Literature and Writing

Literature-Based Learning for Kindergarten: How to Make it Work homeschooling

Literature-Based Learning for Kindergarten: How to Make it Work

You’re homeschooling a kindergartener! Congratulations! You’ve heard about “literature-based learning” all over every homeschool website as you’ve scoured the internet for ideas on how to get started…but what does that look like in reality? How can you make sure your wiggly, giggly kindergartener is really learning and retaining information as you read to them? How […]

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Reading for the Love of God with Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson

Calling all book lovers and want-to-be readers: you won’t want to miss this literary conversation with Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson! We discuss the art of reading, how to approach literature as Christians, why words matter, and more. Plus, you will be sure to enjoy Dr. Wilson’s suggestions for the books every student (and their parents)

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Knowing by Heart: the Powerful Beauty of Memory Work (with Andrew Pudewa)

Might it be possible that something that seems the least practical might actually have the most value in your homeschool? Listen to my conversation with Andrew Pudewa from the Institute for Excellence in Writing and learn how the practice of memory work can be transformative, nourishing the souls in your home! Who is Andrew Pudewa?

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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? Which writing activities for kids have the greatest impact? Fiction author, homeschool writing curriculum author, and speaker Janie B. Cheaney is here to share her experience as both

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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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