Language Arts

grammar

Fun Ways to Teach Grammar

“Grammar? Argh!” Have your children ever moaned those words? Completing endless pages of grammar exercises often elicits that very response. Direct, sequential grammar instruction is important for helping students to understand sentence structure (and thereby to improve as readers and writers), but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun […]

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Child Reading Picture Book

Picture Books for Everyone: Why You Should Keep Reading Picture Books Even After Your Child Learns To Read

Sometimes as homeschool parents we can unwittingly value our kids’ reading for themselves as more important than them being read to.  Sometimes when we emphasize kids reading independently we can unwittingly devalue the importance of reading enjoyable stories together. We spend so many hours on letter sounds and sight words […]

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Teaching Language Arts

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” So much wisdom from good ole Dr. Seuss. As homeschoolers, reading is the most foundational and important skill that we will teach our children; however, we must think beyond […]

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