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The Art of Cursive coloring book is a delightful way to practice handwriting / penmanship after you have completed the CursiveLogic workbook.

July 2017 Newsletter

A newsletter and a reading suggestion I’ve had several people ask me if there is a difference between the newsletter I hand out at conferences, and the one that comes via email, so I thought I’d show you a sample....

Thanksgiving: Blessings and Sales

Here’s a Thanksgiving sale with four different offers (with free shipping) on our most popular items, including Excellence in Literature, the McGuffey Readers, Grammar and Spelling Made Easy, and more.

Teach classic literature in context with Excellence in Literature

Teach Classic Literature in Context

Reading and teaching literature in context is a bit like studying a map before you set out for a walk in a strange city. Context helps you find significant intersections, decipher archaic language, and find a path through old-fashioned rhetoric. Here’s how to do it.

Excellence in Literature teaches classic literature in context for grades 8-12.

Why Context? What You Know Changes How You Read

Most modern readers have little context for the mindset, manners, and morals, or even many of the conflicts that consumed the characters in the novels of the late 19th and early 20th century. This lack of context can affect understanding and appreciation of the tales.

Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers

Literature Connects Disciplines

Why study literature in the context of art, music, history, and worldview? Context—the history, art, and music related to a particular piece of literature—helps to bring a book to life and make it more understandable, especially if the book was...

Biographical Approach Paper Format

Here is a biographical approach paper format you may use to write about authors or other significant people. Approach papers help students think through the things they study in a deeper way, so this can be useful not only for Excellence in Literature, but also for any subject.

Homeschool writing programs I like; from Janice Campbell of Excellence in Literature and Doing What Matters.

Writing Programs I Like

I’ve seen good results from students who have used these writing programs. Choose based on the student’s learning style for best results.

Excellence in Literature for grades 8-12

Learn to Write While Using Excellence in Literature

By using classics and models and learning by doing, it’s natural and possible to learn to write well while using Excellence in Literature.

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