Category: High School Language Arts

The power of the written word – Reading and Writing for a strong High School Language Arts credit!

Teaching British Literature - Help for Your Homeschool (or Group!) Syllabus ideas for British Literature in Homeschool Co-op or for individual work.

Teaching British Literature – Help for Your Homeschool (or Group!)

Looking for some homeschool help about teaching British Literature? For years in our homeschool group classes, we’ve been teaching British Literature as a part of a 4-ish year rotation: British Literature, Great Christian Writers (or other special-interest-focused literature course), American Literature, and World Literature. (Sometimes we throw in a year of C.S. Lewis Studies, too.) Teaching…

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Homeschool help language arts for under-inspired teens

Homeschool Language Arts Help for Your Teen

One of my local homeschool mom-friends needed some homeschool help the first year of high school. Her co-op had several teens just starting 9th grade. They were active teens who could build stuff, ride horses, bake desserts, and plant gardens but most of them were a bit under-inspired in Language Arts area. Unfortunately for these…

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homeschooler hates writing

Help! My Homeschooler Hates Writing!

Writing in your homeschool high school is not automatically an easy subject. Having an honest conversation with your students about what’s working, what isn’t, what changes YOU as the teacher can make, and what changes THEY as the student can own will make a world of difference. Equipping strong writers is a goal you can reach; you…

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Homeschool Essay Curriculum for ANY Kind of Writer

Essay writing is an essential skill for homeschoolers these days- for high school students and even for those in middle school. Homeschool Essay Curriculum Too many students are either bored or intimidated by the challenge of writing essays. Those who are intimidated need a homeschool essay curriculum that will explain the process clearly and in…

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Homeschool Writing Help

When Your Homeschool Student Needs Writing Help

It’s no secret that developing good writing skills is important. Many students struggle with writing because they start the process with pencil and paper. Homeschool Writing Help Wait a minute! Isn’t that where writing HAS to start? Writing only starts with the blank page for people who are natural writers…you know, the ones who just…

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Research Papers for Reluctant Teens

Help for the Reluctant Writer homeschool

A Research Paper Writing Guide for the Reluctant, Remedial, Can’t-Do-It Teen Help for the Reluctant Writer Homeschool Sometimes young homeschool high schoolers freak out over the “R” word. They insist they CAN’T do a research paper! This may be because: their self-confidence is low they are inexperienced they are disorganized they are simply reluctant writers…

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5 Ways to Make Creative Writing Less Intimidating

5 Ways to Make Creative Writing Less Intimidating

Creative writing can be intimidating! Don’t despair! You can give your homeschooling high schoolers some easy ways for making the process less scary and more FUN! Creative Writing Ways to Make Less Intimidating 1. Teens often feel less intimidated if creative writing is done on computer rather than with paper and pencil. Why is that?…

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Help your teen find Creative Writing Success - the key to excellent composition skills!

Creative Writing Success: The Best-Kept Secret of Composition

Creative writing success is the best-kept secret of good composition! My homeschooling high schoolers were all good writers throughout high school because they were exposed to good skills that equipped them for creative writing success. The 4 that have graduated from college relied heavily on their excellent creative thinking for successful college-paper writing. Creative Writing…

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