Category Archives: Reading/Language Arts

Spiritual Food

With two of the children now in university, I often times find myself thinking through the kind of spiritual nourishment we provided within our four walls for these two and continue to do so for the three still with us.

Spiritual Food

With two of the children now in university, I often times find myself thinking through the kind of spiritual nourishment we provided within our four walls for these two and continue to do so for the three still with us.

To the Parent with a Struggling Reader

In their book “Straight Talk About Reading,” Susan Hall and Louisa Moats relate one parent’s story about a child with difficulty in learning to read.  This mom had done what she could to prepare her child for reading instruction in

To the Parent with a Struggling Reader

In their book “Straight Talk About Reading,” Susan Hall and Louisa Moats relate one parent’s story about a child with difficulty in learning to read.  This mom had done what she could to prepare her child for reading instruction in

“The Little Immigrant”

Do you homeschool because your family tends to relocate often?  Or do you tend to move quite a bit because you homeschool?  We are neither a missionary (technically) or a military family but we homeschool and we have found ourselves

“The Little Immigrant”

Do you homeschool because your family tends to relocate often?  Or do you tend to move quite a bit because you homeschool?  We are neither a missionary (technically) or a military family but we homeschool and we have found ourselves

“Sonlight-ing”

Haven’t posted in awhile as we just began our 2012-13 school year with 2 high schoolers, a 5th and a 3rd grader, and a preschooler joining us officially.  Meantime, here are photos that capture some of our Sonlight moments. With

“Sonlight-ing”

Haven’t posted in awhile as we just began our 2012-13 school year with 2 high schoolers, a 5th and a 3rd grader, and a preschooler joining us officially.  Meantime, here are photos that capture some of our Sonlight moments. With

Adapted and Unabridged Versions

This year, for beginning rhetoric literature work, my oldest daughter has been assigned to study Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Les Miserables (Victor Hugo),  Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain),  and Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) to name a few.  While she

Adapted and Unabridged Versions

This year, for beginning rhetoric literature work, my oldest daughter has been assigned to study Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Les Miserables (Victor Hugo),  Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain),  and Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) to name a few.  While she

Our “WRITING” Journey: Narration, Copywork, and Dictation

Although it was quite easy to find a math or phonics or spelling curricula for the children in our home school, finding a writing/composition program that worked for our family was quite a challenge.  I almost succumbed to the thought that you

Our “WRITING” Journey: Narration, Copywork, and Dictation

Although it was quite easy to find a math or phonics or spelling curricula for the children in our home school, finding a writing/composition program that worked for our family was quite a challenge.  I almost succumbed to the thought that you

Reading Aloud

Reading to the children have been quite an invaluable activity in our home school.  Even before any child officially began “schooling”, they were read to.  For most of their younger grades, reading aloud to them took up most of our

Reading Aloud

Reading to the children have been quite an invaluable activity in our home school.  Even before any child officially began “schooling”, they were read to.  For most of their younger grades, reading aloud to them took up most of our