There are different areas of the brain related to the process of reading and evidence from fMRI research conducted during reading tasks demonstrates this. Most reading interventions focus on developing the skills necessary for processing words phonetically or “sounding them out” accurately. This focus is a result of a great deal of research demonstrating a [Read More]
The Benefits of Cross-Curricular Studies Homeschool Studies
An often overlooked aspect of education is cross-curricular studies! Cross-curricular studies refer to the important integration of content knowledge, in domains such as history and science, with learning in domains such as reading, writing, math, and the arts. By integrating a history lesson with math practice, reading and writing lessons, and the arts, we are [Read More]
When There Are No Pictures
Remember the first time you saw a movie that was based on a book that you loved- how excited you were to see that the main character looked and behaved just as you had imagined? Or perhaps the scenes with important characters and setting were nothing like you had pictured them. Now imagine if, when [Read More]
Defeating the Concept of White Supremacy
By Gloria Jones Ellis, M.A. – Educational Therapist & Co-Founder of Lighthouse Homeschool Solutions Homeschooling parents who are white supremacists will not appreciate the Lighthouse Homeschool Solutions curriculum. Our curriculum is intentionally designed to include a multitude of perspectives, and the learning activities included in our units of study are designed to encourage empathy, compassion, [Read More]
Dyslexia Should Never Be a Barrier to Learning!
Dyslexia is a diagnosis for students who have both the perceived cognitive skill and the consistent instructional opportunities to learn to read, but have not yet learned to the expected level.
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