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Using Picture Books to Study Great Literature

There are affiliate links throughout this post, which our family earn a little bit of money if you click through using my website.  Thank you so much for supporting us in this way Studying Great Literature has to be one of my most favourite times in home school (along with artist study, A&P, any kind of…

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Anglo Saxon Literature Study: Beowulf Part Two

For part one see here As part of our Anglo Saxon unit study, we have been carrying out a literature study on Beowulf using these books: In my last post I talked about the history of Beowulf; alliteration; kenning; some fiction writing pertaining to Beowulf; the formal Saxon boast and Beowulf as a form of primary evidence. This post…

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Anglo Saxon Literature Study: Beowulf Part 1

We are reading Beowulf as part of our literature study whilst looking at the Anglo Saxons.  I have lots of activities planned.  We do not do separate writing, spelling, grammar or English in our home school.  I simply plan all those subjects through the study of great classics.  The two books we are using for this are…

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Current Read Aloud- Beowulf

We have been reading this since Monday, and are getting through it very swiftly, thanks almost entirely to the children begging for just one more page.  That's the problem. you see, when your children know you're a complete sucker for a good book.  I often read until I am hoarse. Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon heroic epic…

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