Category Archives: Grade Levels

Grade level posts, including elementary, high school, etc.

33 Techniques for Better Handwriting

Some children almost seem born to write neatly. From their first letters on, they write carefully and neatly, staying between the lines with enviable precision. Most children, however, need a lot more work to write neatly. Here are techniques to … Continue reading

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Is My Child Learning Enough?

Every homeschool parent occasionally wonders if their children are learning everything they need to know. Since a literature-based learning approach doesn't use traditional testing, it can be even harder to objectively assess what your children are learning.  If you are feeling … Continue reading

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How Homeschooling Can Prep Teens for Leadership

Can you name one surprising thing influential leaders such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and others have in common? They all spent their teen years in a similar fashion. Check out this intriguing 2015 article from Time about … Continue reading

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My Hand Hurts! | When Muscle Strength Makes Handwriting Hard

Handwriting is a subject which can elicit complaints by young students: “Writing makes my hand hurt.” “It’s too much writing.” “That assignment is too long.” “It’s too hard.”  These complaints can be indicative of muscle weakness—one of the major causes … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Not to Avoid Tough Topics with Your Kids

I’ve heard it over and over. I’ve even thought it myself. I remember specifically reading the book Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans from HBL D. As I was reading about human sacrifice, I remember looking over at my fourth grader and … Continue reading

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13 Ways to Change Your Child's Attitude Toward Copywork

Copywork...some kids love it. Some kids hate it. If your child is in the hate camp, you might be wondering how to make it more enjoyable for them. I’m here to help! Copywork doesn’t have to be a drudgery. It … Continue reading

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6 Remedies When Your Child's Spelling Is Not Up to Par

Has your child ever written a completely indiscernible sentence? Is their spelling so atrocious that you can’t even make out simple words? Has their spelling worsened since the never-ending spring break coronavirus quarantine and the subsequent shift to virtual schooling? … Continue reading

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