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Linda Carney-Goodrich

Our Favorite Words Project from the Home Scholars Poetry Class

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Home Scholars of Boston poetry class photos

Home Scholars of Boston poetry class has been very busy.

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Drama class photos

We have been having fun in homeschool drama class. Each week, the students do physical and vocal warmups, learn new theater games and create scenes based on a weekly theme.

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Script Writing at the Writing for Joy June workshop

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Home Scholars in the Arboretum

  Pictures from our writing workshops in the arboretum. Beautiful days. Beautiful Poetry.

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Check out this student book project!

Congratulations to the students of the Fall 2016 History Course. This was an intensive look at United States History through the lens of ordinary people as detailed in Howard Zinn’s Book, The People’s History of the United States. Their Oral History project and collected family recipes are now available online in their final book.   Take … Continue reading Check out this student book project!

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My Reading Buddy (Continued Part 3)

It was a warmish, sunny spring day when I went to see my mentee for our next reading session. I was in a hopeful mood. It was one of those days in New England that felt almost like spring, despite April snow. The moment I stepped into the school, I heard yelling. One female student … Continue reading My Reading Buddy (Continued Part 3)

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Try this! Vocabulary Building

Vocabulary Building Most of my students love words. I encourage them to keep a list of words they love, not just for the meaning, but for the sound of the word itself or for the feeling they have when they speak or hear the word. I am a firm believer in ten new words a … Continue reading Try this! Vocabulary Building

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My Reading Buddy (continued Part 4)

A few weeks ago my mentee hid from me among her friends in the cafeteria, when I arrived to meet with her for our session. I walked to the table where she was being shielded by two other girls. One girl had a friendly smile and asked if she could come to the session. Despite … Continue reading My Reading Buddy (continued Part 4)

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I ask my students to write in cursive. Here are some reasons why.

Ten Reasons People Still Need Cursive

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Check out this article from Boston Magazine on why more families are homeschooling in the Boston area.http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2015/08/25/homeschooling-in-boston/