Imagine this scenario.

Your child sits down at a piano for their first piano recital. You sit in the front row, ready with the camera.

He plunks out Up the Hill, Down the Hill.

In spite of a couple false starts and a rushed ending, the audience claps appreciatively. He smiles widely. Your camera clicks.

Fast forward three years. Your son sits at the piano on stage. You’re ready with your camera.

He plays Up the Hill, Down the Hill. Oh dear.

Now imagine this scenario.

Your child sits down at a piano for his first piano recital. You sit in the front row, ready with the camera.

He plunks out Up the Hill, Down the Hill.

In spite of a couple false starts and a rushed ending, the audience claps appreciatively. He smiles widely. Your camera clicks.

Fast forward three years. Your son strides to the piano, bows to the audience, seats himself, places his hands on the keys, and launches into Beethoven’s Für Elise.

Obviously, we all hope for the second scenario. But what made the difference?

Two things:

  • Knowledge at a speed your child can grasp.
  • Lots of practice.

Learning to write is just like learning any other skill. 

Yet, teaching writing in your homeschool can feel

  • overwhelming,
  • vague,
  • and, frankly, far from fun.

Perhaps you have a young student who groans when it’s time to write.

Or you have a student who loves to write. But, you don’t know if they’re doing it right or if you’re correcting the right things. (And you’re the one groaning!)

Here’s a win-win solution for you and your kids.

Writing modules in which your students…

  • Write on topics they are already interested in. This is huge!
  • Practice in learning how they write best (and yes, it is different for different folks).
  • Learn that writing is a craft learned in increments (just like any musical instrument or sport).
  • Practice writing in many, and perhaps, surprising, ways.

Writing modules in which the homeschool parent…

  • Is an encourager instead of a taskmaster.
  • Keeps the long view of learning to write.
  • Relaxes knowing that writing is getting done.

As a homeschool mom of 17+ years, a writing coach, and a working freelance writer and author, I am now creating these modules for use in your homeschool.

Writing is terrifically important. Let’s make it happen!

Here’s where I could use your help –

First, the first modules are based on the topics of horses, nature, and dogs. If you have a suggestion for a topic, let me know in the comments on any blog post or by contacting me here.

Second, sign up below and get a notice when the first modules are available plus a nice discount for being an early subscriber.

Wishing you every success in your homeschool. You CAN raise writers!

Robin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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