Writing is considered the cornerstone of education. That's why colleges and employers often ask for short essays from applicants. Writing demonstrates a person's ability to communicate.
Write On: The Kid Friendly, Mother Pleasing, Gentle Way to Learn to Write
does what it says. Step by step it leads parent and child through the writing process, from a simple sentence to a college thesis.
Even more, budding writers develop their own voice and find ejoyable ways to communicate their thoughts and ideas.
Syllable Savvy Spelling
What makes Syllable Savvy Spelling different from any other spelling workbook?
Syllable Savvy is not a list of spelling words. It is a simple spelling technique that teaches a student to spell any
word they encounter.
The work pages list the words phonetically and give the student space to write their word syllable by syllable. Then the student self-corrects each syllable using the third column of the lesson.
Marking each syllable with the number of letters they correctly wrote focuses the student's attention to every single letter. They know immediately if they missed a letter or got it wrong.
The Big Bad Grammar Slammer
Grammar and diagramming is a game with this homeschool grammar curriculum.
Simple, easy-to-do lessons make this program non-intimidating for students in middle school and high school; a real advantage for those who have been burnt out on traditional grammar books.
Clue cards help them visualize the role of the different parts of speech in a sentence. Instead of memorizing grammar vocabulary, they focus on using complex parts of speech to communicate their ideas.
They will be able to write and punctuate the most complex sentences without ever breaking into a sweat.
We have two resources for helping improve penmanship and letter formation.
A description of the correct tripod grasp of the pencil and a review of the major pencil grips on the market will help you decide if pencil grips will help improve your students' writing.
Better Letter Primer
The Better Letter Primer is a four step penmanship program that ensures proper letter and number formation and prevents reversals.
Free downloads of the paper and work pages make this an easy way to teach penmanship in the elementary grades.
Reading Confidence Cards
This is not a reading curriculum, but a reading supplement for your 5 to 7 year old who is taking those first steps in early reading.
The reading confidence cards will do just what they say: give your student confidence in reading. It is a unique activity that groups words in phonics families and provides them with hands-on activities that help them review.
What makes these cards unique is that it uses the review of high frequency words often associated with sight reading. But arranged by phonic principles, the student gains the advantages of this logical system of learning to read.
A new set of 8 cards is presented each week. The cards have similar sentences and a simple and fun activity to make reading rewarding.
Watch their confidence fly as they read these sentences to you!
Literature is the cherry on the top of your language arts program.
Students practice reading, are exposed to new ideas and cultures, and can enjoy writing about events and ideas they find interesting.
If literature brings back memories of struggling with old tomes you weren't interested in, we have some good news for you. There is so much great literature out there, there is no reason a student shouldn't find classic books that they find exciting to read.
You can start with our list of great classical childrens books
. Suggested readings for each group and period of time are provided.
With a library card and list of these books, you can get the education of the elite for no cost.
We just love the MatchCard Science Homeschool Unit Studies
and I think you will too. There are a total of 12 different unit studies which include:
- Light and Energy
- Force and Motion
- Human Anatomy
- Health, Safety, and Nutrition
What makes this program unique? All objectives are covered that students should master before high school. For each objective, there is a MatchCard with corresponding Information Pieces. These are like flashcards and the students put the correct information on the card.
But it is more than just information. Suggested hands-on activities, demonstrations, science experiments and investigations are suggested for each objective.
MatchCard Science can be used as a supplement or as a complete science curriculum. We are currently updating the graphics and adding more information. In the future, this may be available as a computer app.
Meanwhile, download some MatchCards and have some fun exploring the world around us.