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    Is there a way to include some elements of Classical Education, without the rote memorization and diction? I am just getting started with homeschool and need some type of overarching structure. Classical Education sounds rigorous but I am not sure if copy work will go well with my kinetic learner. I am open to anything at this point and would love suggestions for books to read about different styles of homeschool teaching.

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    This is the way most of us end up homeschooling - what would be described as the eclectic method. We take the methods / elements that work for us, and leave the ones that don't.

    Sorry I don't have a good book for you - but an internet search of the different methods may at least point you in the direction of the methods you want to learn more about.
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    I agree with RTB. One of the best things about homeschooling is that you can pick and choose what works for you. If you see something you like, give it a try.

    I have a few suggestions for books that I've found helpful:

    1. Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills series. Each workbook will give you an idea of what is covered by grade level for math, reading comprehension, spelling and writing.

    2. Essential Homeschooling by Sherri Linsenbach

    3. The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

    4. About Teaching Mathematics by Marilyn Burns

    5. The Homeschooling Option and Creative Home Schooling by Lisa Rivero
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