My goal in homeschooling is to raise overall well-rounded sons who will one day enter this world and be positive contributing parts of our society. I am concerned with life skills, character, and a solid vocabulary. “Without grammar, very little can be conveyed, without vocabulary, nothing can be conveyed.” David Wilkins Wikipedia shares the importance of vocabulary: aids expression and communication, directly linked to reading
A few years back I created a history course for my teen using a textbook as a spine and then adding in other related books and movies. One of the movies we watched has stayed with her for years. In fact, we were just talking about it the other night! Movies can be a great visual for kids to hang their thoughts on and thus
Are you looking for a grammar program for your high schoolers? How about a grammar program that is fun? Did I just say fun?? Yes, English 2600 high school grammar was fun! When we were looking around for a grammar program for my high schooler, we were not expecting to find something fun. We just wanted to find something that was a good fit.
As an eclectic/Charlotte Mason homeschooler, we have used many wonderful resources over the years, but only two or three have always had a firm place in our home. One of those is Learning Language Arts Through Literature – The Gray Book by Diane Welch and Susan Simpson (published by Common Sense Press). We started on the Blue (grade 1) and Yellow (grade 3) books in
Teaching writing in homeschool can definitely be overwhelming. However, Apologia’s Debra Bell has a brand new curriculum, Writers in Residence, to help with just that. This fantastic resource is not only a homeschool writing resource but a writing focused language arts curriculum. No more overwhelm! ~Don’t miss the giveaway at the end! We received this Writers in Residence curriculum in exchange for an honest review.
Taking the AP English Language & Composition Exam is just one of the things on our list of “things to accomplish in high school” for our oldest daughter’s homeschool high school plan. College prep has been a topic of conversation in our house (and in my mind) since my now graduating senior was in 7th or 8th grade. Laying out a high school plan that
Teaching writing is one of those things that doesn’t come naturally for many moms – me included! Just because we can write doesn’t mean we necessarily know how to impart that knowledge to our children. Thankfully, the homeschool curriculum market has exploded with a plethora of writing programs for all types of learners (and teachers!). After using quite a few different programs, there is one
I think the biggest learning curve with homeschooling is finding what works best for your family. Fortunately, for our family, Tapestry of Grace is a wonderful homeschooling fit. If you are on a curriculum search, I highly suggest you take a look at Tapestry of Grace. Because I am so grateful that we found this curriculum early in our homeschooling, I share with you today