"Dylan was fun and I learned a lot. I love that I can write a newspaper about my world and my interests. I can write about Star Wars, field trips, or whatever! It was cool to be taught by a kid my age and learn a lot."
— Olivia, age 9
"My son and I have always struggled with writing. This child-to-child approach has truly broken barriers. Dylan's course finally made us look forward to writing and starting our own articles. Two thumbs up!"
- Cheryl, KS -
"My sister and I are having so much fun with this course! We love that we can write about anything, and we have, ours is a newspaper for cats called Fat Kitty Club."
- Kinley, age 12, from K and B Life -
Dylan McDonough is an intelligent, creative, 10 year old who started his own print newspaper, The Bugle Blast, when he was 8 years old in the 3rd grade. His monthly newspaper covered what he was learning in school as well as life and field trip experiences. It included various types of newspaper articles.
The second year of writing and publishing the newspaper also included an online version at www.TheBugleBlast.com. Dylan also enjoys creating other forms of writing such as comics, fictional stories and screenplays. His first screenplay, Humpty Dumpty: The Mystery was performed in May 2019 by the Koinonia Kids Dramatic Storytelling Class. Dylan also enjoys other creative outlets such as cartooning, piano and drum playing, and seeking adventures in the great outdoors with friends.
"The module on 5 Paragrah Essays was superb! Using the many examples within Dylan's newspaper, The Bugle Blast, and walking through helpful graphic organizers, my 2nd and 4th graders truly understand how to write 5 paragraph Essays now. This is a great course for struggling writers or children who already love to write."
- Diane, MI -
Your child could even sell his/her newspaper to friends, family, neighbors and make some money!
Kids are writing about their own world and interests = more writing, less groans.
Better Writing Quality
Writing quality will be better since they are writing for an audience. Kids pay careful attention to detail when they take ownership of something.
With no teachers or adults, your child will enjoy learning everything he/she needs to know from Dylan.
Perfect for Portfolios
Kids can write articles across the various disciplines.
The course is overseen by both of his parents who have taught in middle and high schools, homeschool their children, and work for a college textbook publisher.
Once you enroll in the course, you'll have immediate access to all 10 lessons, with their modules. That's 31 engaging videos!
It's on Teachable so you can log in from any computer/device and work from anywhere.
In The Homegrown Newspaper Course you'll learn:
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course. YOU decide when you start and when you finish.
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like, across any and all devices you own.
For a limited time, you can The Homegrown Newspaper Course for only $39.99. That's a huge saving from the regular price of $99!