Category Archives: How To: Teach Math, Reading and Writing

How To: Inspire the Reader in Your Child

It’s not exactly a well-kept secret that our children need to be good readers if they are going to experience success in life. But there’s more to reading than just good phonics instruction (though that is a critical foundation).  Does your child comprehend what they read?  Can they use context to interpret words they don’t…

The Homeschooler’s Guide To Writing A Research Paper

The “three R’s” is not just a clever educational slogan.  The three R’s should be the foundation of your homeschool program.  The reality is that if you give your child a solid grounding in mathematics (including algebra, trigonometry, etc.) and a proficiency in reading and composition, whatever else you do is not particularly all that…

How To: Teach Language Arts

A few weeks ago I shared ideas for teaching your child to read.  In this post I want to highlight other aspects of teaching the language arts (or “English,” which is what I call the combination of these subjects on my children’s high school transcripts.)  For the sake of this post, and to make it easier…

How To: Teach Math (Drills)

In my last post I pointed out that teaching math has basically two components: math concepts and fact recall (or in other words: speed and accuracy when recalling math facts).  Last week I discussed how I teach math concepts and listed some curriculum options that may work for you.  This week I want to discuss…

How To: Teach Math (Concepts)

Before I get into the specifics of teaching your child math I am going to philosophize here for a minute…or perhaps editorialize would be a better word.  In any case, if you do not care to read the upcoming *editorial* feel free to jump down to where I get into the specifics of teaching math. In the meantime,…

How To: Teach Your Child To Read

This post is the first in my series on “How To” teach specific subjects.  Over the next few weeks I will be covering such subjects as teaching math, history, science, etc.  If you have any questions or concerns you’d like me to address, please feel free to fill out my contact form so I can…