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Teaching a Biography Writing Class (Part 2)

July 25, 2017

This blog entry is a continuation of Part I. For homeschool co-ops that find this a worthwhile project, I am including a general outline of how I taught this class at my homeschool co-op this past spring. I taught the grade 5/6 class, comprising 9 students, for an eight-week term. WEEK ONE: CLASS CONTENT What is [...]

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Writing a Biography on a Family Member (Part I)

June 14, 2017

She wasn’t the oldest  (I had always thought she was). There was one born before her. A boy. A stillborn. Boys were favored over girls back then—but the stillborn led her parents to believe that having a boy was bad luck. In Hong Kong, her grade school teacher had accused [my mom] of stealing money [...]

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