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Being a Scribe for Your Child: The Secret to Easier Homeschool Lessons

Some children love writing and choose to write little notes or annotate pictures they have drawn just for fun. Others are less keen and write only when they must. Reluctance can make writing a battle, and language arts becomes the … Continue reading

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The Three Rs: Covering the Basics as a New Homeschooler

When you think about a good education, you think about the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. How might you approach these key areas in your children's homeschool education? Here's a basic overview of the foundations you'll want to cover … Continue reading

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Sonlight Language Arts: A Holistic Approach Instead of Worksheets

When I was in the ninth grade, my language arts program consisted of studying grammar for an entire year. I can diagram sentences with the best of them. But is that language arts? What about worksheets? Do they teach language … 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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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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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

Because writing always felt like a natural way to express myself, I was flabbergasted when I found myself homeschooling students who were extremely reluctant writers! The most I could expect out of them when faced with a blank sheet of … Continue reading

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