The reality is that sentence-diagramming and copying someone else’s writing template don’t create better writers. They create students who may meet contrived curriculum benchmarks and pass standardized tests. They create students who can play the game.
With unschooling, there is no game to play. There is no manufactured curriculum or assessment. There is simply life.Kerry McDonald
If you’ve visited some of our other How Do They Learn… ? pages – this will sound repetitive – Unschoolers learn Grammar/Writing from living life. It’s just how Unschooling works, our children learn from the world around them, the games they are interested in, the people they spend time with. Communicating is important to our children (to varying degrees and each having their preferred formats) and writing is one facet of communication.
Here are stories, articles, and resources on how Unschoolers learn grammar and how to write:
Grammar posts on the Texas Unschoolers blog
It’s Important For My Kids To Learn To Write Well a page of questions and answers curated by Joyce Fetteroll/Joyfully Rejoycing
The Power of Words: Unschooling Language Arts by Joan Concilio/Unschool Rules
Unschool Writing: What About Grammar and Punctuation? by Sue Elvis/Stories of an Unschooling Family
Learning to Write posts and articles curated by Unschooling Mom2Mom