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The Charlotte Mason Show | A Homeschool Podcast


Oct 2, 2023

The benefits of poetry study are numerous and invaluable to a child's development. Charlotte Mason knew this and was adamant that children engage with poetry regularly, even daily. Yet, many find poetry difficult to understand and even more difficult to teach—but it doesn't have to be! In this episode, I'll share a simple framework you can use to teach any poem. We'll discuss how to discover both the structure and artistry of the poem and how to identify the language arts elements the poet used to create the beautiful work. You'll learn how to incorporate the best of Charlotte Mason's methodology to make the beautiful language of poetry come alive for your children.

About Shiela

Shiela Catanzarite is an author, speaker, editor, and communication coach. She's a 20-year Charlotte Mason veteran homeschooler and has worked as Jeannie Fulbright’s editor and designer for 20 years helping develop Jeannie’s award-winning Apologia science curriculum and most recently her Charlotte Mason products published through Jeannie Fulbright Press. Shiela is the author of the newly published Living Verse Language Arts in Poetry and is finishing up her second book in the series Living Verse Language Arts in Scripture, to be released spring 2024.

Earning a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a master’s degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, Shiela has been teaching language arts in some capacity for 40+ years. Her passion remains helping students understand the elements of language and how to use these elements artfully to communicate effectively. Shiela is currently a language communication coach, working one-on-one with students who have language learning and communication challenges. She also writes curriculum for her private middle and high school English language communication classes that focus on writing and speaking.

Both of Shiela's and her husband Bruce’s daughters attended private universities on scholarship and went on to pursue graduate studies in medicine and global business. She attributes their love for learning and academic achievement to homeschooling with Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methodology.

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