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Beverley writes about her experiences helping her children learn, sharing her insights about how they learned to read, write, calculate, problem solve and the different ways they explored their world. Beverley has added links to favourite websites that also help to demystify teaching and make it easy for home educating parents to plan and implement learning activities.
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Listening and Speaking
- Reading Resources / Suppliers
- 100 Most Commonly Used Words
- Add a Little Drama to Your Life
- Adolescent Literacy and Homeschooling
- A Shrinking World - A World Full of Words
- Australian Films Suitable for Australian History, English, Media Studies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Studies
- Authors of Children's Books - A Reading List
- Be a Reader Yourself
- Books on the Go
- Books Make Wonderful Gifts
- Build Your Own Home Library
- Jaiden Learns to Read Naturally, by Cameron Dubin
- Can Children Learn to Read Without Being Taught How?
- Children Need to Be Part of a Community of Readers
- Convalesce with Books
- Daily Newspaper and Junk Mail - Cheap Reading Material
- Encourage Your Children to Read to Each Other
- Everyone is a Reader
- Old Books, Old Treasures, Loved Anew
- Feel of a Book
- Finding Time for Reading
- Five In A Row - Guided Literature Based Unit Studies
- Free Online Libraries Extend Learning
- Get Ready, Get Set... Go Reading!
- Gift of Dyslexia
- Helping Children with Learning Difficulties Learn To Read
- Hooked on Reading Series
- How to Find Suitable Books for Your Children to Read
- How do you teach someone who is dyslexic to read independently?
- Irlen Syndrome (Scotopic Sensitivity)
- Is Thomas Reading Yet?
- I Write; Therefore I Read!
- Jump-start reading tips for reluctant readers
- Learning to Love Reading
- Learning to Read Using Sight Words
- One More Really Big Reason to Read Stories to Children, Peter Gray
- Reading Aloud = Free Entertainment!
- Readling Aloud with Joy, a few tips
- Reading Costs Nothing
- Reading Skills Checklist
- Reading Isn't a Passive Activity
- Reading for Life: In the Kitchen
- Reading for Life: Let's Go Shopping!
- Reading for Life: The Lost Arts of Making and Mending
- Reading Strategies for Non-fiction Texts
- 'Read' the World: the beginning of reading comprehension
- Reading Through Tears, Byron Harrison
- Seasonal Stories, Holiday Themes and Unit-Studies as a Springboard for Reading
- Seriously Questioning the Importance of Reading
- Shared Oral Reading
- Should I Let Children Learn to Read at Their Own Pace?
- Speed Reading: Do I Want to Read at 500 words per minute?
- Subscriptions That Pay Back
- Tell Me Again! The Role of Narration
- The Confusion of Levels, comparison of phonics reading programs, Jennidee Mills (off site)
- Using Free Resources Created by Authors, Emily Rose
- Using Flashcards
- Using Movies and Books for Comparative Studies
- Using Poetry: Mary had a little lamb. where art thou, Romeo?
- Valuing the Classics
- We're All Active Readers
- What is all the Fuss about Reading (Fiction) Anyway!
- Worrying about late readers
- Writing Before Reading
- 'Your Baby Can Read'
- Your Libary is a Source to Hours of Free Entertainment
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Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active supporter of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
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