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Informal Reading Assessments

Informal Reading Assessments

Have you ever wondered at what grade level your child is reading? Have you wanted a way to measure your child's reading progress? Informal reading assessments can be a valuable way to see how your child is progressing. Assessments can also show you areas where you...

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The Truth About Dyslexia and Spelling

The Truth About Dyslexia and Spelling

For most people with dyslexia, reading improves steadily over time. Also for many dyslexics, spelling does not. Spelling continues to be a problem for many people with dyslexia throughout their lifetime. That will be the topic of this week's Mailbox Monday: "My...

Choosing a Homeschool Science Curriculum

Choosing a Homeschool Science Curriculum

The way I choose a homeschool Science curriculum is very similar to the way I choose a homeschool History curriculum. Following the guidelines I shared in my previous post, Choosing Homeschool Curriculum: A Grade-by-Grade Guide, I focus on different priorities during...

Choosing a Homeschool History Curriculum

Choosing a Homeschool History Curriculum

There are a ton of options for choosing a homeschool history curriculum for kids with dyslexia. In my previous post, the Grade-by-Grade Homeschool Curriculum Guide  we talked about what areas to focus on grade-by-grade. Homeschool History Curriculum for the...

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Homeschool Kindergarten:  Curriculum and Methods

Homeschool Kindergarten: Curriculum and Methods

When I first started homeschooling I was absurdly anxious about homeschooling Kindergarten.  A lot has changed since then. Nowadays when I have a new Kindergartener to teach, I hardly give it a thought because teaching Kindergarten has become simply a natural...

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When Life Gives You a Pandemic, Learn!

When Life Gives You a Pandemic, Learn!

There's nothing like a pandemic to teach you what's really important in life. We're wrapping up our second week of quarantine. I was thinking today about the many challenges our family has homeschooled through over the past 20+ years. I've homeschooled through...

How to Teach Reading at Home

Whether your kids' school has been closed temporarily or you are officially homeschooling, here's how to teach reading at home. With the ever-changing COVID-19 situation in our world, there is currently estimated to be over 1 billion kids home from school. The...

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Can I Really Homeschool my Child With Dyslexia?

Can I Really Homeschool my Child With Dyslexia?

Homeschooling kids with dyslexia, can parents do it? Teaching a child with dyslexia to read, write and spell is a challenge, yes, but with the individualized attention that is inherent in the homeschool environment, not only is it possible, it can actually be the best...

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Informal Reading Assessments

Informal Reading Assessments

Have you ever wondered at what grade level your child is reading? Have you wanted a way to measure your child's reading progress? Informal reading assessments can be a valuable way to see how your child is progressing. Assessments can also show you areas where you...

Choosing a Homeschool Science Curriculum

Choosing a Homeschool Science Curriculum

The way I choose a homeschool Science curriculum is very similar to the way I choose a homeschool History curriculum. Following the guidelines I shared in my previous post, Choosing Homeschool Curriculum: A Grade-by-Grade Guide, I focus on different priorities during...

Life Skills

How to Teach Reading at Home

Whether your kids' school has been closed temporarily or you are officially homeschooling, here's how to teach reading at home. With the ever-changing COVID-19 situation in our world, there is currently estimated to be over 1 billion kids home from school. The...

Choosing a Homeschool Science Curriculum

Choosing a Homeschool Science Curriculum

The way I choose a homeschool Science curriculum is very similar to the way I choose a homeschool History curriculum. Following the guidelines I shared in my previous post, Choosing Homeschool Curriculum: A Grade-by-Grade Guide, I focus on different priorities during...