Posts Tagged ‘ reading ’

The Mystery of History

The Mystery of History

Homeschool mom and author Mary Potter Kenyon wrote an enthusiastic review of a history book for kids, The Smart Aleck’s Guide to American History by Adam Selzer, and her excitement is contagious: “This book, this children’s book, has me enraptured. It is this irreverent style of writing that I have searched high and low...
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Book Arts Bash

Book Arts Bash

The Book Arts Bash is a writing contest for homeschooled authors. The Book Arts Bash celebrates untrammeled creativity, and promotes the integration of writing across the curriculum. We put homeschooled students’ best work on the desks of literary agents, best-selling authors, and other industry professionals, to encourage young writers and connect great minds. The...
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Loving the Library

Loving the Library

Of all possible homeschooling resources – after, of course, such pipe-dream unobtainables as unlimited time and money – next-best is a library card. Kids vary certainly, but there’s no doubt, as Neil Postman said, that a magnificent education can be obtained solely through reading; and even for the reading-resistant, the library has a lot...
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Homeschool Boys Book Club

Homeschool Boys Book Club

“Just after lunch, one Monday each month, there is an audible buzz in the children’s room of our local library. The hubbub begins at the door as a group of five enthusiastic homeschooled boys race one another into a much anticipated book club meeting. They are an eclectic group, but the chattering is nonstop...
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Learning to Read

“I am sure my children learned to read by osmosis. I certainly didn’t teach them. It wasn’t for lack of materials, understand. I had phonics books and some anthologies accompanied by thick spiral bound teacher’s guides detailing ways to incorporate literature into science, math, and social studies. What I didn’t have was time enough...
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