Our home- schooled children ages 6-7 have been working at greater depth in their reading and writing!.Working at greater depth means a child is not only on their way to master the expected stage for their age, but able to delve into it in more detail. In English, working at greater depth might look like using different sentence types and lengths, being aware of how their audience affects their tone and style, or writing with a ‘reader’s eye’, re-reading and editing their own work to ensure Read more [...]
Descriptive writing imprints images into the reader’s mind, making you feel as though you’re “right there.” It‘s all about engaging the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch to transport the reader and stir emotion. By choosing vivid details and colorful words, good writers bring objects, people, places, and events to life. Instead of merely telling you what they see, they use their words to show you.
Our children in year 6 have been putting pen to Read more [...]
Our online home-schooled students have been learning the basic rule for subject-verb agreement.
Children were asked to read the sentence and type the correct verb, matching a singular noun with singular verb.
They also worked on an online activity identifying an adverb in a sentence and describing what adverbs are for.
They then moved on to use an adverbs to create their own sentences.
Our online students have been recording different words they don’t understand or can’t spell very well, adding them to their Spelling/Dictionary Book
This method allows the children to develop dictionary skills and work on their vocabulary.
The children have also added illustrations to make them visual, helping create a context for words.