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Lessons. EX - Alabama Learning Exchange. 1.)Lead the class in brainstorming about the characteristics that they believe define a short story, i.e. the length, the number of characters, the time span, a well-defined plot.

EX - Alabama Learning Exchange

Help the class create a working definition of the short story. (Standard definition: the short story is a piece of prose fiction usually under 10,000 words, which can be read in one sitting.) 2.)Read aloud to the class the classic fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood.” 3.)Show the PowerPoint presentation of the Elements of a Short Story (attached) to the class, discussing with the students the application of its content to the story they just heard. 4.)Suggest students take notes during the slideshow or use the handout "Analyzing the Short Story" attached. 5.)Divide students into pairs. Classic Animal Stories.

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Great Homeschool Conventions » Homeschooling – When You Don’t Know Where to Begin

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The Planted Trees: How I Plan Our Homeschool Year

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Unexpected Homeschool: September 2012

I don't see that changing this semester. I guess our new normal is the crazy, I've lost my head and look rather like a chicken, days. This week Amber finally started using her Heritage Studies 5 book during history. We've been working through other resources to catch up to the timeframe of Heritage Studies and Tuesday we finally reached it! Too bad we only have 2 weeks before we dump all of our history curriculum in favor of a four week unit study on Elections.

It was a nice change though to switch over to Heritage Studies from the strictly factual history we had been using. Amber has become, in the space of a weekend, enamored with Steampunk. For Reading lessons this week Amber was working with some Tolstoy folktales, Aesop's fables and other miscellaneous moral stories. Amber has also started reading King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table for literature. We've still not managed a single nature walk. Linking with: Still Learning Something New. Whether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, Special Days in January 2015 gives you plenty to choose from.

Still Learning Something New

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Homeschoolers are anything but typical and that difference is reflected in the flow our day with a unit study schedule.

unit studies Archives - Tina's Dynamic Homeschool Plus

I cringe when I think about sharing “typical homeschool schedules” only because I don’t want to ever give you the impression that this is the best way for the season of homeschooling that you are in right now. But having said that, I would rather share with you how my unit study schedule works for my day so that you see how relaxed that it can be. I have had many schedules, even having to schedule to half-hour increments where needed. 2nd Grade Language Homework Place.