Category: Reading & Writing

Sort a Scene – Long Vowels and Dipthongs Practice

Mastering long vowel sounds is an important part of learning to read. There are so many vowel teams and phonics words for emerging readers to memorize and understand, that it can be daunting. Today, I’m sharing an activity an activity that I like to use with the first grader – Sort-a-Scene: Long Vowel Sounds. Related...

How to Encourage Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

Five More Ways to Motivate Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

In a previous post, I shared five easy ways you could help encourage and your reluctant homeschool student and make learning fun. Today, I’m going to share five more ideas that I have successfully used during phases when one of my kiddo was reluctant to do their schoolwork! Change Subjects Many students have a favorite...

Reluctant Writer Activities

5 Writing Activity Ideas for Reluctant Writers

Reluctant writer activities can go a long way to helping a reluctant writer get more comfortable writing and improving their skills. When students gain just a little bit of confidence in their writing abilities, it can make writing much less frustrating. Here are a few reluctant writer activities that have worked well with my reluctant...

Free story template for young reluctant writers.

Reluctant Writer Activity: Draw & Write Story Template

Today, I’d like to share one of my favorite reluctant writer activities – my free, printable Draw and Write Story Template. Being a reluctant writer is very common in the early elementary grades. Writing is a hard skill! It takes memorization, patience, fine motor skills, grammar knowledge, the list just goes on. So, it’s understandable...