For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Monday, January 23, 2017

Social Science, Science and Exploring our World - Our Path

Week 4 of the 2017 Virtual Curriculum Fair is here, and it is time to talk about History, Geography, and Science. You can check Homeschooling Hearts and Minds our host for this curriculum fair to read more about it.

Social Science has been the easier school subject to cover since grade 2, when I stumbled upon Tapestry of Grace. There has been no turning back and will not be. I invested in the four years of this curriculum which is rotation based curriculum. This is our 7th year using it and we are at our 2nd rotation of year 3 (The Exploration Age).

With TOG the boys have been able to explore the World from past to present from a Geography and History perspective. The advantage of repetition offered by this curriculum is that they get to look at time from different perspective when they go over certain periods of time again. Also with TOG you cover civic as well and government which allow for the kids to really understand the world around them.

My oldest has always been into History, so it has not been a problem for him to connect the material being covered to present day events and places. He has mastered his Geography through TOG. My youngest on the other hand is not a History or Geography fan, but is learning to appreciate its value and relevance. I actually had to supplement Geography for him as he just was not into it. I used various workbooks and ESA.

I have written a lot about Tapestry of Grace on this blog, so have a look for more details about this program, especially my evaluation post about it.

When it comes to Science, I have a different story to tell. I have yet to LOVE a curriculum. A reason for that might be that I am not the science girl (even though hubby is). We have covered Science using different curriculum up to now, but with my oldest almost in High School I feel I need to be more intentional about this. This year I stumble upon ClassiQuest Science Biology, but am having trouble following through with it. Biology has been the one branch of Science the most neglected in our school. I also have Mr Q Classic Science Adv Chemistry which is next on my to do.

Here for a brief overview of our path in exploring the world around us!

Please visit my fellow homeschool bloggers who are talking about Exploring Our World this week:

Note: all links will be LIVE by Monday 1/23 at noon EST.
Notebooking Our Way through History by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
Studying the Where and How by Michele@Family, Faith and Fridays
The History of Our Mysterious Struggle With History by Laura @ Four Little Penguins
Social Science, Science and Exploring our World - Our Path by Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
Learning History Through Fiction by Kristen @ Sunrise to Sunset
History in Our Homeschool by Amanda H @ Hopkins Homeschool
Exploring Our World Through History And Science by Laura @ Day by Day in Our World
Bringing History to Life! by Yvie @ Gypsy Road
History, Living Books and the Imagination by Sarah @ Delivering Grace
Exploring our world comes in many different forms. by Kim @ Good Sweet Love
Bible, History and Geography by Lizzy @ Peaches At Home
Beyond the Books - Social Studies and Science by Shecki @ Greatly Blessed
Exploring the World with Living Books by Brittney @ Mom's Heart
High School History & Science without Textbooks by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool
Exploring the World Starting with Canada by Annette @ A Net in Time
Visit The World Through Video by Lori H @ At Home: where life happens
Nature Study is Our Favorite Way to Do Science by HillaryM @ Walking Fruitfully
What A Wonderful World by Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
The Time we got Lost in the Woods by Dana Hanley @ Roscommon Acres

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Math and Logic in Our Homechool - What do we Use

Week 3 of The Virtual Curriculum Fair hosted by Homeschooling Hearts and Minds is all about Math and Logic, discovering patterns. How did (do) we tackle this in our homeschool? Read along!

I will first start by saying that I have two children who approach Math very differently. One loves it and the mechanics of it, but sometimes struggles with the logic of it (he's got his own logic, which he gets from me unfortunately). That said, he does pretty well and is actually ahead of his grade. My other son does not like the repetition and practice aspect of math, though he most often has little difficulty to understand the concepts. He is doing fine and is at grade level.

In the elementary levels we have used Singapore Math (grade 1 and 2), which I would highly recommend. It is a strong Math curriculum. The boys got strong foundations from it. We ended up settling for Math on the Level, which attracted me because of its cost effectiveness. MoL covers everything you need for grades 1-8. You can check my evaluation post of it for more details.

Also up to this year I was blessed to be part of the TOS Review Crew and got to review lots of wonderful Math curriculum. Check out my Review tab on this blog for a complete list of those. My favorite, and the one we used most has been CTC Math. It was easy to use and the boys reasonably liked it. So, between all of these, basic Math has been well covered! Thank God!

Now that the boys are in middle school and tackling Pre-algebra and Algebra courses, my husband, who has always disliked online math programs, required them to do paper Math. To that end I decided to give Alpha and Omega Lifepac a try. My hubby who is a chemistry graduate grew up on these so I figured let's try that. They are both covering grade 8 this year, and so far so good. Because of the departure from online teaching, I gave my hubby the job of teaching Math when issues arises. AOP Lifepac is pretty self-teaching,which is what I like, given that the boys are pretty independent..

In the last couple of years, to address the paper math issue, I had complemented CTC Math with Kumon books and Life of Fred, so we will be continuing with these as well as extra practice.

As for Logic, check my previous years' Curriculum Fair posts to see what we have done up to now. This year  my youngest started The Fallacy Detective and my oldest finished up The Art of Argument and is about to start the Discovery of Deduction.

And that is it, check the other posts in the series!

Monday, January 9, 2017

How We Cover The Language Arts in our Homeschool

Welcome to week 2 of the 2017 Virtual Curriculum Fair hosted by Homeschooling Hearts and Minds. This week we will be talking about the Language Arts.

When it comes to the Language Arts, it is a very important subject in our homeschool. As a classical homeschooler, mastering the Language Arts is a very important step and component of our study.


Both the boys read at a young age with minimum teaching from me. I had to catch up in teaching them some phonics so that they could learn to read well. I do believe both whole language learning and phonetic learning are essential for a good reading education. They both read above their grades and have good comprehension. I am very thankful to The Logic of English as it helped me fill in the gap of whatever they lacked in the area of phonetic awareness. I used the Essentials program then and would recommend both the Foundations and Essentials, as a worthwhile reading and spelling curriculum. Read my review of it to learn more.


This area, along with Writing has been the most neglected aspect of our Language Arts course of study. I have struggled to find a program that worked for my boys, one reason being their reluctance to writing which lasted until the last couple of years. Using the Logic of English helped a lot in improving their spelling skills, and then, thanks to my time as a reviewer with the TOS, we had the privilege to try a few spelling curriculum that also added to their progress. Most recently we have been using Essential Skills Advantage. You can read my review of ESA  to learn more.


When the boys were young we did First Language Lessons as their foundation. This worked very well for them. After FFL 4, I moved Zach to Michael Clay Thompson Grammar series, and this is what he is doing right now. We are using the Ibook interactive version of The Magic Lens 1 which Zach is enjoying.

With my youngest, because he thrives on workbook, unlike my oldest, I used a variety of curriculum such as Simply Grammar, with him. Now that he is in grade 6, we have settled for Analytical Grammar, which seems to be working well for him.


As I mentioned earlier, Writing has been a bit neglected as well, but about 3 years ago I found Writing and Rhetoric and have stuck with it. We stated with level 1: Fable and are now at level 5: Refutation and Confirmation.  This program is really good in teaching the content and different styles of writing, but the boys still need lots of practice with Essay writing. This is one of my goals for this year and next year, as Zach enters High School. I am hoping to use the Writing curriculum from Tapestry of Grace, but am thinking I might need to add another, except I am not sure what yet! I did review Writing and Rhetoric in the past, so feel free to check it out!


The boys love reading and have been reading a variety of books for pleasure. That said, I have also required them to follow the Literature thread of Tapestry of grace which has served to expose them to classic works of literature and which contains literature study. With this program they will cover the different aspects of literature analysis. They do this as part of an online co-op, which makes it easier for me.

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A couple of things I love adding to our Language Arts line up is copywork and dictation. Copywork has a lot of benefits attached to it, such as improving spelling and penmanship as well as memorization. we like to use products from Homeschool Copywork where you get to copy Bible verses or quotes from artists. As for dictation, I have done it on and off and have been wanting to get to it, so this is another one of our goal for this year.

There you have it; our Language Arts curriculum line up. Do not forget to check out the other posts this week:

Delight Directed High School English by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
Act Your Part Well- 2017 VCF by Lisa @ Golden Grasses
The Search For Language by Michele@Family, Faith and Fridays
Our Top Picks for Language Arts by Amanda H @ Hopkins Homeschool
Multiple Approaches to Language Arts in 2017 by Laura @ Day by Day in Our World
How We Cover the Language Arts in Our Homeschool by Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory

Use Your Words by Laura @ Four Little Penguins
The Art of Perfecting Macarons by Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life
Loving Languages Every Day by Jen K @ A Peace of Mind
Speech Therapy & Elementary Latin by Yvie @ Gypsy Road
The Readin' and Writin' Part of Homeschool by Shecki @ Greatly Blessed
Children Who Love Books by Lizzy @ Peaches At Home
Customizing High School Language Credits by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool
A Poetry Feast by Sarah @ Delivering Grace
Teaching Language Arts without Curriculum by Brittney @ Mom's Heart
I know your pain and it is worth it! by Kim @ Good Sweet Love
Language Arts: Our Style by Annette @ A Net in Time
Words! Words! Words! by Lisa M @McClanahan 7
10 Wonderful Word Games (+1) by Lori @ At Home: where life happens

Finding the Right Words by Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
What About Reading Comprehension? by Kristen @ Sunrise to Sunset
Teaching Grammar and Writing Through Discussion by Chelli @ The Planted Trees

You can add your Language Arts related posts as well if you want to join in the fun:

Monday, January 2, 2017

Homeschooling - A Glimpse into How We Do it

2016 was a pretty skimpy blogging year for me. Ask me why, I am not sure I have an answer for you beside life happening and writing inspiration fading.

With a new year upon us I will try to get back on the blogging scene and what best topic to start the year with than giving you a glimpse into what homeschooling looks like in our home with now two teenagers.

In the past 4 years I have enjoyed participating in the Virtual Curriculum Fair hosted by Homechooling Hearts and Minds, so I am happy to start my year participating once more.

For those who are not familiar with the Virtual Curiculum Fair, it is a month long series of posts, where over 20 homeschoolers share about their homeschool curriculum and how they homeschool.

The weeks will go as follow:
Week 1: See How We Learn/Welcome to the VCF
Week 2: Playing with Words
Week 3: Discovering Patterns
Week 4: Exploring Our World
Week 5: Seeking Beauty

So how do we learn here? this is the topic of this post.

As  mentioned before on this blog we are relaxed classical homeschoolers. this means that we follow a classical philosophy of homeschooling but in a more relaxed way than most classical homeschoolers do. More on this in my series Relaxed Classical Homeschooling.

Now that my kids are older, independence is the key word in how they learn. They each have a set of subjects that are supposed to be done daily and a loose schedule that they also follow daily and weekly. I do not require them to do such and such as such and such time, only that certain subjects be completed in a week at a certain pace. That said, I am always available and ready to explain or teach something when they need me. I am more of a coach and facilitator in this new stage

This plays out very differently between my two boys. One is very organized and spaces his work out very evenly  with time of day and days in the week. The other is more of a last minute type of child. I am working with him  on learning to be more proactive and organized.

Curriculum are a big part of our homeschool routine. The boys have curriculum for every school subject on their schedule: Math, Science, Spelling, Writing, Logic, Bible, Social science subjects.

An added element t our homeschool life is the fact that we are a ministry family (dad is a pastor). As such life can be very busy with church activities and a lot of our time is spent at church or participating in church or ministry related activities, so the boys have had to learn to jungle their school load. Also, because takes his day off on Thursday, Thursday is a quasi-day off for us too. When they were younger it used to be  a full day off, but with their load increasing they end up having do some school on Thursday.

All this turns out to be that every day is different here. Most days start late, some days are heavier than others, some days the boys are still doing school late in the evening. I do allow them to take their break at their own schedule and pursue their interest, given that my rule is the work need to be completed within a weekly time frame.This is where the relaxed part of our homeschool comes in.

So this is a very succinct glimpse of how we school here, in the next few weeks we will go in more details as to what we do, meanwhile read about how others run their homeschooling by following the links below:

The Evolution of Our Homeschool by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
Us-School Because We Are Us, Not Someone Else by Laura @ Four Little Penguins
It's All About the School by Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays
Setting the Stage- the 2017 Virtual Curriculum Fair! by Lisa N. @ Golden Grasses
New Year, New Goals, New School! by Amanda H @ Hopkins Homeschool
Spotlight on How We Learn in Our Homeschool by Laura @ Day by Day in Our World
Our Unique Eclectic Homeschool  by Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life
How We Learn on the Go by Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
Home Education - 10 Ways We Make It Work by Lizzy @ Peaches At Home
Schedules, where would I be without them? by Kim @ Good Sweet Love
Education at Our House by Shecki @ Greatly Blessed
Starting the Day Well by Sarah @ Delivering Grace
Making a Change - Accountability and Responsibility Through Routine by Lori H @ At Home: where life happens
A time to be encouraged is coming.. the Virtual Curriculum Fair by Annette @ A Net in Time
Loving the Moment! by Jen K @ A Peace of Mind
Keeping Our Homeschool Organized by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool
Homeschool Goal Setting – Looking Forward, Looking Back by Kristen @ Sunrise to Sunset
How We Choose Curriculum by Brittney @ Mom's Heart
This Is How We Homeschool by Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
How we don't learn in our homeschool & how I don't plan {2017 Virtual Homeschool Curriculum Fair} by Meghan @ Quiet in the Chaos
Learning Our Way by Lisa @ McClanahan 7
Limping Along: Our Semi-Eclectic Approach to Homeschooling by Debra @Footprints in the Butter
2017 Virtual Curriculum Fair: See How We Learn by Dana L @ Luv'N Lambert Life

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Accountable2You -TOS Review

For my last review this year, I have a very timely and important product for you. We live in such a technological and advance era that it can be scary to hear about all the things our kids can be exposed to using internet devices. As homeschool children especially, the use of devices is a daily occurrence, and we cannot always be right next to our children to see where they end up on the Internet. The product the crew got to review this past month is one that will help you monitor just that threat while at the same time teach some accountability.

Accountable2You is ash online service put out by a christian company that wants to help families and individuals to take control of their internet habits by keeping them accountable.

Accountable2You offered the crew four of their plans to check out:

Family Plan: perfect for multiple family members and for multiple devices
Individual Plan: monitoring of one person, up to six devices
Group Plan: perfect for homeschool, or church groups
Business Plan: perfect for businesses that want to keep their employers accountable

Accountable2You is very easy to set up. They guide you through the process step by step. When it comes to OS mobile devices, you do need to use a specific browser beside the standard Firefox.

I opted for our family to review the family plan so I could monitor my boys on their computer and Ipad. When you set up your account and devices you are asked who the accountability person is and how you want the reports. I opted for myself as the accountability person and for daily e-mail reports. So everyday I have been receiving a report.

Accountable2You is a monitoring and tracking device. It does not filter. It tells you if a person has visited questionable websites, so that you can in turn challenge them about it. We already had Open DSN on our devices which filters content, so accountable2You did not record any objectionable activity. You can also set questionable words to be alerted about if you have some things you wish your children not to be exposed to, whatever that may be.

Accountable2You offers a few features such as GPS tracker, which allows you to know where the devices are being taken. Also you can set multiple accountability partners even one for each device. You can set your notifications to text or e-mail, daily, weekly or hourly.

The reports are pretty details, it lists all the websites being visited, which device and what time.

If you are looking for a tool to help you or anyone in your family be accountable, or a help for curbing habits on the internet, this is definitely a tool to check out.

With two rising teenagers, this is a very useful and helpful tool as it allows me to know where they spend their time online and therefore challenge them about it, if I think it could be used better, and then hold them accountable for it.

One of the great thing about Accountable2You is how it works on all devices and platforms: Windows, Apple, Linux, computer, Iphones, Ipads, Kindles, you name it.

Check them out on Facebook and Twitter and read the other crew members' reviews.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Online Christian Filmmakers Academy - TOS Review

My oldest is very interested in movies and film. So, when the chance to review a filmmaking course, through the Homeschool Review Crew, came along he asked to be on it. The course in question is called Online Christian Filmmakers Academy and is put out by Family Gravity Media, a division of Family for Christ Ministries inc.

As you can tell this course is put together by Christians, who love filmmaking, and want to pass on what they have learned to the younger generation.

The course is a set of video modules (5 in total):
  • The Camera - covers everything that has to do with a camera (type, lenses, ISO, support)
  • Cinematography - covers color temp and white balance, lighting and framing
  • Sound - covers equipment, microphone, recording
  • Pre-Production - covers story, screenplay, paperwork, the team
  • Production - covers the crew, etiquette, directing, the slate, and the actual step of the filming process.
Each module in turn contains a set of videos on that topic. The videos vary in length, from 1 minute to 15 minutes. Each modules also come with a quiz at the end of that module.

This course focuses on the cinematography part of filmmaking. My son found the first few videos dry and not exactly what he was expecting. He is more into the producing, story telling part of filmmaking than the actual filming I realized. And we both learned that both are equally important! This particular course focuses on the camera, what to use and how to use it, specifically the DSLR. It is pretty detailed about the intricacies of each topic, lighting, sound and everything that has to do with using a camera and the effect produced. The authors obviously know what they are talking about.

I think my son is looking forward to the production part of the course, since that is what he is most interested in. He wants to do more producing than actual filming (I think he is hoping someone else would do that :-)). Nevertheless he has been going through the course awaiting the part he wants to know. He did say that the videos get more interesting as you move along.

The videos are made by a father and son team combo who have experience in filmmaking. The videos are live, that is one of the team member is actually teaching. the videos include examples and pictures and more.

Overall this course is great for students (and adults) who love photography and want to learn the basics of filmmaking. It is easily set up and equally easy to understand and follow. The main thing being having the equipment to practice. It is online so internet connection is a must as well.

If you are interested, for you my readers, Online Christian Filmmakers Academy is offering a $100 off coupon (original price $299). Use coupon code: FALLCREW16, at the checkout. This coupon is valid until November 30. What a nice deal!  Go check it out and read the other crew members' reviews!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

MyFreezEasy - TOS Review

Today I have a very interesting and practical review for you. It is food related. How about that?

The crew got to review MyFreezEasy, a site where you can learn how to make meals that you can freeze to just take out at a later time, and enjoy with minimum effort. We were offered the premium annual membership to Freezer Meal Plan Membership.

This site is packed-full with tips, and goody meals for your family to enjoy. The idea is to provide you with meals that you can save up in your freezer for those days when you have no time to prepare a meal in your kitchen - you know those days when you are out all day and forgot to stick something in the crockpot.

The great thing about My FreezEasy is that it does not assume you are a pro at this freezer cooking thing. It has lots of videos to teach you the benefits and the how to of the whole process. I needed that because, as much as I have always been intrigued by it, I never looked at it very closely.

My FreezEasy, on top of guiding you through the process of freezer cooking, offer plans that are very detailed. Each recipes have what you need to do in details, from the recipe to the grocery list needed, to the actual steps of the freezer bag preparation. It even has videos for you to see how it is done, if you are more of a visual person.

The idea of MyFreezEasy is for you to prepare 10 meals in an hour and have those set aside in your freezer. It is really 5 recipes doubled up into 10 separate meals.

Now for the recipes themselves, well, if you are like me and like variety, you won't be disappointed. My favorite thing about MyFreezEasy, beside the very detailed step by step guidance, is the selection of recipes. You are given choices and I love that! Every month you are given a choice of 8 sets:
The 20: 20 meals instead of 10
Gluten Free
All Pork Chops
All ground Beef
All Chicken
Slow Cooker
Clean Eats

Each set of meals come as a downloadable PDF which contains all the instructions you need.

The recipes are actually quite easy an use simple ingredients. Nothing really fancy, but tasty.

With the premium membership you also have access to the MyFreeEasy database and can make up your own plan if you wish, with the dishes that you want to include in it that fit your liking.

Each set of meals also come with a downloadable sheet with all the labels for your freezer bags or containers.

When I first got my log-in, I went for the all chicken, all pork chops and slow cooker sets, and downloaded these meal plans, as I tend to buy pork chops and chicken in bulk, and love my slow-cooker.

My only complaint is that since you are making so many meals, you really need a lot of meat, which is more than I normally buy, so I found it hard to complete the meal set. That said, you can make less than the 10 meals suggested, that is make 1 of each instead of 2. My FreezEasy is very adaptable and easy to use. I give it a two thumbs up for practicality and usefulness. Check it out and visit their social media as well:
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Everyday Education {Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers} - TOS Review

I have a rising high schoolers, and as I am getting ready and preparing for High School and eventually university or college, one of things my son and I came to agree on is that he most likely will be heading for a major or minor in English. He has always loved writing stories. So, when the chance to review a product relating to writing for the High Schooler came up for reviews I volunteered, of course, even if he won't be officially in High School till next school year.
The product in question is Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers put out by Everyday Education, LLC. What it is is as the name suggest a handbook for writers that will help the student to become a better writer as he prepares to enter college. It covers essay writing and punctuation, style and usage. It is a hefty book ( 420 pages). I received the e-book version and downloaded on several devices for easy access. What does it contain?

Part I: Everything to know about writing Essays and Arguements
  • Arguments: setting up, defining terms
  • Deduction and induction
  • Organizing the main body
  • Paragraph structure and functions
  • Writing arguments about literary works
  • Sample outlines of essays and research papers
  • Critical approaches to Shakespeare
  • Literary evaluation criteria
Part II: Everything about usage and style
  • Grammar covering phrases, sentence structures, clauses
  • Word usage covering a lot of homophones, misused words and plurals
  • Punctuation
  • Pronoun 
  • Parallelism or Parallel structure
  • Modifier, gerund and infinitives
  • Clarity, logic and structure
  • References and biographies
  • Basic format for essays and research papers
It also includes some reference sheets at the end of the book:
  • Visual Guide to Organizing Your papers
  • The Six Sections of an Approach Paper
  • Things a Paragraph can do
  • Rubric for Writing Evaluation

The authors are very qualified:
  • Ian Johnston, retired instructor, graduate from McGill Inuversity, Bristol University and University of Toronto 
  • Janice Campbell, writer, conference speaker and graduated homechool mom. She is a graduate from Mary Baldwin College in English.
This book is very comprehensive. There is a lot of concepts covered and there are no pictures. As such it can seem quite overwhelming. That said, you just need to look for the part that you need help with and go from there.

At this time I was most interested in the clauses, sentences, structure, usage and style section. The handbook gives you the guidelines and tips for good writing, therefore it tells you what not to do, what to avoid and how to best expressed thoughts in a way that grammatically correct and expresses it best. Here is an example:
"1.10 Compound Subject as a Single Unit
Occasionally, a compound subject will take a singular verb. This normally occurs
only when the two nouns form a single unit and always appear together as a
unit (e.g., macaroni and cheese, ham and eggs, hack and squirt, rock and roll, fish
and chips, and so forth).
Macaroni and cheese is my favorite food.
Rock and roll is a cacophonous form of audio entertainment." (p.243)
I am looking forward to using more of this with my kids as they write more. This is great to use as a stand alone or in connection with a writing curriculum where you have to write essays or arguments. If you are not sure about something relating to how to say or express something, you will find a answer there. If you are looking for style, usage and structure help, you will find an answer there too.

This handbook could be just read through as well, as there are a lot of information in there that you may not think you need to know, but is really handy to know, as it turns out. Here is another example:
"7.6 Use of As
Be careful with the word “as” when you use it to introduce a dependent clause.
Usually the word is a poor choice because it is inherently ambiguous.
As I drove home, the argument started.
Does as here mean since, or while, or when? The reader is not certain. So rather
than using as here, select the most precise word to express what you mean (since,
while, or when).
7.7 Use of Transitions
Use transition words frequently and properly to indicate the logical flow of your
paragraph, especially in relation to the previous paragraph. The skilful use of transition
words and phrases is one of the best and most sophisticated ways to keep the
reader in very close and clear contact with your argument.
Some of the commonest words and phrases which function as effective indicators
of logical transitions are the following:......"   (p.340)
All in all I give this product two thumbs up as a very useful and handy resource for any aspiring (or not) writer, parents included!

Everyday Education offers other pretty cool products, check them out on their social media.

FB page: https://Facebook/excellenceinlit/

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