This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade. Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks. Learn how to individualize spelling; how to use "real books" in history, reading, and other studies; how to make arithmetic meaningful; how to avoid the grammar treadmill; how to develop advanced reading skills; and much more.
This is THE book for homeschooling the upper elementary and intermediate grades. You’ll find information for teaching the basic subjects, as well as music and art, in a relaxed, enjoyable manner. Here’s your chance to get off the grammar treadmill, escape boring 20-word spelling lists, and free yourself from endless drillwork that does little to encourage understanding.
It’s not unusual for owners of this book to use it more than any other book on homeschooling. That’s because it’s about the day-to-day concerns of arithmetic, history, reading, language, music - all the subjects in grades 4 through 8. Take spelling, for instance. You learn not only the two major ways publishers of textbooks select words, but also an individualized approach for selecting your own lists of words. This information puts YOU in charge of spelling in your home school. In the field of history you find that the scope and sequence charts which are so impressive in selling textbooks present a false story. You learn instead that successful history teachers use “real” books. With this approach your children (and whole family!) can get excited about history. All of the other subjects are treated in a similarly innovative and successful manner in this well-respected book from Ruth Beechick.
A Satisfied Reader Said:
"I wish I had had this three years ago when I began homeschooling . . . the most practical manual I've ever read on the subject . . . The simplicity of it all! I don't think any homeschooler should be without it."
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully (paperback edition)
Page Count: 388
Author: Ruth Beechick
Age: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Grade: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Topic: Teaching, Homeschooling