I’ve hosted a writer’s workshop in our home. A writer’s workshop is a time for writers to gather together and share their work. Sometimes workshops hold a mini lesson and give participants time to write and some, like ours, encourages writers to bring pieces they’ve already written to be shared during the workshop. Our workshop is based on the model from the book Workshops Work
My oldest daughter is now in college. Both in high school and college she has been assigned some of literature’s great classics. These can often be difficult due to the older English language style and unusual meanings of words. It has surprised me throughout the years how many of these I haven’t read and how unsure I was of teaching them to her. I was
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This year we are using Apologia’s “Exploring Creation with Biology” for our high school science. The student is required to keep a notebook where they answer the ‘On Your Own’ questions and keep their module summaries. They are also required to keep a separate lab notebook to record their observations and conclusions to the experiments. As this is a fairly intense course and there is
Like most of you, I am pulling together resources for the new academic year. Here in England we are still hard at work until the latter half of July, then the summer holidays stretch out before us for the entire month of August – bliss! But before those carefree days can commence, I need to have all my ducks in a row for the autumn.
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This year I was looking for a way to teach my girls about the English language without teaching grammar itself. I wanted to give them an understanding of its beauty and history so that they would learn to love it and also be able to use it more skillfully. And then I was offered King Alfred’s English to review. What a perfect resource to meet
In 2013 I reviewed the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E) curriculum for The Curriculum Choice. Three years on I am still getting comments and questions in my inbox on that review. I had shared a general overview, pros and cons, as well as personal thoughts and an important note addressing some really negative reviews that I had come across in the period of time that I