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Loving Language Arts – Nicki Truesdell, Part 1

Nicki Truesdell is back on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast to talk with Yvette Hampton about learning to LOVE language arts and teaching it so your kids will love it too, bringing History to life, and homeschooling multiple children in different age groups.

Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this important conversation.

Loving Language Arts - Nicki Truesdell on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast

Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel.

Nicki Truesdell is a second-generation homeschooler and the author of Anyone Can Homeschool. Texas born and raised, she is mother to five children and a homemaker at heart, who loves books, freedom, history, and quilts. Nicki believes that homeschooling can be relaxed and that history is fun, and both can be done with minimal cost or stress, no matter your family’s circumstances. 

Topics discussed in this interview:

  • Reading lays the foundation for language arts
  • Simple copy work builds spelling and grammar skill on the foundation that reading lays
  • Five steps to making History fun and relevant
  • Using Historical Literature to make history come alive
  • Making crafts to make history memorable
  • Why teaching history chronologically is critical
  • The importance of using primary sources when teaching history
  • How to make homeschooling work with multiple age ranges

Recommended Resources: 

NickiTruesdell.com

KnowledgeKeepersBookstore.com

Anyone Can Homeschool: Overcoming Obstacles to Home Education, by Nicki Truesdell 

Book Lists on Nicki’s Website

Adams Synchronological Chart or Map of History – Historical Timeline Wall Panel, by Sebastian Adams

Managers of Their Homes: A Practical Guide to Daily Scheduling for Christian Homeschool Families, by Steven Maxwell

Large Family Logistics, by Kim Brenneman

The Bible Smuggler, by Louise A. Vernon

The Great and Terrible Quest, by Margaret Lovett

Little House Books Complete Set, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Anyone Can Homeschool! – Nicki Truesdell on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast 

 

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About the Author
Yvette Hampton - Host Yvette is a homeschool mom through and through, but it wasn't supposed to be this way. Like so many other homeschoolers, Yvette and her husband, Garritt, said they would NEVER homeschool their kids, but God had other plans. Yvette is the producer and host of the upcoming documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, being directed by her husband, Garritt Hampton. As a mom who is concerned for the future of this generation and the future of our country, Yvette has a deep passion to see a culture shift by encouraging people through the truth of God’s Word. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom! - - - - - - - - - - - - In the fall of 2016, she and her family sold their home and almost all of their possessions, loaded up in an RV, and began traveling the country to film Schoolhouse Rocked. They have a passion for the homeschool community and are humbled and honored that the Lord has called them to tell the stories of the millions of families who have been impacted by the homeschool revolution. - - - - - - - - - - - - Yvette and Garritt have been married since 1995. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Lacey, who they have homeschooled since the very beginning. - - - - - - - - - - - - To see the Schoolhouse Rocked movie trailer and find out more visit SchoolhouseRocked.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aby Rinella - Cohost Aby Rinella is homeschool mom to 3, writer, speaker and director of her local homeschool support group. She writes and speaks to encourage and inspire women to live the life they were designed to live, to train up their children in God’s Word and to stand on truth in a culture that has lost its foundation. Aby and her husband, Jesse, love the outdoors and speak and write on the benefits of pointing children to their Creator by spending time in His creation. Aby is a featured speaker for the 2020 Homegrown Generation Family Expo. - - - - - - - - - - - - Read more from Aby at CalledToTheTop.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Garritt Hampton - Producer Garritt is a entertainment industry veteran who got his start in the record industry before moving into film. His credits include some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. He is passionate about using his talents to build up the family and glorify God.