Homeschooling

A Thorough Review of the Brave Writer Curriculum for Literature

A review of how the Brave Writer Arrow Guides and how they transformed our approach to Language Arts.

Before I found the Brave Writer Curriculum, I felt like Tarzan.  Or Jane.  Swinging all day from various trees in the language arts forest, never knowing if it was going to be enough. I was leaping from workbook to workbook to cover these skills, but what was I achieving? Spelling.  Vocabulary.  Comprehension questions.  Grammar.  Writing. …

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How to Homeschool History Using Literature with BookShark

BookShark World History contains an amazing collection of living history books.

When it comes time to planning a homeschool year, ideally, I prefer to homeschool history using literature. Literature-based history draws us into historical time periods through people, their lives, and their relationships. Well-chosen books contain stories that connect us deeply to the events and people in history. For our homeschool family, this is much preferable …

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