Cheri Blomquist

Lesson Designer

Cheri Blomquist is a mom of five who lives in Independence, Missouri, with her husband and son. She has been homeschooling off and on since 2005. Cheri has taught writing and literature to homeschoolers in several programs since 2009 and currently teaches high school American history, grammar, literature, and writing for an online private school. Her interests include reading, watching movies, writing, traveling, and going to Renaissance and other cultural festivals.

Here are more facts about Cheri:

  • Has a BS in English Education and Bible
  • Has a certificate in children’s fiction writing from the Institute of Children’s Literature

Cheri has several published works, including:

  • The Denim Beret Writing Course (a 3-level writing course)
  • Before Austen Comes Aesop: The Children’s Great Books and How to Experience Them
  • Maria von Trapp and Her Musical Family
  • The Secret Side of Fairy Dust
  • If I Could Go Back: Reflections of a Former Homeschool Mom
  • Various stories, poems, and magazine articles (including for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine) note: External links may be automatically included within third party websites; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by nor by the lesson designer of any products, services, or opinions of the corporation, organization, or individual. Parents may wish to preview all links because third-party websites include ads that may change over time.

Courses by Cheri

American Folklore: This class will be a semi-formal introduction to both folklore as a general subject and our own national treasury of folklore. Our focus will primarily be on stories, poems, and songs, but we will enjoy various aspects of our national folklife, as well. Because most students have already experienced some American folklore during the natural course of their lives, this class will go a little deeper than surface enjoyment. We will cover six regions of the country systematically after our opening study of American Indian folklore. Within each region we will focus on one or two kinds of folklore in order to better understand the nature of folklore, and we will highlight “folk music of the week” (instruments, songs, and dances).

The Benjamin Franklin Writing Method explores how a man with limited educational opportunities became one of the literary lights of the nation. In this 24-week course your student will follow in Benjamin Franklin’s footsteps by borrowing his step-by-step study method to improve his/her writing. Each lesson will offer a different selection to study. Topics studied include active reading, notetaking, narration, analysis, and writing in a variety of literary genres.