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The "Who-What-How-What"

by Courtney and
Tuesday, 03 January, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
It looks like the name of a Dr. Seuss character, but in my house the “Who-What-How-What” refers to literary analysis. Do not tell the kids, though, that would take the fun out of it.  It is a series of questions that helps us talk, think, and write about literature....
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Beefing Up Sixth Grade

In more and more Classical Conversations communities, sixth graders start their final year in Foundations already knowing a lot of the memory work. Many of these students began Foundations sitting on mom’s lap and soaking up the timeline cards as early as age three....
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Contextual Learning

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“I have vigorously defended contextual learning in my book because I believe that it is the key to how we learn as well as to the delight we find in learning. Children learn to speak by hearing words used in context, not by memorizing their definitions or studying...
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Do Not Grow Weary in Grammar, for in Due Time Ye Shall Reap

by Courtney and
Tuesday, 29 March, 2011
categories: Articles
As an Essentials tutor, mothers often ask me, "Why do we have to teach so much grammar?" Many of us graduated from college without being able to define "object complement," so why would we expect our fourth graders to do so? First and foremost, we're preparing our...
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Finding God in Shakespeare

"What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals - and yet, to me, what is the...
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