Evanna Walker

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How Children Learn

This seminar sifts through what we now know to be true about how God has hard-wired kids to learn. It briefly reviews the steps of cognitive development for kids from K-6th grade and gives practical strategies for supporting their development in your homeschool program.

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Redeeming the Time: Creating Teachable Moments

One of the primary benefits of homeschooling is capitalizing on teachable moments. We often miss these fleeting moments that happen in the schoolroom, the kitchen, the store, the van, the garden, and even the chicken coop! Come join the conversation and discover how to utilize these moments “when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” (Deuteronomy 6:7)

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Write Right Away! Fostering Your Child’s Inner Author

How do you give your child a safe environment to play with words? Encourage the storyteller in your pre-reading child by capturing his own words in print. Learn how to partner with your young student to compose stories about things he cares about. The more he composes with you, the easier it will be for him to advance from a blank page to a finished composition. Like learning to walk, writing takes experimentation, time, gradual improvement, and daily cheerleading!

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Learn to Read – Read to Learn: Why Comprehension Must Be Developed at Every Age

How can you help your child become a life-long reader? For young students to learn to read, combine a systematic approach to letter and sound relationships, word families, and spelling patterns with practicing and applying reading strategies. This emphasis on comprehension also encourages students to read to learn at an early age. As mastery increases, reading-strategy lessons help students to comprehend, recall, and analyze information in fiction, nonfiction, and content textbooks. Come learn how to foster a confident, fluent, discerning reader that can tackle the difficult, reading-heavy subjects of middle and high school.

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