Writing comes fairly easily to me as an adult. But trying to teach writing in our homeschool is a different story. Writing is such a personal endeavor. Whether you’re an adult or a child it takes lots of courage to put yourself out there with written words on a page. We’ve been through two writing programs and may not have found the perfect fit even yet.
No matter what writing program we are working through one thing is for sure. We write a lot. We do free writes, write letters and lists, write about books, and keep journals. Basically any excuse for my kids to take pen to paper and I’m there. My kids knowing how to write, and write well, is one of my top priorities as a home school mama.
“Just keep writing, just keep writing, just keep writing….”
(Do I have you all humming a certain theme song about now?!?)
So if we’re gonna fit all this writing in it’s got to be fun, right? I have my little arsenal of ways we make writing fun at our house. (Click here to see all the ways we use inexpensive blank books to make writing special.) Printables like these make an awesome addition to blank books. We use rubber cement and paste those babies right in.
My kids actually love working that way because it relieves the stress of “ruining” a page of their special book. They work on their page and only paste it into their book once they are satisfied!
How do these comic book templates fit into your writing program?
I made these comic book template printables to go along with the idea of teaching sequence in writing. I have one child especially that is very spatially oriented. Seeing his paper divided up into spaces allows him to work through the sequence of his story or directions.
This same child loves graphic novels. Allowing him to write in a way that mimics the literature that he currently loves seems like a great way to inspire a love of writing.
And…they are just fun. Making learning fun is kinda a homeschool mantra. Ammiright?
Just for fun….
One thing I’ve learned as a home school mama is not everything has to be a “lesson.” Don’t ask me how long it took me to pick up on that. I tried sooo hard to fit learning in every nook and cranny of the day that I sucked the wonder right out of it.
Let kids play and they learn along the way. Sometimes no lesson (or meddling mom) is needed.
If you’re kids love to draw and write don’t miss these free printable journaling pages. Two ten page PDF’s are available for free- with elementary and college lined paper!
These pages are free- print them out and let your kids take the lead!
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