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Q: Are the read-aloud booklists separate from what is online?

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I get questions from non-enrolled families from time to time in my email and this one was especially well asked.  Here is the question and my answer. QUESTION I am writing with a question related to your emails about the MODG booklists. Although I use a different Catholic curriculum, I really like the MODG book […]

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Primary Language Lessons COLOR images

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I am missing TWO.  All of the rest have one or more versions from which to choose. Click the images to see full size.  I will be printing them out as 4×6 or 5×7, whatever size the art cards are, and I will keep them in the same folders. Lesson 1 MISSING:  Lesson 11 WIDE […]

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Available on Request: Booklist Schedules, Calendar

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I already posted our family liturgical calendar for the 2014-2015 year, but for those of you who like to stick to the booklists in the syllabi and own all those out-of-print titles, I made another one just for you. Also, I have weekly schedules, worked out for all of the read aloud fiction in the […]

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2014-2015 Liturgical School Planner

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The following planner is for the liturgical year 2014-2015.  I find that since the calendar moves around all the time, I can’t figure out what I need when without significant effort.  So, here’s what I’m using this year. Rather than listing every popular book, I just listed the ones that made the cut in our […]

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Abeka Teacher’s Manuals Really Helpful

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It had always confused me that our first option was the Abeka workbook and speed drills ALONE and our second option was the full-fledged Saxon programs.  They didn’t really seem comparable.  In Saxon, there is so much repetition and drill, and while Abeka was spiral, the lessons were dramatically less…full. This year, I got the […]

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Using Writing Road to Reading

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There’s a big fight in “teaching reading” about phonics versus whole word methods.  The thing I like about our curriculum is that it uses BOTH for reading and then hammers phonics and spelling rules all the way to 6th grade.  That takes care of both ends.  Love it.  However, the book we use, and even […]

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What’s NOT in the Lesson Plans

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  My consultant often tells me that the lesson plans are intended “as a guide”.  This seems to mean that the resources described are ONE way to reach the education goals.  You are free to substitute other resources that reach the same goals.  However, for me, just getting my brain around the goals and methods […]

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HOW to handle your read aloud time

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I had a lovely conversation in the comments section of another post with a mom who was trying to figure out how to do the reading aloud for back-to-back 1st and 2nd graders.  I thought I’d post my answers. In our house, there’s ONE read aloud time each day for K-5 saints, liturgy, bible, fiction, […]

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Math Facts, States Resources

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My kids do best with their memorizing, if they have a funny phrase or picture connection.  Above you see my favorite card from the www.memoryjogger.com states and capitals cards.  All of my kids know their states and capitals quickly using these cards. Below, you see another one. In addition to being funny, they’re actually quite […]

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3GRD Out of Print Substitutions

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  History Literature OP List Boston Tea Party by Kroll is OP.  Below you can see the text of it.  It’s hard! If you want another read aloud picture book, I would use the Jean Fritz Sam Adams book. It’s REALLY entertaining. If you want to substitute with a possible read ALONE, I would go for […]

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