11 Tips for Raising Readers

11 Tips for Raising Readers

Did you know March is National Reading Month?  Because living books are so very good, every month is all about reading in our house!  But in honor of this annual celebration of reading, I thought I’d take some time to share some of my best tips for raising readers. 11 Tips for Raising Readers Not…

Picture Books to Teach Grammar

Picture Books to Teach Grammar

When you think of teaching grammar to your elementary student, does the word “boring” pop into your head?  Maybe not your head, but your children’s perhaps? Well, I have two pieces of good news for you! 1.  Formal grammar lessons aren’t all that important in elementary school!  Really.  A little here, a little there and…

Charlotte Mason Phonics and Spelling

Charlotte Mason Phonics and Spelling

(This post contains affiliate links and links to my business, Shining Dawn Books.) In Charlotte Mason Homeschooling in 18 EASY Step-by-Step Lessons, I obviously discuss things like copywork, dictation and transcription.  In the early years of homeschooling, these methods (along with reading living literature) are fabulous for teaching the language arts of handwriting, spelling/phonics, grammar,…

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