Welcome back to Week 4 of the 2019-2020 Homeschool Curriculum Expo! Today’s featured publisher is Brookdale House and they want to tell you all about their Charlotte Mason-inspired Writing Curriculum….and they’re giving away a binding machine! Check it out…
What is the Writing Through History series?
It’s an elementary writing curriculum based on the Charlotte Mason method.
I created this homeschool writing curriculum many years ago because I wanted a curriculum that would save me time. I also wanted a homeschool writing curriculum that would teach more than just writing, thereby saving my children time also.
To do that, I decided to organize this curriculum around the four year history cycle. I also decided to add a true handwriting font.
When my children used this homeschool writing curriculum, they studied:
composition through copywork and narration
history through historical narratives and primary source documents
handwriting through copywork
spelling and punctuation through studied dictation
This curriculum works!
Charlotte Mason used this method to teach during her time, and I’ve taken her approach and integrated into a history based curriculum that will accompany any history curriculum.
If you’re a busy homeschool mom that is teaching elementary writing, then keep reading. This homeschool writing curriculum does more than focus on writing alone. It teaches writing from living books. It supplements history with historical narratives, and primary source documents. It teaches handwriting with a true handwriting font.
How is it organized?
It’s organized to be an open and go curriculum, usable with any history program.
All Level 1 books in this curriculum contain historically relevant reading selections.
They are divided into four chapters:
- short stories
- time period tales
- cultural tales
There are two writing models following each reading selection. One or both can be used for copywork. If the student is ready, the second model can be used for dictation.
In the Level 1 books, children copy the first model in an area that has ruled lines below each word they copy. The second writing model is written at the top of the net page, and is followed by ruled lines in the lower half of the page. The second model requires students to write from memory.
All Level 2 books contain historically relevant reading selections.
They are also divided into four chapters:
- short historical narratives
- excerpts from primary source documents
- cultural tales
In the Level 2 books, students in grades 3 to 5 are encouraged to copy paragraph sized models written in either print or cursive. In the appendix, the level 2 books contain additional models which may be used for studied dictation.
To check out the Writing Through History books in more detail, click here.
The books are available in either manuscript or cursive.
For now, you can purchase them at 25% off (applies to both printed or ebook versions).
1. Visit http://www.brookdalehouse.com
2. Use the coupon code at checkout: save25writing
3. If you purchase ebooks, return to the website to download your product.
Make custom books for your homeschool with this Binding Machine! Binding covers and spines included!
Product description: The Fellowes Star Plus Comb Binding Machine is an easy-to-use, light duty comb binding machine for the small office. Manually punches up to 12 sheets at a time and binds up to 150 sheets with a 3/4-Inch comb. Vertical document loader ensures consistent punch alignment. Efficient design allows user to punch & bind in a continuous manner. Adjustable edge guide centers documents with ease. Document thickness/comb guide helps user select proper comb width. A convenient built-in comb storage tray keeps supplies handy. This bundle includes Fellowes Binding Machine Star+ Comb Binding (5006501), Fellowes Binding Linen Presentation Covers, Black, 200 Pack (5217001) and Fellowes Plastic Comb Binding Spines, 3/8 Inch Diameter, Black, 55 Sheets, 200 Pack
Use this Binding Machine to create your own:
- Memory Work
- Grammar cheat sheets
- Math cheat sheets
- Time line books
- And more…
This is what you call summer fun for moms!
To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. All entries will be verified. Open to US residents only. The giveaway period will close on 7/21/19 @ 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced the following day. Good luck!