The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

child watering a light bulb for critical thinking

November 20, 2017
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5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Critical and Creative Thinking

Critical and creative thinking, like any other skill, must be exercised and challenged to grow. Children are increasingly spending more time in front of screens, while studies are telling us they need more time away from technology to develop their … Continue reading

Beginning cursive instruction paper

October 31, 2017
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Cursive…Is It a Necessity or a Waste of Time?

Many argue that cursive is an obsolete skill in today’s technology-driven world. What is the best way to approach handwriting instruction in schools? Should cursive instruction be replaced with technology? Handwriting, both manuscript and cursive, are important foundations in children’s … Continue reading

Teacher playing phonics and word games with students.

October 3, 2017
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Fun Phonics Activities and Games

Teach your students to read with phonics worksheets, activities, and games. Build strong reading foundations in kinder, first grade, and second grade students. Phonics instruction plays a key role in teaching students to understand the sounds of letters and that … Continue reading

Little girl doing art. Painting with fingers.

September 11, 2017
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Art Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Teaching art in homeschooling is such a joy. As homeschoolers, we have the luxury of spending several hours at a time on artwork. In the past, we have focused on one artist and one craft project a month. It seems … Continue reading

Homeschool mom and daughter reading together.

September 11, 2017
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Language Arts: Vocabulary Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Click here to download Evan-Moor’s Vocabulary Homeschool Curriculum Guide. When my daughter was about 3 years old, she wanted to know “big words.” I got a kick out of teaching her words like “foreshadowing” or “nemesis” when we would discuss … Continue reading

Little boy writing at a table.

September 11, 2017
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Language Arts: Grammar & Punctuation Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Click here to download Evan-Moor’s Grammar and Punctuation Homeschool Curriculum Guide. Most homeschoolers are looking for ways to make learning grammar and punctuation interesting for kids. Evan-Moor has found a way to make teaching grammar fun and focused in your … Continue reading

Little girl with glasses smiling at the alphabet and spelling words.

September 11, 2017
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Homeschool Curriculum Guide for Spelling

Many homeschooling families look for effective spelling curriculum options, and Evan-Moor has great options for spelling. These titles can be used for reviewing, teaching, practicing, or extending spelling skills. This gives homeschoolers a lot of freedom to adjust to what … Continue reading

Little girl doing science experiement at home with protection glasses.

September 11, 2017
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Science Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Click here to download Evan-Moor’s Science Homeschool Curriculum Guide Learning about science can be a natural extension of a child’s curiosity about the world. Evan-Moor has several resources that use that natural curiosity to teach children science concepts. Each of … Continue reading

Phonics symbols with a little girl and boy.

August 31, 2017
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Homeschool Curriculum Guide for Phonics

Click here to download Evan-Moor’s Phonics Homeschool Curriculum Guide.  Teaching letter sounds is an important part of reading, but sometimes it is a challenge to cover ALL letter sounds and phonics rules. Evan-Moor has several resources to teach phonics in … Continue reading