Your children have learned about simple and compound sentences. Simple sentences combine subjects and predicates to make a single independent clause. When at least two simple sentences are joined by a comma and a coordinating conjunction, they become compound sentences. … Read More
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Politics today are emotional and messy. Don’t talk about anything in the news if you want to keep the peace with family and friends. Thankfully, this doesn’t apply to teaching. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. The classroom, especially the … Read More
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Last week we talked about beating the homeschool winter blahs. There is something about new curriculum that helps us beat those blahs. This week, to help you find and afford some new homeschool goodies, we are having a 30% off … Read More
It’s that time of the year again over at Homeschool Giveaways! Every year they do a big bundle of FREE stuff homeschoolers love for Black Friday. You can get it all for FREE (no purchase necessary or any “catch.”) This … Read More
Proofreading Proofreading is important! It teaches students to identify problem areas in their writing. Once they know what mistakes they are making, they will eventually be able to avoid them. After students complete an essay, I assign this proofreading … Read More
This is a lesson from my 9th grade literate and writing class. The kids and I discussed the books and created an outline for the thesis. When we do this, the students brainstorm their own ideas. I don’t tell … Read More