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Awestruck

Imagine I gently place a piece of colored glass in your hand. You could study its color, texture, size, and shape. Now, imagine I place more pieces in your hand until your hand is full. After studying each piece, you may decide you like some pieces better than others,...
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Devices of Style - Part II: Schemes, a Closer Look

“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.”-- Louis Nizer1 As much fun as some of us have with the Greek words for these devices...
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Homeschooling an 8th Grader: An Honest Look at Challenge B

One of the great benefits of homeschooling is the education parents can receive—most often an education very unlike the one they received when they were young.  It is an honor to learn alongside my daughter this year in Classical Conversations Challenge B as she...
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The Lost Tools of Thinking

Last year, our homeschool community, Classical Conversations, introduced the Lost Tools of Writing program as parts of the seventh and eighth grade curricula. This was a good, good thing. I am no expert in the Lost Tools curriculum or in the application of all it has...
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What Can Lost Tools of Writing Offer the IEW Writer?

A dear friend of mine prefers Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Elegant Essay to CiRCE Institute’s Lost Tools of Writing (LTW) for high school students. “It teaches a mature essay, while LTW just gives a formula. It seems like a step backwards after Teaching...
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