I have taught a variety of courses (from Spanish to ASL to ELA) at homeschool co-ops. I currently homeschool my two children. I blog about homeschooling, teaching, and learning at Line Upon Line. Sometimes I offer samples of my products for free on that site. You can also find Line Upon Line Learning at Facebook. My passions are classic literature (especially Victorian literature), photography, and design. I am a voracious reader and have kept a books blog about classics, nonfiction, and children's literature at Rebecca Reads since 2008.
Eclectic. I teach according to my children's needs for learning. Homeschooling should be fun and effective. I rely a lot on classic picture books and classic literature.
My books blog was recognized by the blogging community as one of the top three Classics Books Blogs. I have twice been selected as a first-round panelist for fiction picture books for the CYBILS awards (Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards). For this, I was able to read and review the nominated picture books in a three month period (more than 200 picture books each year) and then discuss with a committee which of the books should be one of the 7 finalists for the award.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in English, with a focus in Editing, and a minor in International Studies.
I've spent time in Jerusalem (two months), South America (Boliva for three months), and Australia (16 months), and I currently reside in the Chicagoland area.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Foreign Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Cooking, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics