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How to Write Essays in High School

How to Write Essays in High School
During Alex's first week at college, he came home and thanked me for a specific skill he learned when we were homeschooling. Believe it or not, he tha...
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Twelve Days of Christmas with IEW

Twelve Days of Christmas with IEW
​One of my favorite writing curriculum resources comes from my friends at IEW. If you aren't familiar with IEW, Institute for Excellence in Writing, y...
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How to Confidently Grade Your Teen's Essays and Narratives

How to Confidently Grade Your Teen's Essays and Narratives
One of the hardest parts of teaching writing is knowing how to evaluate a paper. It seems like such risky business—a subjective effort char...
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Homeschooling High School: Favorite Writing Curriculum

Homeschooling High School: Favorite Writing Curriculum
If you ask 10 homeschoolers, you may get 10 different answers about favorite writing programs. Learning how to write well often starts with reading great writing. Having trouble finding books your middle schooler will love? I've done the work for you! Click to download: The HomeScholar Middle School Reading List Do you have any favorites for teaching composition beginning in 9th grade? Funny thing, I am a writer and editor by trade but haven't a clue...
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We like IEW and started with level B this past year with a 5th and 7th grader. We didn't do a lot of formal writing before this pa... Read More
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I too was overwhelmed at the idea of watching hours of video to teach the IEW classes. So I didn't. I just purchased the student ... Read More
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I can't say enough about Institute for Excellence in Writing. They have a wonderful support loop with instructors who will help yo... Read More
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