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The Build Your Library Summer Sale Has Begun!

I hope that you are all having a wonderful and relaxing summer! For the last 8 months or so, I’ve been hard at work on Build Your Library’s second high school level – Grade 10 – World History, Part 1, and … Continue reading

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About Build Your Library Curriculum

Build Your Library – secular homeschool curriculum, literature based – building young minds, one book at a time! Have you been looking for a literature based homeschool curriculum that is secular? How about a way to incorporate narration, copywork, dictation and … Continue reading

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Tips for Teaching Multiple Grade Levels

One of the challenges when homeschooling more than one child, is figuring out how to juggle different grade levels. One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is how to use one grade level with multiple ages.  If you have … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Reading Aloud to Teens

I made a video today for my Youtube channel about why I still read aloud with my teens, and I thought I would expand upon it here. Everyone who knows me, knows that I love books. I surround myself in … 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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Grade 2 Curriculum Updates

I recently updated the Grade 2 – The Medieval World lesson plans, so to make it easier for those of you who had already been using the older plans, here’s a list of the updates: Pg. 5 – You now … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Does your child enjoy the Harry Potter series? Have you ever wished there was a way to make this passion more educational? I know my children adore the world of Harry Potter. It started about 8 years ago when my oldest … Continue reading

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