The Counsel of Trent

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Homeschooling update: the love of reading

Here are some great tips which I endorse.

http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/currlanguagearts/ht/htlovereading.htm

One I'm so glad to see on there is to avoid book reports. They suck the life out of reading.

Writing a precis of a piece of expository literature later in High School or maybe even Jr. High is something that sometimes needs to be done, but certainly not in grammar school. There it is just a chore which is a very effective instrument of making reading a chore.

And here's a great list of resolutions. We don't get it done every week--some of them more like once a month--but they are great goals to shoot for.

http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/forparents/a/resolutions.htm

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