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Rhett Butler and Relationship Advice

Recently I did something brave. I took my own advice. I have said that if you want your children to be vulnerable with you, you have to be vulnerable with them. So, when I sensed that my daughter who turned twelve this summer was beginning to hold back—feeling perhaps...
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Woo Your Reluctant Reader: Put Away the Books

by Leslie
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
The house next door to our house was not a house. It was the public library. And our backyard fence was not a fence, it was the south wall of the library. The library flagpole was in our yard. Every morning and evening we could watch the librarian open our gate to...
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From One Unprepared Student to Another

I have a confession to make. When life strikes with all its messy chaos, I’m a master of pretending to read things I haven’t read. I plagiarized a literature paper in high school because of it. I wrote an entire in-class essay quiz in graduate school based on a book I...
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How to Be a Good Reader: Highlighting

“Enlightenment is achieved only when, in addition to knowing what an author says, you know what he means and why he says it.” - Mortimer Adler, How to Read a Book “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” - Francis...
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Encouraging the Writing of More Poetry

As a Challenge III tutor, I have the pleasure of studying poetry with my students. Every week I read aloud a poem connected to their U. S. History reading assignment. As we study Cicero's speeches in second semester Latin, we encounter many rhetorical devices there...
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