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High School English Lessons – DIY Curriculum

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Ten Things In My High School English Lessons

In high school every lesson can be an English lesson. Encourage your child to use good writing techniques in all their work. Expose them to different genres using different subject matter and writing styles.

The high school years are when you can begin to consolidate many of your child’s English skills.

Here are 10 things ...

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Charlotte Mason Homeschool History – It’s Too Much

Charlotte Mason Homeschool History

Why I Teach So Much History

Charlotte Mason Homeschool History

I think new homeschoolers are often astounded at how much history I put into my children’s home school curriculum. Mistakenly they assume I must be skimping on other important subjects in order to teach history because the primary school the NSW Syllabus suggests 6-10% of your time should be spent on ...

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Charlotte Mason English For 10 to 12 Year Olds.

How Do You Teach Charlotte Mason English Lessons

“I am thinking of taking a Charlotte Mason approach with English. Do you have any suggestions? My children are aged 10, 11, & 12. ” Nikki

Hi Nikki,

The first thing that I would say is that you should think of English as being a part of every lesson. If you do that you can incorporate writing and reading lessons into almost every subject. This may sound hard but it actually makes planning ...

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Homeschooling Reading Problems

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Homeschooling Reading Problems

When you are a homeschooling parent it is sometimes difficult to work out if your child has a learning difficulty or if they just need a little more time.

Here is a story from Jennifer Janes who shares about special needs homeschooling and her daughter’s homeschooling reading problems.

By Thanksgiving, I was on reading curriculum number four, and it wasn’t ...

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