Tag Archive: reading

Homeschooling Preschool: Is It Even Necessary?

First of all, I’d like to define our terms here. Technically we could say that from the first moment we start teaching our children anything (even telling them “no” when they want to pull on the lamp cord) we’re “homeschooling.” For instance, I know some homeschooling parents will say that they’ve been homeschooling “since birth.”…




You’re Doing Too Much!

Whether you homeschool year-round, or you’re winding up this school year and already planning for the next, this post can help you manage your time and find ways to make sure you (and your kids) stay motivated. Lately I’ve been following a few other homeschool sites on Facebook.  There are a couple of common themes…




Homeschooling ABC’s: M, N, and O

I hope you enjoyed last month’s post on “Stealth Homeschooling.”  This month I’m getting back to my “Homeschooling ABC’s” series.  It’s full of practical advice and homeschooling encouragement, so I hope you’ll read it and let me know what you think! M is for Multi-Level Teaching – While it’s not always the case, it’s not…




Homeschooling ABC’s: J, K, and L

With this post we’re officially half-way through our “Homeschooling ABC’s” journey.  I hope you’ve enjoyed these posts!  If nothing else, you’ve got to love the picture above.  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a trip to the beach.  The sun and the surf…I love ’em! J is for Jocularity: Isn’t that a…




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…




Tackling Tough Times, Part 2

In my last post I pointed out that “Homeschooling911” actually started as a book idea – that my original goal was to write a book that would give homeschoolers the tools they needed to continue to homeschool even when life got complicated…or worse.  While “Homeschooling911” did ultimately evolve from a book idea to a website,…




My Month and The Top Posts of 2011

If you are a regular reader of my blog you may have noticed that I have been somewhat MIA this month.  I did spend the first part of the month studying for the final exam in my history class (I’m working on finishing an English Lit degree at Florida State University).  That class was a…




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 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…