Reading Lessons Through Literature

Reading Lessons Through Literature is a pick-up and go Orton phonogram reading program organized around the stories in The Elson Readers. Like other Orton phonogram programs, it focuses on teaching reading through spelling. First children learn the basic phonograms. Then they begin writing their spelling words, analyzing them, and reading them for practice. And finally, they begin to read stories which include the words they've learned.

English Lessons Through Literature

Formerly Language Lessons Through Literature. English Lessons Through Literature is a unique program which combines the gentleness of Charlotte Mason's methods with the thoroughness of modern classical methods. Traditional, proven methods are used to give children a firm foundation in all core language arts areas: grammar and mechanics, writing, penmanship, spelling, vocabulary, and of course, literature. Picture studies, poetry, and Aesop's fables are also included. There are currently three levels, with more to come!

50 States and Where to Find Them

My primary intention behind writing 50 States and Where to Find Them was to teach my children all the states and capitals. This is accomplished by tackling the United States region by region. Children fill out a map of the region as they learn about each state. State lessons include historical information about the state and coloring pages of the state flower, state bird, and state flag. Each region wraps up with a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a bonus lesson pertaining to the region. Bonus lessons include topics such as heraldry, the Erie Canal, and the Underground Railroad.

Food and Nutrition for Primal Kids

These fun and informative guides to health and nutrition explain science and nutrition facts from the Primal perspective, and they use the entertaining mascot of "Cro the Caveman" to illustrate the talking points and nutritional facts.

Primal Kids is for grammar stage children, grades 1-4. Primal Teens is for logic to rhetoric stage students, 5th grade and up.

American Literature: Essays, Short Stories, and Poetry

This anthology of American Literature includes all of the essays, short stories, and poetry suggested for grades six and seven in Andrew Campbellís The Latin-Centered Curriculum, plus a few of my own personal favorite American short stories.

This would be an excellent addition to any study of American literature and history.

Notebook Covers for Sale

There are a total of seventy notebook covers in nine categories: History, Science, Literature, Latin-Centered, Christian Studies, Language Arts, Sonlight, and Hobbies. All of the notebook covers available for purchase can be viewed on this site in an easy to browse by category format with convenient links to each coverís purchase page at Lulu, or browse my storefront at Lulu directly.

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Barefoot Ragamuffin Bookstore

Easy to navigate list of books to purchase with links to both Amazon and Lulu.

Free Stuff

Who doesn't like free stuff? On this page, you'll find all the items I offer for free. This includes the original WTM history notebook covers that have been popular among classical homeschoolers for almost a decade, planning pages, reading lists, and a few public domain ebooks. There are also the art pages used in English Lessons Through Literature, and a Spelling Journal which can be used as part of a spelling list or dictation style spelling program.

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