Many have found the Teaching the Classics method to be helpful for reading and understanding fiction, but is it possible to apply our Socratic reading ideology to nonfiction?
Do you get overwhelmed by the prospect of choosing which books you will study in your homeschool? Afraid that your student will miss out or not read enough before leaving your home? In this episode of LitBits, Adam offers 3 suggestions to help you plan your next booklist with peace.
Day after day we sit down in front of our books and wrestle with new stories, equations, and ideas. It's often hard work, and not a task for the faint-hearted. So why do we do it? What are we hoping to gain by educating our children? Adam tosses around some ideas in the latest LitBits vlog.
Why is it so hard to find literary protagonists in the Great Books of fiction who can be relied upon for their virtue? If it's challenging to find characters to model ourselves entirely after, are we maybe reading for the wrong reasons? Adam contemplates this question of virtue and morality in literature, and the very reason for literature, in this episode of LitBits.
We were recently asked when it is appropriate to stop reading aloud and start making children read on their own. In reply, Adam shares the history of reading aloud in the Andrews family