Archive | September, 2016

The Lazy Homeschooler’s Guide to Memorizing Scripture

Some time ago Brandon Vogt, a Catholic convert from Protestantism, wrote about how reading and memorizing scriptures is something he’s held on to from his protestant days. It’s an old post, but somehow it came to my attention back in March and I’ve been chewing on it for a while, trying to write up some […]

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Autonomy is the child’s secret dream

Autonomy Is the Child’s Secret Dream: Free-Range Books, Competence, and Constraint For some time I’ve been aware of this common theme running through so many of our just-for-fun read-aloud books. So many of them could be described in the same general way: a bunch of siblings, who spend most of their free time with each […]

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Dissecting Books?

Recently a friend shared this article on Facebook: Top Schools Think 7th and 8th Graders Should Be Able to Read These Books. The list is a pretty good one. There are a couple of books I’d teach earlier There are several books I’d hope my kids have encountered in a children’s version before middle school […]

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