Reading should be done naturally and I completely agree with that. The problem is that my children don’t like reading and we have a few collections of English books for the natural resources. At the same time, English is not our first language. Both the children and myself need reading lessons, I think. With the limit of resources, knowledge and skill of reading are the
This past September, I made my biggest curriculum mistake yet. I had researched and thought and finally purchased a curriculum. But when it came time to start school, I realized that I would have to do heavy editing to make the curriculum match my student’s level. I set it aside and bought another curriculum–happily, one that we have been making progress in all year long.
A couple years ago, I was struggling to find a language arts curriculum that was both engaging and complimentary to our homeschool philosophy. In my quest, I sampled a wide variety of curricula. When I discovered Brave Writer, I knew I had found what I had been looking for. Not only does Brave Writer offer a variety of writing curricula and resources, they also provide
For the past few months, my son has lulled himself to sleep by listening to Percy Jackson books on audio. We only own one but he checks the books out on OverDrive (one of our favorite library resources) and will listen to them over and over again. As a result of his recent interest, I knew he would also be interested in the National Mythology Exam that
Do you have a child who struggles with reading? Do they get easily distracted, forget what line they are on or have trouble concentrating on what they are reading? Or do you have a teen who would benefit from a device that could eliminate distractions when reading? I have recently found a clever device that may be a help to your struggling reader! It is
Are you looking for a fun way to start of the new homeschool year? Do your kids ever struggle with phonics or spelling? Why not make a game of it! Spellominoes is a card game, that helps to teach basic phonics/reading and spelling skills. It is made by TRENDenterprises.com, an educational publishing company. This game is one of their learning FUN products that my family
Dover Publications partnered with Education.com to offer more affordable workbooks that are fun and engaging. We like Dover workbooks to keep our minds fresh and engaged during the summer months but they can also be used to reinforce skills throughout the year. The variety of activities throughout each workbook helps keep my boys engaged because there is always something different to do; they never get
At a certain point and with certain teens, we need to bring outside expertise into our homeschools. Miss 17, for whom reading and writing are almost as important as breathing and eating, needed a higher level of English than I could teach, so last fall we enrolled in Alexandra McGee’s online AP English Language and Composition course. It was one of the best homeschooling decisions