4 Smart Steps to Teach Reading and Decoding Letters

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How to Teach Reading by Decoding Letters One of the very first steps to teach reading is decoding the sounds of letters.  Many educators call this process deciphering phonetics, but I never told my kids they were learning phonics.  Rather, I knew how much my kids loved solving puzzles, so I told … [Read more...]

High School Writing: Combine Multiple Sources

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Writing Success Strategy # 3 When coming up with a debatable idea for an essay or research paper, your homeschool high school student needs to learn three "must-know" writing strategies.  We've already covered how important it is to (1) work backwards to establish hard writing deadlines and (2) … [Read more...]

How Knowing Your Kid’s Learning Style Makes Teaching Easier

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Do You Know Your Child's Learning Style? In order to make the most of out of your teaching efforts and your child's ability to comprehend and apply what you are teaching, you need to customize the homeschool curriculum so that you teach to her predominant learning style. Learning style is just a … [Read more...]

How to Write Nonfiction Like a Professional Journalist

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Teach Teens to Write Like Pros Your homeschool teen will experience a victorious "turning point" if he applies the principles of excellent nonfiction writing as outlined in Philip Yaffe's new writing manual, The Gettysburg Approach to Writing & Speaking Like a Professional. 5 Tips for Better … [Read more...]