Being a classy, fashionable housewife is not just about choosing the best magnetic eyelashes and upgrading the look of your kitchen.
It’s about being the coolest mom, too. If you have children, you want them to grow into good, bright people who have only good memories of their childhood.
Many parents opt for homeschooling for that reason. They believe that they can provide great education for them, and they are right. But teaching homeschool writing is a challenge that might make you doubt yourself.
There’s one main question: how do you make academic writing look fun? Children who learn how to write at school find the process boring. It’s the curriculum’s fault. Teachers have to assign dull topics that don’t inspire the student’s interest in writing.
You’re not stuck in such a trap. You don’t have to use a curriculum to teach homeschool writing.
Teach Writing at Home without a Curriculum
1. Create Your Own Curriculum
Curriculums may be boring, but they have a serious advantage: planning. When you have a strategy with clearly defined goals, you’ll be taking precise steps towards achieving those goals.
But curriculums cost money. It’s almost impossible to find a pre-made free homeschool writing curriculum. So it’s something that you’ll have to do by yourself.
A good homeschool writing curriculum is based on these elements:
- Organizing the thoughts
- Choosing the right words
- Expressing thoughts in proper grammar
- Understanding the format of writing
- Editing and proofreading
When you create your curriculum, the final goal is to teach your kid how to write in a proper academic format. To achieve it, you’ll start by inspiring them to think. Then, you’ll inspire them to express those thoughts in writing.
2. Take Your Time
When coming up with a homeschool writing curriculum, you’ll have the impression that if things go by plan, you’ll have your child writing in no time.
This will be a slow, progressive process. Your kid will first need to learn how to choose the right words and combine them into a sentence. Then, you’ll progress to short paragraphs. The essays will eventually follow, but it will take at least a year before you see something that looks like a proper paper.
3. Get Help
How will you teach your kid to write if you’re not a great writer yourself? How will you know that their work is good?
If you hire a service that offers professional assignment writing on time, you’ll solve this issue. These services set affordable prices for each page of writing. You can request an essay on your topic, and the expert writer will complete it in a style that matches your child’s level.
You’ll use this paper as a guideline for format, style, and flow of thoughts. Your kid will get inspired! Since these writing services allow you to ask any questions during the process of completion, you can use the opportunity to communicate with the writer. Let your kid ask anything, no matter how silly their questions sound.
4. Choose Fun Topics
Homeschooling your child comes with a huge advantage: education doesn’t have to be boring.
Closely observe your kid’s interest. What topics get their attention? If they are interested in cars, you can write an essay about muscle cars. You’ll do the research together, and they will be inspired to write an essay about something they love exploring. If your kid loves Barbies, you can explore the history of the doll.
You get the point.
Don’t assign topics that are too challenging or boring for your kid. Let them choose a theme and set a topic based on it. With this method, they will fall in love with writing. They will learn how to turn any topic into a serious matter of discussion.
5. Keep It Going
Your child won’t turn into Hemingway from the first attempt.
There’s a lot, and I mean A LOT of practice before they get close to that point. They will start with baby steps. If they keep practicing, they will slowly improve their skills.
It’s all about keeping their practice consistent. If your kid keeps making efforts, they will definitely develop decent writing skills.
Writing Is Fun!!!
Teaching writing is possibly the most challenging aspect of homeschooling. Parents can stick to curriculums for any other subject. But with homeschool writing, you have to create a curriculum that’s suitable to your child’s interest.
Just follow the main stages of the process, and keep your kid inspired with cool topics.
It won’t be easy. But with the right approach, you can make the process fun for both you and your child.
Who knows; maybe you’re raising the Hemingway of our future? All you need to do is unlock that potential and keep the spark alive.
Ms. Larson loves three things in life: writing, reading, and running. She gets her best ideas when she runs, free of all stress she accumulated throughout the day. Sandra often writes guest posts that help people develop a consistent writing practice.