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Episodes 34-35: Tips for Teaching and Grading Writing in High School

After spending three weeks talking to Kay Chance about writing, it seemed a good idea to share my own tips from years of experience and several kids, most of whom have gone onto college.

Writing is a tough subject to feel confident about. It’s hard to know what constitutes “good” writing and whether your kid’s work is actually any good at all or if you’re just completely biased about it, LOL.

Like anything else, though, it doesn’t have to be that hard. Writing can fit into your homeschool high school fairly easily, and even grading doesn’t have to scare you.

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These episodes have been sponsored by WriteShop.

WriteShop (referral link) offers writing curriculum for all ages, and their WriteShop I & II levels are aimed at middle and high school. They teach writing skills step-by-step with full instructions for the student and LOTSA resources for mom. It’s a painless way to feel confident about your teen’s preparation for college level writing!

If you want a solid writing curriculum to walk you through how to teach writing to your teen, WriteShop is a great option! Check out all the details about their high school courses here: WriteShop I & II (referral link).

Episode 34 (Part 1):

Related Resources (contains referral links):

For a video version of this content, go here: Ann Discusses Teaching Writing in High School.

WriteShop Daily Writing Prompts

WriteShop Terrific Historical Fiction Storybuilders

How to Encourage Your Child to Love Reading

Homeschool High School Writing—Tips and Curriculum Reviews

Episode 51: How to Make Writing More Fun for Your Homeschooled Teen – with Misti Lacy of WriteShop

Episode 52: How to Prepare your Homeshooled Teen for College Writing (with Misti Lacy)

Episode 53: High School Writing: Mom’s Involvement (with Misti Lacy)

Episode 35 (Part 2)

This episode focuses on grading your teen’s writing, which may be one of scariest parts of homeschooling high school. With this simple tool, it doesn’t have to intimidate you! Give yourself and your teen the confidence you both need to be successful and to know they are prepared for college.

Related Resources (contains referral links):

For the video version of this episode, click here: Ann Discusses Grading Writing in High School

WriteShop I & II for high school

My review of WriteShop I & II 4th Edition

Video Show & Tell of WriteShop 5th Edition—now faith neutral!
(If you are not a member of my high school Facebook group, you will need to join in order to view this video.)

Come back next Friday for more encouragement!


About the author

Ann Karako

Ann has been homeschooling for 20+ years and has graduated four children (one more to go). She believes that EVERY mom can CONFIDENTLY, COMPETENTLY -- and even CONTENTEDLY -- provide the COMPLETE high school education that her teen needs. Ann's website, AnnieandEverything.com, offers information, resources, and virtual hugs to help homeschool moms do just that. 

Ann has written Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: A Step-by-Step Manual for Research & Planning and Save Your Sanity While Homeschooling High School: Practical Principles for a Firm Foundation. She also founded the popular Facebook group called It's Not that Hard to Homeschool High School, which now has over 27K members; and recently she started the It's Not That Hard to Homeschool High School Podcast.

She and her family, including two dogs and three cats, live in rural Missouri.

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