homeschool girl reading poetry

How to Create Intellectual Culture with Poetry

A few years ago while writing a poetry lesson for my language communication classes, I came across a quote by Charlotte Mason that said, “Poetry takes first rank as a means of intellectual culture.” Intellectual culture? Hmmm. I’d never heard that term. I was intrigued and began researching what exactly it meant. I found scores Read More

living language arts

A Living Approach to Language Arts

We were created for language. It’s the primary way through which we know God. Through His word He speaks to our hearts and minds. Through His word He artfully communicates in a way that connects us to Him. God is the Master of the Art of Language. And we’re changed because of it. From the Read More

homeschool girl spelling with copywork

How to Teach Spelling Using Copywork

We’ve learned from the last two blogs that copywork is worth its weight in gold. Yet, there’s even more value to be mined from copywork lessons. You can use copywork to teach spelling! Charlotte Mason tells us that we need to help our children develop the habit of seeing words. And you know how it goes—habits, habits, habits. Read More

Spelling Solutions for Your Homeschool

Some people leave the womb with a natural inclination toward spelling. For others, spelling is a lifelong struggle. I have children in both categories. With my natural spellers, I don’t think it mattered what curriculum I used. Spelling made sense to them. With my poor speller, who also struggled with dyslexia, well, let’s just say Read More