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Timeless Historical Catholic Fiction for Teens

Looking for some inspiring, enjoyable Catholic fiction for your teenage daughter? Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino may be just what you are looking for….

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Searching for Catholic Fiction for Your Teen?

A  group of authors writing primarily for Catholic and other Christian teens has launched the website CatholicTeenBooks.com. The website provides teen readers, parents, catechists, homeschool…

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Exploring the Christian Symbolism in Harry Potter

How Harry Cast His Spell: The Meaning Behind the Mania for J.K. Rowling’s Bestselling Books by John Granger Carol Stream, IL: SaltRiver, 2008 Harry Potter…

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Posted in 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade English High School Lesson Plans / Ideas

Innovative Ideas for Book Reports

It can be a challenge to have students read and then engage with the text to create a meaningful product and demonstrate evidence of their…

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How Fifteen Minutes a Day Can Change Your Child’s Life

I’ve taught literature for local homeschool co-ops for more than a decade now. During this time I’ve witnessed, up close, an extraordinary number of families who value…

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Posted in 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade English High School On-Line Classes Writing

Aquinas Writing Advantage from Homeschool Connections

Homeschool Connections’ Aquinas Writing Advantage is a full writing program for middle through high school students – with individual courses where you can blend together…

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Posted in 2nd grade 3rd grade 4th grade 5th grade English Religion

Chime Travelers by Lisa Hendey

Lisa Hendey of CatholicMom.com fame has written two new books for children, the start of the Chime Travelers Series. When the bells chime, get ready…

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Contemplation aboard the Dawn Treader

After a long break, I am writing another post for my series “Finding God in Children’s Literature.” The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C….

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Finding Math in Literature

I majored in applied mathematics in college, yet it wasn’t until I became a homeschooling mother that I discovered math in literature. I’d like to…

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Dyslexia Games

Creative Students CAN Overcome Reading Confusion with Art, Drawing & Logic Games! Make Dyslexia Games your reading curriculum for one semester or a full school year! There are 180 Lessons…

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