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Becoming a Writer

I’m an author. I love coming up with ideas to write about and I love bringing other ideas to life through written words. There was a time in my life that I didn’t think I could be a writer because I didn’t enjoy making things up. Writing fiction was not my thing. When I was […]

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Getting Creative: Writing Prompts for Kids

My son needs practice with his penmanship, and he typically finds long writing assignments frustrating. I’m not sure if his being left-handed has anything to do with it, but I usually give writing assignments in small increments so that he doesn’t get overwhelmed. I’ve also noticed that offering a drawing activity as a follow-up (or […]

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Notebooking Pages

So I’ve been working on creating notebooking pages so that I can give my son writing assignments that are short, but allow him to express what he’s learned about the topics we are covering. I can give only one page at a time, or I can pair it with one of the drawing pages. We’ll be […]

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Learning Behind My Back

Sometimes it is easy to forget that kids are always learning. We don’t always have to spell it out for them or write it on a white board. We got these super cute story cubes for Christmas so we decided to use them for creative writing on Monday when we got back to work. Have […]

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