Homeschool Life, on writing, Personal Journey

It Ain’t Easy Being Real

I'm a laissez-faire teacher, which is something out-of-control teachers say to make themselves feel better. The truth is, I'm more comfortable allowing my students to talk, so long as I can get them to say, with some degree of accuracy, what I was going to say anyway. Today we did a little self discovery. I… Continue reading It Ain’t Easy Being Real

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5000 Words Writing Competition: Everyone Wins.

  And not just in the sense of participation trophies. Everyone wins because they become confident and robust writers who don't shrink at the idea of putting their minds on the page. 5000 Words develops excellence in writing by combining the following elements: Read quality literature and analyze its structure, themes, and content. (Most recently¬†The… Continue reading 5000 Words Writing Competition: Everyone Wins.

Homeschool Life, on writing

W is for Writing Class, 5000 Words Style

As soon as I had an open room (Katae went to college), I began teaching a writing/literature class in my home. I called it 5000 Words because I promised the students would write a minimum of 5000 words over a six-week period and that they would do it with a smile.¬† My credentials were a… Continue reading W is for Writing Class, 5000 Words Style