Narratives, as Mr. Stephens often points out in his videos and curriculum, are fun to write and fun to read. Whether personal or imaginative, they tend to allow for more expression and creativity than compositions such as essays or research papers. Writing the narrative can be easier as well, for the homeschool student is…
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How to Help Struggling Readers: Homeschool Students & Literature
What can I do for my homeschool student who struggles with understanding literature and who “just doesn’t get it”? Somewhat recently, a friend and I were discussing some short stories assigned in her Introduction to Literature class. “I’ve read some of them before in seventh grade,” she told me, “but it doesn’t really matter….
What’s the Right Answer? Homeschool Writing and Literature
How do I judge my homeschool student’s responses for writing and literature? 2 + 2 = 4. Always. The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. Correct. The scientific binomial name for a llama is Lama glama. Amusing, but also factual. Subjects like math, history, and science have right and wrong answers. 2 + 2…