The Homeschool Glossary
A Directory of Homeschool Terminology
for the Totally Confused
Lap Book™ (or Lapbooking)
This is a method of recording and tracking learning about a particular subject
through the use of "foldables" which are then mounted and stored on
file folders that have been refolded from a bi-fold form into a tri-fold form
for better presentation.
The method was perfected by Tami Duby of Tobin's Lab (a company that sells
homeschool products and supplies). See her free information and instructions
on how to make Lap Books.
In addition you can purchase her book, CD and DVD on the topic at
(See also "Notebooking" entry.)
Refers to the many different methods or styles that various individuals use
to process information in order to learn. Traditionally, learning styles were
thought to fall into three distinct categories:
auditory, kinesthetic, and
In other words, some people learn best by listening or talking, some by moving
or doing, and others by seeing or watching. However, further research indicates
there are a variety of learning styles in any number of combinations. It is
thought that if you can assess a student's best learning style, then you can
custom-tailor the teaching methods and materials to it, making learning interesting
and relatively effortless for the student. For further information:
Leppert, Mary & Michael
Veteran homeschool parents and publishers of the FREE and all-inclusive
homeschool newspaper, The Link. (See
also The Link Homeschool Newsletter.)
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