How ironic is it that I write for a living, but struggle to teach writing to my children? My writing instruction while in public school was limited at best.
When I think about vocabulary instruction, I immediately picture long lists of obscure words, and a page full of sentences written to demonstrate understanding of the word. It’s hard to do vocabulary without boring worksheets and a million sentences. The kids don’t want to do it, and I neither do I!
I am spending a lot of time with logic curriculum this summer as I prepare to teach logic for the first time this fall. I’m looking for a logic curriculum that this logic impaired Momma can understand… and teach! This month Timberdoodle Co sent The Amazing Dr. Ransom’s Bestiary of Adorable Fallacies: A Field Guide for Clear Thinkers for review. This book teaches readers to identify and ‘exterminate’ fifty informal fallacies
Teaching students how to think critically and creatively is one of my most important jobs as a homeschooling mother. Along with teaching reading, it’s a skill that will carry my children successfully through life. If my children learn to think through and puzzle out problems, they will be able to find solutions for themselves throughout their entire lives. Timberdoodle sent Evan-Moor’s Critical & Creative Thinking Activities books to my family for review.