Middle and High School July LinkUp #23

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #23 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are going to be doing these differently during the summer. Instead of these linkups renewing every week, we will leave it up for a month. So this is July’s Linkup. This linkup is for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques. For the summer months, the students will not be provided a creative writing prompt.  Thank you all for being a part of it!

You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:

Amy at Homeschool Encouragement

Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host)

DaLynn at Holy Splendor

Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs

Laura at Day by Day in Our World

Trish at Live and Learn Farm

Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool

Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings

Middle and High School Linkup for Students and Moms!

If you are interested in joining us, linkup your article below. If you want to co-host, email me and let me know.  Our focus for the co-hosting  is for only moms of the teens, or the teens themselves to co-host.

guidelines for the linkup:

  • The link-up will be open the entire month of June.
  • Please link directly to the url of your post (permalink).
  • Please check back and visit at least one of student’s submissions and leave a comment for them.  Our job is to encourage writing, their Mom (or Dad) will take care of the critique :-) 
  • If you don’t mind, please place the button and code in your blog post so others can find out about the linkup also!
  • That’s it!

and now it’s time for the link up!

I look forward to reading fiction or non-fiction… whatever you guys decide to write is fine!!


Middle and High School June LinkUp #22

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #22 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are going to be doing these differently during the summer. Instead of these linkups renewing every week, we will leave it up for a month.  So this is June’s Linkup.  This linkup is for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques. For the summer months, the students will not be provided a creative writing prompt.  Thank you all for being a part of it!

You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:

Amy at Homeschool Encouragement

Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host)

DaLynn at Holy Splendor

Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs

Laura at Day by Day in Our World

Trish at Live and Learn Farm

Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool

Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings

Middle and High School Linkup for Students and Moms!

If you are interested in joining us, linkup your article below. If you want to co-host, email me and let me know.  Our focus for the co-hosting  is for only moms of the teens, or the teens themselves to co-host.

guidelines for the linkup:

  • The link-up will be open the entire month of June.
  • Please link directly to the url of your post (permalink).
  • Please check back and visit at least one of student’s submissions and leave a comment for them.  Our job is to encourage writing, their Mom (or Dad) will take care of the critique :-) 
  • If you don’t mind, please place the button and code in your blog post so others can find out about the linkup also!
  • That’s it!

and now it’s time for the link up!

I look forward to reading fiction or non-fiction… whatever you guys decide to write is fine!!


 

Middle and High School LinkUp #21

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #21 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques.  We have decided to keep the linkup running through the summer.  The students will not be provided a creative writing prompt every week. For the month of May we decided to the topic be open.  So the students are writing articles that interest them.  They are writing on their own blogs or on their moms’ and then link their articles below. I am so encouraged and excited seeing how their writing skills are developing and their creativity is flourishing!  This has been such a blessing to me personally and to our own homeschool!  Thank you all for being a part of it!

You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:

Amy at Homeschool Encouragement

Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host)

DaLynn at Holy Splendor

Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs

Laura at Day by Day in Our World

Trish at Live and Learn Farm

Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool

Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings

Middle and High School Linkup for Students and Moms!

If you are interested in joining us, linkup your article below. If you want to co-host, email me and let me know.  Our focus for the co-hosting  is for only moms of the teens, or the teens themselves to co-host.

guidelines for the linkup:

  • The link-up will be open Monday through Saturday evening (except on weeks like this week… where Memorial Day fell on Monday and I am completely thrown off for the week)… so I’m LATE posting 🙂
  • Please link directly to the url of your post (permalink).
  • Please check back and visit at least one of student’s submissions and leave a comment for them.  Our job is to encourage writing, their Mom (or Dad) will take care of the critique :-)
  • If you don’t mind, please place the button and code in your blog post so others can find out about the linkup also!
  • That’s it!

and now it’s time for the link up!

We will continue with the author’s choice for the rest of this month. So, our children will be sharing their own stories and inspiration. I look forward to reading fiction or non-fiction… whatever you guys decide to write is fine!!


Middle and High School LinkUp #20

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #20 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt (usually).  They write their article on their own blog or on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below.  I am so encouraged and excited seeing how their writing skills are developing and their creativity is flourishing!  This has been such a blessing to me personally and to our own homeschool!  Thank you all for being a part of it!

You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:

Amy at Homeschool Encouragement

Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host)

DaLynn at Holy Splendor

Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs

Laura at Day by Day in Our World

Trish at Live and Learn Farm

Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool

Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings

Middle and High School Linkup for Students and Moms!

If you are interested in joining us, linkup your article below. If you want to co-host, email me and let me know.  Our focus for the co-hosting  is for only moms of the teens, or the teens themselves to co-host.

guidelines for the linkup:

  • The link-up will be open Monday through Saturday evening.
  • Please link directly to the url of your post (permalink).
  • Please check back and visit at least one of student’s submissions and leave a comment for them.  Our job is to encourage writing, their Mom (or Dad) will take care of the critique :-)
  • If you don’t mind, please place the button and code in your blog post so others can find out about the linkup also!
  • That’s it!

and now it’s time for the link up!

We will continue with the author’s choice for the rest of this month. So, our children will be sharing their own stories and inspiration. I look forward to reading fiction or non-fiction… whatever you guys decide to write is fine!!

 


Middle and High School LinkUp #19

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #19 for tweens, teens and their Moms! I have a fun announcement!  Gage is now a published writer. He was featured in Chickens Magazine by Hobby Farms this month. They have a section for reader submitted articles about how they got involved raising chickens. Gage’s article is 4 pages and have three photographs (including one of him). If you are not aware, Gage has a chicken business “Deluxe Clucks” and he shared about how he got started in that business. He is now selling about 5 dozen eggs per week and we have 25 new baby chicks coming in next week.  So, be watching the blog! I feel certain Gage will start another brooder cam!  This is what we are trying to encourage for our children. To feel comfortable writing! You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:

Amy at Homeschool Encouragement

Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host)

DaLynn at Holy Splendor

Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs

Laura at Day by Day in Our World

Trish at Live and Learn Farm

Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool

Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings

Middle and High School Linkup for Students and Moms!

    If you are interested in joining us, linkup your article below. If you want to co-host, email me and let me know.  Our focus for the co-hosting  is for only moms of the teens, or the teens themselves to co-host.

guidelines for the linkup:

  • The link-up will be open Monday through Saturday evening.
  • Please link directly to the url of your post (permalink).
  • Please check back and visit at least one of student’s submissions and leave a comment for them.  Our job is to encourage writing, their Mom (or Dad) will take care of the critique :-)
  • If you don’t mind, please place the button and code in your blog post so others can find out about the linkup also!
  • That’s it!

and now it’s time for the link up!

Well, I was contacted by many of our students’ moms and have been informed that their children love these link ups (and mine do too)… so we are not going to stop.  We may take some breaks this summer because we are getting our house ready to sell… but as long as our children love writing, I am NOT crazy enough to stop the link up!  And I LOVE reading their articles and seeing their growth… so onward and upward, right!??! We will continue with the author’s choice for the rest of this month.  So, our children will be sharing their own stories and inspiration.  I look forward to reading fiction or non-fiction… whatever you guys decide to write is fine!!


Middle and High School LinkUp #18

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #18 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt (usually).  They write their article on their own blog or on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below.  I am so encouraged and excited seeing how their writing skills are developing and their creativity is flourishing!  This has been such a blessing to me personally and to our own homeschool!  Thank you all for being a part of it!

You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:

Amy at Homeschool Encouragement

Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host)

DaLynn at Holy Splendor

Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs

Laura at Day by Day in Our World

Trish at Live and Learn Farm

Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool

Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings

 

Middle and High School Linkup for Students and Moms!

If you are interested in joining us, linkup your article below. If you want to co-host, email me and let me know.  Our focus for the co-hosting  is for only moms of the teens, or the teens themselves to co-host.

guidelines for the linkup:

  • The link-up will be open Monday through Saturday evening.
  • Please link directly to the url of your post (permalink).
  • Please check back and visit at least one of student’s submissions and leave a comment for them.  Our job is to encourage writing, their Mom (or Dad) will take care of the critique :-) 
  • If you don’t mind, please place the button and code in your blog post so others can find out about the linkup also!
  • That’s it!

and now it’s time for the link up!

This is our last month for the creative writing link up.  So, why don’t we let the last month be all about the author’s choice.  Each week for these last four weeks, our students will get to write their own stories.  I know we have one contributor moving to Germany as we speak… what a great topic to make into a series.  Another just went to her first formal with her dad.  So many wonderful life experiences to write about that I think we would all love to hear about.  So, share away!  I look forward to reading fiction or non-fiction… whatever you guys decide to write is fine!!


Middle and High School LinkUp #17

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #17 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt (usually).  They write their article on their own blog or on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below.  I am so encouraged and excited seeing how their writing skills are developing and their creativity is flourishing!  This has been such a blessing to me personally and to our own homeschool!  Thank you all for being a part of it!

You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:

Amy at Homeschool Encouragement

Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host)

DaLynn at Holy Splendor

Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs

Laura at Day by Day in Our World

Trish at Live and Learn Farm

Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool

Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings

Middle and High School Linkup for Students and Moms!

If you are interested in joining us, linkup your article below. If you want to co-host, email me and let me know.  Our focus for the co-hosting  is for only moms of the teens, or the teens themselves to co-host.

guidelines for the linkup:

  • The link-up will be open Monday through Saturday evening.
  • Please link directly to the url of your post (permalink).
  • Please check back and visit at least one of student’s submissions and leave a comment for them.  Our job is to encourage writing, their Mom (or Dad) will take care of the critique :-)
  • If you don’t mind, please place the button and code in your blog post so others can find out about the linkup also!
  • That’s it!

and now it’s time for the link up!

The story prompts seem to be working well… so I’m going to continue with these.  Here is a list of prompts I found to help get your creative minds flowing!  I combined two lists to choose from this week (one from Buzzle and the other from Practical Creative Writing):

  • Procrastinate now, don’t put it off”.  Write at least 5 advantages of procrastination.
  • A random cleaning up of the house leads to the discovery of an old diary. What happens next?
  • The new house owner discovers an old photograph in the attic.
  • A spaceship stumbles onto a planet full of aliens who look like flowers.
  • “This pendant is the only way that you can enter the castle.”
  • Compose a piece telling readers exactly how one should go about caring for a pet Komodo dragon.
  • Write at least 300 words on the life of a mosquito.
  • The whole family sat down for the picnic, and the bear sat down with them.
  • She was running faster than she thought possible.
  • The sun set over the rooftops.
  • It was more than just another place on a map, it was where everything happened.
  • She heard tapping on the window.
  • The fire had gone out and the air was cold and damp.
  • She placed it in her pocket, turned and ran.
  • He pulled the rope slowly, not sure what would happen next.
  • The man had seen better days that was for sure. His nose was bent, his eyes bore old bruises and he had forgotten how to smile.
  • The edge of the carpet was pulled back. He bent down to look.
  • It wasn’t far now. She had walked for hours.
  • The sea was the darkest blue and so was the boat. He didn’t want to get in but he had no choice.
  • The tall building seemed to sway but she knew that must be an illusion. Buildings didn’t move.
  • The cows gathered at the top of the field. They knew what he was going to do.
  • The train was packed. She would have to stand all the way.
  • The plaster crumbled around the window.
  • The man whistled so cheerfully you’d never guess he had a corpse in his suitcase.
  • The color green reminded him of home.
  • She went slowly along the corridor, trying to find the source of the noise.
  • It might take a while to finish the task but she knew it had to be done. Unpleasant tasks always have to be done.
  • The owl swooped down and took the mouse, just as she knew it would.
  • His eyes were brown with a tiny fleck of gold at the edge.


Middle and High School LinkUp #15

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #15 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt (usually).  They write their article on their own blog or on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below.  I am so encouraged and excited seeing how their writing skills are developing and their creativity is flourishing!  This has been such a blessing to me personally and to our own homeschool!  Thank you all for being a part of it!

You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:

Amy at Homeschool Encouragement

Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host)

DaLynn at Holy Splendor

Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs

Laura at Day by Day in Our World

Trish at Live and Learn Farm

Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool

Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings

Middle and High School Linkup for Students and Moms!

If you are interested in joining us, linkup your article below. If you want to co-host, email me and let me know.  Our focus for the co-hosting  is for only moms of the teens, or the teens themselves to co-host.

guidelines for the linkup:

  • The link-up will be open Monday through Saturday evening.
  • Please link directly to the url of your post (permalink).
  • Please check back and visit at least one of student’s submissions and leave a comment for them.  Our job is to encourage writing, their Mom (or Dad) will take care of the critique :-) 
  • If you don’t mind, please place the button and code in your blog post so others can find out about the linkup also!
  • That’s it!

and now it’s time for the link up!

The story prompts seem to be working well… so I’m going to continue with these.  Here is a list of prompts I found to help get your creative minds flowing!  Let’s take a break from fiction for this one and get into some more thought-provoking questions to prompt your writing this week… Many of the questions came from this list.

1.  A television network is looking for ideas for a new television series for homeschooled teenagers. Write a letter to the president of the network explaining your idea for the new television show. Include all the information that will help the president evaluate your idea, including the show’s title, what kind of show it is (such as reality, comedy, music, game, or sports), specific details or features of the show that would be appealing to teenage viewers, and an example of what viewers might see in a typical episode.

2.  A magazine is looking for ideas for a monthly feature series for homeschooled teenagers.  Write a letter to the editor of the magazine explaining your idea for the new series. Include all the information that will help the editor evaluate your idea, including the series’ title, what the focus of the series would be, specific details or features of the series (like what the first 3 articles would be) that would be appealing to teenage homeschool readers.

3. Explain the importance of being able to see a situation from another person’s point of view. You might create a story to support your perspective.

4. Explain why it is important to forgive.

5. Music impacts every culture and every individual’s life. Explain what role music plays in our culture and how it impacts your own life.

6. Describe what makes a great leader.  If interested, create a story around a great leader.

7. In some countries every young person must serve two years of military service. Should we have a similar policy in the United States? Write an essay stating your position on this issue and supporting it with convincing reasons. Be sure to explain your reasons in detail.

8.  Quote me. Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?


Until next week….

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Middle and High School LinkUp #13

Wow, it is our Middle and High School LinkUp #13 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques. Although most of the moms seem to be so busy, we just don’t have time to pull this off.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt.  They write their article on their own blog or on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below.

You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:

Amy at Homeschool Encouragement

Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host)

DaLynn at Holy Splendor

Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs

Laura at Day by Day in Our World

Trish at Live and Learn Farm

Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool

Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings

Middle and High School Linkup for Students and Moms!

If you are interested in joining us, linkup your article below. If you want to co-host, email me and let me know.  Our focus for the co-hosting  is for only moms of the teens, or the teens themselves to co-host.

guidelines for the linkup:

  • The link-up will be open Monday through Saturday evening.
  • Please link directly to the url of your post (permalink).
  • Please check back and visit at least one of student’s submissions and leave a comment for them.  Our job is to encourage writing, their Mom (or Dad) will take care of the critique :-) 
  • If you don’t mind, please place the button and code in your blog post so others can find out about the linkup also!
  • That’s it!

and now it’s time for the link up!

For this week’s linkup theme, here are your options:

  • Alphabet Poem. Write a 26-line poem using all the letters of the alphabet. Have the first line start with the letter “A,” the second “B,” the third “C,” etc.
  • Back From the Future. A knock at the door catches you off guard. Upon answering it, you’re greeted by a man who says he’s from the future—and he can prove it. More important, he says he has information that will save your life.

  • Stacey was bored. It was halfway through the summer and he was fed up, so he decided to go exploring.
  • “Base to Captain SkyFighter, Base to Captain SkyFighter. Come in Captain SkyFighter.” “Captain SkyFighter. Come in Captain SkyFighter. Where are you?”

And a few from last week  prompts I found at Writing Forward., because they seemed to be popular!

  • You’re digging in your garden and find a fist-sized nugget of gold.
  • Write about something ugly–war, fear, hate, or cruelty–but find the beauty (silver lining) in it.
  • The asteroid was hurtling straight for Earth…
  • There’s a guy sitting on a park bench reading a newspaper…
  • He turned the key in the lock and opened the door. To his surprise, he saw…
  • Silvery flakes drifted down, glittering in the bright light of the harvest moon. The blackbird swooped down…
  • The detective saw his opportunity. He grabbed the waitress’s arm and said…
  • There are three children sitting on a log near a stream. One of them looks up at the sky and says…
  • There is a magic talisman that allows its keeper to read minds. It falls into the hands of a young politician…
  • And you thought dragons didn’t exist…
  • Write about nature. Include the following words: hard drive, stapler, phone, car, billboard.
  • The nation is controlled by…
  • You walk into your house and it’s completely different–furniture, decor, all changed. And nobody’s home.
  • Write about one (or both) of your parents. Start with “I was born…”
  • The most beautiful smile I ever saw…
  • I believe that animals exist to…
  • A twinkling eye can mean many things. Start with a twinkle in someone’s eye and see where it takes you.
  • Get a package of one of your favorite canned or boxed foods and look at the ingredients. Use every ingredient in your next piece of writing.


Middle and High School LinkUp #12

Welcome to our Middle and High School LinkUp #12 for tweens, teens and their Moms! We are so excited to have a linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school and high school homeschool tips and techniques.  The students are provided a creative writing prompt.  They write their article on their own blog on their mom’s blog and then link their articles below.

You can link up at any of the following co-host’s sites:

Amy at Homeschool Encouragement

Clara at Clara’s Blue Moon (teen co-host)

DaLynn at Holy Splendor

Jennifer at Royal Little Lambs

Laura at Day by Day in Our World

Trish at Live and Learn Farm

Vicki at 7 Sisters Homeschool

Wendy at Homeschooling Blessings

 

Middle and High School Linkup for Students and Moms!

 

If you are interested in joining us, linkup your article below. If you want to co-host, email me and let me know.  Our focus for the co-hosting  is for only moms of the teens, or the teens themselves to co-host.

guidelines for the linkup:

  • The link-up will be open Monday through Saturday evening.
  • Please link directly to the url of your post (permalink).
  • Please check back and visit at least one of student’s submissions and leave a comment for them.  Our job is to encourage writing, their Mom (or Dad) will take care of the critique :-)
  • If you don’t mind, please place the button and code in your blog post so others can find out about the linkup also!
  • That’s it!

and now it’s time for the link up!

For this week’s theme, let’s choose to write from one of these topics:

write a story that begins with one of the following sentences…

  • You’re digging in your garden and find a fist-sized nugget of gold.
  • Write about something ugly–war, fear, hate, or cruelty–but find the beauty (silver lining) in it.
  • The asteroid was hurtling straight for Earth…
  • There’s a guy sitting on a park bench reading a newspaper…
  • He turned the key in the lock and opened the door. To his surprise, he saw…
  • Silvery flakes drifted down, glittering in the bright light of the harvest moon. The blackbird swooped down…
  • The detective saw his opportunity. He grabbed the waitress’s arm and said…
  • There are three children sitting on a log near a stream. One of them looks up at the sky and says…
  • There is a magic talisman that allows its keeper to read minds. It falls into the hands of a young politician…
  • And you thought dragons didn’t exist…
  • Write about nature. Include the following words: hard drive, stapler, phone, car, billboard.
  • The nation is controlled by…
  • You walk into your house and it’s completely different–furniture, decor, all changed. And nobody’s home.
  • Write about one (or both) of your parents. Start with “I was born…”
  • The most beautiful smile I ever saw…
  • I believe that animals exist to…
  • A twinkling eye can mean many things. Start with a twinkle in someone’s eye and see where it takes you.
  • Get a package of one of your favorite canned or boxed foods and look at the ingredients. Use every ingredient in your next piece of writing.

I found these prompts at Writing Forward. If none of these are of interest, feel free to choose your own.


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