How to Keep Kids Learning During the Summer

As the school year has come to an end, and summer vacation is now upon us, you may be wondering how you can ensure your child does not lose everything they learned over the past year. Just because school is out, it does not mean that learning should stop. Summer is the best time for students to strengthen their academic skills whilst still having fun.

Having Conversations About Difficult Topics

While we are in the midst of a pandemic, we are also witnessing an uprising and, if you are a parent or a teacher, you might not know where to begin when talking to children about difficult subjects. It might feel impossible to talk about challenging issues, such as racism, violence, drugs, sexuality, and diseases, especially to children who have never been exposed to these issues before. With all of us being in quarantine since mid-March, we don’t have the normalcy of being in a classroom where open discussions are encouraged. However, this can still be done in the comfort of your own home with your children or virtually with your students.

Short Story Prompts by Common Themes

In “Short Story Prompts by Popular Genres”, Bridgette gave us a rundown of popular genres in literature and provided a list of fun writing prompts to inspire our next epic short story. Now, along with using genres to help you write a cohesive, purpose-driven short story, you can also center it around a specific theme.

Short Story Prompts by Popular Genres

A key component in writing a great short story is choosing a genre. Genre is a type of literature characterized by a specific style, form, or content. There are a variety of genres throughout literature and movies, which will be highlighted in this post.

December Writing Prompts

If you have been participating in our daily writing challenge for the past 12 months, we would like to congratulate you! It’s not easy writing for 365 days in a row, but you persevered and triumphed over your goals. We are proud of you! You have proven to us that you are dedicated to being the best writer and creative thinker you can be.

November Writing Prompts

Technology’s advancement has undoubtedly made many aspects of our lives simpler and more convenient. Today, it takes only seconds to greet a distant relative on social media, access valuable academic journals for a school assignment, and stay in the loop with what’s happening around the world. The internet has become a learner’s haven; however, it is important that we cautiously filter through the ideas that flow in abundance on our screens. For much of November’s daily writing prompts, we focus on media literacy and encourage you to reflect on how the media influences your daily choices and behaviors.