Category Archives: Language Arts

Learning Vocabulary in Context

“I would have children taught to read before they learn the mechanical arts of reading and writing… A child does not lose by spending a couple of years in acquiring these because he is meanwhile “reading” the Bible, history, geography, … Continue reading

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How to Teach Copywork

Copywork can seem deceptively simple. Give your child a sentence or two and have them copy it. It can seem like pointless busy work, but the benefits are tremendous. First, copywork takes the place of penmanship practice. Once a child … Continue reading

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Educational Gift Ideas – Language Arts Edition

The holidays are nearly upon us, Christmas is right around the corner! I’ve started my shopping, and as I was planning out what my children will be receiving, I thought it might be fun and helpful to share some ideas … Continue reading

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Vocabulary Notebook Freebie

One of the questions I get asked the most is what to do with the vocabulary words that are scheduled in the instructor’s guide. I’ve spoken about learning vocabulary in context, and I still believe that this is the best … Continue reading

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Educational Problems: The Habit of Reading

The most common and the monstrous defect in the education of the day is that children fail to acquire the habit of reading. ~ Charlotte Mason The most important thing we can do for our children is to┬áinstill the habit … Continue reading

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