Beautiful Commonplace Books By Lewis Carroll, Nancy Cunard and More (Photos)
A trove of beautiful commonplace books by Lewis Carroll, Nancy Cunard and more, selected by The Harry Ransom Center. Plus, Kelsey McKinney says writers have been aggregating, storing and sharing information through commonplace books for centuries—it’s only the technology that’s changed.
The commonplace book has a long history dating back to Greek antiquity; the Greeks used commonplaces as a collection of quotes or ideas from lectures, books, arguments, and from other liberal arts based instructions. Over time, the commonplace has expanded into a more personally based collection of quotes. Commonplacing is a habit, a tool even, that Read more
Creating and Keeping a Common Place Book in your Charlotte Mason Homeschool - Homeschool Giveaways
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Just this school year I decided to have my 6th grader start keeping and using a Commonplace book for English. We use the Charlotte Mason method in our homeschool. My daughter has always done copywork in her English curriculum English Lessons Through Literature. Now that she is on Level Five, the copyworkRead More
Many people keep a journal, filling it with musings, memories, and thoughts about their lives and loves. But how many people transcribe interesting quotes? How many write down song lyrics, herbal remedies, or just interesting trivia that they learn? Just recently I have come a across an interesting idea: the commonplace book. A commonplace book…
Teaching Kids to Keep a Commonplace | Simply Convivial
My students keep commonplace books from junior high on, averaging three or four commonplace entries per week. Here are examples from their commonplace notebooks and ideas for teaching kids new to the practice.