All posts tagged: English

Use this tip to sneak #writing into your #homeschool! via lagarfias.com

The Sneaky Way to Teach Writing

Are you looking for ways to make teaching writing easier? I know I am. I run a “writing club” for my two boys and niece, and traditional writing makes all three of them cry. True story. So, I’ve resorted to finding other ways to teach writing. Since I teach the writing club, I spend a lot of time mulling over this concept. I brainstorm and look for ways to make the writing process less painful. I surprised myself with the tip I will share today. It’s SO sneaky that I didn’t realize I was teaching writing!

Review – King Alfred’s English

Did you know that the 100 most commonly spoken words in the English language are Anglo-Saxon? Did you know the first ruler in history to make reading and writing one of the qualifications of a nobleman was the English King Alfred? Did you know that the man who had the greatest influence on our modern language was not William Shakespeare, but William Tyndale?  Laurie White explains all this and more in her interesting and exciting King Alfred’s English, A History of the Language We Speak and Why We Should Be Glad We Do. Be sure to read to the end of this review to find out how you can learn the answers to these facts for yourself! Beginning with the Roman invasion of Britannia through the obscure yet exciting Middle Ages, Laurie White tells the stories of who lived – and spoke – in the land we now call England, and how they did it.  She breaks down the major events during this time into “language invasions,” giving the reader a visual and aural understanding of …