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August 17, 2017
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Critical and Creative Thinking Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Critical and creative thinking skills are fabulous tools that kids can use to apply the skills they have learned. If you are looking for resources for your kids to practice critical and creative thinking skills, Evan-Moor has resources that are … Continue reading

August 1, 2017
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Homeschool Curriculum Resources and Guides

Build your homeschool curriculum with Evan-Moor! Download these quick guides for a comprehensive instructional approach across subjects, as well as homeschooling tips and ideas to save you time and money. See how to simplify your homeschool curriculum with an easy … Continue reading

July 25, 2017
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Homeschool Curriculum Guide for Reading Comprehension

Download your free printable homeschool reading comprehension curriculum guide here! We all want children to be successful readers, and teaching reading comprehension is essential to their success. Reading comprehension is understanding more than the words on the page. It is … Continue reading

July 18, 2017
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How to Build a Homeschool Writing Curriculum

Download your free printable homeschool writing curriculum guide here! The goal of any successful writing program is for the student to express his or her thoughts in written form. It sounds easy enough, but where do you start? Warm up … Continue reading

July 11, 2017
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Building a Homeschool Math Curriculum

At the end of this post, you will find a link to our homeschool math curriculum guide for you to download and print. Building a homeschool curriculum for math can be quick and easy with Evan-Moor, so let’s explore some … Continue reading

July 5, 2017
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Different Children = Different Learners

Differentiated learning is a phrase that classroom teachers use to describe how they modify their teaching to accommodate students’ learning needs. In homeschooling, we all modify our curriculum and lessons daily to fit our children’s learning styles. As a homeschooler, … Continue reading

June 8, 2017
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3 Tips for Summer Homeschool Success

Who wants to keep their kids learning this summer, but still have time for summer fun? Let’s put together a simple plan for summer homeschooling success! Tip #1: Start with “wake-up work” “Wake up” the brain when it is time … Continue reading

May 23, 2017
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Finding Safe Apps: A Great Drawing and Writing Educational App for Young Kids!

One of my friends this week got a new iPhone. She was excited that she finally had room for Target’s Cartwheel app. But, her next comment to me was that her kids want her to install some apps for them. … Continue reading

May 15, 2017
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Creative Writing Prompts for the End of the Year

Summer is just around the corner, and everyone is antsy…including you. Freshen up your weekly writing routine and keep students engaged with some creative writing topics. There are a range of skills practiced in these prompts, such as: letter writing, … Continue reading

May 11, 2017
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Homeschooling Overseas: How I Built My Curriculum

Ten years ago, I began homeschooling my daughter by accident. She is now a beautiful, clever, imperfect, and soulful human being, and I am proud to have her as a citizen of our beautiful planet. I began homeschooling my daughter … Continue reading