Ah, high school. Homeschool moms all relax at the thought of teaching subjects like physics, algebra, and literature, don’t we? It's been too long since I've posted about our curriculum, but now that my oldest is in high school, I wanted to share some of the resources we are using. Literature can be a daunting subject to teach as the books get … [Read more...] about Teaching Literature: The Scarlet Letter
Our Real Teens Read group just wrapped up The Scarlet Letter. It was a tough one, but I think they all managed to get through it and learn something in the process. Click here to learn more about a helpful study guide for this book. Follow Learning Table's board Real Teens Read on Pinterest. After reading the book, we watched the movie … [Read more...] about Hands-on: The Scarlet Letter
The first novel we read in our Real Teens Read literature discussion group is The Giver by Lois Lowry. It had such an impact on the group, that we find ourselves relating almost everything else we read to it in some way. We have discussed the archetype of the main character's journey in this book and how it is similar in some ways to the main … [Read more...] about Real Teens Read: The Giver
Our October theme for Real Teens Read is Edgar Allan Poe, and we read "Annabel Lee," "The Raven," and "The Fall of the House of Usher." Some resources I use when planning are Progeny Press literature study guides and websites such as shmoop and EDSITEment. Follow Learning Table's board Real Teens Read on Pinterest. We thought the spooky … [Read more...] about Real Teens Read: Edgar Allan Poe
Day 1 on set Like the title says--today was day one on the set of my first real short film. (We're actually using a script this time!) Above: Our only set photo I decided to write something that I could film and only cast family members. Thus was born "Disposing Dwight," a comedy/thriller about four kids who (accidentally) murder their … [Read more...] about So, my teen is filming a movie . . .
Hands-on Literature Our Real Teens Read literature discussion group just wrapped up The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. We are watching the 1939 movie version of Huckleberry Finn starring a very young Mickey Rooney. At our discussion meeting this week, I wanted the teens to work together to build a raft using sticks and string (no glue … [Read more...] about Real Teens Read: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
My oldest son is a writer, and now my niece has caught the bug as well. They love to go on Skype together and collaborate on stories and scripts. When we visited my brother's family over Christmas, the two of them sat side-by-side with their laptops almost the whole time, working on a book and a script together. Chopped A big fan of Food Network, … [Read more...] about Creative Writing Activity: Chopped
How do we know the Bible is true? Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge have edited a wonderful volume that addresses this issue with Biblical authority to better equip Christians to face the culture we are living in. The essays in How Do We Know the Bible is True? address areas such as the reliability of Scripture, miracles, salvation, polygamy, evolution, … [Read more...] about How Do We Know the Bible is True?