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What is Rainbow Writing and How Does It Help Emerging Writers?

rainbow writing and emerging writers

When we first started homeschooling, I saw rainbow writing all over the place, and I couldn’t figure it out. Back then, Grace resisted all writing practice, and I didn’t really investigate. Now that Grace enjoys tolerates writing practice, and she adores rainbows, I gave it another chance. A lot of people use the term rainbow writing in a lot of different ways. Here’s how we do it: Handwriting Practice I’ve written before about how she first taught herself to write and then had to relearn how to form the numbers and letters correctly. Once in a while, I still have her practice forming the … Read more

Learning to Read & Write by Playing

playing learning to read

As the academic year has progressed, Grace has grown to hate our homeschool curriculum. It’s unfortunate. I had replaced all of our fun playing as learning activities with the curriculum from a Pennsylvania-based cyber charter school. Unfortunately, the curriculum was redundant and a year or so behind her skills. After some conversations with our cyber school teachers, I have gone back to the fun stuff and dumped the curriculum. We’ll begin a new curriculum in a month or so, but in the meantime, we’re just playing. Playing to Learn My favorite source of lessons and activities for learning to read … Read more