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Scott Somerville

Scott Somerville


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Scott Somerville was a homeschool dad when he went to Harvard Law School with five children. He graduated with honors (and a sixth child!) and went to work at the Home School Legal Defense Association for the next 14 years. For the last five years, Scott has been on the HSLDA letterhead but off the payroll in order to serve homeschool fathers and teens by writing for Lampstand Press.


Homeschooling Articles by Scott Somerville

Going Online Scott Somerville visits the library while sitting at home.

Columnists Face Off - Computerized Education Scott Somerville shows us the strengths and weaknesses of computers as educational tools.

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A Reason for Reading

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

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Myth of the Teenager

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Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

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Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

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Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The History of Public Education

Teaching Blends

The Charlotte Mason Method

I Was an Accelerated Child

Shakespeare Camp

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Math

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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Critical Thinking and Logic

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Laptop Homeschool

Teach Your Children to Work

The Benefits of Debate

Phonics the Montessori Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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Discover Your Child's Learning Style

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Getting Organized Part 3