a review of evan moor's how to write a story for grades one to three, learn with emily dot com

A Review of Evan-Moor’s How to Write a Story for Grades 1 to 3

My middle children love pretend play and coming up with imaginative story lines. Getting their thoughts down on paper is a little more difficult. Over the last couple of months, we have started using Evan-Moor’s book, How to Write a Story, Grades 1-3. I received a free copy in exchange for writing about our experiences. […]

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a review of evan moor's skill sharpeners spell & write activity book for grade k, learn with emily dot com

A Review of Evan-Moor’s Skill Sharpeners Spell & Write Activity Book for Grade K

In working with my children in the past, spelling did not automatically develop as they learned to read. When I tried spelling when they hit the Kindergarten level, it just did not click for them. With my first 3 children, spelling skills really started progressing closer to the first grade level. When I received to […]

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2019-2020 elementary level homeschool curriculum picks, learn with emily dot com

2019-2020 Elementary Level Homeschool Picks

It is time to plan curriculum for the new homeschool year. For the 2019-2020 school year, I’ll have a 4 year old ready for level K work, a 1st grader, a 3rd grader, and a 5th grader. This article provides an overview of my elementary level homeschool curriculum selections for the 2019-2020 school year. Language […]

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top 20 blog posts of 2018 on learn with emily dot com

Top 20 Blog Posts of 2018

Have you read my most popular posts? I have my top 20 blog posts of 2018 listed below!  #20: Learn more about Beast Academy Math Beast Academy Math: A Curriculum Review #19: Make your own Edmark style learning activities How to Create Edmark Style Learning Activities #18: Learn more about The Writer’s Jungle A Review […]

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A Review of Evan-Moor’s Draw Then Write 1-3

I have been using Evan-Moor’s 6-Trait Writing books with my children this school year. Although I like 6-Trait Writing, sometimes it can be helpful to occasionally vary writing activities to a different product for interest and motivation. One of my children loves drawing, so I have introduced Evan-Moor’s Draw Then Write activities with her in […]

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a review of evan-moor's daily language review, learn with emily dot com

A Review of Evan-Moor’s Daily Language Review

As I knew we would finish our 4th grade Language Arts curriculum mid-year, I began the search for other 4th grade language arts products we could use the rest of the school year. As grammar and language are important areas for producing strong readers and writers, I knew I wanted something that would provide a […]

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a review of evan-moor's daily 6-trait writing, learn with emily dot com

A Review of Evan-Moor’s Daily 6-Trait Writing

My 4th grader is a reluctant writer. As we have worked through our homeschool curriculum choices for the 2018-2019 school year, I realized we needed something more to develop his writing skills. I wanted something that would break down specific 4th grade composition skills into manageable chunks. I was excited for the opportunity to try […]

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4 ways to adapt writing curricula for reluctant writers

4 Ways to Adapt Writing Curricula for Reluctant Writers

There are a lot of writing curriculum options to choose from, but even with the best writing curriculum, you may stumped with your reluctant writers. This article describes some adaptations I used with Evan-Moor’s 6-Trait writing series that I used with my 4th grader. These adaptations can be easily applied to any writing assignment or […]

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A comparison of Brave Writer and Writing with Ease, learn with emily dot com

A Comparison of Brave Writer and Writing with Ease

Writing with Ease has been my favorite elementary writing curriculum for the past few years. I recently started looking into other writing curriculum options for my upcoming 4th grader. Brave Writer is also a popular option for some homeschooling families. This article compares and contrasts basic components and philosophies of the Writing with Ease curriculum […]

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