The challenge of curriculum selection is not whether you will find something suitable for your child but rather choosing from a myriad of excellent resources.
Curriculum differ in worldview, pedagogy, pacing, and flexibility. By clarifying your educational goals and assessing your current child’s level and learning style, I can guide you in finding a great student / curriculum fit.
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The Writing Road to Reading by Romalda Bishop Spalding
Teaching the Classics: A Socratic Method for Literary Education by Adam & Missy Andrews
Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes
TruthQuest History by Michelle Miller
Saxon Math by Stephen Hake & John Saxon
Journey to the Heart of Nature by Joseph Cornell
Science Order & Reality (Abeka)
First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind by Jessie Wise
The Writing Road to Reading by Romalda Bishop SpaldingThe proven, research-based method that has helped millions of children significantly improve spelling, writing, and reading test scores and classroom performance for more than fifty years. This is my favourite curriculum to teach reading as it combines phonograms, handwriting, spelling, and reading into an integrated whole – very effective.
Teaching the Classics: A Socratic Method for Literary Education by Adam & Missy AndrewsThis method invites students to enter into the ‘Great Conversation’ of life’s most profound experiences through the world of great literature. “I become a thousand men and yet remain myself … I see with a myriad eyes, but it is still I who see…. I transcend myself, and am never more myself than when I do”. C.S. Lewis
Drawing with Children by Mona BrookesIn this marvelous book, Mona helps one see a picture as a composite of the five basic elements of shapes, thereby enabling one to create more and more lifelike drawings. Simple but well structured.
TruthQuest History by Michelle MillerHistory summarized in a conversational style interspersed with book lists of historical novels or autobiographies. The people and events of yesterday come alive in this literary approach.
Saxon Math by Stephen Hake & John SaxonI so appreciate the review woven throughout each textbook and its clear illustration of concepts. Also very helpful, in the mixed practice work, is the cross referencing to the chapter in which a question was taught.
Journey to the Heart of Nature by Joseph CornellThis wonderful exploration guide to the outdoors contains many unique and interesting activities to help people learn more about the natural world.
Science Order & Reality (Abeka)These wonderfully illustrated textbooks explain science concepts in an interesting and challenging way – so much better than the regular textbooks.
First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind by Jessie WiseFor grades one and two, this easy to use book takes the teacher and the students through grammar, narration, and poetry with a dialogue methodology.