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Top 10 Favorite Read Alouds

Top 10 Favorite Read Alouds

We have so many books that are on our love list here in this house, but not all of them would make for a great read aloud. So I will share some of our favorite read alouds that I think would fit in this read aloud category. Some (most) are for younger kids (picture books),(…)

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Reading Eggs Reading Skills Workbooks {Mathseeds has them too!}

Reading Eggs Reading Skills Workbooks {Mathseeds has them too!}

When my children were younger workbooks were my best friend! Grab a workbook, a pencil, and some crayons and you have educational and fun entertainment for your kids! Using workbooks is a great way for kids to learn both math and reading skills in a way that is fun for them. Fast forward a whole(…)

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Easy to Implement Homeschool Writing Curriculum: Writers in Residence™ Volume 2

Easy to Implement Homeschool Writing Curriculum: Writers in Residence™ Volume 2

Do you think you are a strong writer? Can you identify the parts of a sentence? Are you worried about teaching writing in your homeschool? I can tell you that I consider myself to be a strong writer, but I cannot identify all part of a sentence as readily as I should be able to,(…)

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Help for Teaching Homeschool High School Writing Skills

Help for Teaching Homeschool High School Writing Skills

Just the words homeschooling high school can instill a deep seated fear in many. Then add words like math, or writing (even science) and the fear gets a little more intense. I am here to tell you that YOU CAN Homeschool High School! The key? You don’t have to do all the teaching! There are tons(…)

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Homeschool High School American Literature

Homeschool High School American Literature

Getting in to the high school years means delving in deeper into subjects you may have already covered.  It means reading relevant works of literature and understanding their place in history. One of the subjects I cover with all of my kids in high school is Homeschool High School American Literature. I received this product(…)

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Engaging Adventure Stories Featuring Girls

Engaging Adventure Stories Featuring Girls

While I don’t like to put things in boy and girl categories, the reality is that this naturally occurs in our everyday lives. We often view boys as the tough, rugged, adventurous ones (and often read adventure stories featuring boys), and girls are viewed as more dainty –  having tea parties and playing with dolls.(…)

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Summary Writing How to for Kids

Summary Writing How to for Kids

While I have always had my children keep a book log, rarely have I had them do any summary writing. I have to laugh because of how opposite my two younger ones are when they do this. Not surprisingly, how they went about summary writing reflects each of their personalities. When I set about to(…)

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Homeschool Writing Curriculum: A Writers in Residence Review

Homeschool Writing Curriculum: A Writers in Residence Review

Writing is one of those things that homeschoolers often worry about teaching. It can be difficult to evaluate writing as it can be so subjective. Throughout my years of homeschooling I have taught writing both using a homeschool writing curriculum, and not using any curriculum at all. Teaching without can feel a little like being(…)

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Enriching Homeschool Reading Curriculum That Goes Beyond The Written Word

Enriching Homeschool Reading Curriculum That Goes Beyond The Written Word

Reading curriculum you say? Who needs a reading curriculum? Here’s the thing, reading goes way beyond just physically reading the words on the page. Reading involves knowing spelling, pronunciation, phrasing, context, plot, and so much more. Reading a book, really reading it and delving in, can take you to new places and teach you new(…)

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Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale

Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale

{UPDATED WITH TONS OF NEW ITEMS!) Having homeschooled for over 11 years now, and having done numerous curriculum reviews, I have accumulated an abundance of curriculum that I no longer need. I have one that has graduated, none of elementary age any more and two very different children from the first that are still homeschooling.(…)

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Homeschool Sentence Diagramming Practice

Homeschool Sentence Diagramming Practice

I honestly do not remember doing sentence diagramming as a kid in school.  When I saw it in my kid’s homeschool curriculum it was completely new to me. After spending years doing it with my children, one of the things I love most about sentence diagramming is that it pulls so many grammar skills and(…)

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Using Horse Stories for a Horse Unit Study {FREE Printable Worksheets}

Using Horse Stories for a Horse Unit Study {FREE Printable Worksheets}

We can’t learn enough about horses in our house! Everything is horse related,  from horse coloring, to horse movies, horse stories, horseback riding lessons, 4-H club, and even horse apparel. Not only are we doing equine science as our science this year, but we are also using some other horse stories and books for some(…)

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