Home Education is more difficult than it looks at times... We have been working on research papers at our house now for about a month. Going through the usual - gathering information and resources - making an outline - making note cards- and then - of course - starting the dreaded writing. My girls are both pretty creative - one of them used to write me fiction stories everyday. Do you think she would like writing this paper... NO WAY. They both are dragging their feet like I am taking them to the dentist. Anyway - I am having to take a HARDLINE approach with their final due dates - no more feet dragging - no more wasting time... I want those papers... and I want them now! Alright - I know, calm down...
I like most every other mother - want the best for my children. I want them to be able to write a unified and cohesive paper. To be able to achieve successfully when they go to college. But, this month has really tried my resolve. OK - maybe it wasn't all their fault - since of course we always have a million interruptions by one of the little ones around here. Since I have been a teacher for quite a while - I usually do most of the teaching with the exception of an online homeschool curriculum. Whatever the subject - I am thankful to have the ability to teach my children...( it definitely saves money ;) But this month has pushed my resolve - I believe that for next year's writing - we will consider Time4Writing. I need an outside source to prod my dear girls along this path. And also to keep me from using drastic measures to get a rough draft! :)
Well, since this has been on my mind - I took a few moments to look for some good online writing resources. It turns out that there are LOTS of resources out there... Here's a sample of what I found:
High School Writing Course
One Year Adventure Novel - teaches story writing
Notebooking Pages - helps to motivate writing
Homeschool Writing Resources
A Homeschool Writing Blog
Homeschool Writing and Research
Do you have any favorite writing resources to share?? Please do..