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How Do You Know It's High School Level?

How Do You Know It's High School Level?
How Do You Know it's High School Level? This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. I was consulting with a homeschool parent about the age-old question, "How do you know it's high school level?"  She asked me how to tell whether "Movies as Literature" was a high school course.   The more we talked about it, the more confident she became.  Meanwhile,...
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Guest — Lily
I have used it with my daughters and I plan to use it in two years with my son. One of my daughters was rather the 'cool' type; su... Read More
Sunday, 17 August 2014 07:33
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Lily, It's wonderful that you are willing to use whatever method works to teach your children the information they need. Keep... Read More
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 23:08
Guest — Ariana
We bought this neat curriculum guide this summer for my Freshman who is interested in Film School, Movie Directing.
Monday, 11 August 2014 17:24
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Living Books for Homeschool College Preparation

Living Books for Homeschool College Preparation
Cori and I chatted about literature-based curriculum, and she had a follow up question about using living books. Lee, you wrote: "We used a literature based curriculum for high school, and my children read TONS of books in high school.   What does literature-based learning look like in the REAL world, where parents are faced with the demands of homeschooling, housework, and household economics?"   Where should I look to find out exactly how you did this please? ...
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Literature Appreciation for a Reluctant Reader

Literature Appreciation for a Reluctant Reader
How do you get your child to appreciate literature? If you decide to do without a formal literature analysis, then what can you do to teach literature appreciation - expecially in a reluctant reader?I am wondering what you would recommend her to do for her literature.  Should I just let her read what ever she wants or should I have her pick from a list of options.  How much reading should I be requiring?Sandy in UtahDear...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Luke, I'm looking forward to hearing you and your mom speak at the Heart of the Matter Online Conference! Blessings, Lee... Read More
Friday, 31 July 2009 07:35
Guest — Luke Holzmann
Good thoughts, Lee! I think we've found from our experience that there is quite a bit of analysis that happens naturally as you ta... Read More
Friday, 31 July 2009 07:32
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Enter to Win Sonlight Curriculum

Enter to Win Sonlight Curriculum
Sonlight is having a great giveaway! If you order their new 2009 catalog between now and June 1st, you will be entered into a chance to win a FREE year of Sonlight. You’ll get the entire Newcomer package or its equivilant (for Cores 6 & up).  If you've ever thought about Sonlight, this is a great opportunity.We loved Sonlight in our homeschool.  I believe having a literature-based homeschool, especially in the early years, set my boys...
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Guest — Luke Holzmann
Thanks for sharing this opportunity with your readers. ~Luke
Monday, 13 April 2009 07:36
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SAT Score Raising Classics

SAT Score Raising Classics
Hi Lee,One of the times I heard you speak, you mentioned a certain publisher of literature books (classics) by a particular author that you had your boys read to prepare for the SAT.  They were unique in the fact that on the back of each page words were defined.I cannot find that information in my file of notes from you.  :-)Do you recall those books, and would you mind sending me the name? Thank you for...
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Guest — J W
I personally swear by _Cracking the SAT_ by The Princeton Review. It has a ton of tips, and great strategies that can also be use... Read More
Wednesday, 18 February 2009 18:23
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Homeschooling Curriculum - How valuable is a formal literature program for my homeschooler?

Homeschooling Curriculum - How valuable is a formal literature program for my homeschooler?
>>>>A reader asks: I am considering doing some sort of formal literature with my 7th and 8th grader. We have never done any formal literature.......Or should I just assign them some reading and have them write about it?<<<<I vote for just reading good books :-) I always felt guilty that we didn't do a "literature program". We just read lots and lots of books. I rarely thought to do intensive discussion. I did read ahead all...
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Homeschooling Resources - Are "Great Illustrated Classics" Worthwhile?

Homeschooling Resources - Are "Great Illustrated Classics" Worthwhile?
>>>>I was asked if using "Great Illustrated Classics" was a good idea...<<<<I'm very familiar with those books, and I have actually suggested them for parents to use when their kids simply won't read college reading list material (which can happen for a variety of reasons.) They do have illustrations, which can help remedial readers but annoy older teens. I believe they are written at a 5th grade reading level. An adult reader can get through each...
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Debbie,Yes, I always viewed the Great Illustrated Classics they way I did the Wishbone Series of books. My boys are older now and... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2007 20:17
Guest — Debbie
Lee,I wanted to comment on these books.We have used them a bit differently. Our very avid reading 3rd grader enjoys these, but in... Read More
Friday, 09 November 2007 18:23
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