Tag Archives: Charlotte Mason

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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School Choice Week Podcast: Charlotte Mason Homeschooling

It’s National School Choice Week 2017! All week the SEA Homeschoolers has been sharing their School Choice Week Podcast series, and today is my interview with Mari Buckroth, in which we discussed secular homeschooling with Charlotte Mason and living books. … Continue reading

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Charlotte Mason in the Secular Homeschool

 “I am, I can, I ought, I will.”* If you’ve been homeschooling for any amount of time, chances are you’ve heard the name Charlotte Mason. She has made quite a name for herself in the modern homeschool movement, despite the … 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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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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Teaching With Living Books: A Tutorial

You often hear the words “living book” tossed around in homeschooling circles, but what constitutes a living book? Can it be subjective? What are spine books? Do we have to read only literature that was written over a hundred years … Continue reading

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A Hint of What’s to Come – Grade 8

For the last month or so, I’ve been on a book-collecting spree. I knew for a while that I was going to do World History for the Grade 8 plans. Then, I got my hands on a copy of The … 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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Literature-Based Learning: Creating a Rhythm to your Days

I don’t know about the rest of you, but lately, my brain has been in planning mode. Ordering material for the new school year, rearranging books on our shelves, making lists of school supplies we need to buy. It’s one of … Continue reading

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