Welcome to the 10 Day series of Homeschooling with the BIBLE as Your Main Text. I will be sharing all that we have been doing this fall since we have decided to use our Bible as our main textbook. I am joining the iHomeschool Network’s Homeschool Hopscotch! Be sure to go over and check out so many awesome topics for this huge blog hop!
Today I will focus on writing assingments and how this looks when we are using the Bible as our main text. We have been using this way of homeschooling this fall and are currently in the book of Genesis.
I have assigned various writing assignments based on the text we are in for the week. I assign different tasks for each child.
Examples for Genesis that we have worked on so far this year:
- Imagine you are in the garden of Eden. Describe what life is like? (all ages)
- How would you explain to an atheist your belief that God created the earth in six literal days? (6th grader)
- Write a poem about how you feel about being created special and unique by God. (2nd grader)
- Report on an animal of your choice, highlighting the special characteristics that are unique other animal showing how God created it. Inclue classification of the animal. (all ages)
- Illustrate the six days of creation with a description of each day (all ages)
- Imagine you are on the ark. Describe the conditions. (all ages)
- Write a one page essay on the evidence for a global flood (6th grader)
- Describe what the Ark looked like (size, materials, etc.) (all ages)
- Write a newspaper article about the occurrence of a worldwide flood! (4th and 6th grader)
- Write a report about dinosaurs or fossils and their proof of a worldwide flood (4th and 6th grader)
Creation Vs. Evolution
- Write an essay telling why creation is what you believe. Dispute evolution. (6th grader)
- Write about an animal that defies evolution (all ages)
No matter what passages in the Bible you are studying, there are ways to assign writing based them, whether it be creative writing, poetry, narrative, or informational. Be creative, and get them writing!
Writing assignments based on our Bible passages have been not only fun, but a great way to put our skills into practical use. My daughter, who is an aspiring writer, came up with a really great idea this week for a series of kids books, based on what we have learned. I am encouraging her to write, write, write. She has been inspired by the materials, and now I will help her pursue it. I just love when learning becomes passion!
Please visit my resource page, where I have begun listing the resources we have found to be helpful in studying Genesis. I will be adding more as we use them.
Past posts in this series:Day 1 Homeschooling With the BIBLE as Your Main Text-Typical Day
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Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
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