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Five Great Reasons to Consider WriteAtHome

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I started WriteAtHome in 2001 with five students. Since then, WriteAtHome has helped many thousands of homeschool students improve their writing skills. Our approach is simple. We give a short lesson on writing each week and a short writing assignment. Students spend an average of an hour or two on their writing project each week. That project is sent to …

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Writing Challenge: Oulipo N + 7

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Here’s a fun poetry exercise for middle or high school students. Actually, adults might like it too!

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Narrative Writing Prompt: An Unforgettable Dream

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  Occasionally, I like to share some of the writing assignments we give students at WriteAtHome. This one provides an …

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Teaching Tip: 3 Rules for Creating Effective Writing Assignments

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One of the toughest tasks of the writing teacher is coming up with assignments that challenge students without frustrating or boring them. I’m often asked if in our WriteAtHome courses we “tell students what to write,” or if we “give them the topic.” Here’s how I answer that.

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Descriptive Writing Prompt: An Unexpected Guest

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 Here’s another good writing assignment for middle or high school aged students. Feel free to use it; it’s worked for …

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