Essential Conversations

This blog is devoted to all aspects of writing, literature, and teaching. We are excited to partner with you on your homeschool journey and provide you with helpful and quality content in our blog posts.

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Laura Prosapio
By: Laura Prosapio
July 3, 2019

Learning New Vocab? So Fab for Homeschool Writing!

Learning New Vocab? So Fab for Homeschool Writing!

One regret I have about my time in kindergarten through high school is that I didn’t learn more vocabulary words, so I didn’t know how to integrate them into my writing. While I enjoyed spelling, I rarely took the time to learn what a word meant and how to use it. Now that I’ve graduated college and have exited the classroom, I’ve realized how important it is to be able to use words well, especially when writing—and this often means learning …

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Laura Prosapio
By: Laura Prosapio
June 13, 2019

Reading: A Great Summer Vacation for Homeschool Students

Reading: A Great Summer Vacation for Homeschool Students

As a member of the Essentials in Writing curriculum team, my hope is that students learn to enjoy reading and writing as a lifetime pursuit—not only when they are working on course assignments but also during the summer months. Truly, when a student learns to fall in love with reading, they have made a friend for life. As I mentioned in my previous blog entry, our Essentials in Literature curriculum provides homeschool students the opportunity to engage many …