Learning Vocabulary through Literature

Learning Vocabulary through Literature

Having a strong vocabulary is critical in so many aspects of our lives. Reading a good book, enjoying the newspaper or magazine, conversing with your boss, making an important presentation … each of these activities have one common thread. The better your vocabulary skills, the easier it is. We’ve found that learning vocabulary through literature […]

Learning About Mark Twain & Riverboats

Riverboat Diagram Project - World for Learning

When our book club read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer our children enjoyed “meeting” Tom, Huck, and Becky and following along on their adventures.  We knew our studies wouldn’t be complete, however, without also spending time learning more about author Mark Twain. Mark Twain Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835 in the […]

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Simple Stained Glass Activity

The Hunchback of Notre Dame St

As part of our exploration of Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, we did a fun mini-unit study of the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, otherwise known as the Notre Dame Cathedral. An obvious extension of studying the Notre Dame Cathedral included a beautiful stained glass activity. First, we learned more about the cathedral’s stained glass […]

Pinocchio – Make Your Own Marionettes

Goofy Bird Marionettes

Pinocchio is one of Italy’s most famous fairy tales.  The story begins when Geppetto, an old woodcarver, creates a puppet from a very special piece of wood.  Magically the puppet begins to talk and walk!  Geppetto names the puppet Pinocchio and raises him as a son. Even though Geppetto makes many sacrifices for him, Pinocchio […]