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30 Years. 30 Blessings to Celebrate.

To celebrate Sonlight’s 30th anniversary, here are 30 blessings to celebrate. Thank you for allowing us to walk alongside you on your homeschool journey. Continue reading

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The Sonlight Biographies That Changed My Life

Four years before I was born, my father quit the band. He had made a living as a musician and record producer since the age of 18, and now he was in search of a life that prioritized family. He … Continue reading

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How a Literature-Rich Homeschool Works for a Child with Dyslexia

"Sonlight has given Eli a love for books despite his dyslexia. Reading aloud is the highlight of our day. Audio books are a must in our house. I could never read aloud as many books as he devours. Thank you, … Continue reading

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5 Rewards of a Reading Lifestyle

Mention Sonlight to someone, and the conversation might turn toward a discussion of living books versus textbooks. But to me, Sonlight is more than the sum of its literature-based parts. Reading is not a philosophy of education; it’s a way … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Teach History Without a Textbook

Sonlight teaches History using great books, in a method that over the last three decades has proven itself to be both powerful and effective. But why would we choose to rely on literature instead of other tried-and-true materials or methods? … Continue reading

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Raising College Ready Students with a Literature-Rich Curriculum

A quote from David Coleman, president of the College Board and designer of the SAT and AP tests, caught my attention: “The single most important predictor of student success in college is the ability to read a range of complex … Continue reading

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5 Reasons a Sonlight Program May Have Anachronistic Books

As you’re going through your homeschool year with Sonlight, you might occasionally wonder about the dramatic change in subject matter. Maybe you’re in Sonlight C, studying the Renaissance, when suddenly you have a Read-Aloud set in contemporary Manhattan. What?! Where … Continue reading

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