I have four children and have taught three of them to read to advanced levels. Most of my children have been able to master reading comprehension through reading and discussion quality literature. However, some have needed more practice in order to do well on standardized tests. More Reading Comprehension in Varied Subject Matter by Jane Ervin – Level 1is a resource that provides practice for students who
What a wonderful experience I have had the last few months! I received the All-Day Charlotte Mason Seminar on DVD, seminar workbook, and the Laying Down the Rails book and Workshop on DVD from Simply Charlotte Mason to review. If you have never been over to visit Simply Charlotte Mason, I highly recommend you take a look. They offer free curriculum guides, free ebooks, and
I can’t even describe how excited I am about a new curriculum I’ve been pouring through for next year! Normally, I wouldn’t post about products that aren’t tried and true, but this is an amazing exception. I couldn’t write curriculum that is more “me”! And just what is “me” and what does this curriculum offer that’s has me so giddy? It’s project-based Fits with the
TruthQuest History guides by Michelle Miller are among my favorite, most valued homeschool resources; a gem that I am so thankful to have found. You see, we haven’t ever read our history solely from a textbook (though I have actually found a favorite one recently- that we’re reading from as a spine at the moment!) and since I’m usually designing our history and literature reading
I had my eye on the Epi Kardia curriculum from the moment I heard of it. I was caught immediately by their name alone as it conveyed exactly the type of homeschooling theology in our home! Imagine my delight when I was offered a 1st grade set to review! We couldn’t wait for it to arrive! Epi Kardia is a “historically structured, literature-based curriculum using
When I started homeschooling over 6 years ago, one of the questions that people asked me was, “What about high school?” I remember quite distinctly thinking that the question was ridiculous given that my oldest child was then going into first grade. Alas, children grow up all too quickly. Now my oldest child is going into 7th grade next year and the question, “What about
Institute For Excellence in Writing- Teaching Writing: Structure and Style DVDs By Andrew Pudewa Feeling Empowered as a Parent/Teacher Many of my blog readers have been asking me to write a review of Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) for a long time. I have hesitated to write the review since we are still very much a work in progress using their system of writing.
Daily GRAMS (Guided Review Aiding Mastery Skills) This is one of those simple ideas that I love as a review in our weekly schedule. We thoroughly covered grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and sentence writing in our grammar and logic stage years (grades 4-8). As high school students, they no longer needed a full-blown language arts program, but I also didn’t want to get rusty with our