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Write for Life

Write for Life: Volume 1: Writing the Research Paper

This book offers ready to use lessons for grades 7-12 that guide students through the process of writing the research paper. Suitable for student groups or homeschool families or co-ops, these eight lessons break down the process from start to finish with helpful instruction, encouragement, and practice. 

Lesson topics include:  

  • MLA style research paper basics, topics, and sources
  • Thesis statements
  • Outlines
  • Developing content
  • Rough and final drafts
  • Citing sources

No matter what we do in life, good communication skills are an important ingredient for success.  Strengthening students’ writing enhances verbal and other interpersonal skills and helps prepare them for a lifetime of good communication.

Since 2005, Karen Lange has used these lessons to teach homeschool teens at the Homeschool Online Creative Writing Co-op. She believes that everyone can improve their writing skills with a good balance of instruction, encouragement, and practice.

To purchase Write for Life, see the Summer Bundle Special below.

What people are saying about Write for Life: 

Author & Homeschool Mom Robyn Campbell  

Author Susan J. Reinhardt 

Author, Blogger, & Homeschool Mom Gena Mayo

Write for Life Volume 2: Essay Writing

This book offers ready to use lessons for grades 7-12 that guide students through the essay writing process. Suitable for homeschool families, co-ops, or other student groups, these six lessons break down the steps from start to finish with helpful tips, instruction, practice, and encouragement. 

Lesson topics include:  

  • Essay basics and structure    
  • Choosing topics and sources
  • Taking good notes
  • Thesis statements and outlines
  • Developing content
  • Revision and editing
  • MLA style source documentation
  • Preparing for the test essay

Special Bundle Sale! 

Write for Life Volumes 1 & 2 PDF

 Regularly $10.00

Now $7.00 

Homeschool Co-ops 101 

Homeschool Co-ops 101 is for families who are thinking  about joining or starting a homeschool co-op. It weighs the pros, cons, and creative options available, and contains essential co-op tools, tips, and options for today’s homeschool families.           

HC 101's activity section is also great for families and other K-12 student groups, as it offers a variety of lessons, games, and hands on projects.                            

Author Karen Lange has gathered insight from years of co-oping and now shares her own and others’ experiences in this valuable and encouraging handbook.                  

Here is a peek inside:

Section 1 includes essential, digestible info on co-op ingredients such as planning and organization, schedules, teaching, finances, and addressing conflict and burnout.  Section 2 shares a sampling of co-op games and activities, and Section 3 contains five hands-on unit studies. These ready to use studies include lessons on Leonardo da Vinci, Birds of Prey, Public Speaking, Tall Tales, and Creative Writing, and are suitable for co-op or home use. Section 3 also includes unit study guidelines that are easily customized to suit any topic. Section 4 offers suggested books, curriculum, and other resources. 
About Karen:

Karen Lange, her husband, and three children were active in co-ops during their sixteen-year homeschool journey. Her experience includes serving as a local homeschool support group coordinator and consultant for a state homeschool network in New Jersey.  Karen’s children have since graduated, and she is now a freelance writer and online writing instructor for homeschooled teens.
What people are saying about HC 101:
Grace Conyers at Insanitek 

Homeschool veteran and author Robyn Campbell

Homeschool Co-ops 101 paperback is available directly from author Karen Lange - $13 ppd. Contact Karen at 

HC 101 will also be available again in ebook/at online book sellers soon.