Homeschooling with Literature

Written by Lorraine Curry

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Language Arts

When there is an emphasis on reading from a young age, language skills will be learned effortlessly. The child will write well and exhibit an expanding vocabulary in both speech and writing. You may also find, as we did, spelling class to be unnecessary.

Literature School Basics

1)Select a number of well chosen books. 2)Set a particular time to read each book. 3)Let nothing interfere with your ` scheduling. 4)Use discussion and research to create interest. 5)Process, by writing or narrating.

Each child should haverepparttar opportunity to read aloud each day. During this time you can note and correct mispronounced words.

Older Students

•Present questions that require thought. Some questions may not have one perfect answer. Some may not have an answer at all. Nevertheless, thought is stimulated and learning takes place. •Copy challenging writing in order to practice English skills and increase comprehension. •Do extensive research in order to understand deeper writing such as poems. •Research authors, times and places. •Report by presenting orally or compiling results of research in writing. The quantity and quality of written assignments should increase with older students. •Solidify language-learning with a formal grammar course and a formal writing course such asrepparttar 140213 Wordsmith courses by Jane B. Cheaney.

See more easy tips for homeschooling and more literature tips in -- Easy Homeschooling Companion

Lorraine Curry is the author of the 5-Star books, Easy Homeschooling Techniques and Easy Homeschooling Companion. See free resouces and more at Easy Homeschooling

The (Online) B-School Advantage

Written by Alexa Apallas

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But perhapsrepparttar greatest advantage of earning a degree online isrepparttar 140147 fact that classes are open 24 hours a day, so evenrepparttar 140148 busiest person can make time to learn.

“My biggest regret about my participation inrepparttar 140149 Regis University Online MBA program is that I did not enroll sooner,” says Chuck Jaape of Florida. “Why did I wait? I was too busy to go to school. Did my load suddenly lighten, allowing time for studies? Absolutely not! It simply occurred to me that I would always be ‘too busy,’ so I jumped in. I work 55 hours a week, have two small children and a wife who works. I foundrepparttar 140150 program to be manageable because I could go to class anytime, day or night. I foundrepparttar 140151 program to have more depth, because my fellow learners were all as committed as I was.”

Most online programs typically offer MBA degrees in two years. At Regis University, students can takerepparttar 140152 12 course program one class at a time and still finish inrepparttar 140153 standard 24 months. Orrepparttar 140154 driven student may look for an accelerated program, like Regis’ MBA Fast Track — taking their first four courses one at a time, then doubling up on their classes to earnrepparttar 140155 degree in only 16 months.

Online students should expect to receive just as much support as their on-campus counterparts, if not more. At Regis University, they have a full virtual-campus – including multi-media courses featuring streaming video, access to Regis University’s Dayton Memorial Library, and a dedicated academic advisor. And if any technical problems should arise, Regis University’s partner, University Alliance, is on hand to offer technical support. And if that weren’t enough, after graduation students can joinrepparttar 140156 alumni association and make networking connections that could help them find their next job. Keep in mind that all universities do not offer all these benefits – so make sure you ask plenty of questions.

MBA holders make more money and move uprepparttar 140157 career ladder faster. And programs like Regis University’s online MBA have taken away allrepparttar 140158 obstacles to earning that advanced degree. So there are no more excuses – you can learn at your own pace; on your own time. And inrepparttar 140159 case of Regis University, you have allrepparttar 140160 resources of a traditional campus to back you up. There’s nothing stopping you now.

Alexa Apallas is a writer for To read more of her articles and to learn more about online education visit

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