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Free Dick and Jane Reading Books


  In the process of teaching reading, I’ve stumbled around once my child completed a set of early phonics readers.  I’ve tried several things and wasn’t happy with many phonics-based readers and other readers tended to rely mostly on sight words.  So many phonics-based readers were incredibly boring and my …

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Why Classic Books?


We have chosen classic books as reading books in our homeschool for a reason.  Classic books are books that were written by gifted writers who knew their way around a sentence.  The vocabulary is rich and the sentence structure is varied.  On the contrary, many modern books written for kids …

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Literature Selections

My oldest son is moving toward literature analysis this school year.  We are using the book Figuratively Speakingto guide our literature choices.  This is his reading list this year: Poetry Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Autumn Within  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – The Rainy Day  Edgar Guest – Home  Ralph Waldo Emerson – …

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List of Reading Books – 2nd – 4th grade level


I’ve compiled a list of books for my younger son to read this coming school year.  You will notice that the first part of this list coincides with Sonlight Grade 2 readers.  Last year we read many of the Sonlight Grade 2 readers so we are picking up where we …

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A Snapshot of a Homeschooling Day


Late this afternoon about an hour before we finished school for the day I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures of what was going on in our homeschool.  While every day is different this moment demonstrated how working with children in different grades can work.  Sometimes my children …

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