How to Create a Systematic Review Plan for Long Term Skill Retention

Some children will learn material quickly and easily and retain the information for years without any systematic plan in place. Most children have the best long-term learning from quality instruction, practice, and periodic review. There is yet another group of children who can learn skills and information one day and soon forget the content learned […]

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Books and Book Series for Boys at the 3rd Grade Reading Level

This Ask Me Monday (AMM5) question covers books for boys at the 3rd grade reading level. Submitted Question: Where can I get reading material (preferably for kindle) for a struggling reader? Most things that are at his reading level are not interesting to him. Thank you!!! (3rd grade level for an 11 year old) Places […]

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Free Leveled Readers for Reading Fluency Practice

Reading practice is essential for developing reading fluency. Although there are a lot of books available to children, it can be challenging to find books at the right level. Leveled readers have been used historically to teach reading and build fluency. Although the current education model for teaching reading generally begins with phonics instruction, readers […]

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How to Occupy Toddlers during homeschool: activity ideas and management strategies

How to Occupy Toddlers During Homeschool: Activity Ideas and Management Strategies

This Ask Me Monday (AMM4) question covers the topic of ways to Occupy toddlers during homeschool. This article includes toddler and pre-school age activity ideas and management strategies. Submitted Question: I’d love some insight….I have soon to be 4 year old twins. One, my daughter, has Down Syndrome. Her brother does not. He is very […]

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an elementary foreign language curriculum review

Elementary Foreign Language Curriculum Review

Although foreign language study usually isn’t required until high school, it may be beneficial to introduce younger children to elementary foreign language curriculum. Some programs are designed for children, and others are designed for general users. This review covers elementary foreign language programs I have used or am familiar with. This review is limited to […]

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5 Ways to Motivate a Reluctant Learner

This Ask Me Monday (AMM3) question covers the topics of 1) the first steps in homeschooling, 2) possible reasons for reluctant learning, and 3) ways to motivate a reluctant learner. Submitted Question: We’ve been thinking of homeschooling our son, but I’m concerned with his inability to focus and do an assigned task. He does okay […]

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A Review of Elementary Latin Curricula

Although officially a dead language, Latin lives on in other languages. About half of English words contain Latin roots. Spanish, French, and Italian also have a Latin base. Studying Latin has many benefits. English and science vocabulary will be easier to understand and remember. If you decide to include an elementary Latin curriculum in your […]

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