Category Archives: Reading and Literature

Supporting Your Sonlighter Through the 5 Stages of Reading

"I absolutely love that with Sonlight, your kids don't get stuck in a one-size-fits-all grade box with all the other kids. The stacks of delicious books, the discussions the books spark, the joy of learning together, and the confidence that … Continue reading

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Why I’m Glad Sonlight Includes Hard Books

I’m the oldest in a family of seven children that has used Sonlight curriculum since the 90s. I've noticed that certain books have become legends of family lore. These are usually the harder books—the books that have challenged us, broken … Continue reading

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12 Unexpected Books for Presidents’ Day

For Presidents' Day, you probably want to expose your homeschoolers to the holiday in some fashion so they know it's more than merely a time for retailers to put appliances on sale! For younger children, you can do simple crafts … Continue reading

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The 5 Easiest Ideas for Reading Response for Homeschoolers

I am a huge fan of reading just for fun. In fact, I believe that recreational reading should be our first exposure to reading. I also firmly believe that children should not have to formally respond to everything they read. … Continue reading

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163 Sonlight Superlatives: The Best Books from Preschool to Level J

Sonlight is all about great books—biographies, novels, non-fiction, poetry anthologies, picture books, and reference volumes. Each book is carefully chosen and has to pass Sarita's Seven-Part Test: Real/realistic characters Solid character development Content that adds to the reader's cultural literacy. … Continue reading

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12 Must-Read Books for Black History Month

If you are looking for books to read during Black History Month or simply wanting to add more diversity to your family reading, this list is what you need. Each of these books is part of a larger Sonlight curriculum, … Continue reading

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12 Lavishly Illustrated Picture Books for the Family Coffee Table

These twelve books prove that you are never too old for a good picture book. Children, teens, and adults alike will savor both the lavish illustrations and delightful stories in this collection of non-fiction, biographies, and fiction. Use the strewing … Continue reading

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