3 Reasons to Homeschool During Each Stage of Childhood

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3 Reasons to Homeschool During Each Stage of Childhood

Regardless of your children's ages, you probably have overarching reasons to homeschool: teaching your faith to your kids, freedom to travel, meeting special learning needs, etc. But today I'd love to offer some specific reasons to homeschool at the various stages along the way. Whether your oldest is three or sixteen, here's a little encouragement to keep at it if you are already homeschooling or to take the plunge if you aren't homeschooling yet.

3 Reasons to Homeschool During Preschool

1. Give your children what they need in preschool

Preschoolers don't need worksheets and flashcards in order to be ready for academic success. In fact, too much seat work at this age can squash children's innate love of learning or even convince them that they are unintelligent. The two most important things preschoolers really need for later academic success is time for free play, and loving parents who read and talk with them. You can definitely provide those things at home! While traditional preschools continue to push academics earlier and earlier, you can give your little ones freedom to discover that learning is exciting.

2. Enjoy a gentle entry point to homeschooling

Are you curious about homeschooling but intimidated by the thought? Preschool is the perfect place to start. If you can read, talk, and play with your child, you can homeschool preschool. So what do you have to lose? Test the waters and see how it goes for your family. I have a feeling you'll love it.

3. Family bonding

These are such precious years with your little ones. As you homeschool the Sonlight way, you will develop rhythms of reading, cuddling, talking, and creating that lay the foundation for a deepening relationship for years to come.

A Sonlight student reads while wearing a puppy dog hat
As a homeschooler, Sonlight student Caleb S has freedom to be himself and get excited about learning. So naturally, he dons his puppy dog hat as he explores a classic book about dogs.

3 Reasons to Homeschool During Early Elementary

1. Let your kids develop on their natural timeline

Research confirms that it is unhelpful to push children to read before they are ready. (What it does instead is bring lots of tears, frustration, and labeling!) Most kids who learn to read at age seven easily catch up to those who have been reading since age three. So protect your child's love of learning and let them develop on their own timeline–something which can be all but impossible in a traditional school.

2. Watch the light bulb go on for reading

When your child is ready to read, you get to experience one of the highlights of homeschooling. There is nothing else like the joy of introducing your children to the amazing world of literacy. You get to open doors for them that will facilitate wonder and discovery for the rest of their lives. I still get goose bumps when I think of how precious it was to sit on the couch with my kids and watch each of them gradually take off with reading.

3. Let your little kids act like little kids

Little children don't need to learn to sit still for hours on end, with only a short recess squeezed in. God created them with bundles of energy, curiosity and joy. You can give your kids outlets for all that at home. Does your son want to practice his math facts while he jumps on the trampoline in his Superman costume? Great! Be thankful he can get his energy out in acceptable ways instead of being disciplined in school for not sitting still.

3 Reasons to Homeschool During Late Elementary

1. If things are going well, why stop?

If homeschooling during preschool and the early grades has worked for you, why send your kids to school now? If you just need to tweak some things, give our homeschool advisors a call at no charge–they'll help you brainstorm solutions.

2. Give your children the time for free play and physical activity that they need

Children absolutely need physical movement and free play in order to learn and develop to their capacity. Schools know this, but feel like their hands are tied ... and so by late elementary (and often earlier), recesses have been drastically shortened. Kids spend most of every day sitting quietly in chairs. Homeschooling gives your children the freedom to learn how God intended them to learn at this stage.

3. Enjoy some of my favorite Sonlight programs!

I adore every single Sonlight program. But Cores E and F hold a special place in my heart. Many of my all-time favorite books show up in American History Year 2 of 2 (Core E). And Eastern Hemisphere (Core F) is truly special; many Sonlighters say it is their favorite. As far as I know, it is the only homeschool program of its kind.

3 Reasons to Homeschool During Middle School

1. Give your children freedom from the immense social pressure at middle schools

Middle school can be the hardest time socially for many children. In these years more than any other, there is incredible social pressure for children to walk in lockstep with each other. The social emphasis is on conformity, conformity, conformity. Homeschooling can spare your children from pressures that they aren't yet mature enough to handle.

2. Protect your children's sense of self

Does your son wear funky clothes? Does your daughter love astronomy and math? Homeschooling in middle school can go a long way toward allowing your kids to continue to develop as their own people, with their own interests.

3. Give them tools to deal with social pressures

Some studies show that girls' self-esteem often plummets in middle school. I don't have data to back this up, but it seems like many homeschooled girls are spared this trauma. Free to be themselves without the fear of ridicule, they can continue to focus on learning as they also develop the emotional maturity they need for life.

3 Reasons to Homeschool During High School

1. Reap the rewards of all you've done so far and savor your last years at home together

You've spent years reading and talking with your children, guiding them through their education. Now you get to reap the rewards of all that hard work! As your high schooler matures into an independent thinker, get a front row seat to hear his or her thoughts and questions. Many parents who homeschool through high school are amazed at the quality of relationship they enjoy with their teens.

2. Tailor their education and extracurricular activities to their needs and desires

Now more than ever, you can tailor your children's education to their own interests and needs. With the amazing resources available through co-ops, college classes, online resources, and teach-yourself programs (such as Teaching Textbooks for Math and Apologia for Science), you can help your child soar, even if you don't understand Calculus yourself. You can focus on a STEM track (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), let them dive deep into music theory,  or track down electives that develop their talents. Homeschoolers often have significantly more academic freedom to pursue their interests than traditional students do.

3. Give them more time to experience the real world

Many parents worry about their child missing the "real world" experiences of prom, football games and pep rallies. But I think homeschooling high school can offer more time for them to engage in the actual real world (instead of the relatively artificial world of hundreds of teens confined in one building together day after day). Your child will have time to pursue enriching outside activities to discover what she likes:

  • volunteering at the local pet shelter
  • serving as a mother's helper to a young mom once a week
  • getting an apprenticeship in the medical field
  • shadowing professionals in various fields

As much as I love homeschooling, I realize it won't be the best fit for every family at every stage. But if you're on the fence, I pray this quick list will encourage you to consider the benefits of teaching your children at home.

I obviously just brushed the surface here. What would you add to the list?

3 Reasons to Homeschool During Each Stage of Childhood -- preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school

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Table Subjects and Couch Subjects: The Key to Homeschooling Multiple Children

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Table Subjects and Couch Subjects: The Key to Homeschooling Multiple Children

I have heard that there are a few families who manage a different History / Bible / Literature program for each child, but that would be too much for me with my five children. Instead, my approach to homeschooling multiple children is to combine them by using a single curriculum.

Most students in America are in a single grade, and you can observe the progress when a student moves up each  year, such as from first grade to second grade. So it may be a new concept for a parent to allow several children on varying levels to work together with a single program.

The easiest way I can explain how I combine my children is to talk about table subjects
and couch subjects. These categories might be a little blurry (just where do Science experiments fall?!), but overall, you can picture which subjects you do at the table and which you do on the couch.

You do reading and discussing on the couch. Of course, depending on your day, your couch may be a waiting room bench, a seat on a bus, or a picnic blanket at the park. Couch subjects are portable and cozy.

You do subjects that require a pencil—math, handwriting, spelling—at a table.

Combining Children with Couch Subjects

You combine children only in the couch subjects. So when you read the History books and the beautiful stories in Read-Alouds, you can do that with a range of ages.

These books are satisfying even for children a few years apart in age. To use an extreme example, Go, Dog. Go! from Preschool still thrills me every time (“It’s a dog party! A big dog party!”) . . . and I am a good three decades past the target audience.

But I don’t have to use such an extreme example. If you’ve ever had your 8-year-old come over to hear you read a picture book to a younger sibling, you’ve seen this at play. The Sonlight History and Read-Alouds are not restricted to a single age. And though the readings do get longer as the children get older, they are satisfying to a range of ages.

Similarly with Science, you can combine multiple ages especially in elementary school. The elementary Science programs are quite interchangeable, and if you suspect that Science might not be a priority, feel free to do just one program for all your elementary students. Really.

Teaching Children Individually with Table Subjects

As far as the table subjects—Math, Reading, Writing, Handwriting and Spelling—each child gets material at his or her own skill level to work through, progressing at an individual pace.

There is a limit to how well combining works, of course. Many families choose not to combine children more than about two years apart in age. That makes a lot of sense—there are developmental things going on that can make combining a challenge.

For my family, I actually went through World History with all my boys combined, a six year spread of ages. In order to make this work, I read all the Readers aloud, and kept my older boys supplied with additional books to read instead of the Readers. None of my boys are particularly sensitive, so I wasn’t worried about introducing WWII, say, to young ones; I doubt my youngest has much memory of the WWII books anyway. I made sure to read all the lower-level books to the younger boys, as well, and then, when the older two boys moved into independent work, I had my third and fourth sons working together on the couch subjects, with the fifth waiting in the wings, listening as he chooses.

If you don’t know exactly what will work, you can make an appointment to talk to an Advisor. These experienced homeschooling moms can suggest a direction for combining your children with a single program.

Table Subjects and Couch Subjects: The Key to Homeschooling Multiple Children
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7 Questions to Help You Plan Your Homeschool Year

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7 Questions to Help you Plan Your Homeschool Year

The buzz about choosing new curriculum for the next school year is already around me, tempting me into the world of All Things New and Shiny. Meanwhile, I'm just trying to make sure we finish the math books by June!

Although the thought of new books makes me giddy, finishing a school year and planning for the next one can feel overwhelming. Everything sounds exciting. How do you wade through the myriad of options to make a good curriculum decision?

Before you enter a buying frenzy,  I encourage you to take a few moments to reflect on this past school year.  Looking back to look ahead is always helpful as you set new goals.

Make sure you plan for the school year you actually want to have. Here are 7 key questions to help you evaluate your year and lay plans for the coming one.

Love to learn?

1. Are you and your children enjoying the learning process?

Moving forward?

2. Are you making progress?

You can monitor progress through several avenues:

  • your own observations of work from the beginning of the year to now
  • conversations with your children about what they are learning
  • math and reading assessments
  • standardized tests (though those tests are often not the best markers of what a child has learned)

What's Your Style?

3. What have you learned about your children's learning styles? How do they seem to take in information and remember it? What motivates them?

Strengths?

4. Where did your children excel? How can you build on these areas and maximize them?

Growth Areas?

5. Where did they struggle? What resources can you bring in to alleviate and help?

Independence? Schedule Changes?

6. What level of independence are your students ready for as they study? Who needs the most attention? Which subjects require more one-on-one help? Do you need to make some adjustments in your schedule to make the days flow more smoothly?

Top 5 Goals?

7. If you could pick 3-5 areas to focus on this year, what would those be? They may deal with academics, character, experiences, or other types of growth.  Think about each child and consider what they need most next year socially, spiritually, academically, etc. How can you plan your year to prioritizes those specific goals?

Once you've taken some time to reflect, grab your spouse and spend some time thanking God for what He has done in your family over the last year, and make goals for your new year. When my husband and I discuss this each year, it usually involves ice cream late at night so we look forward to these Very Official Meetings.

Pray for your family and the opportunity you have to invest in your children. Then start looking for the curriculum that fits your learning/teaching style, values, and goals.

Enjoy the journey. And let me know what you plan to study next year in a comment below. I can't wait hear about it!

facebook meetup March 21, 2017

Facebook Meetup March 21, 2017

P.S. Can we chat? Join me for a Facebook Meetup March 21, 2017 at 7 pm Central at to hear what's new for Sonlight in 2017, to connect with the Sonlight community, and to grab tips on planning for a new school year. Veteran Sonlight moms will be on hand to answer homeschooling questions and explain product changes. I hope to see you there! The party takes place on the Sonlight Facebook page.

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How a Literature-based Homeschool Curriculum Prepares Students for STEM Careers

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How a Literature-based Homeschool Curriculum Prepares Students for STEM Careers

What careers would you expect Sonlight students to choose? With a literature-rich curriculum, would you expect them to become missionaries, business people, pastors, or homemakers? Well, many certainly do. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. A literature-based homeschool curriculum prepares students for STEM careers as well!

If you haven’t already, check out the 2017 Sonlight Scholarship Winners. The way it worked out this year (and every year is different), the top applicants are almost all headed into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers. Medicine isn’t usually included in the STEM classification (though it’s clearly reliant on math and science), but four of the winners plan to pursue medical training. Seven other winners plan to head into electrical and mechanical engineering, neuroscience research, biology or chemistry. Phew!

So how did these students who grew up on great literature find their way into left-brain fields? As I’ve said for years, a well-rounded education prepares students for whatever God calls them to. Consider a few of the advantages these Sonlight students have as they head into college with a literature-rich homeschool education:

They love to learn and are insatiably curious.

This inner drive for knowledge is critical to success as a scientist, technologist, engineer or mathematician. They’ll encounter many setbacks in their research and study; therefore, they’ll need a lot of internal motivation to learn for the sake of learning.

They know how to identify biases.

All writing comes from a bias, even scientific writing. Though scientists often feel they are completely objective, everything from funding sources to worldviews can influence their work. Far better to be aware of this than to proceed in ignorance.

They have extensive background knowledge.

This background knowledge adds context to whatever they’re studying. These Sonlight students understand so much about how the world works. That provides a framework in which to plug in new concepts and knowledge.

They understand the limits of science.

Sonlight students know that this highly intricate universe has a Creator. While humans can learn and make scientific advances, we will never become God through scientific study. Instead, we can use science, technology, engineering and math to support the work of bringing God’s kingdom of love, truth and healing to the world.

They have an excellent vocabulary.

Developed through years of extensive and varied reading, this advanced vocabulary helps them excel on college entrance tests and comprehend high level concepts.

They have developed imagination.

Creativity is crucial to designing new solutions and new uses for old ideas.  Workers in the STEM fields have to tackle problems with no known solution. The expansive education that Sonlight provides from preschool through high school trains students to think for themselves and brainstorm new ideas.

They know how to communicate.

A big part of a successful career in math, technology, science or engineering is the ability to actually communicate with other people. The ability to write a cohesive paper, speak in public, and break difficult concepts down into easy-to-understand language is a huge advantage to young people in STEM fields although it is part of the job that many hopeful scientists overlook. Sonlight students have read and written so much by the time they graduate, they have a huge leg up on their competition.

They have the perspective they need.

The humanities anchor a STEM scholar, making him or her aware of the implications of past work and present discovery. This perspective is a critical need in our world today.

Of course, these Sonlight students have had top-notch STEM preparation as well. Sonlight offers the best of the best in Math programs, from basic arithmetic through calculus. Sonlight Science programs are hands-on, well-loved and rigorous, and our upper-level Apologia offerings include those critical lab science experiences that high schoolers need.

Many of the scholarship winners this year not only completed normal coursework at home, but they also sought out internships, job shadowing, real-life projects and community college classes to prepare them for college-level STEM training. The freedom of homeschooling through high school means that you can tailor your students’ experience to what they want. They can keep up an engaging liberal arts education while also going full steam ahead in the hard sciences.

So if your child is excited about STEM subjects, help him or her dive in and learn more. For more specific ideas of how to support your children considering a career in these fields, check out Forbes’ advice to students or these 10 tips for students hoping to study science or engineering. Your students could even take this short quiz from Florida Polytechnic University to help them discover which fields might suit them best.

I’d also encourage you to just keep homeschooling and know that you will be able to find the upper-level resources you need when you need them. When you feel you might be over your head, consider options such as self-teaching courses (like the upper-level math and science Sonlight provides), community college classes, homeschool co-op resources, internships, paid tutors, and free online resources like Khan Academy. If you’re not ready to teach Physics, Advanced Biology, Trigonometry or Caculus on your own, we’ve got your back.

If your kids are young, keep moving ahead in your studies and helping them love to learn. Know that all your reading and discussion will only help them as they grow, no matter what field they choose. So savor all the Read-Alouds and history. But also enjoy those Mighty Mind puzzles. Move at your children’s own pace as they master math concepts. Break out your science supply kits and give your students the thrill of successful experiments. Let them learn to code, which is also a helpful way to teach bravery!

Whether your students head into ministry, music or nanotechnology, you have what it takes to prepare them well. I count it a great privilege to walk with you in that journey.

How a Literature-based Homeschool Curriculum Prepares Students for STEM Careers

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Cultivating Big Picture Thinking (Versus Learning Rote Facts)

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Cultivating Big Picture Thinking (Versus Learning Rote Facts)

Some forms of education rely heavily on memorization. Think of that old rhyme, “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Columbus is important to history. If you know the date when he sailed, you have a good reference for one of the major transformations of the world.

But Sonlight wants to do more than simply pour facts into your head. When your children think about Columbus, we want them to have some idea not only about when he sailed, or the names of his three ships, but we want your children to have some idea about how the world changed as a result of his travels—big picture thinking.

Using Your Brain Instead of Just Memorizing Facts

As one of the women on our forums wrote:

Retraining our daughter to use her brain instead of just memorizing facts has been a challenge, but what a happy day when she gave her first tentative opinion about the underlying meaning of something that we were reading. She’s no longer phrasing her thoughts as questions, and that alone has made the curriculum and time investment worth it.

I am thrilled to hear when Sonlighters’ children begin to think for themselves.

This excites me, because, besides experiencing the stories, I want our children—yours and mine—to gain discernment and wisdom. I want them to acquire the ability to place current events—and their lives—in the context of world history, so that they can think clearly.

The Old Testament poetically describes some men from Issachar as, “men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.” That’s the kind of discernment I dream of for the next generation: the ability to see the big picture and see a way forward.

Knowing What to Look Up and Why for Big Picture Thinking

I find it interesting that, quite apart from the Bible, current scholarship on education confirms the benefit of big picture thinking. Since the Internet remains always available to give you any information you might need—the length of the Mayflower, the 47th element on the Periodic Table, the 14th President of the United States, and so on—memorization today is less critical than it was even a generation ago. Today, you are better served knowing what to look up and why—questions that are answered as a result of a big picture perspective—rather than knowing “the answer.”

As you read to your children and talk about the stories, you will see that your children are thinking. They won’t merely know, but they will have ideas about what is right and wrong, about how to love God and love others, about how to live in this world.

I think of a story Shary in Virginia told a few years ago:

I decided—just for fun—to ask my 10-year-old son a review question at the back of a history book we were reading: “What year did Franklin Roosevelt take office?”

There were three choices for answers: 1933, 1903, 1973.

His response: “Well, let's see. The 1920s were when the US was doing really well and people were making lots of money. Then the stock market crashed and we went into the Depression. So it had to have been 1933 when he took office.”

Do I care that he remembered the exact date? No. Do I care that he knew enough of what was going on that he could figure it out? You bet.

She said she knew why her son was able to figure out the answer. It was because he had been using Sonlight.

Because although our signature product is our combination of History, Bible, Literature, a Sonlight education requires students to think, and that is useful in fields that are not related to History or Literature—subjects like Math, Biology, and Engineering.

If you use Sonlight, your children will be equipped for big picture thinking, whatever they are called to do.

If you are ready to find out more about how to train your children to think, Sonlight has homeschool consultants available to talk to you about the next step on your journey. Go here to schedule a complimentary call.

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Why Educate? A Christian Response

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Why Educate? A Christian Response

In Sonlight B’s Understood Betsy, Elizabeth Ann has an epiphany:

never before had she known what she was doing in school. She had always thought she was there to pass from one grade to another, and she was ever so startled to get a glimpse of the fact that she was there to learn how to read and write and cipher [do arithmetic] and generally use her mind, so she could take care of herself when she came to be grown up.

This paragraph gives a basic answer to the question, “Why educate?”

Answer: So your children can take care of themselves when they are grown.

After basic survival, when your children reach adulthood, you would probably prefer that they be able to do something they enjoy, rather than just exist. And since most people find it easier to thrive when they have education and skills, you teach your children.

A Christian Parent's Answer to "Why Educate?"

But if you’re a Christian, you have another reason to teach your children, beyond survival and life satisfaction.

The Scriptures tell story after story of God’s work in the world. And as His people, we participate in His work. As Paul tells the church at Philippi, “it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”

Or take the verse in Ephesians, where Paul says, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

The word handiwork (poiema) is the word that we get poem from: A thing that the master crafts, creates, makes beautiful. Poets reveal part of themselves in their poems. God reveals part of Himself in us.

And believers, as God’s poems, go into the world to do the good works that He prepared for us to do.

But what is it that we are supposed to do, practically? Good question!

Blessed to be a Blessing

If you look back to Abraham, God blessed him, saying, “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”

Paul refers back to this blessing when he wrote to the Galatians, “He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.”

The blessing to the Jews—blessed to be a blessing—extends now to the Gentiles, all who aren’t Jews. All are now eligible for the blessing—a blessing to receive the promise of the Spirit, and to be a blessing.

When you think about your children’s education, then, you are doing more than helping them survive and thrive. You help your children develop their gifts, and equip them, so that they can do whatever God calls them to do to further His Kingdom, and to bless others.

Of course, when your children are young, you don’t know what they will be called to do later in life. (And if you, as an adult, aren’t sure about that either, you’re in good company. Moses spent 40 years as a prince in Egypt, and another 40 as a shepherd, before he embarked on his third career much later in life.)

Educating Your Children for Whatever God Has in Store

Because you don’t know the good works that God has prepared for your children, how do you prepare them now?

You can notice and nurture your children’s gifts, and help give them a well-rounded education from which they will be able to go in any direction that God calls. You can help your children learn the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic, and then allow them to flourish in the areas where they show interest and special skill.

Sonlight helps you equip your unique children, develop their specific gifts, and direct their hearts towards God and towards God’s work in the world. We want your children to graduate from high school with a deep love for God, compassion for the world, and the confidence that they can do what God asks them to do.

By giving you the framework for solid academics and providing a host of godly heroes, you are freed to do what only you can do: walk with and guide your children.

When you think about education, then, yes, prepare your children for adulthood, and prepare them, to the best of your ability, to let them thrive. And teach them, nurture them, and equip them so they are equipped to do the good works that God has prepared for them to do.

Thank you for loving your children so well. We are with you in your task of education, teaching your children so they survive, thrive, bless.

To find out more, get a Sonlight catalog and read the descriptions of all the possibilities available to you.

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Fully Revised and Updated Language Arts Guides

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We at Sonlight are thrilled to announce our completely revised and updated Language Arts Instructor’s Guides for Levels K through W (all levels below high school).

If you’ve been part of the Sonlight family for very long, you have heard the glowing reviews of our beloved History / Bible / Literature programs, and the less than glowing reviews our Language Arts. Although our Language Arts programs produce excellent writers, and many families use them with great success, we want more customers to experience that same success.

So our product development team went through every aspect of Sonlight's Language Arts programs and produced a set of new, awesome tools (complete with glowing reviews by our beta testers!). In this year's guides, you'll find completely rewritten lesson plans including:

What's New in Sonlight Language Arts

  • Simple overview summaries for each week. What are you covering? Know at a glance.
  • Education for you, so you understand what you’re doing, what your goals are, and why the Sonlight method works. For example, why we don’t want your children to learn “by rote.”
  • Teaching scripts in the early grades to read to your children. Easily introduce new ideas, concepts, and assignments. If you’re just starting to homeschool, this will help you.
  • Evaluative rubrics. A rubric is a tool for teachers so they know how to objectively evaluate students’ performance. It’s a list of characteristics you want to look for to figure out how your children are doing. For example, did your children think through a beginning, middle and end to the stories they wrote? Did they do so Excellently? As Expected? Or are they In Progress? If you aren’t confident with grading, these rubrics will help you know what to look for so you can assess with assurance.

What’s Updated in Sonlight Language Arts

  • After a big picture overview, the assignments progress in a logical order, starting with the simple and moving to the more complex. This applies both within each year and through the years as a whole.
  • Revised assignments, making sure all are a reasonable length.
  • Many new and revised activity sheets.

Click on the image to open a larger version.

We're looking forward to the 2017 programs, and we'll continue to share all the exciting updates coming March 30. Until our next update, be sure to check out our website and stay connected via our blog or forums.

Questions? Let me know below, and I’ll do my best to clarify!

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