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Someone a couple posts back recommend the Play at home Mom blog.  Seriously, it is a-mazing.  Check it out.  Those ladies have the best idea.  From what you have described about your DD, I think she would love some of the activities on there. 
My 8yo (nearly 9) is writing a story like the Meet books from American girl.  She is currently up to 4 chapters.  She also loves doing workbooks.  Shes a fun one. 
We really like these versions for exposure to the stories http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Ashakespeare+for+kids&keywords=shakespeare+for+kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1322754751
I used a pencil grip as a child http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pencil+grip&x=0&y=0 but still hold my pencil "incorrectly"
www.progressivephonics.com is another good site.  Its little reader books like Bob, but free to read on screen or print out
I love this idea!
how exciting.  I absolutely love that we have gotten rid of our " traditional" schooling.  Things are so much more relaxed and peaceful around here
perhaps it is just a season of learning for her right now.  She might just be bored.  I know I go through seasons of random boredom where things that usually are fun just dont sound appealing.  Like all kids things, I imagine this too shall pass.  I do wonder if she is going to suddenly make a large advancement in some skill.  You know how babies get fussy and cranky (and tend to not sleep) when they are learning a new skill (like talking or walking) and then once they...
Did this change happen with the change of the weather?  My kids were acting more bored than usual after it got too cool to be outside for hours on end.  They have recently adjusted to their new play indoors
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