100 6th-8th Grade Spelling Words Your Middle Schooler Needs To Know

100 6th-8th Grade Spelling Words Your Middle Schooler Needs To Know

This compilation of sixth-eighth grade spelling words is a summary of the top words a child in middle school should know. In addition to the word list, I have also listed practice spelling activities suitable for tweens and teens. 100 Top Words For Spelling Practice: 6th-8th Grade accept ancient audience beliefs blown calendar caution ceiling…

Pride Reading Program: An Excellent Choice For Struggling Readers
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Pride Reading Program: An Excellent Choice For Struggling Readers

If your child is struggling to learn to read or has dyslexia, PRIDE Reading Program is an excellent curriculum option. It uses hands-on learning and Orton-Gillingham instruction to sequentially teach reading in a way that is effective and engaging for all learners, with or without learning difficulties. When I first learned about my son’s learning…

Online Social Emotional Learning For Children: Games, Videos and More
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Online Social Emotional Learning For Children: Games, Videos and More

Social emotional learning is critical for educational success and has a lifelong impact in relationships and overall stability. The good news is, this online option for elementary school aged kids makes social emotional learning accessible and fun. What Is Social Emotional Learning? It is quite the buzzword in education today, but what is the actual…

Life Skills In Your Homeschool: Do They Really Count As Learning? (includes lesson plan recap)
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Life Skills In Your Homeschool: Do They Really Count As Learning? (includes lesson plan recap)

Teaching life skills in a school setting looks very different than the way we teach them at home. This doesn’t mean they somehow matter less. Here is an overview of how I teach basic life skills as a part of our homeschool days. A friend asked me last week why I don’t share the basic…

Creating Your Own Homeschool Learning Plan (includes weekly lesson plan recap)
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Creating Your Own Homeschool Learning Plan (includes weekly lesson plan recap)

Creating your own learning plan may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. This is a step by step look at how to create an individualized plan for learning in your homeschool. Individualized Learning Plans Back when I was in college studying to be a special education teacher, I remember thinking to myself, “Every…

Banned Books: A High School Literature Study For The Curious And Unafraid
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Banned Books: A High School Literature Study For The Curious And Unafraid

This high school literature study examines nine previously or currently banned books and encourages the learner to consider the impact of restricting access to them. Why Banned Books? It’s because of Mr. Vezzolini. I’ll explain, but the truth is, there are a actually two answers to this question. The first is that anything banned is…

Homeschooling Online With BrainPOP: A Trusted Source For Learning And Fun
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Homeschooling Online With BrainPOP: A Trusted Source For Learning And Fun

Looking for an online homeschool program that is engaging and fun? BrainPOP has been a trusted resource for us for years. Now, they’ve added features that make it an excellent choice for homeschoolers. When my oldest was in second grade and still attending public school, he jumped in the car one day, all smiles. I…

Online High School Science For Your Homeschool With Edison Learning

Online High School Science For Your Homeschool With Edison Learning

Finding the right high school science class can be difficult when your child has learning differences. Edison Learning is an excellent option to consider for your homeschool. Here’s why. If you have been following along in our weekly lesson plan recaps, you know that my son specifically asked to try more online learning this year….

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