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 Read-Aloud Families Create Successful Students

 Read-Aloud Families Create Successful Students
I believe that read-aloud families create successful students. I requested an opportunity to review, The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie to see w...
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Reading Aloud and Fond Family Feelings

Reading Aloud and Fond Family Feelings
Reading Aloud and Fond Family Feelings I read aloud to my boys all through high school. At one point my eldest balked at the thought of a read aloud with his mom so I told him that my Honors English teacher in public school read aloud to my class (true story). About a month ago my kids told me how glad they are that we homeschooled them. They are now 26 and 28 years old. I...
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How to Encourage Reading with Teens

How to Encourage Reading with Teens
Encourage Reading with Teens Are you having trouble encouraging your middle school or high school child to read? It can be so difficult to find suitable books for a pre-teen or teenager! Never fear; you CAN encourage reading with teens! Let me help with ideas and free resources for you. Make Reading Fun Encourage fun by using real, quality literature. If you're having trouble finding suitable books, you might like my handy Printable Middle School Reading List PDF to help...
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Determining Homeschool English Credits

Determining Homeschool English Credits
Are you ever unsure about how many English credits to give your students? Does your student spend more time on English assignments than they do on any other subject? These are common conundrums and you are not alone! Can composition and literature be documented as two separate credits?My student spends an hour on composition and an hour on literature each day. In answer to this I will tell you that there are some classes that simply take...
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Homeschool Gift Idea for Techies

Homeschool Gift Idea for Techies
What better way to encourage techie kids to read!  Nintendo DS is now an E-Reader! I saw this on the news, and it looks like a great way to encourage kids to read using modern technology.  As the mother of an electrical engineer, I can tell you that I often felt Kevin was hard-wired to enjoy wired toys.  He loved to read, but he would have loved to read even MORE if he were using something...
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Homeschool English: Beware of "Random" Quotation Marks

Homeschool English: Beware of "Random" Quotation Marks
Just say "NO" to "random" quotation marks! I keep finding "random quotation marks" in things I have "written myself." I find it "frustrating" and think I should read the book "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves" by Lynne Truss again. It's a hilarious book.  I do remember that there were some "questionable" words, and I hesitated before showing it to my older teenagers.  Don't use it with "younger" children, and you may want to pre-read it before giving...
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Ugh! I do the "same thing" and it is really "annoying!"
Saturday, 21 August 2010 19:03
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Summertime, And The Reading Is Easy!

Summertime, And The Reading Is Easy!
Looking for a fun read?  If your child is in high school, consider looking at one of the reading lists intended for college bound students.  Fun summer reading can help prepare children for college and improve vocabulary. Here are some popular reading lists for the college bound suggesting great literature: College Bound Reading List (by The HomeScholar) Printable Reading List for High School (by The HomeScholar) 7 Ways to Encourage Reading in Middle School (by The...
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I like the summaries on the Arrowhead list! It's also good to know that a lot of them are books I've read and liked or books that... Read More
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:37
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Homeschool Summer Reading Fun

Homeschool Summer Reading Fun
In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.~Alfred Lord TennysonIn summer a homeschool parent's fancy turns to reading.~Lee Binz One of the great things about summer is the opportunity to read without being interrupted.Set two goals:First:  Demonstrate the love of literature by finding a book for yourself and reading it in front of your children, showing them how enjoyable it is. Second:  Find books that your children will enjoy reading.For some,...
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