I first discovered King Alfred’s English in 2012 when a friend of mine reviewed it on her blog. With her glowing praise for the book, I ordered a copy. However, my kids were just too young then so it remained on my library shelves until this fall. We have gradually been progressing our kids to become independent learners. When my daughter began 8th grade this past
When we first began the school year this past fall, one of the things we were most looking forward to was the Cover Story writing curriculum. We had utilized a variety of writing programs over the years and none were really very exciting. I had a strong feeling that Cover Story was just what we needed to spice things up. We’ve been working through Cover
It’s that time of year when we, as homeschoolers, begin to think about our curriculum choices for the next school year. You are likely getting catalogs daily from curriculum companies, browsing the web, reading reviews, and making a shopping list. Choosing curriculum can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming. The writers here at The Curriculum Choice would like to help ease that burden.
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Being able to communicate effectively in writing is one of our priority homeschool goals. My 6th grade daughter loves the creative aspect of writing, but not the organization and editing. She writes copiously: multi-chapter stories, lengthy narrations, frequent letters to friends. Her stories and letters are written in her free time, so we don’t edit them with a fine-toothed comb. For her narrations in history,
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 and they were happy to send me a copy to
Having great resources is a must for any homeschool. Every once in a while I come across a book that won’t be at the local library. I buy it because it’s so good that it’s worth the investment as an asset to our homeschool. Usually these types of books have value now and for years to come. A Child’s Introduction to Poetry by Michael Driscoll
I rarely find home education materials in big-box bookstores, so you can imagine my surprise when this book jumped off the shelf and into my hands. Michael and Mary Leppert’s comprehensive The Homeschooling Book of Lists is a resource I consult quite regularly. And here’s why: it’s jam packed with information. More than just another guide to homeschooling, The Homeschooling Book of Lists is a