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Dyslexia & Dysgraphia – Strategies to Provide Help and Home for Struggling Readers and Writers

Speaker: Rita Cevasco and Moira Chrzanowski Recognize the signs of dyslexia and dysgraphia and learn three research-based strategies to strengthen reading and writing in children of all ages. Children who struggle with literacy skills need both a multisensory and comprehensive approach to all of language arts. We will discuss how to put these strategies into […]

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Latin for Regular Homeschools

Speaker: Jessica Phillips Your interest is piqued by all the talk about Latin, but it seems unrealistic for your family. “Isn’t Latin only for gifted students or parents who’ve studied it themselves? And starting Latin in second grade sounds ridiculous!” Come hear why putting Latin at the center of academics in your homeschool will streamline […]

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Let There Be Participles: God, Grammar, and Good Thinking

In this session, Drew will remind us of a simple truth: that our relationship with God (not to mention our relationship with the best thinking of the past) is mediated through a book. That fact alone renders grammar important. We and our children need the tools of grammar to read intelligently, think clearly, and communicate effectively. Join Drew as he helps us think through grammar’s importance and which methods teach it most effectively.

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The Art of Teaching Writing and How to Evaluate It

The early years of parenting require diligence, consistency, and heaps of grace. Is it possible to train little ones in the way they should go while showering them with the grace of the gospel? Kendra Fletcher has parented 8 little ones and has learned big lessons about grace along the way.

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For the Love of Reading

A view into reluctant readers and how to cultivate reading in your children. The beauty of reading and how to cultivate a love of reading despite the strength of your growing reader. Listen Now

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Hands-on Ideas for Teaching Spelling

Having strong phonics skills leads to greater spelling and reading skills. This session will give you wonderful tools for strengthening your child’s spelling skills. Listen Now

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The Logic of English – A New Way to See Words

Author of The Logic of English shares key reasons of how to teach children how to read. This session will give clear insight of the logic behind reading and spelling. We need to introduce our children to real literature to cultivate a love of learning. Listen Now

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Teaching Composition to the Elementary and High School Student

Writing is not easy. It is one of the most difficult skill to learn but it is one of the most important skills to conquer. This session will give you direction to teaching composition to students in an effective way. Listen Now

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Building Dynamic Essays in Middle and High School

Seasoned homeschool mom, Kyra Gartrell, helps parents build essays for parents. There are many different styles of essays and this session will give insight and information of how to write essays successfully. Listen Now

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The Logic of English: A Common-Sense Approach to Reading and Spelling

The Logic of English: A Common-Sense Approach to Reading and Spelling

Have you always believed English is illogical and inconsistent? Your understanding of English will be transformed! Award-winning author Denise Eide will reveal phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words. No longer will you need to tell your children “that is an exception” when they misread or misspell a word. We will learn: The rule which explains the two sounds for C in accent and describes more than 6,000 words! Three of the nine reasons for a Silent Final E. Why we drop the Silent Final E in servicing but not in serviceable, and much more! Why many math and science minded kids struggle with reading and spelling. Do not miss this revolutionary workshop. You will leave wondering why someone didn’t tell you this in kindergarten.

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Laying the Foundations for Reading

Laying the Foundations for Reading – Early Childhood Reading Games and Activities

Literacy is the foundation of all education. By providing preschool children with language learning opportunities that prepare them for reading, we can smooth their transition into the printed word. This workshop presents language learning games and ideas on teaching phonograms to young students, as well as the latest literacy research on early childhood and reading. Each participant is provided a handout with ideas they can use with their children at home.

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The Art of Teaching Writing and How To Evaluate It

One of the hardest things about teaching writing is how to grade it. Do you give students points for completing various steps of the writing proess? Do they know clearly what you expect at every step?

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