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10 Ways to Use Notebooking: #4 Writing

10 Ways to Use Notebooking: #4 Writing

 

Another one of the earliest notebooks we implemented in our homeschool was a writing notebook.

The writing notebook was the one that was typically bursting at the seams by the end of a school year.  At times this large notebook just expanded beyond the current year into the next year, and the next — never really having a good place to cut off.

In the beginning the writing notebook held brief writing assignments, narrations, or sometimes copywork.  Then it grew to the short story in progress, the errant descriptive piece, or the essay.  There were rough drafts, and edited drafts, and final drafts included.

And when you looked back, it was thrilling for student (and Mom) to see the incredible progress.

When you require your children to write every day, you need plenty of room to store their work!

 

Suggestions
Additional Resources

Writing Helps
A collection of posts to keep your child writing.  Includes writing prompt ideas, story starters, prewriting ideas, and writing ideas for the older and younger student.

 

Books

Learn to Write the Novel WayLearn to Write the Novel Way by Carol Thaxton
Student writes a short story utilizing Mom as mentor.  Great way to learn how to edit your child’s writing.  Read our entire review.

10 Ways to Use Notebooking: #4 WritingHow to Write Clearly by Ruth Beechick
A favorite for older students.  Read our entire review.

10 Ways to Use Notebooking: #4 WritingThe Elements of Style by Strunk and White
The definitive guide for older students.  Original version is in the public domain.

 

Printables & Notebooking Pages

Free Kids Writing Paper
Sometimes decorated paper can serve as an inspiration!

Printable Paper {Featured Site}
All types of paper you can print.

 

Enjoy the entire series:

10 Ways to Use Notebooking