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Posts Tagged ‘ language arts ’

Get Smarter with Poetry

Learn how and why you should teach poetry in your homeschool and find fun ways to connect it to MATH!

Poetry is often overlooked in a child’s education and is left behind with the literature reading, spelling, math, and more. It shouldn’t be! This underdog of language arts has great potential and can add some fun to your homeschooling.
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Handwriting – Teaching Cursive and Manuscript Writing

Handwriting – Teaching Cursive and Manuscript Writing

Teach handwriting with free cursive and manuscript printable worksheets. Download alphabet fonts for kids to practice handwriting with their own stories.
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Contests For Kids – Academic and Skill-based

Contests For Kids – Academic and Skill-based

Academic and skill-based contests that welcome homeschoolers.
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Free Language Arts Curriculum

Free homeschool Curriculum

Take care not to spend so much that you can’t change course while you take time to plan for the future. Take advantage of these opportunities to borrow materials or to get some free supplies outright. This page has links to mostly physical materials you may send away for and receive through the mail....
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Writing and Composition Curriculum

Writing Resources A variety of free resources to help parents and educators teach writing more effectively. Free Writing Resources Beginning Handwriting VocabularySpellingCity allows parents to create their handwriting printable for both printing and script. It also has a feature for left-handers so that the text to be copied can be right justified which makes...
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Reading Instruction Materials – Literature Based Language Arts

Reading Instruction Materials – Literature Based Language Arts

Reading Instruction means more than just reading literature, but reading everything, including science and math! Find free and low-cost resources and literature-based curriculum for reading instruction on this page. Free and Low Cost Resources for eBooks Epic A library at your child’s fingertips. Unlimited reading for $4.99/month. Sorted by age groups, newborn to 12...
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Phonics Materials and Instruction

Action Factor Home of Sing Your Way Through Phonics. If you were a child, would you rather learn phonics through rhythm and song or through workbook exercises? AVKO Educational Research Foundation Multisensory reading, spelling and writing materials to help teach dyslexic and dysgraphic children. Some free samples on the site to try first. Candy 4WAY Phonics...
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Hands On Reading Activities Vendors

Sensory & Writing Strategies Alphabet Letter Activity Sheets Use these worksheets to teach a new letter and sound to beginning readers. A-M are free. Small charge for rest of alphabet. Ball-Stick-Bird The very different reading series that works, even with those children diagnosed as retarded, dyslexic or learning disabled in some way. Child 1st...
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Language Arts Books

Language Arts Books

Composition The Deluxe Transitive Vampire The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed by Gordon , Karen Elizabeth Our favorite, totally irreverant book about English grammar. Wildly imaginative example sentences. Exorcise such grammatical demons as passive voice, fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences. The Elements of Style by Strunk,...
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English Literature for Teenagers

English Literature for Teenagers

Free literature and lessons on analyzing great books. Help and advice for reading classic books in English.
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Free Children’s And Kids’ Books Online

Free Children and Kid's Books Online

Download free children’s and kids’ books and read children’s literature online. Listen to stories with audio programs. Reading together, as a family with small and big children can form great bonds. Good books for reading on tablets. I want to listen to a good story I’m a little kid. I just want a story....
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Public Speaking For Kids

Public Speaking For Kids

Topics for persuasive public speeches. Famous speeches. Where to learn how to give a speech. Websites recommended by your Homeschool Guide.
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Vocabulary Words And Definitions For High School

Connotative and Denotative Vocabulary Practice 20 misused English words that make smart people look silly We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with. If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because we’re cautious with words we’re unsure of and, thus, they don’t create...
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Printing and Binding Classic Books for Homeschooling

Consider the cost of printer ink, paper and covers before you think of printing these as “Free” books. The cost may be more than buying paperbacks or buying a cheap Kindle for reading purposes only. I prefer to call them “Classic books” rather than old. These are readily available on the Internet, and I...
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Spelling For Kids

Spelling For Kids

Spell that word, home school spelling starts early Advice Bees Books Courses Dictionaries Games Practice Roots Rules Software Word Lists Advice How to approach spelling and vocabulary? English spelling is a nightmare. On one hand, in the modern world, our phones and computers all have spell checkers so the old time need to memorize the...
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Myths And Fables For Kids

About Myths Moral lessons have been handed down through the ages in the forms of myth and legends. In Search of Myths and Heros Join intrepid historian Michael Wood as he goes in search of the world’s greatest myths, seeking the roots of four great legends — the Queen of Sheba, King Arthur, Shangri-La...
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Poetry Lessons, Poems For Kids

Poems that inspire poetry writing in children. Ideas to write your own poetry. Sites to submit your poetry.

In fact, at present, only some forms of advanced science–particle physics for example–allow a young mind to experience the paradox, ambiguity, irrational thought, associative “leaping” with good poems teaches us to think and feel. Poems open those synapses in the brain. It always has. Once open, such minds can think differently in any field. — From an Interview: The...
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Hogwarts Distance Learning Program for Homeschoolers

Harry Potter home school resources Hogwarts Distance Learning Program for Homeschoolers is a free virtual learning webpage and no more real than the Hogwarts School For Wizards from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for Homeschoolers page is not affiliated with JK Rowling, Bloomsbury Publishing, Scholastic Books,...
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Teaching Tips for Homeschooling Parents

How to teach young children in a homeschool. Teaching tips, methods and ideas for teaching such things as spelling, creativity, English, science, writing, math in fun, creative lessons, using Bloom’s Taxonomy to improve their thinking processes. It isn’t hard for parents to learn the ways top teachers instruct. Drivers Ed AN A to Z...
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Grammar For Homeschooling the English Language

Grammar For Homeschooling the English Language

Beginner’s Grammar Lessons for Free Grammar Blast Have a blast with Grammar Blast!  Answer 10 questions and earn up to 100 game points. To play just choose a quiz below for grades 2 through 8. Grammar Gorillas Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right...
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