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News Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: How the Program Works, Introducing Blue

In this video, Susan Wise Bauer and Grammar Teacher and Author Jessica Otto walk you through how Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind works. They also introduce you to the Blue Workbook and Key and Yellow…

News How to use Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind with Your Student

Should a Fifth Grader get through a single book in one year? (hint: nope.) How can I use this curriculum most effectively with my student? Susan Wise Bauer and grammar teacher and author Jessica Otto…

News How to Teach Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind in a Classroom

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind is the only grammar curriculum a homeschooling parent will ever need. But can teachers use it in the classroom? In this video, Susan meets with Jessica Otto, who teaches basic,…

News Jim Weiss’s Favorite Audiobooks

“What is your favorite recording?” is the question that both Jim Weiss and his wife Randy are most often asked. “Admittedly, we both flounder a bit when we hear this question; once each recording becomes…

News Introducing The Diagramming Dictionary

Have you or your students ever struggled with sentence diagramming? Have you ever looked at a sentence, sensed something about it was off, but couldn’t quite figure out why? Do you want to improve your…

Literature & Reading Five Reasons to Read Poetry to Your Kids

Here are the top five reasons to read poetry to, and with, your children. 1. Poems can communicate in ways that prose cannot. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” for instance, teaches children that they should…

Writing Is “The Creative Writer” Right for You?

In this video, Susan Wise Bauer introduces you to The Creative Writer curriculum. This series is perfect for middle-school and high-school students who want to improve their creative writing and sharpen their skills at crafting…

History The Great Books: History as Literature

Copyright 2000 by the author.  Please do not reproduce.  Some of this material is adapted from The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, which contains more detailed information on the topic. Reading is…

Keyboarding Coding for Kids

A list of links, guides, apps, and resources from around the web to help kids learn to code and help parents/educators do the teaching.

Grammar & Spelling Where Do I Start With Grammar?

When beginning a homeschooling grammar program, you probably wonder what curriculum would be best for you. Let us help you figure out where to begin, if you’re using one of our great options: First Language…