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Teaching Writing to the Reluctant Writer

WriteShop is full of hands-on projects and interactive activities that both hold my son's attention and encourage this reluctant writer to write. This post is a sponsored conversation on behalf of WriteShop.  All opinions are my own. I've been in a mini crisis over...

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How to Homeschool Your Dyslexic 7th Grader

I've been getting a lot of emails recently asking how we homeschool our dyslexic kids in 7th grade.  I think that the concern lies in that we know our kids are getting older and that more and more is going to be required of them academically in the coming years.  If...

Alternatives to a Traditional College Degree

As the mother of 8, seven with dyslexia and two 10th graders looking to their futures, I set out to write this 10-day series on Preparing Your Student with Dyslexia for College Success so that I would have the info that I need to help my dyslexic kids to be successful...

Teaching Tips

5 Days to a More Confident Homeschool

Would you like to have a more confident homeschool? When we first started homeschooling 20+ years ago, I had big plans. Yup, my kids were going to be the super kids whose knowledge and educational excellence would set me apart from others. Education had been very...

How to Teach Sight Words to Kids With Dyslexia

  Hello and welcome back to day 4 of our 5-day series on How to Teach Kids With Dyslexia to Read.  Click here to read the series from the beginning. Today we're looking at an extremely effective way to teach sight words to kids with dyslexia.   What Are...

Encouragement

Homeschooling the Less-Academic Child

I read a beautiful blog post last week from Sara at Classically Homeschooling that really got me thinking. Sara is a classical educator (as is my family) and was writing about homeschooling 'non academic' kids with the classical method. The classical model is known...

Resources & Reviews

Meet the New, Improved All About Reading!

Our family has used and loved the All About Reading reading program for years. They just rolled out a new improved edition that I know you're going to love!   Have you heard the news? There's a buzz going around the homeschool community about the latest release...

Learn Math Facts Easily With Times Alive

Although 7 of my 8 kids have dyslexia, most of them had little trouble with math, that is until it came time to learn their math facts. Honestly I'm not sure why this is, but I have a few theories: Weak processing and information retrieval make recalling the facts...

Life Skills

Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Review + Giveaway!

If you’ve been around the Homeschooling With Dyslexia web site for long, you know that I am a long time fan of the Teaching Textbooks math curriculum. We’ve been using all of the levels from grade 3 - Algebra 2 successfully since 2006. We’ve seen many improvements in...