Using Train up a Child Publishing Literature-based Curricula in your Private or Cottage School

Train up a Child Publishing curricula in your private or cottage school

Would you like to ditch the boring textbooks and use an innovative curriculum based on the way students actually learn? Try Train up a Child Publishing’s literature-based curricula in your private or cottage school.

If you are a school administrator or teacher who wants to do something more effective than traditional textbooks with your students, you may be asking yourself:

  • How can I Use a Homeschooling Curriculum in a Private School?
  • How would I use a literature-based curriculum in my classroom?
  • I only have so much time for literature, science, history, and the rest; how do I fit it all in?
  • Will my students learn enough if we are spending time reading whole books?
  • How do I fill in gaps of material not covered by whole books?
  • Can my school afford the books needed for this curriculum?
  • How will I evaluate my students?
  • How will my parents respond to this curriculum?
  • How do students using this curriculum do on standardized testing?

The above are all very valid questions that teachers have asked us when we assist them in using our curriculum in their classrooms. Some of our authors, who had been teachers for many years prior to homeschooling, particularly understand the challenges faced when you want to incorporate the best curriculum but need it to work within a classroom environment.

  • Your students to read and respond to great literature.
  • You to integrate subject areas in order to teach more in a shorter period of time.
  • For immersion into the subject matter which leads to greater student engagement, stronger comprehension, and a higher retention rate.
  • For students to learn to think rather than simply read and regurgitate facts.
  • You to create a room full of kids who love to read and love to learn.

Practical ways to utilize Train up a Child Publishing curricula in your classroom and your school:

  • You read aloud to your students.
  • Older students ‘visit’ to read aloud to your students.
  • Students rotate through stations (examples: listen to a book chapter on tape, work on mini-books to create lapbooks, maps/timelines/historically related assignments, writing assignments related to the book or time period)
  • Develop study groups and project groups.
  • Have students orally narrate as they read. This can be singly, in pairs or in a group.
  • Students working in pairs can design reports, reviews, etc., on various books and subjects.
  • Assign each student a different mini-research topic to cover those that are not directly addressed in the literature.
  • Work with other teachers, on the same or different grade levels, to create time period or other theme projects (Renaissance or other historical festivals, reenactments, subject-related thematic events, etc.)
  • Get parents involved by having parent/student teams work on reading books together and making presentations.

What makes Train up a Child Publishing literature-based curricula a superior curriculum choice for your private school?

The emphasis on Biblical values, valuable literature, concrete science concepts, varied learning styles, strong writing skills, and fine arts is attractive and satisfying to teachers, administrators and parents alike. Students love the switch to whole books and varied activities, leaving uninteresting texts and evaluations readily behind them!

For more information about using our curricula in the classroom, (as well as the answers to all the questions at the top of the page), continue here.

To find out more about using Train up a Child Unit Programs, Daily Lesson Plans and High School courses in your private or cottage school, including pricing information for one classroom or multi-classroom licensing, please get in touch with us. Please send your phone number if you would prefer to discuss your needs on the phone, along with times you are available to talk. We will confirm a phone appointment by email.

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