2017 Revised Edition & WORKBOOKS Available August 1st!

There are so mTEW copyany wonderful writing curriculums available to the homeschool community, however finding the right one can be tricky. As an author, creative writing teacher, and homeschool mom, I wanted something that would instill confidence in my writers. I believe that no idea is a bad idea (as long as it lands in the moral boundaries of your family) . . . someone out there thought a sponge wearing pants was a good idea, and C.S. Lewis once said that from childhood his thoughts were consumed with a faun carrying an umbrella. I wanted more focus on creativity. I wanted my writers to feel a sense of accomplishment when they turned in their final draft. I wanted them to have clear expectations. So, I pulled from my years as a public school English teacher, concepts I had learned and put into practice as an author, pieces of curriculums I found effective, and a large dose of my own imagination to create The Engaged Writer.

This is the curriculum I use in my home and with the writing students in our homeschooling co-op. The two levels (Writing I and Writing II) are a constant work in progress as I tweak, add, and delete. I would love your feedback (show me grace), suggestions, and victories. PLEASE feel open to comment below and ask questions. Thank you for trusting me with your writer! – Lauren

NEW! Workbooks are coming this summer and will be made available for purchase!

(Note: ALL worksheets are FREE when you download! The Engaged Writer Workbook is great for a co-op setting where making multiple copies might be difficult.)


The Engaged Writer 

Unit Shortcuts:

The Personal Narrative – Writing I

The Personal Narrative – Writing II

The Essay – Writing I

The Essay – Writing II

The Comparison and Contrast Essay – Writing I

The Comparison and Contrast Essay – Writing II

The Short Story – Writing I

The Short Story- Writing II

The Fable – Writing I

The Folktale – Writing II

The Historical Fiction – Writing I

The Historical Fiction – Writing II

FREE Downloadable Author Biography Worksheet for your young writer!

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