Homeschoolers Scoring High on Literature and Essay Testing (Part 2)

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Quality Education | No Comments

As noted in Part 1, your homeschooled student probably falls well above their peers on the scale of thinking skills and being well-read. The key to scoring highly on essay testing is a matter of harnessing their knowledge quickly and effectively on the page. Synthesis and Rhetorical Analysis essays are best prepared for by reading […]

Step Up Your Literature Game: Marking Up and Annotating Books

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Quality Education | No Comments

Do you want to improve your ability to comprehend and think deeply about the literature you read? Mark up your book! Many students are encouraged to annotate their texts, but few know how to do this effectively. Commonly, students underline or highlight long sections of text that stand out to them, but later wonder why […]

How to Prepare Your Child to Take a Foreign Language

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Quality Education | No Comments

Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages.    ‒ Dave Barry For many years now, homeschooling families have been able to register their homeschoolers for online classes, usually […]

Tips to Make Your Living Space Seem Larger

If you are starting to feel a little cramped in your living space, wanting to freshen up, or, like me, selling your home and want it to look its best, then here are a few tips on how to make your home feel larger. Optimize your spaces functionally and visually. The age-old advice to declutter […]

Creative Exams: “Choose Your Own Final” Student Project Highlights

How can you assess student learning in a literature class beyond papers? Creative projects! Students can use their talents, whatever they may be, to exhibit understanding and analysis in an out-of-the-box project. The projects below are a few samples from a course with Jenny Cutler. They are based on the hysterical comedic play Arsenic and […]