Essential Conversations

This blog is devoted to all aspects of writing, literature, and teaching. We are excited to partner with you on your homeschool journey and provide you with helpful and quality content in our blog posts.

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Laura Prosapio
By: Laura Prosapio
June 13, 2019

Reading: A Great Summer Vacation for Homeschool Students

Reading: A Great Summer Vacation for Homeschool Students

As a member of the Essentials in Writing curriculum team, my hope is that students learn to enjoy reading and writing as a lifetime pursuit—not only when they are working on course assignments but also during the summer months. Truly, when a student learns to fall in love with reading, they have made a friend for life. As I mentioned in my previous blog entry, our Essentials in Literature curriculum provides homeschool students the opportunity to engage many …

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Danielle Nettleton
By: Danielle Nettleton
May 9, 2019

Is It “Than” or “Then”? Helping Your Homeschool Student Figure Out Common Homophone Mixups

Is It “Than” or “Then”? Helping Your Homeschool Student Figure Out Common Homophone Mixups

In the age of smartphones, computers, and technology, the subject of spelling may not seem all that important thanks to a certain ever-helpful invention—spellcheck.   Gone are the days of proofing papers for spelling mistakes! Banished are the never-ending lists of spelling words in homeschool curriculum! Dictionaries? Who needs them? Just rely on the squiggly red line for all your spelling needs, and you’ll be golden, right?   Well, not quite—at least, not according to the papers I …