Tag Archive: Writing

4 Moms Teach Writing Part 1: Grammar

This week the  4 Mom of Many  are talking about teaching writing specifically teaching grammar. Part 2: 4 Moms Teach Writing Part 2: Composition In our family we’ve taken a laid back, whole language approach to teaching grammar. Our plan goes like something like this. Read aloud to child Have the child narrate Teach the…

It’s Not Too Late…

..to jump in and join Mrs. Morecraft’s School of Elocution and Composition: Minding the P’s and Q’s of Proper Writing. This 7-week online course began Thursday, but once registered you may view that class and be caught up and ready for class this Thursday from 8-9 pm EST. Each Thursday from now until March 24th…

Presidential Penmanship: Review

Zeezok Publishing offers a wide variety of books and educational resources.  Our family was sent Presidential Penmanship: Italic Style to review. Presidential Penmanship comes on a computer disk and contains levels for grades 1 through senior high.  Each lesson is composed of a presidential quote, scripture passage or excerpt from one of our founding documents…

All About Spelling Review

I’ve seen several spelling programs and have not been overly impressed.  It seems that the programs  fall into one of two categories, either they are based on memorization and focus on commonly used word lists or they teach word families.  Neither method has ever appealed to me.  I want a spelling method that teaches the…

Abcteach: Review

Abcteach is an amazing website with a staggering amount of free and membership resources for homeschoolers or anyone who works with children.  Do you use unit studies in your homeschool?  Textbooks? Lapbooks?  Delight directed homeschooling?  Enjoy literature based learning?  Do one or more of your children have a passion or interest?  Do you have a…

Teaching Handwriting

Mark and I knew that we wanted to homeschool our children before we were even married.  So when our oldest finally got close to being school age we were very ready to start “officially schooling” her. When Amber was 3 we pulled out “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons” and she progressed…