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Writing Resources: Learning to Communicate


Writing Resources is about teaching writing and about learning to communicate with our written words.

Writing is communicating and is a tool to help you share:
  • your ideas, 
  • thoughts, 
  • concerns 
  • and voice your opinions
Writing is an essential skill for success in higher educational pursuits, for future careers and in life.

We must teach our children to communicate and to do it well.


When I first began homeschooling, I was adamant about teaching my child to write. I remember our first day, of which I am not proud of, because it ended in tears. I made mistakes on the first day. The main mistake was that I expected too much and I tried to force something that needed more time to develop.

All I wanted my son to do that day was to copy some words out of a beginning reading primer. How could that go so wrong?

My son had attended Kindergarten in a private school; so when I asked him to copy a few words I expected him to do it without any complications. Afterall, he was a first grader and by that age he should be able to write his letters and copy some words. I assigned the task but when he was finished, I was shocked to discover that he had written the first word so big that it filled an entire page.

It went downhill from there....

With help from God, the internet, friends and common sense, day 2 went better.
 


My biggest tip for anyone beginning homeschooling is to "Relax."

Take some time to:
  • figure out where your child is in the process of learning a subject, 
  • set reasonable expectations and goals and
  • work towards those goals....not as an absolute goal but as desired goals. 
Don't let set backs become so prominent that it destroys a love of learning for your child.

Life-long learning is so important that the concept of enjoying learning needs to be fostered not destroyed by stress or by preconceived ideas of what your child needs to know or should know.




Everyone has weaknesses and strengths and challenges ...discover them, work with or through them and take it one day at a time.




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Writing Resources: Your Writing Tips

Homeschool Teacher, Homeschool Mentor is about sharing tips and strategies with each other. I know you all have some great ideas...why not take a minute and share your writing resources ideas, tips and suggestions.

I'd love to hear from you! Sometimes one little helpful tip from someone else can make all the difference...

Send your writing resources ideas and tips in the form below and they will be reviewed and added to this page as soon as possible. Thanks!




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