Grammar & Spelling 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

Articles & Videos 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…

Grammar & Spelling 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,…

Articles & Videos 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…

Articles & Videos 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…

Articles & Videos 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…

Articles & Videos 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…

Articles & Videos 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…

Articles & Videos Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: New Titles, Same Great Curriculum

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind is a four-year grammar program designed for students fifth grade and above. New students may take more than one year to get through their first Workbook. Once a student has…

Art & Music Spark Your Child’s Imagination and Reading Skills With Companion Readers

We all know that reading is a vital skill to master, but it ought to be a delight, not a chore to be checked off in a “Literature” class. That’s why we’re so excited to…