Essay writing develops more than just writing skills. These tips will help with assigning and grading homeschool essays.
Classic children’s literature provides a strong foundation for a hearty vocabulary. See some examples from popular stories that adults love to read and kids love to listen to.
“The first demand any work of any art makes upon us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way. (There is no good asking first whether the […]
JAYBER CROW, WENDELL BERRY (2000) *Spoiler Alert* “This is a book about heaven. I know it now. It floats among us like a cloud and is the realest thing we […]
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS, 1844-1889 “The world is charged with the grandeur of God./ It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;/ It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of […]
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Romantic poet William Wordsworth lived from 1770 to 1850, writing nearly 400 poems and fathering six children, only three of whom lived to adulthood. He penned this sonnet […]
Good books are meant to be savored. Wisdom comes from slowing down and learning to enjoy the rich world of literature around us.
We live in an altogether different world than our early American ancestors. Our age is instant, easy, accessible, short, and to-the-point, while Abigail Adams’ day took on a slower, simpler pace. She […]
There are a lot of classics out there. So have you ever wondered where to start? Or which classics your high schooler should read first? Picking and choosing your book […]
I recently read Winston Churchill’s little volume Painting as a Pastime. Before he gets to the what’s and why’s of painting, he describes reading and the unique power books hold. […]