Literature and Writing

Dawn Duran Plutarch for the Charlotte Mason Homeschool Family podcast

Plutarch for the Homeschool Family (with Dawn Duran)

Plutarch, anyone? If you’ve ever wondered why to study Plutarch, how to read Plutarch’s Lives (without getting confused or overwhelmed), and the value Plutarch has for a Charlotte Mason homeschool in particular, then you won’t want to miss this delightful conversation with Dawn Duran! Who is Dawn Duran? Dawn lives in Maryland with her husband, …

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Reading, Writing, and Making Connections: Homeschooling High School English (with Betsy Farquhar)

The only thing better than being excited about books on your own is getting to chat with someone who is as excited about reading as you are. So it’s no wonder I loved this conversation with Betsy Farquhar! Betsy demystifies the process of reading and discussing literature with your homeschool high school students, and shares …

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Strategies for Teaching Homeschool Writing Janie B. Cheaney

Strategies for Teaching Homeschool Writing (with Janie B. Cheaney)

Have you wondered how to teach writing effectively in your homeschool? There’s essay writing and creative writing and grammar and sentence structure and… ohmy! Where to start? Fiction author, homeschool writing curriculum author, and speaker Janie B. Cheaney is here to share her experience as both a writer and teacher. This Homeschool Conversations episode is …

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The Joyful Power of Storytelling for the Homeschool Family (with Jim Weiss)

As a child I remember listening to Jim Weiss tell stories via cassette. What a delightful, surreal moment to get to chat with him on the podcast all about the powerful joy of storytelling! Jim shares read aloud tips, valuable insights into why stories are more important now than ever, and even tells a few …

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Hop, Skip, and a Rhyme: Listening Well and Delighting in the Beauty of Words (with Megan Andrews)

Few things communicate “homeschool family” like stacks of read alouds, overflowing shelves, and library cards filled to bursting. Most of the homeschoolers I know love words, but sometimes we are at a loss how to teach our young children how to wisely approach the books and poetry they’re reading. Ought we to set them free …

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Finding Freedom and Fun in Homeschooling (with Dachelle McVey)

One of the best parts of homeschooling is the freedom and fun it brings! We don’t have to do things just because somebody tells us to or just because everybody else is doing it. Dachelle McVey reminds us that we have the privilege to choose what is best for our own unique families, encourage our …

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Introduction to Dante’s Divine Comedy #100DaysofDante (with Kristen Rudd and Wesley Callihan)

Don’t be Daunted by Dante! Beginners are welcome as we discuss Dante and his Divine Comedy. 100 Days of Dante Starts September 1! Enjoy this webinar replay for a helpful introduction to Dante, then read along with #100daysofdante. One of the greatest literary works of the Medieval era (if not the greatest), Dante’s Comedy can …

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Order, Harmony, and the Medieval Imagination (with Kelly Cumbee)

When Karen Glass recommends someone “wise and experienced” for your podcast, you listen! And today’s guest, Kelly Cumbee, does not disappoint. Kelly brings experience as a veteran homeschool mom of 7 children who have graduated from her homeschool, so her perspective on home education is not to be missed. Kelly is also an enthusiastic lover …

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