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Articles tagged Reading

Be Transformed

by Courtney and
Monday, 07 January, 2013
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
January is the best time to curl up with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa. I’m using these cold winter nights to read the Challenge II literature because my oldest will be reading those books next year. I read the Challenge literature ahead of time so that I will be...
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A Response to President Obama’s New Common Core State Standards for Education

by Matt
Monday, 17 December, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
In Homer’s Iliad, Achilles refuses to accept gifts from the hand of Agamemnon precisely because he refuses to become “the king’s man." Agamemnon had wronged Achilles—grievously—and to receive his gifts would amount to admitting that it was within Agamemnon’s authority...
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Even Greater Gratitude: A Fable

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by Tobin
Wednesday, 12 December, 2012
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
This fable came to my mind early one morning. It articulates, through symbols, a few of the things I think are true about the world. What emerged proved apropos to the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. One of the primary things this fable concerns is reading good...
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Formation, not Information

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by Tobin
Tuesday, 17 July, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
Matt Bianco and I were making an ANI chart the other day, on reasons to read the classics. This was in response to some quandaries people have raised about Leigh’s use of the Sanskrit word, mandala, in her new academic endeavor, the Mandala Fellowship. This link will...
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Three Steps to Interest Your Child in Reading

by Matt
Monday, 15 August, 2011
categories: Classical Christian Education
Moms and dads everywhere--especially homeschooling moms and dads--want their children to be readers. We come up with everything conceivable to encourage, force, or bribe them to read. Some parents trade television (or gaming and computer) time for reading time. Others...
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