Category Archives for Grammar and Conventions

However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching (2)

In this talk, Andrew shares many humorous experiences (and painful lessons) he has learned over thirty years of teaching and homeschooling, including: It’s hard not to do to your kids what was done to you; Process over product; All kids are different; “Progressive” education doesn’t mean progress; What real “college and career readiness” is, and […]

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Cultivating Language Skills: Preschool through High School

Listening and reading well, speaking and writing clearly, thinking and debating effectively are abilities that most parents hope to cultivate in their children. With that goal in mind, Andrew will explore various environments and activities which will accelerate the development of these language skills, beginning with the youngest students and continuing into the high school […]

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Reading Strategies for Struggling Readers or Non-Readers

As schools have made reading their new god, believing that producing good readers will solve all their academic problems, many children—the dyslexic, the easily distracted, the auditorily challenged—are truly left behind in the rush to improve test scores. What schools don’t know (but what many parents discover) is that reading is not simply being able […]

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Copywork to Composition: Learning Writing by Imitation

Come and contemplate the underestimated value of simple copywork, discover the power of text reconstruction, experience the delight of author imitation, and learn the surprising relationship between text analysis and creativity. More about Andrew Pudewa: Andrew is the founder, principal speaker, and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Presenting throughout North America, he […]

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However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching

Andrew will share many humorous experiences (and painful lessons) he has learned over thirty years of teaching and homeschooling, including: It’s hard not to do to your kids what was done to you; process over product; all kids are different; “Progressive” education doesn’t mean progress; what real “college and career readiness” is; and two secret […]

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Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing

This live presentation will air on:Tuesday, April 12th at 5pm PacificThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access!We’ve all suffered it at one time or another: Frustration about writing assignments. Either on the receiving end, or perhaps now on the giving end, there can be a few […]

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Ultimate Homeschool Boot Camp for Teaching English Language Arts

This live presentation will air on:Thursday, April 14th at 5pm PacificThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access!Everything a homeschool parent needs to know about teaching Language Arts – an intensive training session by Steven Spivey! More about Steven Spivey: Steven Spivey, president of Writing Express, left […]

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By Heart – The Goodness of Memory

This live presentation will air on:Tuesday, April 12th at 9am PacificThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access!oin Andrew in a contemplation of the fundamental human faculty of memory, examining some of the history and biology of memory, its impacts on language, imagination, joy, and virtue. Together […]

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Nurturing Competent Communicators

This live presentation will air on:Tuesday – April 5th at 3pm PacificThis workshop will be taught in the 2016 Ultimate Homeschool Bootcamp- REGISTER HERE for live access! Many parents think that good readers will naturally become good writers. Others think that writing talent is just that—a natural ability—some have it, others don’t. Both are myths. […]

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Grammar Games

[osd_social_media_sharing] Teaching grammar is a subject many homeschooling parents struggle with.  Just how important is it that a child learn exactly what a direct object is, or how to identify a prepositional phrase? Bookmark

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