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Homeschool language arts

Copywork, Transcription, Dictation: Language Arts, part 7

In studying to put together our new book, Hearing and Reading, Telling and Writing: A Charlotte Mason Language Arts Handbook, I was once again amazed at the way Charlotte could take a simple idea and pack it full of benefits. Take copywork, transcription, and dictation, for examples. Each of those methods is pretty simple to […]

Getting Started in Homeschooling free e-book

Free Homeschool Book: Getting Started, part 6

We promised a little surprise this week and here it is: We are pleased to offer you this free book, Getting Started in Homeschooling. All the information from this Getting Started article series, plus more helpful material, is collected into this one convenient and encouraging book. Download your free copy of Getting Started in Homeschooling, […]

Getting started homeschooling

Hands-On Methods the CM Way: Getting Started, part 4

When I first heard about the Charlotte Mason Method, I envisioned my children and me sitting on the couch, reading wonderful books together and smiling. Well, we have done a lot of reading—and a lot of smiling—with the wonderful books. But over the years I have learned that there is much more to the Charlotte […]

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Upcoming SCM Homeschool Events

We enjoy meeting so many of you at events throughout the year. Here is a peek at upcoming events, both homeschool conventions or book fairs and SCM workshops and seminars. We will have all of our products at our book display at all of these events, including a brand new product that we’re very excited […]

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Details by Subject: Homeschooling through High School the CM Way, part 2

Last week we talked about the methods that remain consistent through high school when approached the Charlotte Mason way: a wide variety of subjects, living books, and narration. This week let’s take a closer look at specific subjects. It appears from our research that Charlotte outlined the following subjects for the high school years: math, […]

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Basic Mainstays: Homeschooling through High School the CM Way, part 1

High School. Maybe it’s the name. Maybe it’s the emphasis our culture seems to place on its importance. Maybe it’s the expectations that we carry from our own past experiences. Whatever the cause, it seems like many factors can contribute to a sense of intimidation when we think of teaching “high school.” Then, along with […]

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Homeschool Spelling the Charlotte Mason Way

Charlotte Mason had a knack for keeping school interesting. Not only did she include a variety of subjects, but she taught those subjects with enjoyable (and effective) methods. Take the subject of spelling, for example. Most of us were taught spelling with lists of words. Charlotte realized that lists have drawbacks: they aren’t interesting and […]

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Ideas, Encouragement, and Help

We have enjoyed some wonderful discussions on the SCM Forum lately. Here are some highlights that are sure to furnish you with ideas, encourage you along your homeschooling path, or give you some helpful tips. They Are Asking for Grades—What if your children ask for grades? A great discussion on how Charlotte Mason thought we […]

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5 Things to Remember When You’re Planning Your Homeschool Curriculum

It’s getting to be about that time again — the season when many of us get the itch to start planning our next school year. Here are five things to keep in mind whether you are in the midst of planning or just trying to finish out this year. Include more than just books. A […]

Genesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt family study handbook

2nd Edition Genesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt Now Available!

Don’t you just love it when you discover a way to make an old favorite even better? Like when my daughter comes up with a change to an old family recipe that makes us all ask for seconds or even thirds. Here at SCM we’re excited to share with you a new version of an […]