More Good Books for Schooling

October 21, 2008

Homeschool

I discussed my book methodology here, if you need a refresher. I’m continuing my posts on some good homeschooling books that I have found and work for us, in the hopes that maybe a morsel or two will help you!

One thing I want to say is that I very rarely buy brand-new books. I have found loads of great textbooks and workbooks through my local library, on their “discard” shelves. I also happen to prefer the old textbooks, as they emphasize critical thinking and aren’t filled with all the extraneous mush of “How does this make you feel” junk. I don’t care how multiplication and biology make my kid feel, I care they that understand it and can apply it.

So anyway, here are a few more books, books I bought at yard sales and the library. Guess how much all those books combines cost me? Go ahead- guess!

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Under a dollar! Pretty cool huh? They are great books, too.

I emphasize logic and rhetoric at home. The kids and I usually spend some time every morning on Bible study, discussion, and reading from a book. Right now we are reading “The Case for the Real Jesus” by Lee Strobel. Here’s my little collection of books we’ve already read or will soon. I have found these to be real “think outside the dumb box” books to be great.

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These are good tools for kids to study the Bible on their own. Again, some books I found at the library and others I purchased discounted (used) at Amazon.

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I really liked the Darell Trulson Bible study books for kids, too. They have short lessons and nice puzzles. So those are some of our favorite treasures we have found! Book reading, as you can see, is THE most crucial element in our homeschool. I think it’s neat that the kids can just pick up any book, from home repairs to snowmobile exhaust diagrams, and read them and understand them. Plus it comes in helpful when I buy something with complicated instructions– I just give it to them to figure out! The kids have become very good readers and their reading comprehension is outstanding. I hope you get some great ideas from all the neat books I’ve talked about!

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