Discover resources for teaching writing and compositions at home.

Homeschool Writing and Composition Curriculum

Adapted from The Virginia Homeschool Manual. Compiled by Vicki Bentley, Susan Brooks, Janice Campbell, and Rachel Ramey. Most of the subject-specific resources can be ordered from the major curriculum suppliers listed under “Homeschool Material Sources,” but publisher websites are indicated where appropriate. Publisher websites often offer additional product information, articles, links to other sites, and free e-newsletters.


Comprehensive Composition

by Kathryn Stout
Composition assignments for grades K-12.


Institute for Excellence in Writing

Variety of language arts programs includes composition, spelling, poetry, and classic literature.


Stone Soup

A magazine for young writers and artists—a good opportunity for publication.


Understanding Writing

by Susan Bradrick

An excellent, one-volume writing program for all ages.

Wordsmith Apprentice, Wordsmith, and Wordsmith Craftsman

Creative writing for grades 4-12.


Write Right!: A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style

by Jan Venolia

Writers’ Express

Write Source 2000

Writers, Inc.

Reference manuals for middle-grade, junior high, and high school students. Teacher guides available. Website offers writing samples and other helpful information. Company also has materials for younger and older students.


A Writer’s Reference

by Diana Hacker

The Writing Company

Lesson plans, e-books, and information for writing and literature.


The Writing Conference

Provides writing/literature camp for kids grades 6-12 and an annual young writers’ contest.


Writing in Narrative (WIN)

published by Elijah Company
A simple, step-by-step tutorial on how to write a story.

Writing Strands

by Dave Marks

An easy to use, award-winning writing program designed for homeschoolers.