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Master Vocabulary for Success

Master Vocabulary for Success
To understand high school subjects, achieve college success, or advance on the job, studies show that mastering vocabulary is the key. About 80% ...
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Lee Binz
Hello Rodica! For general vocabulary development, this article will help: Play Your Way to a Great Vocabulary https://homehighsc... Read More
Saturday, 29 July 2017 02:25
Guest — Rodica
What progr would you recommend for vocabulary ?
Saturday, 29 July 2017 02:19
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High School Vocabulary Building Strategies

High School Vocabulary Building Strategies
High School Vocabulary Building Strategies Click on Lee's video, below, for some great ideas on how to help build your high schooler's vocabulary! How are you helping build your child's vocabulary in your homeschool? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Once your child has built a great vocabulary, it's time to show it off. Check out the College Admission Essays (Online Training)...
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Wanton or Wonton: Homeschooling Spelling Matters

Wanton or Wonton: Homeschooling Spelling Matters
This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. A Wonton Disregard for Dumplings My husband asked me to spell "wanton" for one of our newsletters. Apparently, he had written "wonton disregard" which means, of course, that you don't care for Asian dumplings. He was trying to say "wanton disregard" but the spelling didn't quite come out right. When your children ask why...
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Guest — Sarah
I believe leaning to spell is very important when the students are young and learning to read. It is important to learn all the so... Read More
Monday, 30 September 2013 10:38
Guest — Jackie
Lee, I love your articles. Thank you for sharing. I hear lots of homeschool moms say they are terrible spellers and they guess t... Read More
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 06:56
Guest — Kim
I must admit I am a stickler for spelling. I guess it's because spelling comes easy for me, I'm a former newspaper editor, and whe... Read More
Monday, 20 May 2013 06:48
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Syl-la-bles Vocabulary Game Review

Syl-la-bles Vocabulary Game Review
Looking for a game that both challenges and engages the multiple ages in your family?!  Wondering what you can do on Family Game Night that won’t make the older kids yawn?!  Search no more; Syl-la-bles is the solution! The object of Syl-la-bles is to come up with the longest and most difficult (correctly spelled) word that begins with the letter on the space you land. The longer the word, the more points you score. All ages and abilities...
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Guest — J W
Hey, here's an idea - let's use Latin words! Hee hee hee!
Saturday, 03 November 2012 17:53
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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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Fun Foreign Language Idea!

Fun Foreign Language Idea!
Spanish is nice because there are always people and things to help with pronunciation.  Remember that most DVDs come with Spanish language and Spanish subtitles.  If you use Disney and Pixar films, you don't even notice that the lips don't match - and it's a fun way to laugh & joke while getting your 15 minutes for the day.  We used to watch movies once a week as our French study.  There is also radio programming,...
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Guest — J W
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is exquisite in French!!!
Monday, 14 July 2008 18:48
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On Vocabulary and Values

On Vocabulary and Values
When my kids were younger, we used Wordly Wise to study vocabulary.  One of my greatest frustrations was that even after spending an entire week studying a word, I wouldn't hear the words come out of my child's mouth!  One year I heard a speaker discuss the problem.  She said there was a time delay with vocabulary.  She said that it took a long time for vocabulary words to sink in, and that it wasn't uncommon...
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