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What’s New at Build Your Library

You’ve probably noticed that it has been quiet around here lately. I never mean to neglect social media and my blog, but life takes over and projects happen, and well…you get the idea. So I thought I’d take a moment … Continue reading

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Nature Study Tips and Tricks

I find that one of the hardest parts of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy of education for modern parents to adapt is Nature Study. In this video, I give you some tips and resources to take the fear out of studying nature … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

It’s time to head back to Hogwarts! I’m excited to announce that the third unit in our Harry Potter unit series, based upon Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)! I had so much fun writing this unit … Continue reading

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Favorite Fall Reads

The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and cool, and the school year is new and fresh. It’s the season of apples and pumpkins and football. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year so I … Continue reading

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Recommended Readers for Level 1 and 2

This could potentially be a pretty long post – but I wanted to share some books that would work well with the BYL Level 1 and BYL Level 2 programs. I scoured my own personal bookshelves, as well as my … Continue reading

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A Literature-Based Education: Teaching Academics

This is part 3 of the Literature-Based Education series. Follow these links to read Part 1 and Part 2. It may sound obvious enough – but any school subject can be taught with living books. Science, history, art, grammar, even … Continue reading

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A Literature-Based Education: Reading Aloud – Making it Happen

This is Part 2 in the Literature-based Education series. Last week we talked about Choosing Great Literature. Today I’m going to talk about the mechanics of reading aloud. So now you’ve chosen a topic to study and you’ve gathered your … Continue reading

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Multi-Grade Teaching – An Example

I’ve mentioned a few times now that I’ll be combining my older three children into Level 7 – Exploring Your World, and several people have asked me what I’m adding to it to make it high school level for my … Continue reading

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today we celebrate a great man – Martin Luther King Jr. It has been more than 50 years since his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but his inspiring words live on today. It’s easy to think that the world has always … Continue reading

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The Year in Books – 2013

Every year, I like to keep track of what I read. I used to just jot it down in a spiral notebook, then I had a database in excel for a while. Now I keep track at Goodreads. At the … Continue reading

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