This is a note to all homeschooling parents looking to include my novels in their home education program. Surprisingly, many parents don’t take the time to read first the books they assign to their children. I feel that this is a great disadvantage to them and their children. My suggestion before assigning any of my teen novels to your children is to take the time to read them yourself for the following reasons:
- You can determine whether the novel is appropriate for your child. All my novels are great learning tools for teens, but some do introduce controversial themes. I’m not graphic in descriptions of controversial topics, but I do touch upon those issues enough to get necessary perspective. And so, I do feel that only a parent can decide if their child is ready to learn about certain issues. For example:
- Themes for The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch include: Past adversity, emotional abuse, and loss.
- Themes for Freeing Tanner Rose include: Addiction, loss, immodesty, and purity.
- You can set up a lesson plan that meets your current curriculum. Because of the many themes intertwined in each book, it offers many opportunities for learning. Whether you want to introduce a topic or work on writing techniques, you can establish a plan that’s unique to your child’s personal needs.
- You know what your children are reading and can respond to their questions accordingly. This would go hand in hand with number two. In setting up your lesson plan, you should also have the answer to the questions that will inevitably arise.
If you’re looking for feedback from readers and information to help set up your reading curriculum, check out some of the following links:
THE DESTINY OF SUNSHINE RANCH:
What Are People Saying About The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch
Author Profile Book Reviews and More (also posted on Catholic Dads Online)
Guest Post @ CatholicMom.com
The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch- Chapter 1
The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch-Book Study Questions for Youth Groups, Schools, and Book Clubs
FREEING TANNER ROSE (Bk. 1-Faith & Kung Fu Series)
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If you have the time, please share your feedback on lessons for any or all of my books in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.
Best and blessings, and happy homeschooling. TMG
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