New Free Book: Subject by Subject the Charlotte Mason Way

Free Charlotte Mason e-book Subject by Subject


That’s a lot of homeschoolers.

When you see that many home educators reading one particular blog post series, you take notice.

Which series is everyone reading? Subject by Subject the Charlotte Mason Way. I wrote that series because it would have been helpful for me when I started homeschooling more than 20 years ago—a simple overview of each school subject and how it should be taught in a Charlotte Mason way.

We’re thrilled that that series is providing a trusted reference guide that readers come back to again and again, just to make sure they’re staying on track. Its succinct explanations help get new homeschoolers up and running quickly with Charlotte’s brilliant methods. And its well-balanced overview and practical how-to’s provide a lifeline for veteran CMers who find that they’ve veered off the path somehow or gotten so focused on one particular subject that they’ve neglected the beautiful whole.

So we are happy to announce that Subject by Subject the Charlotte Mason Way is now available as a free book. We’ve collected all of its helpful articles into one handy document that you can download and take with you on the device of your choice.

All 227,000 of you.

Subject by Subject the Charlotte Mason Way is available as both an e-book and an audiobook at no cost to you. Read the e-book version anywhere on your tablet, smart phone, or laptop. Listen to the audiobook while doing housework, exercising, or waiting for your child’s piano lesson to finish.

And feel free to share the book with others. It’s a great introduction to the unique methods that Charlotte Mason used. Pass it along to your homeschool friends who are looking for an approach that will work well for their families. Share the audiobook with your spouse who wants to learn more about what you’re doing and why.

Its chapters are short, so they won’t feel overwhelmed. Each school subject is presented in easy-to-digest, bite-sized chunks.

  • History
  • Geography
  • Bible and Scripture Memory
  • Art, including both art appreciation and art expression
  • Handicrafts
  • Foreign Language
  • Literature
  • Music, which covers music appreciation, singing, and playing an instrument
  • Poetry and Shakespeare
  • Science and Nature Study
  • Beginning Reading
  • Spelling through all the grades
  • Writing, both handwriting and composition
  • Grammar
  • and Math, written by the lady who has done such extensive research into Charlotte Mason’s approach to math, Richele Baburina

Enough details are given so the reader can start using Charlotte’s methods right away, but not so many details as to overwhelm or make her feel bogged down.

Plus, there are chapters that talk about giving your children a generous curriculum and the principles that encourage good habits: using short lessons to encourage attention; emphasizing quality over quantity to instill a habit of best effort; and sequencing the subjects throughout the day to use different parts of the brain.

The e-book version contains links to helpful resources and extra articles, a sample schedule, a Subjects At-a-Glance chart, and more.

We love Charlotte Mason’s brilliant methods, and we want to make it as simple as possible for you to use them in your home school. That’s why we are providing this quick overview of how to teach each school subject in a Charlotte Mason way.

Whether you want to add a method or two to your existing curriculum, work your way up to them gradually, go all out from the start, or bring someone else along on the adventure, your free copy of Subject by Subject the Charlotte Mason Way will help you find your way one subject at a time.


  1. Love! I come back to this series over and over. How fun to have it in a book!

  2. I am so thankful for this! I was just getting ready to refresh my thoughts by reading this series, and voila! Thank you!

  3. Dear Sonya
    Thank you so much for your generous offer! You are very kind 😀
    Best Wishes to you and your family

  4. I keep reading these articles over and over and now it’s an e-book! Thank you so much, Sonya.

  5. I’ve read a few of these blog posts on occasion, but never had time to follow the thread and read them all at one sitting. I will definitely be downloading this resource to keep on hand as we begin our high school adventure.
    Thank you!

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