Man, sometimes being a homeschool mama can be hard, can’t it?
We don’t always have the knowledge to teach our kids all the things. Lucky for us, there is always someone out there willing to help and guide us so that we can give our kids the stellar education they deserve.
Analyzing literature is one of those topics that sometimes make us absolutely cringe.
I get it. It can seem confusing and overwhelming to the point of making you just want to ignore it.
We forget that analysis starts with discussion and asking the right questions and that nowhere on the SAT or any other college entrance exam do kids get asked to define the parts of analysis. They just have to be able to do it.
If that doesn’t make you sigh in relief, then I don’t know what. Takes a little of the pressure off, no?
So I asked you
When I asked you whether or not you teach lit analysis in your homeschool, a whopping 80% said you don’t. Of those who don’t teach it, the main reason was that you don’t understand it yourself.
Another reason was that it sucks the joy out of Story. My friend, that does not have to be the case.
In fact, analysis can enrich the story so much that it makes it even more joyful.
And it doesn’t have to be hard, which was another common fear. You just have to understand it.
So I got you. You know I’m cool like that.
Because it can be fun.
No, really. Fun.
And easy. And not boring.
And I answered you
I’m giving a FREE COURSE to show you how to analyze literature complete with tips and tricks to make it NOT BORING.
STARTING MONDAY, JULY 23
Register for the course and everything you need to take part will be whisked to your email. And then we’ll get to hang out for 5 days on Facebook, and you’ll get some cool bonuses, and by next Friday you’ll be a BOOK ANALYZING ROCK STAR.
Join me for a live 5-day course and learn:
- The difference between tone and mood
- What symbolism is and how to spot it
- The different types of figurative language and how they affect a novel
- How to find and understand a novel’s theme
- How to analyze literature organically with your kids
- Fun ways to analyze lit so your kids actually enjoy it
I hope to see you next week!
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