Tag Archives : Writing


IEW Writing Review

Hi everyone! I’ve had a ton of requests to do a review for our homeschool writing curriculum. We’ve been using the Institute for Excellence in Writing program for a few years now and really love it. We started out with the Group A Student Writing Intensive, and this past year we moved on to the Group A Continuation Student Writing…

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Homeschool Writing Curriculum Forum

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying the homeschool curriculum forums we’ve been sharing lately! I know I love to read everyone’s comments, pros, and cons for curriculum! Today we’re continuing on with our forum discussion with the subject of writing.   Teaching writing is one of the harder things for me. From encouraging younger students, to grading upper levels,…

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Free Story Writing Printables

Looking for some help teaching writing to elementary aged students? Looking for some creative writing pages, editing checklists, and story planners? Look no further!   This year I thought I’d get a head start on our writing process and created some helpful printables to help make writing a little easier and a little more fun! –> Download the Writing Pages…

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WriteShop Story Builders

We’re into our 4th month of school this year, and we’re still loving the WriteShop Primary! Although I’ve only been doing it a couple times a week, our kids are doing quite well. One thing that has really helped us with our writing, is our WriteShop Story Builders!   They’ve been a HUGE help on days when they kids just…

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K4 Curriculum: Printables, Lesson Plans, and More!

It’s finally ready! My K4 Curriculum! I’ve had a huge response to my K4 Curriculum and based on request, I’ve made it even better! It’s now a FULL 34 week K4 Curriculum! What does that mean? While you can still add in Letter of the Week activities if you choose, the K4 Curriculum is now stand alone. It comes with…

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The Write Shop Primary Review & Giveaway

Looking for some help teaching your children how to write? In preparation for next year, this one was thing on my mind! I don’t consider myself a great writer. I never even journal. I talk a lot. But I don’t think that counts. So the thought of teaching my children to write was freaking me out a bit. Oooh! Write…

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1-20 Writing Practice

Last week I published some A-Z Writing Worksheets for K4 work for my preschooler and this week I’m adding 1-20 Number Worksheets! Download 1-20 Number Practice The tracers include pre-writing practice for each number as well as tracing numbers. I also included a blank line with dots so they can practice writing on their own as well. Hope you like…

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A-Z Handwriting Worksheets

Welcome to Preschool Kicked Up A Notch! BAM! As we’re going through the Letter of the Week activities, I wanted to add in some more handwriting now that we’ve done all the pre-writing practice, and here they are for you too! Download the A-Z Handwriting Worksheets Each sheet contains some pre-writing practice for the letter along with capital and lowercase…

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Pen Pals

I found this idea at The Homeschool Post and thought it was such a great idea, I had to share! We started a notebook that will contain letters between me and my daughter, its a great relationship building activity and will become a wonderful keepsake down the road! (Not to mention that it works on handwriting, spelling, and writing at…

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