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Ms. Robin Finley:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Finley, Robin

Analytical Grammar
3810-201 Lunceston Way
Raleigh, North Carolina (NC)  27613
United States of America (US)

Featured Presentations2013 Southeast Homeschool Expo (SE HS Expo) (2013, GA)
2012 Southeast Homeschool Expo (SE HS Expo) (2012, GA)
2012 28th Annual Home School Book Fair (2012, TX)
Workshop Presentations1st Annual 2012 Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Spartanburg (2012, SC)
2011 IAHE 26th Annual Home Educators Convention (2011, IN)
2011 27th Annual Home School Book Fair (2011, TX)
2008 Southeast Homeschool Expo (SE HS Expo) (2008, GA)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

A Different Approach to Grammar
Are you tired of spending a huge amount of time on grammar and repeating the same concepts for years?  Do you feel nervous that your kids still really don't "get it"?  Robin Finley, author of Analytical Grammar, will show you a way to teach grammar, punctuation, and usage – all the "mechanical" aspects of good writing – in MUCH less time and with MUCH less repetition.  Your child will achieve a deep level of understanding of the structure of our language and how to punctuate it correctly.  You will come away from this workshop with an awareness of grammar that you probably never had before – after one hour!

Beyond the Book Report
“Read that book and write me a two page report.”  There’s SO much more to book reports!  This exciting new curriculum, intended for middle schoolers, incorporates literary terms, poetry and poetic devices, PowerPoint presentations, and newspaper writing into an array of different kinds of books reports and responses.  No more boring papers!  Each unit is rubric-based, easy-to-use, and comprehensive.  The program is designed to be covered in “chunks” throughout middle school and uses videos for some of the teaching.  Everything’s included!  It’s time to get beyond the tedious old book report!

The History of the World in One Hour
Don’t think she can do it, do you? Come along with Robin Finley on a whirlwind tour of the history of Western culture and thought, as reflected in our literature. Learn about the great pendulum swings in our thinking about what she calls “the eternal argument.” Why does the pendulum swing faster and faster? You’ll come away from this talk feeling as if you’ve crammed at least a bachelor’s degree into your head! Attending “A Framework for Understanding Literature” before coming to this workshop isn’t required, but it will truly enhance your learning experience so try to come to that one first!

Making Literature MEANINGFUL
So a student reads a book, maybe takes a quiz or two, per­haps writes a book report. Is that it?  Do we just check that box and move on? If so, why? What’s the point? How do you “teach” literature, anyway? Robin Finley has lectured and written on this subject for more than three decades. Her belief that Western literature is really one big, long argument, which she calls “the eternal argument,” goes a long way toward answering these questions. With a lot of humor and many excellent examples from literature, she’ll explain this framework which will make reading, learning, and teaching literature a much more meaningful endeavor.

Robin's Achievements
  • Author: Junior Analytical Grammar
  • Author: Analytical Grammar
  • Middle and high school teacher of language arts for 34 years
Finley's Bio
Date Created11/3/2008 11:44:12 PM
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