Thursday, March 26, 2009

Homeschool Writer's Block

Because I don't have enough to do, I am starting another blog. This one's for the kids, though. I have forever been racking my brain for an effective, sensible way for homeschool kids to share their writing. I think the final stage of the writing process--publishing--is such an important one for building confidence in kids, yet it often gets neglected, especially in the home school. At the beginning of this year, I aspired to put out a monthly newsletter which would include writings from all contributing children. Can you imagine how much work that would have been to throw together on a monthly basis? Needless to say, it never happened.

So then it dawned on me some time ago that since the internet is indeed the way of the world, why not? So I've added Writer's Block to my growing "bloggertoire". I'd love it if you would visit. There is only one entry so far, and it just so happens to be the same entry as the post preceding this one, but I wanted to give readers an idea of what I envision. And if you have a child who wants to share his/her writing, please let me know, and I'll make you an author of Writer's Block as well!


dclouser said...

What a wonderful idea! May I pass the blog address on to our Africa home schoolers? It will have to be next month because we just sent out April's newsletter. Tell Alex she did a great job on her writing!

CrossView said...

Awesome idea! I'm going to go and take a look. I'd love to get mine interested - but writing is the "evil" subject. LOL! But maybe the sense of community will appeal to her??!! Even if mine isn't interested, I'd love to read along when others post!

Off to take a look....

Rebecca said...

What a fantastic idea! Three of my six are gnawing at the bit to have their own blogs so they can write on them. Dad and I have, however, set the minimum age at 13 1/2, so they have some time to wait for their own blogs! This may be just the thing they could get really excited about. I'll ask my oldest if she's interested, too.

I think that you're very right. The kids will be much more interested in writing if they feel like there's more "point" to it -- more than just "Mom said I have to."