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Re-Energize Language Arts at Your House with Service Learning

Re-Energize Language Arts at Your House with Service Learning

Maggie has some great ideas for giving your student’s writing a boost with a combination of project-based learning and community service.

The Readaloud Day Guide: A 52-Week Reading List for World Mythology and Folk Tales

The Readaloud Day Guide: A 52-Week Reading List for World Mythology and Folk Tales

Think of mythology as the building blocks for future literature studies — though, admittedly, they can be messy, complicated, ambiguous building blocks. This 52-week reading list is designed to cover a full year of mythology studies, and while it’s accessible for elementary students just diving into the wide world of literature, older students looking for a place to start a systematic comparative literature study may also find this a place to begin.

Teaching Literature-Based History without a Curriculum

Teaching Literature-Based History without a Curriculum

Truly, the biggest hurdle to cobbling my own history curriculum together has been organizing the resources in such a way that I know where they are, I remember all of the ideas that I had, and I don’t leave anything out. 

New Books: Recently Read Roundup

New Books: Recently Read Roundup

It's all about adventure in these new books, whether you're visiting a fantasy world where one brave guild stands between a city and disaster or meeting a tween determined to start her own restaurant.

Homeschool Transitions: Making the Shift from Kindergarten to 1st Grade in Your Homeschool

Homeschool Transitions: Making the Shift from Kindergarten to 1st Grade in Your Homeschool

You don't have to rush or totally shift gears to successfully homeschool first grade. Figure out how you want your homeschool to feel, and build your days from there.