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Combining Credits: Literature, History Elective, Fine Arts. Build a strong transcript and make the most of your homeschool high schoolers' time by aligning topics.

Combining Credits: Literature, History Elective, Fine Arts

As homeschool academic advisor, I’ve enjoyed looking back at various ways of combining credits for great high school experiences. Today I’d like to share how we created useful and inspirational combined credits for my youngest. Combining Credits My youngest son is a musician. He has played guitar and drums on church worship teams for years.…

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Using Language Arts for Career Exploration in homeschool

Using Language Arts for Career Exploration in Your Homeschool

A classic post about choosing reading and writing assignments to build on your student’s unique strengths and interests. You truly can use Language Arts for Career Exploration in your homeschool! Career Exploration in Your Homeschool Language Arts are a core piece of your homeschool’s curriculum.  Reading, understanding what you’ve read, and writing are vital life…

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Help your teen find Creative Writing Success - the key to excellent composition skills!

Creative Writing Success: The Best-Kept Secret of Composition

Creative writing success is the best-kept secret of good composition! My homeschooling high schoolers were all good writers throughout high school because they were exposed to good skills that equipped them for creative writing success. The 4 that have graduated from college relied heavily on their excellent creative thinking for successful college-paper writing. Creative Writing…

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Teen terrified of writing? Don't Panic!

Don’t Panic! Homeschool Language Arts – Creative Writing

One component of Homeschool Language Arts – Creative Writing. Homeschool Language Arts – Creative Writing Does the blank page (or blank screen) inspire your homeschool high schoolers? or TERRIFY them? The easily inspired are easy to work with, of course, you just give them an assignment or idea and they run with it. The terrified…

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High School Literature AUTOBIOGRAPHIES

Homeschoolers should have the chance to read and write about real people who made a mark on the world. On April 21, 2012, Charles Colson, author of the autobiographical Born Again, passed away at the age of 80 years old. High School Literature Autobiographies Why should your homeschool student know his story? Chuck Colson was…

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Big Ideas in Literature that Changed the World

Reading and writing for high school homeschoolers should include big ideas. Big Ideas in Literature I am fortunate to live within driving distance of the Liberty Bell, so all my children have grown up visiting that American icon. They also have also memorized the scripture engraved on it: Proclaim liberty throughout the land and unto…

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Why Cliffs Notes Should Not Get Homeschoolers An Automatic F 7SistersHomeschool.com

Why Cliffs Notes Should Not Get Homeschoolers An Automatic F

The Ebookstore offers three different levels of Poetry Writing Guides. They take the fear out of introducing your homeschool student to poetry writing!

When I was in high school, I had an English teacher who gave out automatic “F’s” to any student who was caught with Cliffs Notes in his or her possession. I walked in mortal terror of every using a literature summary.
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Printables for Literature Analysis

Here are some freebie printables for Literature Analysis. I (Sabrina) created these book review and character analysis worksheets for my high school literature students, and wanted to share them with you. Printables for Literature Analysis They’re on my World Literature Pinterest board, along with lots of info about how I taught World Literature this year…

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