literature

Innovative Homeschooling: Let’s Talk Literature

Update your homeschool literature list. Find ideas and titles to bring some innovative ideas to your literature selections.

Homeschooling parents love literature lists. love. love. love. Quality literature is an important part of our homeschools.  Historical fiction.  Classics. Biographies. Non-fiction. The list goes on. and on. and on. Till we finally narrow down the titles we will attack for the school year. Want to listen to this post instead? And as we sift through …

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Shakespeare for Kids: Books that Introduce the Bard

I typically end our school year by spending time with William Shakespeare. Not literally. Obviously. Because he died in 1616. But we learn about his life, his plays, and his words using picture books and easy chapter books. We also read one of his plays. We keep it light-hearted and fun, but they are establishing …

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Our Homeschool Week in Books?

(FYI: I periscope – @notbefore7 – every Saturday to share these books.  You can find the one for this list here.!) So what did we read this week? Non-fiction: (How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous is FANTASTIC.  Interesting.  Informative. We read a little each day.) Non-fiction Picture Books (Colonial Focus): Our read-aloud …

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Grammar Lesson using The Arrow: Love that Dog

Our family has found that teaching grammar with literature as the tool has been a great fit for our homeschool. Here is just one example of how we did it!

Grammar.  The word can evoke very strong opinions. Who knew grammar was such a hot topic?  Probably very few parents.  Unless they decided to homeschool. And once you weed through all of the philosophies, it can be quite confusing to find the actual best fit for your family.  I know because we have tried so …

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