Little House On the Prairie Books Rich Literature and Unit Study

Named in the Top 20 of all time Children’s Books by Readers for good reason www.walnutgrove.org By Emerson Sandow Ms. Charlotte Mason was a British teacher of the late 1800s who developed a complete instruction method named after her. Many homeschooling families adhere to some or all of Ms. Mason’s precepts in teaching their own children with her very solid and sound approach. Among the Charlotte Mason guidelines are to use living...

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Writing the Basic Analytical Essay: Part Two

  The Introduction   By Dr. Rosette Liberman, www.cooperhillstylebook.com   This copyrighted article is the second of a series that teaches students how to write an effective essay.  The first installment, Writing the Basic Analytical Essay Part One, is available at http://cooperhillstylebook.com/archive/  Function of the Introduction The Introduction hooks the reader’s interest in the topic or theme of the essay. The...

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The Seven Learning Styles

Visual        (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding. Aural         (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music. Verbal       (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing. Physical    (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch. Logical      (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems. Social        (interpersonal): You prefer to...

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6 Steps to Improve Your Child’s Learning Skills During Summer

by Bonnie Terry,  M. Ed., BCET —  https://www.bonnieterrylearning.com 1.  Improve Learning Skills with a Weekly Field Trip Good readers are readers who know a bit about a lot of different topics. They have ‘prior knowledge’ to connect past knowledge and experiences to what they are reading. So, build your child’s knowledge base by going on a weekly field trip, providing rich experiences for your kids. These trips can even be...

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What if I’m Not a Grammarian or a Particularly Good Writer?

By Rosette Liberman, co-author of The Cooperhill Style Book, http://cooperhillstylebook.com/ All parents ask themselves this question when they try to help their high schoolers revise their writing. After all, for most of us it’s been a long time since high school English. We ask ourselves should this be: who or whom? lie or lay? me or I? like or as? bring or take? different than or different from? On a more advanced level, we want to...

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American Academy English Uses the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) Curriculum

American Academy offers an excellent Christian online education for homeschoolers. Here is a partial Scope & Sequence of the English curriculum: English 1 (Grade 1) (PACEs 1001-1012) The student: • Reviews consonant and vowel sounds. • Is introduced to reading and writing of word families and sentences. • Studies blends, diphthongs, ending sounds, and suffixes. • Develops reading comprehension skills. • Copies sentences using...

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