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Writing Workshop Video (New!)

I just wanted to let you know that I added a new video to explain why and how we used a Writing Workshop in our homeschool. You’ll find that at the Writing Workshop page – homeschoolden.com/writing-workshop Just click here: In this video, I didn’t realize I should drag it and make my screen bigger… so I’m like 1/2 an inch as I talk!! Ah well… live and learn! But, the...

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Plurals Add -s or -es, -ves or irregular Worksheets & Games

This 30-page Plurals Packet has worksheets and games to help your kids learn how to form plurals easily! To form some plurals you add an -s; for others you add an -es. Sometimes you change the f and add -ves… or other times the spellings are irregular! Here are some worksheets and games to practice all that! This 20+ page Spelling Packet includes two game boards, 10 pages of word...

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Free Literature Guides

Do you know about this great literature resource?  The Glencoe Literature Library page has Free Literature Study Guides for a huge selection of well-known novels. The Literature Study Guides include sections such as Meet the Author Introducing the Novel Before you Read Active Reading activities Personal Responses I thought I would mention this because I have used it a couple of times. I recently printed out the free literature guide...

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Writing Resource BUNDLE

This Writing Resource BUNDLE will help you take your kids’ writing to the next level! It includes five huge action-packed pdfs! For the last year, I have been trying to compile and put ALL (300+pages) of our writing materials and resources into a more convenient packet.  It’s been a huge undertaking!  I thought it was about time to release it… even though it is always a work in progress! 🙂...

Using Literature Textbooks in our Homeschool 0

Literature Textbooks in our Homeschool

Over the weekend, I talked a little bit about what we’ve been doing in our  writing workshop. Today, I just thought I’d write a post about how we use the big Literature textbooks in our homeschool. We’ve bought many Literature anthologies. They include stories, plays, poems, myths & legends, biographies and more from well known authors.  By many… I mean, just check out the back part of our literature shelf!! ...

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Writing Workshop in Our Homeschool

We have been using a writing workshop model in our homeschool for many, many years. It has brought a lot of joy to our writing time. My kids are not at all intimidated by writing now… even high school essays! I have a lot of posts about what a Writing Workshop looks like in our homeschool and also have a lot of posts about the various mini-lessons we used to...

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Language Arts – Grade 6 (Age 11/12) Curriculum Choices

Have you been planning out your language arts for next year?  I thought I would share my plans with ED (who will be in Grade 6 next year). She’s 11. Below you’ll find out how we tackle the various parts of language arts: literature skills (plot, setting, character, point of view, and so forth), grammar, vocabulary, spelling, literature (reading lots of good novels), and writing (which I’ve written about in...

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ie ei Words – Worksheets and Activities

This new activity packet will help your kids practice those tricky IE and EI words! It includes various activities, games and worksheets! This ie/ei Word Activity Packet includes more than 50 words to practice. It includes IE words such as friend, believe, cashier, siege, relieve, efficient, glaciers, yield and achieve. And it includes EI words such as receive, deceit, ceiling, receipt, foreign, protein, eight, beige, sleigh, neighbors and others. IE...

onsonant Blend BUNDLE - S-Blends worksheets activities and games plus L-blend R-blend words 0

S-Blend Worksheets and Activities

 S-Blend Worksheets, Games and Activities This 40+ page S-Blend Activity Packet includes various worksheets, games and activities!  This S-Blend Worksheet and Activity Packet is the final set in the Consonant Blends Bundle. The other packets covered L-Blends and R-Blends. This set focuses on the S-Blends such as sc sk sl sm sn sp st and sw. There are practice worksheets that include tracing, write in the consonant blends (sc, sk,...

R-Blend Worksheets and Games 0

R-Blend Worksheets and Games

R-Blend Worksheets and Games This 30+page R-Blend packet has been added to the Blends Bundle! This is the second in a series of three Consonant Blends Activity Packets. This consonant blend BUNDLE includes R-Blend, L-Blend and S-Blend worksheets, games, and activities. This set focuses on the R-Blends such as br cr dr fr gr pr and tr. There are practice worksheets that include tracing, write in the consonant blends (br,...

History Portfolio Projects - Using them in your homeschool or classroom - Free Prinable 0

What is a History Portfolio Project?

History Portfolio Projects have student focus on one theme, topic or time period and can include an array of writing, art, and geography assignments that are compiled together in a final product. While we did a couple of portfolio projects when the kids were in elementary (age 8 -10 or so), Portfolio Project really become a powerful tool during the middle and high school years! History portfolio projects require students...

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Free Biography Writing Paper Packet

Today I have a free Biography Writing Paper Packet to share with you! These writing pages include famous Americans as well as famous historical figures from King Tut to Marie Curie, Albert Einstein dozens more! These can be used with the biographies my daughter read (more details about those below) or just as quick assignments when you have the time. 🙂 My youngest has been working independently on these for...

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Free Letter W Worksheets

I have some fun, free Letter W worksheets for you today! These include Letter W tracing, finding the words that start with the letter W, and matching pictures with words that start with W such as well web wagon watch witch walrus watermelon whale worm Because it is close to Halloween here in the US, there’s also a fun Letter W coloring page with the words web and witch! 🙂...

25+ Free Grammar and Writing Worksheets and Printables 0

25+ Free Grammar and Writing Worksheets and Printables

I wanted to highlight some of the free grammar and writing worksheets and printables we have tucked away on the website.  It has been a while since I have talked about these and we have dozens of free resources!! I’m going to start with a few of the free writing resources we have and then I’ll give you links to our free grammar worksheets  on the major comma rules, apostrophes,...