Comments from Users

Do you use Classical House of Learning Literature?  Do you like it?  Should I keep spending the extra time it takes to make what I’m using with my kids available for others to use?  Let me know by posting a comment here. 🙂

Also, if you find any typos (I know I missed some in my haste to finish), please send me an email at

21 Responses to Comments from Users

  1. Hi,

    I found Classical House of Learning Literature through the WTM boards, where I lurk and post every great once in a while.

    I’m using it with my son in 4th grade and he’s doing great with it. I love that the books are readily accessible and I love how it’s laid out. You’ve done all of the work and I just get to reap the benefits, for which I am very grateful.

    Anyway, thanks again. I do use it and appreciate the time you put into it. I would (and have) paid money for it.

  2. Joanna McMillan says:

    I have not used classical house of learning so I can’t give any useful feedback. I think it is great that you are letting people benefit from the work you put in for your own children. You’ll have to decide if it is worth it in the end though. I don’t know how much extra work goes into making it user friendly. btw I followed your siggy on wtm over here.

  3. Kristi says:

    Hi! I came here by the WTM boards, too. 🙂 I’m enjoying going through your literature lists… they’ll be helping me out quite a bit in the upcoming months, I think. 🙂 Thanks so much for making them available!

  4. Capt_Uhura says:

    I had downloaded this curriculum some time ago. I just recently found it again and printed out some pages. I think it is EXACTLY what I needed! I can’t believe how much work you have put into this. The beauty is that all the books you’ve included are books I had planned on using. You make this pick up and go for me which means it will get done. I will report back in a month or so and let you know how it is going. Right now I’m using Grammar Stage Ancients and Logic Stage Ancients. I’m finding the format extremely easy to follow.

  5. Katie says:

    I came across your curriculum from the WTM boards! I am so glad I did. I am going to be using your Ancients for my 1st grader in the fall and am so excited. It was exactly what I’ve been looking for. I love having everything right there for me and was planning to use SOTW 1, and am happy to have lesson plans to go with it (along with everything else). I was just wondering if there is any timeline you recommend to go along with your lesson plans?? I have been wanting to get one, but not sure which would fit the best?
    Thank you so much for your hard work!!

    • Laura says:

      I’m glad it will help you. 🙂 I’ll confess that every time we’ve tried to do a time line, we’ve ended up dropping it. 😛 I did order this for next year, though: What appeals to me is the memory work aspect of it. Your kids learn a phrase and actions to go with it. There’s also a picture to put up on a time line. I’m just going to use the pictures on butcher paper or in a notebook. The Timelines Etc. packet gives instructions for making time lines. The History Odyssey time line from Pandia Press is also nice. My oldest will use that next year.

  6. Julianne says:

    From one “point A to point B” mom to another, I say THANK YOU! What a gift you’ve given to classical home educators!

  7. Kathy Sadowski says:

    Don’t know HOW I missed this earlier (but found it on Elementary Science’s page)! Yay! So excited we’re doing CC this year and Modern times will tie in nicely. Because I’m so late starting it I’m flashing to lesson 3. Thank you very, very much!
    -Kathy in Florida

  8. Julie says:

    THANK YOU!! I think you have done a wonderful job. I just started homeschooling my 2nd grader (2 weeks ago) and will also homeschool my 5th grader (6th next year) in the fall. I have been looking at a good lit program to go along with Story of the World. I think you have done a very thorough and wonderful job. I would pay for this as well! I haven’t had a chance to use it (yet) as I am waiting on the readers to come in the mail (we live overseas), however, I believe they will be perfect for our family! I’ve looked at other programs and plan on using History Odyssey Level 2 with my eldest as well, but it was missing the literary analysis I know she can do. Thank you!!

  9. Lexi says:

    Hi Laura–

    I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your program. We have been using the Grammar Stage Modern this year, and I am planning on using your Logic Stage Ancients next year. Thank you so much for the enormous amount of work that you must put into this endeavor. The kids love your choices of books, and I love the lead-in questions which spark great conversations. I have told several of my friends about you. I really hope you keep the program going!!

  10. StephanieG says:

    I just discovered your site and wanted you to know what a blessing it is to me as we near the end of our school year! I had just assigned my son “Shakespeare Stealer” to coordinate with SOW Middle Ages when I found your lesson plans. Your lesson plan style coordinates well with my home-schooling method. What a gift to lighten my load! I’m praying health and wellness for you and your family —- and also praying you will be able to finish SOW Early Modern lessons for the 2013-14 school year!
    Thank you for your work and for posting it for the rest of us to use.

  11. Sam says:

    Another person here who discovered your curriculum through the WTM forum. I have a question regarding scheduling: I see you have “suggested chapters” from SOTW for each lesson, but they’re never actually scheduled in your “suggested schedule.” So could I skip SOTW, just reading the background info each week? Or could I read the SOTW chapters instead of the background info? I’m thinking of reading SOTW the first day of each lesson, then moving all other reading materials back a day (so each week would take 6 days instead of 5) – does that make sense? What would you suggest?

    I’m very excited about your lesson plans, and I can’t wait to get started on them! Thank you for all your hard work!

    • Laura says:

      Yes, you could do that. We have history 1-2 days per week in addition to our literature readings, which is why I didn’t schedule a particular day for th e history chapters. We actually listen to our history chapters in the car as we drive around during the week. 🙂 Maps and such are done at home when have time later.

  12. mantha4 says:

    I just want to say thank you so much for this wonderful resources. I wish that I was this creative! We are new to classical education, this will be so helpful for YEARS to come. Again thank you so much for your hard work. It’s resources like this and people like you that help struggling homeschool moms like me. Once again, thank you!

  13. Jani Davis says:

    A thousand thanks for your reading lists and lesson plans! My son has done the Logic Ancients and Middle Ages. We are really hoping we can continue with Modern next year… I was curious if you had completed those Literature and history plans that you used with your daughter and were going to be able to share? We are hoping so! I love your reading lists and easy to follow connection to STOW and how open and inviting the program is. I am very grateful! You and your effort have been a big part of making our transition from public to home school a true delight! With gratitude and appreciation. Jani (+2)

    • Laura says:

      Now that the school year is wrapping up and our move is finished, I will work on getting those uploaded. 🙂

  14. sa says:

    I have used your lessons in the past and greatly appreciated all the work you put in.would love to see what you have done for logic stage this year no matter how rough. Have 4 kids prek-8 so understand how busy you are. Love how youintegrate the ages and interested how you integrated history and lit.

    • Laura says:

      Now that the school year is wrapping up and our move is finished, I will work uploading what I finished. 🙂

  15. SJ says:

    A thousand thank yous!

  16. Kym says:

    Hello, your sight was recommended to me by a friend. I am so thrilled this exists! I have since found more friends who use your work. This will be my curriculum for all four of my kids this school year and I thank you for all you have done. My only question is, are you still working on the Early Modern lessons? Thanx again!

    • Kym says:

      I’m not good with blogs… I didn’t realize the recent comments were at the bottom. I found the answer to my question 🙂 Thank you again for all your work!

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