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#1 of 8 Old 04-16-2010, 03:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We're looking to be literature based next year. We're doing a trial run the end of this year, and I want to do some reading. What is your favorite reading on the method? Detailed "how-tos" would be nice. But if there's something really good on the "big picture", what is it?

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I would esp looove a "how to" ... I loove books, and we plan to tie in books and base everything (most) on books .. but it still seems a bit foggy as to the pratical penicl meets paper aspect ...

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www.queenhomeschool.com I think this is the one that makes it easiest to follow.

www.simplycharlottemason.com is very helpful as well.

www.amblesideonline.org has loads of reading/info for you. I have to admit, though, that I got overwhelmed with this one and gave up on CM emphasis for a while when I was using this one. I think it is very helpful, but you might want to tweak.

Really, the first one I listed is the easiest way to get going w/CM, I think.
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I love the CM method and we currently use Ambleside Online (secularly). Here are a couple of links that explain about CM and a couple specifically regarding AO:

Charlotte Mason in a Nutshell

The Charlotte Mason Method

http://www.amblesideonline.org/FAQ.shtml

http://www.amblesideonline.org/curriculum.shtml#years

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I like The Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola and Pocketful of Pinecones
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I second Ambleside Online and The Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola.

I also really like Catherine Levison's "A Charlotte Mason Education" and Susan Shaeffer Macaulay's "For the Children's Sake".

Penny Gardner has a guide for $5 and a good site with tons of resources and links.

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http://www.charlottemasonhelp.com/

is the best I have seen.

I belong to the Ambleside Online Year 0 yahoo group (not offically AO supported) but frankly i don't get a lot out of it.

I am still pretty shaky and the pratical rubber meets the road stuff -- but as for the ideal

http://www.charlottemasonhelp.com/ has really helped.

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Simply Charlotte Mason has a DVD seminar. Kinda pricey compared to most books, but really good. Or When Children Love To Learn.

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