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Charlotte Mason Composition: What Not to Do

  What not to do is actually pretty simple, because Miss Mason gave us a very specific set of bad examples and horrible warnings in volume 1.  I repost it below, adapted, paraphrased, and even somewhat rearranged for my purposes to bring out some points I wish to highlight: An Educational Futility. (Webster’s 1828 gives […]

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Composition, IV

There’s a lot of material below, fleshing out the items I put in this handy printable chart you can save and keep in your own notebook, or post to the fridge.  To print, click on the picture to enlarge. Set your printer orientation to landscape, and this is important, set the margins to .25.   […]

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Charlotte Mason Composition Method, Part III

  Housekeeping note:  We had to change how we stored images for the blog, and that didn’t always result in old blog posts retaining their images.  If you right click on any  ‘broken’ images you see, that should open up the image in a new tab for you so you can see it.   Here’s […]

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Composition: Charlotte Mason’s Methods Work, part II

  I think that most people know Charlotte Mason’s methods include no formal curriculum for grammar and composition until middle school. That doesn’t mean, however, that you do nothing. It’s not enough to just skip the language arts workbooks- Charlotte Mason’s methods work best when you focus at least as much on what you and the […]

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Composition CM Style: The Method Works

My four oldest girls were reared largely on CM’s methods, particularly in composition and writing.  Three of them write exceptionally well, one of them writes better than most and quite clearly.  She doesn’t love it, but that’s okay.  Not every child must love every single thing.  Children are, as Miss Mason reminds us constantly, born […]

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