New Wyoming Folklore

These folk stories are a 1860’s Literature assignment from Diane’s American Literature Course. The Loyal Canine “I wonder if that rascally raccoon and the prickly porcupine are going to stroll down here and taunt me again?” reasoned Charlie, the loyal canine, who was guarding the chicken coop one cold night.  “Those two figure that playin’ is better than workin’,” … Continue reading New Wyoming Folklore

Freckles & A Girl of the Limberlost

“The scene was intensely attractive. The thickness of the swamp made a dark, massive background below, while above towered gigantic trees. The men were calling jovially back and forth as they unharnessed tired horses that fell into attitudes of rest and crunched, in deep content, the grain given them. Duncan, the brawny Scotch head-teamster, lovingly … Continue reading Freckles & A Girl of the Limberlost

The Virginian Essays

The Virginian essays are an assignment taken from Diane's American Literature Course.  The Virginian, written by Owen Wister, is about a young man, called simply “the Virginian.”  He is seemingly perfect, though he maintains that he has many faults. He is the hero of the book and is humble, wise, and good.  Though he never claims … Continue reading The Virginian Essays

Voxer App for Oral Narrations

As a relaxed classical homeschooler, I have always been very impressed with Charlotte Mason’s ideas regarding narrations. I long struggled, however, to really implement them. This spring I read Karen Glass’s Know and Tell, and it changed everything for me. It took an important philosophy and made it practical and accessible for me. Narrations are … Continue reading Voxer App for Oral Narrations

Literature for the Ages – Year 2

Last year I had the privilege of teaching a literature class for four high school-aged homeschooled girls. I explained my goals and best attempt at planning the school year here.   We get to do it again! This year two of my girls are seniors. My thought as I considered selections was to attempt to … Continue reading Literature for the Ages – Year 2