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Creative Writing through Dictation
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Long before our son could write….. he could verbally tell the most detailed and action packed stories.  One day, I decided to record him using the “Voice Memo” utility on my phone while he was playing and creating his story ‘live.’ Later I would listen to the story and write what he said into a special book. Most of his stories revolve around high seas...

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Beginning Journaling
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Beginning Journaling

Jul 31, 2016 by

In trying to encourage BamBam to write on his own I created a jar of writing prompts to go along with his own custom journal. My parents kept my journals from when I was in K-grade 2 and it was an absolute joy to read the funny thoughts that I had at the time.  I could have waited to buy a booklet that had...

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Review: Learning Language Arts Through Literature
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  This is an honest review from our own personal experience of Common Sense Press’ Learning Language Arts Through Literature. (LLATL Purple Book.) I purchased the student book from Rainbow Resources and the teacher’s manual second hand from Ebay. LLATL is all-inclusive language arts curriculum: reading, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, writing mechanics, creative writing, thinking skills, book studies, poetry and more. I previously was getting...

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