Teach Your Kids About … Nouns

Nouns are the people, places, and things in our world. It can be a challenge for kids to fully understand the difference between words that are nouns and words that are verbs, common and proper, and other word relations. Here are some great resources to help your child really grasp these concepts. Recognizing Nouns Nouns […]

Abracadabra – A Web-based Literacy Program

Abracadabra – called ABRA – is short for A Balanced Reading Approach for CAnadians Designed to Achieve Best Results for All. Designed for students in the preschool to early elementary school age range, this website takes young readers on an adventure with a girl named Julie and her cat, Leo, when they discover a magic […]

Teach Your Kids About …. Question Marks (and other punctuation)

Developing skills with grammar and punctuation is an important skill for everyone to learn. Here are some resources to help make those question marks, periods, commas, and all the rest make more sense. Lessons Punctuation Pals Curriculum by Dr. Hope How to Teach the English Punctuation System on Busy Teacher Punctuation Lesson Plan on BBC Schools […]

Essential Skills Advantage

Essential Skills Advantage is a Canadian-based company is focused on developing language (and other) skills in kids from Kindergarten to Grade 6 through a series of online activities and challenges. It’s not presented as a game, but simply activities. Our family first had the opportunity to review it back in 2014, and since then it has […]

English Language Reference Pack

Learning the English language and all its grammatical structures can be a challenge, so here’s a short reference pack to help explain some of it.   It includes: What are nouns? Plural nouns rules Showing possession Pronouns What is a verb? What is an adjective? What is an adverb? Punctuation GET THIS PRINTABLE. Get access […]

Grammar Check Makes Your Writing Even Better

This post contains affiliate links. By now, we are all familiar and comfortable with spell-check. But what about grammar check? Thankfully, there is an excellent tool you can use to help make your writing more efficient. Find out if you’ve used the proper there/their/they’re, if you have commas in all the right places, used the […]

Book Report and Reading Log For Elementary & Middle School {Printable}

If you want to expand your child’s reading experience through a book report, check out this free printable. This 9 page pack includes: A reading log for both elementary and middle-school aged students Worksheets for both fiction and non-fiction books for both levels Prompts to get thinking going for answers and deeper evaluation of the […]

Canadian History Based Writing Lessons from IEW

I am excited to share that I’ve been working with the Institute for Excellence in Writing to put together a Canadian History-Based Writing Lessons book. Using the approach taught by the Teaching Structure and Style workshop by Andrew Pudewa, this book gives your child the chance to practice their writing skills while using Canadian history […]

Spelling

Homeschool Spelling Advice

Is spelling an important thing to teach in our homeschool? This month, some of the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team shares their experiences with spelling. Jen – Reasons Why I Think Kids Should Learn To Spell There are many life skills that are no longer required in public school as I learned that day in talking with […]

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