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Four Myths About Teaching Writing in Your Homeschool

How do we teach our kids to write well without killing their joy in the process? Beware these four myths about teaching writing that can frustrate our kids and keep them from loving to write. Myth #1: Good readers make good … Continue reading

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Help: I'm Scared to Teach Math and Writing!

Two subjects in particular can strike fear in a homeschool parent's heart: math and writing. You know they're crucial for your child's academic success. But you may doubt your ability to teach them well. Perhaps you struggled yourself in these … Continue reading

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How to Improve: Inspiration, Imitation, Implementation

I was showing off. There's no way to sugarcoat it. Thankfully, she seemed interested and genuinely impressed with my poetry. Awake. Bright cheery day enters from the gate, And so the shadows of the night all but dissipate. Then again, … Continue reading

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The purpose of Sonlight Language Arts

When I was in the ninth grade, my Language Arts program consisted of studying grammar for an entire year. I can diagram sentences with the best of them. But is that Language Arts? What about worksheets? Do they teach Language … Continue reading

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The Privileged Position of Less Formal Learning

Milton Gaither's recent post THROUGH THE LENS OF HOME-EDUCATED CHILDREN: Insights from Children About What Motivates Them to Learn reminded me of two benefits I had as a homeschooled kid. First, my education was something I participated in; I was … Continue reading

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What's the Deal with Sonlight's Language Arts?

I ran across a fascinating discussion about Sonlight's Language Arts on Facebook. The original poster said she felt Sonlight's Language Arts was "a bit weak and abstract." The comments that follow are very encouraging: "Stick with it! You won't regret … Continue reading

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Sonlight's 2012 Catalog Available Now

If you haven't heard already, you can check out Sonlight's 2012 Catalog in digital format right now! Just remember: If you have an iThing that does not run Flash, you will want to download the .pdf version. Also, we've released … Continue reading

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