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?
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 ...
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.
I like The Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola and Pocketful of Pinecones
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.
Simply Charlotte Mason has a DVD seminar. Kinda pricey compared to most books, but really good. Or When Children Love To Learn.