Homeschooling Stanton California 2018-05-31T19:29:35+00:00

Homeschooling Stanton, CA

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Are you one of the thousands of mom and dads looking for alternatives to the liberal Stanton public schools you are not alone! Great Homeschool Conventions is your premier provider of Homeschooling in Stanton, CA. We offer accredited Home Schooling Curriculum, Programs, Textbooks, Materials, Lesson Plans, Resources, and the best conventions you will ever go to! If this is your first step towards homeschooling, Great Homeschool Conventions will come see you with open arms. If you currently live in Stanton, CA or are moving to the area and are interested in homeschooling, you may have a ton of questions about how homeschooling works in Stanton, CA.

The top question we get asked is What kind of homeschool support is available to me in Stanton, California? Given California’s political agenda might be hard to believe but yes California allows homeschooling. However, if we take a look at the number of failed attempts to shut it down we can say that the state of California is not a homeschool friendly state. With that said individuals who want the best education for their children are now choosing homeschooling more than ever. A number of left-wing blogs have acused Great Homeschool Conventions of pushing the homeschooling agenda, as with all fake news, we are not saying that home school is better but if this what you want we want to be sure you have the best info at your disposal.

Homeschooling Curriculum in Stanton, CA

Getting accredited homeschool curriculum, programs, textbooks, materials, lesson plans, and resources in Stanton, California is not as easy as one may think. Possibly this is why our conferences are such a hit. Here you will be able to commingle from well-known speakers like Attorney Judy Sarden, Daniel Huerta, and Alie Bimm as well as leading vendors of homeschool curriculum, programs, textbooks, and lesson plans. After putting all the negative objections aside our focus is that American kids have the most complete education possible. Americans have more choices than their counterparts in Latin America and the UK. These are public school, private school, and home school. But, given the current ranking of the US education system many parents are seeking alternative solutions. For the great majority of stay-at-home parents private schooling is not something that can afford making home schooling the obvious choice. For additional information on how we can help you get started with home school for your kids, please stop by out our blog.

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Sight Words? Are You Serious?

“Are we still teaching sight words?” asked the young mother of two. “I mean, Dr. Fussbottom, they were doing that kind of thing when my grandmother was a little girl. Haven’t we…I don’t know…, moved past that sort of old-school stuff?”

“A fair question,” he said. “It is always good to re-visit things we’ve done for a long time, and ask if it is still valid to continue the practice. Let me share a few things about sight words, and then I’ll let you tell me the answer to your question.”

“Alright,” she said. “But I’ve got kids waiting on me. You’ll have to make this quick.”

“Won’t take but a moment, I promise,” he said.

Gathering himself to his fullest stature and smoothing out his rumpled suit jacket, Dr. Fussbottom began.

“When a reader is attempting to decode a word we sometimes say he is trying to ‘sound out’ the word. This is one of several decoding skills that become very useful to a reader growing in his or her reading abilities. As important as these skills are, it is also very important for readers to instantly recognize certain words without having to decode them in any way. These are words that appear over and over again so frequently that the reader needs to be able simply to recognize them on sight without having to labor in any way to decode them. For example, consider the word ‘the.’ This is the most common of all words, and appears about 75 times every one thousand words. Other words like ‘of,’ ‘to,’ ‘and,’ ‘is,’ ‘it,’ ‘but,’ and ‘was’ are just a few of these very common words that also appear with great frequency. Think about the following astonishing facts.”

He was gathering steam now, and he could tell he had this young mother absolutely mesmerized. Or maybe she was just being polite. He was never very good at making those distinctions, so he decided to go with mesmerized. Lest he lose the heightened drama of the moment, he quickly pressed forward.

“The ten most common words make up 24 percent of all printed material. Just ten words. The 25 most frequently-appearing words make up about one-third of all printed material, and the top 100 words constitute about half of the words you will encounter in print. Can you imagine how much it would slow us down if every time we encountered these words we had to pause for a moment to decode them? Every time you came upon the word ‘the,’ it would be like a speed bump. Multiply that by the regular appearance of a couple hundred similar words, and you can appreciate the value of knowing these words immediately on sight.”

Dr. Fussbottom paused, trying to read the young mother’s face.

“I know you need to go,” he said. “Can I tell you just one more thing?”

“Sure,” she said. “Give me your one more thing.”

“Well,” he started. “To know a word as a sight word, there must be instant recognition. That means no decoding going on whatsoever. When we get to the actual testing of these sight words, students will be required to identify the word having seen it flashed for a second or less. The bottom line is that even though sight word mastery is only one piece of the reading puzzle, you can do your young readers an enormous favor by making sure they have truly mastered a few hundred of the most common sight words.”

He paused and waited, looking at her expectantly.

“Okay,” she finally said. “I guess I am going to need to find some flash cards.”

“Actually, no,” he said. “I mean, flash cards are okay, but there are many other ways to teach sight words besides flash card drill.”

He saw the surprised and pleased look on her face. She said that she really did have to go, but asked if they could meet again. She wanted to hear more about alternate ways to teach sight words. Dr. Fussbottom handed her his business card, and said, “Let me know when it’s a good time for you.” And with that he was off to catch his flight to Bratislava.

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