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What's Up with Reading Lists?

What's Up with Reading Lists?
What's up with Reading Lists? Every student should have a high school reading list as part of their college admission package. Each will be a unique reading list that reflects the child's unique abilities and interests. Online you can find many sites with reading lists for the college bound.  They should not be used as to do lists, though.Personal reading lists vary widely - depending on the child and how much the child loves to read. Some kids are doing...
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Guest — tereza crump aka mytreasuredcreations
I have a prolific reader and she is 12 y.o. She's already doing some work at HS level - the stuff that she really enjoys like Biol... Read More
Monday, 13 April 2015 13:11
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Tereza, Of course, the expectations are different for every college, but Lee talks often about keeping track of high school lev... Read More
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 16:37
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[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Andrew Wetzel, Andrew Wetzel. Andrew Wetzel said: "You just want to get enough bo... Read More
Sunday, 31 January 2010 09:02
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3 Big Ideas That Save Money on Gifts

3 Big Ideas That Save Money on Gifts
You can save money on gifts for the holidays! Several great ways to save money on gifts included: buying things that are useful AND are things you will eventually need to buy anyway.  Buying gifts that improve your chances of receiving really great scholarships saves you money in the long run, too! Here are three HUGE ideas to help you save money on gifts this holiday season.  1. Buy Great Books  Many homeschoolers love great books...
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Important Dates for 2013

Important Dates for 2013
The New Year is here, and it’s time to mark up your new 2013 calendar! Include any upcoming exams or college preparations you need to make for your high school student.  Don’t miss these deadlines, because many of them are inflexible!  Check the links below for further information about each test.Deadline                                 Test or ActivityJanuary                                    Find a college fair to attend in your areaJanuary 11th                             Register for ACT test on Feb 9thFebruary                                  11th graders schedule college visitsFebruary                                  Find summer jobs and enrichment programsFeb 8th                                     Register for...
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Guest — Sharie
It's not (just) the PSAT part that's confusing. That was just her example. My kid is a junior, so only some of these apply to h... Read More
Thursday, 03 January 2013 22:22
Guest — J W
Oops, Lee - Denise was really asking, "In which years do we have to do each of these things?" F'rinstance, everyone has to update... Read More
Thursday, 03 January 2013 17:32
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Very good question, Denise and Jo! You are correct, Freshmen typically think about registering for the PSAT in late summer/early f... Read More
Thursday, 03 January 2013 19:16
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Playing Christmas School

Playing Christmas School
When our kids were in high school, we cut WAY back on homeschool work during December, because there’s so much more going on during this time. We did school for about 3-4 hours a day. Like public schools do during half-days, we crammed the core subjects into the morning, and took the rest of the day off.  We covered math, foreign language, science (sometimes), journal writing, and reading. Our boys loved reading, so nothing I could...
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High School Reading Lists & Reading Comprehension

High School Reading Lists & Reading Comprehension
Are you confused about reading lists? High school reading lists are not just for "school" books, they are for ALL books. High School Reading Lists & Reading Comprehension When we were homeschooling, my children would occasionally write a brief essay about a book they read, but only once in a while.  I can't even remember if we did one a year...perhaps less!  An essay or even reading comprehension questions are not required for a book to...
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Guest — Lee
Hi Karen, Each parent can make that decision about the reading list for their own child, and not everyone will choose to make the ... Read More
Saturday, 27 September 2014 08:11
Guest — KarenBowman
Hello Lee, I would like to make a comment on the reading list. While most of the list is standard I have wondered how most follow... Read More
Saturday, 27 September 2014 07:26
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How to Read a Million Books in a Week

How to Read a Million Books in a Week
We used to go camping a lot.  Car campers, we would take every creature comfort from home, and set up our tent next to the car.  We would take day hikes each day, and cook over an open fire.  To be honest, though, most of the time we all spent reading.When my children were younger, I would prepare unit studies for them to read.  Books on insects or trees, or stories of survival and outdoor living. ...
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Guest — Lee
I only managed to pre-read the assigned school books (Sonlight.) I didn't read ahead the reading for pleasure books. I wish I ac... Read More
Friday, 23 January 2009 07:40
Guest — J W
I had to laugh - "Hey, when you’re reading ahead for their 6th grade year, it’s pretty easy!" There's no possible way I could rea... Read More
Friday, 23 January 2009 07:32
Guest — Stephanie
Those memories sound wonderful! I love taking books on vacation, too. My husband laughs at me because I look like I'm moving in...... Read More
Thursday, 22 January 2009 21:33
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What Goes On a Homeschool Reading List?

What Goes On a Homeschool Reading List?
They call it a reading LIST for a reason. If they wanted the edition, publisher, and copyright date they would ask for a reading bibliography!When you are preparing your reading list for your high schooler, all you really need is the title and author of each book. You can include books the children read by themselves, books they read aloud to you, and books you read aloud to them. You can include some books on tape...
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Guest — J W
Oh, that is just too funny. That girl has a gift - several, in fact! Back atcha with "A Homeschool Family" video on: http://www... Read More
Monday, 12 January 2009 19:50
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