Saturday, September 10, 2011

Literature Based Learning

Homeschoolers use various methods of teaching, consequently one of those commonly used is literature based learning. Using literature as the foundation for education is an excellent method of teaching. Students can learn by reading "live" books, or in other words books that make learning the facts come to life.

Many subjects can be integrated into this type of learning method. Science, history, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and even mathematics can be learned through this method. In fact, this type of teaching/learning was initiated and made popular by Charlotte Mason. She believed that "live" books were written by people who were passionate about their topic. Thus, the information given through those books would be more appealing to the reader.

A student can learn about far away lands, about WWII, and about many other interesting facts just by reading great literature. An exciting way to learn...

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