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…

Art & Music Why Poetry?

The following was written as an introduction to Jim’s new two-volume collection of classic poems, now available from Well-Trained Mind Press. This is a collection of wonderful words. Oh, not all of them would seem…

Art & Music King Arthur Gets a Makeover (Not THAT Kind…)

It happened long ago, in the misty past, in a time we call The Dark Ages…in 1991. A wandering bard named Jim Weiss created a thrilling tale of King Arthur and his brave knights of…

Articles & Videos A Sample Lesson from Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

Watch as Susan and Kevin guide you through a sample lesson from Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind. Check out our other videos for Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Introducing Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind and…

Articles & Videos Teaching Tips for Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

Susan provides several tips for getting the most out of our grammar curriculum, Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind. Check out our other videos for Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Introducing Grammar … Read more »