Writing: It’s more than just words, words, words!

If there’s anything I enjoy as much as reading, it’s writing. Learning to write can be hard, though, especially if other communication skills are not in place. Here is a selection of posts on penmanship, writing evaluation, grammar, learning to write, teaching language skills, and more. Some of these are older posts, but I am working on updates throughout the site. If there’s a writing-related topic you’d like to see, please let me know — I may have a post in the archives, just waiting to be updated!

“True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,
As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.”

― Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism


Charlotte Mason on Copywork

The Power of Copying a Text

An Autumn Poem for Copywork

Copywork for Teens

How Benjamin Franklin Taught Himself to Write Well

Teaching writing

You can teach your child to write (a two-part article at Everyday-Education.com)

Our Students Need to Write More

Learn to Write While Using Excellence in Literature

Persuasive Writing: Teach It With Models

Can You Write Persuasively?

Alternatives to Writing a Literary Analysis

Homeschoolers: What’s the Least You Need to Teach?

Thankful Thoughts on Freedom, England, Homeschool, and Writing

The Discipline of Writing & NaNoWriMo

Writing Opportunities for Teens — Contests and Blogs

Evaluating Writing

Perfectly Parsed Piffle —The Writing Evaluator’s Dilemma

Words Matter: How to Use Good Essay Models to Become a Better Writer

The Madness of Multiple Choice, A Guest Post by Andrew Pudewa

Happy National Grammar Day and Words Matter Week

Miss Thistlebottom’s Hobgoblins: A Review


How to Hold a Pen or Pencil

Penmanship Matters

Writing Curriculum

Writing Programs I Like

Dynamic Literacy’s WordBuild: A Review

Grammar and Mechanics

How Many Years of Grammar Do You Need?

Teaching Grammar: To Diagram or Not to Diagram?

Happy National Grammar Day and Words Matter Week

Literature, Language Arts, and the Common Core Standards

Happy National Grammar Day!

Writing Posts from Everyday Education

You can teach your child to write, Part 1

You can teach your child to write, Part 2