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Reading & Literature
We cover all aspects of learning to love reading, including phonics instruction, vocabulary, literature, reading lists of great books, and more. You'll also find teaching tips and helpful resources to assist you.

 
Reading Skills
  Explore our introduction to reading education, including when to begin teaching reading, different methods, and tips and ideas to help make your child love reading.

Vocabulary
  We've gathered great resources for vocabulary building, including curricula, different approaches to teaching vocabulary, and great sources for materials.

Phonics
  Phonics is the foundation for strong reading skills that last a lifetime. There are several different approaches to teaching phonics—we've gathered the best here for you to examine. Learn ways to make phonics learning fun, including games and ideas that incorporate learning.

Reading Lists
  "My child reads every book she gets her hands on! We are running out of good books for her." If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place. From birth to high school, we've brought together the best literature suggestions and reading lists that respect your child's need for more opportunities to read balanced with your desire to provide quality, wholesome, and meaningful literature for your child.

Study Guides
  Reading for comprehension is an important reading skill. You can help guide your child towards a greater understanding of what he or she has read by using a study guide. We've found some quality resources that are essential for the homeschooling family.

Literature
  Looking for good literature and ways to get the most out of it? Here you'll find literature lists for all grades, strategies for teaching literature appreciation and comprehension, and more.

Poetry
  The study of poetry can open a mind to new ways of thinking and exploration of the beauty of language. Writing poetry is a doorway to creative expression and deep understanding of meaning and language. Here you'll find great resources to study, write, and understand poetry in your homeschooling experience.


Featured Articles & Links Back to Top
Looking for Poetry Curriculum
Heather Sanders
This question and answer page offers suggestions for including poetry in your homeschool curriculum.
How I Teach a Large Family in a Relaxed, Classical Way: Language Arts
Tips for teaching language arts (writing, grammar, handwriting) in a large family.
The Charlotte Mason Approach to Poetry
Karen Andreola
What is the Charlotte Mason approach to the study of poetry? Our first step is to see that our children enjoy it. Much later they will probably take the second step for themselves, reading those poets whose work needs some preliminary study and background explanations in order to be appreciated.
Total Language Plus
Total Language Plus is an innovative curriculum focused on teaching thinking and communication skills using literature as a base. The authors believe an integrated system is more efficient than a fragmented approach, discovery style learning is the most effective and learning should be enjoyable. The "discover, do, drill" method is employed throughout the TLP program with activities focusing on thinking skills. These comprehensive novel studies cover spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, analytical and critical thinking, comprehension, writing, listening, and field trips and projects.
Reading Your Way Through History
The Reading Your Way Through History website is a timeline of worthwhile history reading in print. It covers history from the ancient world through the 20th century. This list was compiled with a Catholic viewpoint.


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