Homeschool High School - Reading Books or Reading Excerpts

Homeschool High School - Reading Books or Reading Excerpts
I recently picked up a high school textbook called "American Literature" to see what public school kids were reading these days. First of all, it was HUGE - much bigger than the dictionary.  Yikes!  No wonder kids have back pain!  When I looked inside, I had fond feelings for my own high school honors English teacher.  I remember her reading aloud, and how fun she made everything.  I remembered reading Shakespeare plays as a  lass, each...
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Guest — Audrey
Ugh. This is where I am tonight. What shall we do for summer reading? What shall we do for senior year? This year, despite a great... Read More
Monday, 24 May 2010 17:27
Guest — Lee
Hi Debra, When a child doesn't enjoy reading, or has difficulty, sometimes the solution is to read whole books that are SHORT (lik... Read More
Monday, 24 May 2010 05:53
Guest — Debra
Lee!! This is great. So often in homeschooling circles I feel criticized for thinking it is okay to read some abridged titles, a... Read More
Monday, 24 May 2010 05:44
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Homeschool Speech and Debate - Outside the Box

Homeschool Speech and Debate - Outside the Box
One of the great things about homeschooling is that you can tailor your school to meet the needs and interests of your students.  To do that, you need to think outside the box a little bit.  Once you do that, all things are possible!   Even speech and debate!I have another question for you.  Are there ways outside of a school setting to get a child involved in a debate club or with public speaking, other than...
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Guest — Karen
4H has speech and debating clubs
Saturday, 11 April 2015 14:52
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Good point, Karen! The monthly 4-H meetings alone are a good education in parliamentary procedure. Robin Assistant to The HomeScho... Read More
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 16:21
Guest — Lee
Dear Kelly, You don't have to take speech and debate in high school. If you do take speech and debate, you don't have to compete... Read More
Monday, 08 October 2012 15:58
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