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How to Homeschool High School {Question of the Day}

How to Homeschool High School {Question of the Day}

Here’s a comment I had on my blog this week . . . I really enjoy all your post and topics on homeschooling, however my daughter is in 9th grd this year. I want to homeschool but have no clue where to begin. If you could give me beginner pointers I would be very grateful…. Continue Reading

Windows to the World Literary Analysis {Review}

Windows to the World Literary Analysis {Review}

Most of you know that I recommend Teaching the Classics as an introduction to literary analysis. It uses storybooks to analyze plot, characters, setting and so forth. Becky Marie shared how she uses Teaching the Classics with her young boys. Here’s her video: Teaching the Classics in Action As your kids get older, literary analysis… Continue Reading

Question of the Day — IEW

Question of the Day — IEW

I have a 9th grader, 7th grader and 3rd/4th grader.  I have done basic writing with them, but not a ton. The two older ones have a good understanding of a lot of grammar.  I would love to teach those two on the same level just adjust where needed.  Is that possible? The younger one… Continue Reading

Question of the Day? — Preparing for College Writing

Question of the Day? — Preparing for College Writing

I get questions about homeschooling, teaching writing, raising kids to be leaders…all the time.  So, I’ve decided to share those questions and my answers here, so everyone can benefit. Having said that, if you have a homeschooling question, feel free to post it as a comment or email me. ————————- What you would recommend to… Continue Reading

Poetry as Read Aloud

Poetry as Read Aloud

When I made my list of favorite read aloud books, I couldn’t believe I forgot our poetry books.  My goodness, we started each day with poetry – right before we dove into reading a classic book.   Each of my kids chose a poem they wanted to read to our family.  They took turns reading… Continue Reading

Primary Reading – How to Teach to Read

Primary Reading – How to Teach to Read

Are you not sure how to teach primary reading to your youngster? Wondering what’s the best strategy when you teach to read? I can relate.  There are so many options out there, but I really like IEW Primary Arts of Language: Reading by Institute for Excellence in Writing.  Watch this short video to see if… Continue Reading

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Lesson Plans for Writing

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Lesson Plans for Writing

I’m so excited to share with you a new resource for homeschoolers and language arts teachers.  Following Narnia, by Institute for Excellence in Writing, offers reading & writing activities for three of the Narnia book series.  The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Lesson Plans will continue your student’s journey in reading & writing. Take… Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Special on Homeschool Language Arts Resources

Mother’s Day Special on Homeschool Language Arts Resources

In honor of Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, we are having a special on our homeschool language arts products from Excellence in Writing.  Anyone who purchases an IEW product from our website this week will receive our creative writing lesson  – “Write About Your Mom (or Dad or Grandma or…)” This is a fun writing… Continue Reading

1st Facebook Chat with IEW – Andrew Pudewa & Jill Pike

1st Facebook Chat with IEW – Andrew Pudewa & Jill Pike

I’m so excited to invite you to our 1st IEW facebook chat.  You can register right here & it’s completely FREE.  We will continue to have a few giveaways as we launch our site: http://budurl.com/lyjk What’s an IEW chat? This Tuesday, Feb 21 Andrew Pudewa & Jill Pike will be answering  your questions about homeschooling,… Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I love Valentine’s Day…Actually I love all the holidays and celebrating. Anything for a celebration or party while I”m homeschooling As you probably already know, Valentine’s Day is a family celebration at my home, but this year will be our first Valentine Day alone since Ashley was born.  All the kids have their own plans…part… Continue Reading