How to Help Struggling Readers
Jun16

How to Help Struggling Readers

Hey, homeschoolers! We know that reading is the key to unlocking knowledge. When our child is struggling to read as mine once did, we get worried. My guest today, Jan Harmsworth, is going to help us relax. Jan Harmsworth is the author of The Easy Reading Formula Course. It’s new, it’s different, and as far as she knows there isn’t anything else on the market like it. It’s written specifically for US home schoolers whose child is...

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The Best Audiobooks for Kids and Families Now
Apr21

The Best Audiobooks for Kids and Families Now

Hey, homeschoolers! I recently spoke about how valuable audiobooks are in homeschooling.  But I’m excited about my guest today, who will help us identify the best audiobooks to listen to now that we are sheltering in. Of course, these are great choices any time! Listen to the podcast Today’s episode is brought to you by Grammar Galaxy Nebula in audiobook form. It makes a great review of the basic parts of speech but in a way that is...

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Why You Should Include Audiobooks in Your Homeschool
Mar03

Why You Should Include Audiobooks in Your Homeschool

Hey, homeschoolers! If you’ve ever worried that you’re copping out by allowing your kids to listen to audiobooks in lieu of reading, this episode is for you. There are six benefits of using audiobooks in your homeschool that I’ll cover today. Listen to the podcast But first, I want to invite you to join me for the Time Blocking Summit March 5th-7th. I will be sharing how to create a weekly schedule when you...

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How to Avoid Drill & Kill in Teaching Language Arts
Aug13

How to Avoid Drill & Kill in Teaching Language Arts

Hey homeschoolers! If your student doesn’t enjoy some aspects of language arts, whether that is reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, or writing, there is a good chance you have succumbed to the age old approach of drill. Drilling means that we repeat the same exercises over and over in an effort to help our students master a subject. Unfortunately drilling is responsible for killing many students’ enthusiasm for...

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How to Make Grammar Fun Regardless of Your Curriculum
May28

How to Make Grammar Fun Regardless of Your Curriculum

Hey, homeschoolers! Does grammar get groans at your house?  That’s how grammar lessons taught in the traditional way are usually greeted. And we can’t blame our kids for dreading grammar. It can be dry and tedious. Skipping it isn’t a good option, however. Grammar is important because it comprises a significant part of college entrance exams. It also determines how our kids will be viewed by peers and potential employers. Fortunately,...

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Why Vocabulary Matters and How to Teach It
May21

Why Vocabulary Matters and How to Teach It

Hey homeschoolers! Does your child have a good vocabulary? If you aren’t confident of that, you’ll want to listen to this episode where I will explain why our children’s vocabularies are vitally important. I’ll also give you some simple strategies for improving their vocabulary. That’s next. But first I’d like to thank my sponsor, BookShark. Listen to the podcast Podcast Sponsor BookShark homeschool...

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