HSP 38 Charlotte Gleason: A Literary Lifestyle


In this episode of the Homeschool Snapshots podcast we chat with Charlotte Gleason, a homeschool mom of three, who loves food, literature, and teaching college-level classes.

Charlotte began homeschooling because she wanted her children to be able to run and play as well as have time to read. She encourages us to make literature and grammar an integral part of our homeschool as a way to prepare our children for success in college.

With a genuine love for teaching that shines through every book recommendation, Charlotte challenges us to find something that energizes us separate from our homeschool. For her it is teaching. What is it for you?

HSP 38 Charlotte Gleason: A Literary Lifestyle

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  • Anna says:

    I would love to hear what Language Arts program Charlotte has used with her kids! Veritas Press from kindergarten?

    • Charlotte Gleason says:

      My youngest is currently in kindergarten, and I have to admit I do not use a formal Language Arts program for him. I used “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons” for my older children and I am using it now. Honestly, I read out loud to him quite a bit for his “schooling.” We always have one chapter book I read to him (right now it is “The Silver Chair” by C.S. Lewis), and then I ask him to draw a picture to illustrate what we just read. When he is finished the picture, I ask him to tell me (in complete sentences) what to write about his pictures. Eventually, he will write his own explanations. My older two children are currently doing this as we read “The Princess Bride” together. I have stacks of these sketchbooks! The sketchbooks are my “Charlotte Mason” inspired method.

  • Sharron says:

    What about grammar? Any recommendations for older students?

    • Dawn Garrett says:

      Hi Sharron, When you’re asking about older students – middle school? high school? Can you help us with what you’re looking for?

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