I’m Beth Mora and each week at Home to Home, I serve up generous sips of encouragement and helpful tricks of the trade. We explore the topics that are dear to all of our hearts, marriage, family, homeschooling, and living a life that honors God. Home to Home is one of those safe places to ask a question or take a well deserved break!
Language arts drills and copy work has its place in a child’s writing development, but please give your child a Language Arts K.I.S.S. ! Give your child time to engage in the joy of written expression.
Meaningful writing projects motivates all writers, especially young ones. Providing a writing project that has purpose helps to motivate your child to learn to write. Join one homeschool family’s writing experience and learn how a writing topic with purpose matters!
Teaching writing to my children often produced tears. I was surprised to discover my own writing experience was the key to unlocking the mystery.
Every time a writer writes, they put their heart in a public space. That can be a scary place for anyone, regardless of age, but it can be especially scary for young elementary students. As teachers, we must understand the vulnerability that our students feel when they write.
Reading skills are foundational to good writing skills. When you scientifically think about the skill of being able to read, it is nothing short of a miracle. It is a very complex skill. Over the years, I have learned it is important to provide three types of on-going reading instruction in every grade.