Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Encouraging the Reluctant Writer

My latest article is up over at Heart of the Matter. Read about Encouraging the Reluctant Writer. Below is a tidbit to lure you over there...


Isn’t it amazing how different each of our children can be? As homeschoolers, we get to witness this first hand as we work with our students at home. Out of four children, I have one who can hardly wait to get started and could write pages upon pages of information or story and most of it will look great without much to edit. I have one who is very eager to write and is still a little rough around the edges. I have one who loves to write and won’t take an ounce of instruction on how to do so (let’s hope this improves after preschool!) and I have one who loves ideas and dreaming up stories but has no time for the conventions of writing.

Each of our children requires us to know them well so that we can customize our instruction for them. If you are like me and you have a child who is a very unwilling participant in the writing process, then you know it is a challenge to engage this student in a way that will be encouraging. Hopefully, with some extra effort on our part, we can see some progress.

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4 comments:

SmallWorld at Home said...

Just wanted to say I really enjoyed your article on HOTM. As a writing teacher, I get so frustrated with all the formulated writing program out there for homeschoolers. Love your approach. I do have free creative writing lessons on my blog if you run out of ideas!

Heather said...

I will definitely stop by to see those creative writing lessons!

Thanks for reading my article.

Heather

Julie said...

Great article, Heather. Thanks!

Tracey said...

Heather, another great article!