At Living Outside the Lines reading classical literature is fun. We make it fun in a number of ways: themed meals, interesting and engaging projects and lots of social time. Some of the homeschooling families use Living Outside the Lines as their high school English curriculum. In light of that, I set up the club like a smorgasbord of tools so that each family can decide what they want to use. At our meeting we eat, discuss great books, present projects and hang out for a long time.
Other tools available to the families are vocabulary lists of 80 to 100 words per book and writing assignment ideas. If you aren’t sure how to grade your child’s writing I have General Grading Guidelines for Essays and an Essay Rubric that you are welcome to use if you like. (Click to Tweet) if you would like to share these tools.
Do you give writing assignments to your children? How do you choose the topics? Tell us what you do to encourage your child to write?