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  • Math Subtraction: More Than Just Taking Away Can you tell what these three word problems have in common?    I had 8 cookies, and then I ate 5. How many cookies did I have left? I have 8 cookies. 5 are chocolate, and the rest are oatmeal raisin. How many are oatmeal raisin?  There are 8 chocolate...

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  • Second Step: Core Subjects Core Subjects: What Are They? If you’re just starting to plan your home school journey, your first step should be to plan out your core subjects. A core subject is a necessity: something your child has to learn in order to be educated. The good news is that the core subjects are relatively straightforward. There...

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  • Other Resources for Learning Challenges Resources for Dysgraphia Dysgraphia, often related to dyslexia, is a learning disability that affects handwriting ability and fine motor skills. Get support and recommendations from other parents on our message boards, and use the following to begin your research. Helpful websites: What Is Dysgraphia? Understood.org Dyslexic Advantage: Dysgraphia Discuss dysgraphia with other parents:...

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  • Writing What About Journaling? Scores of writing programs use daily journal entries to teach children to write.  “Journal Writing Every Day: A Painless Way to Develop Skills” trumpets a typical Education World article, chronicling scores of classrooms in which teachers assign daily journaling to elementary students, using such prompts as “If I could give...

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  • Subjects Writing without Fear: Producing Good Writers, K-12 Susan Wise Bauer A Plan for Teaching Writing: Grades K-12, Audio Workshop will give you an overall plan for producing good writers at home. This workshop explains how to guide your student through a simple progression (copying, dictation, narration, summarizing, outlining, short critical essays, long critical essays, research paper) that...

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