“What do you recommend for teaching essays to middle school students?” queried a customer at my bookstore for gently-used homeschool curriculum. Upon further discussion, I learned that her sixth grader hasn’t ever written more than a few sentences and now she wants him to master an essay within the next month! Has she succumbed to the dreaded Middle School Squeeze?
This very specialized form of a Homeschool Mom Panic Attack has lain dormant since she began homeschooling preschool or kindergarten. Continue reading