Postcards is revisiting some archived articles that have not been lost, but may have been forgotten and are worth a fresh read. Jennifer Courtney now serves as Communications Director for Classical Conversations MultiMedia. She served as State Manager of Oklahoma from 2006-2010.
The Core Part 2: Teaching Reading Classically
by Jennifer Courtney
I hope this article finds you enjoying some good books and some pleasant fall weather. In Part 2 of our series on Leigh’s book The Core, we will look at teaching your children to read. Leigh discusses reading instruction in depth in Chapter Four. In future articles, we will address the other core areas of knowledge: writing, math, geography, history, science, and fine arts.
Before we delve into teaching methodologies, let’s look at three important notes on reading from The Core (p. 90). “Children need to spend time with books in three ways: