It’s Wednesday, April 27, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: Varies (written with homeschool parents in mind).
One of the most challenging subjects or skill sets to help children learn is writing. Enter Patricia Zaballos, a veteran homeschool mom, writer, and educator who values “child-led, passion-driven, project-based learning, gently encouraged by enthusiastic adults.” For the past 12 years, she has facilitated writer’s workshops for homeschooled children, and teaches homeschool parents how to make writing more “fun, authentic, and meaningful for their kids.”
Patricia writes a terrific blog called “Wonder Farm” that currently features a free series on how to “Become a Writing Mentor To Your Child.” It is filled with thought-provoking commentary and practical albeit unconventional suggestions and ideas that will ease your anxiety and inspire your desire to help your kids learn to write. There are 8 installations so far that include:
- Part 8: Encouraging without Discouraging
- Part 7: The Power of Positive Feedback
- Part 6: Finding Meaningful Writing or Kids
- Part 5: Grammar By Ear
- Part 4: That Niggling Thing Called Spelling
- Part 3: Three Points from a Mentor
- Part 2: They Know Stuff
- Part 1: Teacher or Mentor?
When you get to the website you’ll see the current blog post, “Grammar By Ear.” Read it. It may change your perspective and open a world of writing freedom and fun to you and your family. You’ll especially enjoy the free tips at the end of the article for helping kids learn grammar and punctuation.
Take the time to explore the archived blog posts, and use the menu to learn more about Patricia and her family, their homeschool journey, her book, and more.