Tag: teaching with living books

January 15, 2024

“My bad foot’s a long way from my brain.” Set right at the start of World War II, we follow Ada, a 10-year-old girl whose mother has kept her locked in their small apartment her whole life because of her clubfoot. But when she finds out that her little brother will be sent away to … Continue reading "Lit Bite: The War That Saved My Life"

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November 18, 2023

“You can count on me,” Nathan said, puffing out his chest….How hard could it be to heal a water monster? When Nathan goes to visit his grandma, Nali, at her summer home on the reservation he never expects adventure. In fact, with no electricity or wifi, he thinks it’s going to be a long boring … Continue reading "Lit Bite: Healer of the Water Monster"

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March 16, 2015

You often hear the term “living book” tossed around in homeschooling circles, but what makes a book “living”? Can it be subjective? What are spine books? Do we have to read only literature that was written over a hundred years ago? How can I use living books in my homeschool? Today, I want to explore … Continue reading "Teaching With Living Books: A Tutorial"

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Have you been looking for a literature based homeschool curriculum that is secular? How about a way to incorporate narration, copywork, dictation and memory work into your child’s education? Or art study that ties into history?

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