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Middle and High School LinkUp #17

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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.


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Trish Corlew

Founder and Author at Live and Learn Farm
Trish has been married to her best friend, David, for 16 years and they have three sons (aged 13, 12 and 9). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. They also own a small business that Trish runs from home. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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