The best thing about home schooling, learners are free to complete writing projects which are meaningful and relevant to them.

In a classroom full of students, the teacher must create a lesson which meets the needs of all students. With one-on-one instruction, the learner and parent or tutor get to create lessons based on learner interest, learner experiences, or specific writing needs.

But there may be those times when the learner is wondering what he or she should write about. There may be those times when the instructor wants to use a writing project to prepare the learner for larger or more complex projects to be completed later.

A great resource for writing project ideas is the National Writing Project website. On their resources page they have links to 30 writing ideas. There are also tips and research for instructors.

It’s a great site to explore and for those times when teaching writing for home-schoolers presents a challenge.