Poetry… It’s been described as “the lava of the imagination,” “idiosyncratic as the spider’s delicate web,” and “just the evidence of life.” Sounds pretty important, right? But it can also be rather intimidating. We all know we should be including poetry in our homeschools, but when the rubber hits the road, just how is that to be done? Discover fun ways to introduce poetry into your homeschool or to enhance what you are already doing. Julie jumps right into the heart of the matter, exploring a range of ideas from very simple activities to more involved projects involving various media, with some examples that you can see for yourself. Learn how to put poetry into motion in your home!


A die-hard homeschooler since 2001, Julie has spent the last 12 years fine-tuning her homeschool methods and goals. At the present time she uses The Four Year Plan as the framework from which she carries out those methods and goals. Her favorite subjects to explore with her children are history, geography, and literature. She enjoys reading, gardening, sewing, blogging, laughing, playing basketball with her family, eating Nutella, and napping. She and her husband, Rick, have been married since 1991 and have five children, two dogs, and two parakeets… and they all live happily ever now in eastern North Carolina.

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