I also wanted my boys writing more. Especially with being in high school I really think they need to up their game in this area. The more they write the better they will become. So with that said I'm so excited to share these two Teen/High School Journals with you all!!!
With one of the chosen reading books your teen will choose one to write a summary and illustrate it. I thought this would be a great way to focus on one book. I notice my kids write more when they have more space as well.
If your kiddos don't like to do a whole lot of drawing they can print something from the internet and/or use timeline figures for the history side.
I know not everyone does English daily. My boys have Latin assignments and use what they learned for this page. Latin has a lot of grammar so it works out. There are a lot of grammar non textbookish types out there that your kiddos can use for this page too or have them google what they want to learn. Life of Fred Language Arts series would work great for the English page too!
I LOVE copywork. If your teen is beyond copywork, use it for dictation. I like the idea of my boys copying things that are meaningful to them (although it doesn't always work out that way, but that's okay =)
I absolutely love the Spelling Time pages in the younger journals but I wanted to up their game by having them look for specific words.
other journals they would draw little people or add to the picture so I thought this could be another way for them to 'relax' their brains and help them to remember what they are learning.
Isaac, Sarah's eldest child drew the illustration on the left above and I absolutely love it!
Throughout the week the student can write what he's learning about in history, science, English, etc.
Take a peek inside!
The difference between these two journals is the illustrations. The color-yourself Steampunk cover doesn't have a lot of tanks and army illustration. It has more architectural type pictures.
Also the campfire cover has the words "Just for Teen Guys" but of course gals can use it too.
You can also purchase the Color-Your-Self Steampunk one on pdf at Educents.