You Can Teach Your Child Successfully: Grades 4 to 8

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Arrow Press, 1988 - Education - 388 pages
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A classic in homeschooling. Gives nitty-gritty help for each grade (4-8) & each subject on what to teach & how to teach it. Builds parent confidence by giving them the information they need in plain language, not "educationese." Teaching moms say they refer to this book repeatedly -- for ideas, for guidance, & for a dose of common sense when they need to get back on track. This has become one of the best known & most widely used books among homeschoolers. Reviewers give it high marks, it won a "Best Book of the Year" award, & readers write unsolicited letters of praise. Some examples: "I wish I had this three years ago when I began homeschooling." "...the most practical manual I've ever read on the subject." "...just what I've been looking for ever since I started." "The simplicity of it all! I don't think any homeschooler should be without it." The author has been both a professor of education & a teacher of children, & is well known for her work in curriculum development. Distributed by Education Services, 8825 Blue Mountain Drive, Golden, CO 80402. Leave orders or messages at 303-234-5245. FAX 303-642-1288.

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User Review  - Tina - Goodreads

Dr. Ruth (not THAT Dr. Ruth) knows whereof she speaks and instructs! Ruth Beechick's books will always have an honored place on home education bookshelves as long as there is a potential student to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Had to stop when I got to the section on creation science. The social studies section seemed biased, too. Then I checked the publication date and it was 1993! Oh well. I got a few good ideas from it. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Ruth Beechick was born in Portland, Oregon, on August 29, 1925. She received an A.B. from Seattle Pacific University in 1947 and an M.A. Ed. (1963) and Ed.D. (1974) from Arizona State University. Initially Beechick moved to Alaska to earn money to finish her college degree. It was possible to teach in Alaska because a teacher shortage made teaching there without a teaching certificate possible. Beechink fell in love with Alaska and continued to live and teach there for about 18 years. She interrupted her stay in Alaska twice, once to return to Seattle to complete her undergraduate degree, and later when she moved to Arizona while working on her Masters. In 1974 she left Alaska again, this time to pursue a doctorate. At the same time, she left teaching to work in the publishing field, initially as an editor of books for children and educational materials. She formed her own company, Education Services, in Colorado in 1987. Beechick has written a series of books on schooling that includes Teaching Preschoolers, Teaching Kindergartners, Teaching Primaries and Teaching Juniors. She is also the author of A Home Start in Reading, An Easy Start in Arithmetic, and A Strong Start in Language, which are about home schooling. She coauthored Language and Thinking for Young Children. Beechick has written A Biblical Psychology of Learning, and authored or coauthored more than 100 books for Christian religious education. She is a frequent contributor to Christian magazines.

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