Do you struggle with getting your kids to write?
I know I do…and it can be so frustrating.
I used to think there was no hope and nothing I could do!
When I discovered that our curriculum was not working for writing, I went in search for some better ideas.
Today I am sharing with you ideas that have worked in our homeschool:
Julie Bogart is one of my homeschooling mentors.
I do not know her personally, but through listening to her, reading her books, and following her programs, she has been an amazing resource for me.
This past year we have been using three BraveWriter programs.
Together, we are following the Arrow monthly subscription.
We all read the book together and go through the literary and grammar aspects together during morning time.
The kids have LOVED the projects, and I have LOVED the inspiration.
I needed a plan and someone to walk me through how to get my kids inspired to write.
These BraveWriter projects have been an answer to prayer.
#2 PenPals4Me Subscription Box
It is no mystery that I am a huge fan of subscription boxes.
I receive BarkBox, BirchBox, StitchFix, and Surprise Ride on a regular basis.
(Not to mention my Rent the Runway monthly subscription – I know, I know it is a lot!)
So when I found out that there was a writing subscription box, I was intrigued to try it out.
I was the lucky recipient of this box in return for a review.
PenPals4Me is monthly activity mail to inspire children to read, write, draw, and create.
And this box truly delivered.
For the kids, their favorite part was the questionnaire.
For me, my favorite part was the full set of markers that came with the box.
We literally opened the box and got right to work. Everything we needed was provided.
Before sending our letters out, I made a copy of his questionnaire. I just loved it so much!
#3: Roll it Up and Write it Out
This is such a wonderful idea from School Time Snippets.
You create a unique dice that has different writing activities on each side.
Whatever is rolled becomes the topic for the writing activity.
#4: Journaling with a Twist
I have a 10-year-old who loves History.
When I put writing and history together, we start to get somewhere.
I love the writing tip of Journaling with a Twist from WriteShop.com.
Plan journal entries and let your kids write from the perspective of someone who lived long ago.
#5: Paragraph of the Week
One paragraph a week is not too daunting for reluctant writers, yet it adds up to a lot of writing over a year.
I found these prompts on Teachers Pay Teachers.
What about you? Do you have reluctant writers?
Tell me what worked for you. I would love to try it with my own reluctant writers at home!