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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 in these subjects … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Explode the Code Should Be Part of Your Language Arts Curriculum

In Sonlight’s kindergarten through second grade, Explode the Code (ETC) is offered as an optional resource. Although Sonlight’s Language Arts is sufficient in itself without ETC, I think Explode the Code is a notable resource which should be part of … Continue reading

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11 Poetry Anthologies for Kids That Every Home Library Needs

If your home library is sorely lacking in the poetry genre, this list solves the problem with 11 anthologies. Each book will appeal to all ages from young children to adults. Whether you are looking for fodder for memorization or … Continue reading

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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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How to Create a Family Anthology of Your Child’s Creative Writing

I’ve been looking for a way to make the most of the stories, poems, jokes, and plays that my children write as part of their Sonlight Language Arts curriculum. We’ve always added them to homeschooling portfolios and stored them in … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Coax Your Reluctant Writer Out of Blank Page Paralysis

"I love how the Language Arts curriculum allows students to be creative while still teaching them the basics of writing and grammar. The organization of the teacher binder allows me the freedom to follow the outline without needing to spend … Continue reading

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How to Use Copywork and Dictation to Teach Language Arts

"Sonlight's LA program has boosted my girls' reading, spelling, and writing."Erin H. of Franklin, TN Copywork and dictation practices have been around for ages. We can even see examples of its importance in the Bible when men dedicated their lives … Continue reading

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