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Staff Picks for Reading Aloud

This year, we will start the year by talking about the benefits of reading aloud as a family. In preparation for these conversations, we wanted to share some Classical Conversations staff favorites. Favorite Read-Alouds: Shorter Stories: read before nap time; as a...
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Homeschooling an 8th Grader: An Honest Look at Challenge B

One of the great benefits of homeschooling is the education parents can receive—most often an education very unlike the one they received when they were young.  It is an honor to learn alongside my daughter this year in Classical Conversations Challenge B as she...
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Beefing Up Sixth Grade

Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read In more and more Classical Conversations communities, sixth graders start their final year in Foundations already knowing a lot of the memory work. Many...
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A New Challenge in Teaching Formal Writing

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by David
Tuesday, 04 February, 2014
categories: Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
Formal writing may be a dying art. Today, written communication is so easily produced that many forms of it are disposable. In previous generations, one might jot down a list for shopping and discard it when completed. However, today’s texts, tweets, emails, and posts...
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Starting a Classical Conversation with Literature: The Plot Diagram

I am new to tutoring Challenge I, so I am learning as I go. However, isn’t that always the case? I am always learning.   I love literature, so I pour a lot of passion into the subject naturally. It is also one of the best seminars during which to learn how to engage in...
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