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    When a Child Isn't Ready to Read
    Advice from a homeschooling expert for a parent whose eight-year-old is having a hard time with reading. ...
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    Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit
    When a Child Has No Interest in Reading
    Advice from a homeschooling expert for a parent who is concerned about her son's lack of interest in reading. ...
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    Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit
    Reading on Grade Level
    Advice from a homeschooling expert on determining at what grade level a homeschooled child is reading. ...
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    Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit
    Teaching an Early Reader
    Advice from a homeschooling expert on teaching a six-year-old to read. ...
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    Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit
    Reading Proficiency
    Advice from a homeschooling expert for a parent whose son can read words on flash cards, but he not in a book. ...
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    Homeschool Poetry
    Poetry for Homeschoolers
    Poetry for Homeschoolers Isabel Shaw Take the PlungeParents who homeschool their children face many challenges, and teaching poetry is certainly one of them! Recalling their own school experiences, many parents remember poetry lessons as boring a...
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    Homeschooling Teaching Materials
    Homeschooled Six-Year-Old Has Trouble with Reading
    If you're doing a lot of pencil and paper work, try a different method. For instance, rather than writing letters, which can be difficult and often tedious for six-year-olds, turn learning the alphabet via a verbal game or contest. ...
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    Homeschool Foreign Language
    Foreign Languages for Homeschoolers
    Foreign Languages for Homeschoolers Take this quiz to see what you know about studying a foreign language: A good age to begin learning a second language is:     a. Infancy.     b. Five to seven years old.     c. Eight to 11 years old. The ...
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    Homeschool Foreign Language
    Learning Spanish at Home
    For teaching young children, an interactive course of study, rather than a textbook, is recommended. ...
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    Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit
    "Hooked on Phonics" and Homeschooling
    Parents have given very mixed reviews of the "Hooked on Phonics" program. As a homeschooling parent, it would not be my first choice. ...
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    Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit
    Helping Your Homeschooler Learn to Read
    Helping Your Homeschooler Learn to ReadBeware Experts' Advice If there is one area that causes concern for even the most experienced parent, it's helping our kids learn to read. And with good reason: We are told reading is an area best left to t...
    Isabel Shaw
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    Homeschool Reading and Writing Toolkit
    Improving Your Young Child's Reading Skills
    Reading at home is an important step in strengthening your child's reading skills. ...
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    Reading and Math Essentials
    What is the best way to help children learn reading and math essentials? ...
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    Different Types of Reading Instruction
    Whole-word instruction vs. phonics for reading instruction is discussed in this article. ...
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