write interesting sentences.
- In 4th grade we move our students to Classical Composition by Memoria Press. They continue to write using imitation and advance to more complicated and challenging forms of writing over the years. Classical Composition also has a DVD that accompanies it, the master teacher teaches each lesson.
- The Blue Book of Grammar ,is a resource that I have to review grammar/mechanics with my children as I notice errors in their compositions.
- Theasuarus allows your children to expand their word base, often it reminds my children of words that they already know but just had thought about using.
- The Little Brown Book is a complete writing handbook that is more thorough then the Blue Book of grammar and allows me to give children indepth look at issues in their writing. Also it allows me to introduce them to new concepts.
- Reading is the best way to teach your children both how to write well and to “Teach You Child How to Revise Their Writing“. When I say reading I mean first and foremost to read great books to your children and to have your children read great books themselves. Secondly, your children should read their written works aloud to themselves so they can catch many of their writing errors. A child who is well read will her subject verb disagreement and recognize choppy writing.
- I have included this handout I give out to my students in the writing class in our co-op. Student Editing Sheet
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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.