The Writing Road to Reading Review

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The Writing Road to Reading was one of the first purchases I made when I began to teach my son.  It was recommended on classical-homeschooling.org as being a great resource for teaching reading to children.  It really is a great resource! The Writing Road to Reading teaches a phonics based method for learning to read.  [...]

A Review of Nitty-Gritty Grammar

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While coming up with a language arts plan for my eleven-year-old daughter I searched for a grammar reference book. I didn't want a big volume too intimidating and heavy to carry around and use. While perusing Rebecca Rupp's Home Learning Year by Year I saw she recommended Nitty Gritty Grammar. I contacted Ten Speed Press [...]

Scholastic’s Idiom Dictionary :: a handy reference tool! thumbnail

'We can't go to the store now, it's raining cats and dogs out there!' 'You'll get through this, there's a light at the end of the tunnel.' 'If you advertise this for free, every Tom, Dick and Harry will come out to get it.' Recognize the idioms in these sentences?  Are you sure of what [...]

Oak Meadow Review – Fifth Grade Complete Package thumbnail

When my daughter was 10, she was all about exploring, making things with tons of tape and cardboard, asking lots of questions, wondering many "why's" and always eager to learn new things.  Sometimes she would take her World Book encyclopedia to bed with her for hours and read about penguins, the life cycle of frogs [...]

Ambleside Online: The Perfect Fit for Our Family thumbnail

  When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. [...]

Language Arts Resources from Curriculum Choice Authors thumbnail

Our authors bring you all things language arts today! A selection from our personal blogs and some choice reviews from the archives. Have you browsed our Language Arts section? It's full of reviews covering: Grammar Handwriting Literature Phonics Reading Spelling Vocabulary Writing So pin and bookmark this post today to help you with your language [...]

Traditional English Sentence Style Helps Prepare Students for College-Level Composition thumbnail

  Ask a college English professor and chances are he or she will tell you that most incoming freshmen are woefully unprepared for college-level compositions. Why? Consider this commentary from Dr. Robert Einarsson, professor of English at Grant Macewan University in Edmonton, Alberta: In the past, the carefully structured sentence was the medium for encapsulating [...]

Latin in the Christian Trivium

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Looking for an in-depth, high school course that will provide a strong foundation in Latin grammar?  Would it be even better to find one that includes historical background from a Christian perspective, too?  You're in luck!  I've been blessed to use Latin in the Christian Trivium, Volume I with my high school daughter this year. [...]