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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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3 Reasons to Read Missionary Biographies

When I first started homeschooling, one attractive element of Sonlight’s curriculum was the fact that each age level contains missionary biographies or autobiographies. Learning about the lives of missionaries—their successes, failures, hardships, and devotion— is awe-inspiring. That awe is something … Continue reading

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6 Ways Kids Can Keep Reading When the Library is Closed

Does your child inhale books? Do you get them a big stack of books just to turn around to them telling you that they’ve just finished….all of them? I understand this completely! If you are anything like me, it’s both … 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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5 Fast and Easy Extension Activities for Least of All

Least of All by Carol Purdy, a Read-Aloud from History / Bible / Literature (HBL) A, is about a little girl who feels lost in a large family. Despite its brevity, Least of All has a depth of meaning that … Continue reading

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The 3-Fold Recipe for Turning Homeschoolers into Recreational Readers

Most homeschoolers read a lot. This is especially true for those of us using a literature-rich curriculum like Sonlight. So much reading takes place that we may overlook an important aspect of our reading life—reading for pure enjoyment! Reading for … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Satisfy the Wiggle Worm Urge During Read-Alouds

If I told you my children were always perfectly still, quiet, and attentive during our Read-Alouds, I would be lying. Don’t get me wrong. My children thoroughly enjoy reading time, so it’s not a lack of interest that distracts them … Continue reading

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