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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child

The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child Author Linda Dobson
ISBN-10 9780307556189
Release 2009-02-04
Pages 360
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Homeschool the right way from day one. Are you considering homeschooling for your family? Today, many parents recognize that their child's school options are limited, inadequate, or even dangerous, and an increasing number are turning to homeschooling. But where do you start and how do you ensure the highest-quality educational experience, especially in that pivotal first year? This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style, including: ·When, why, and how to get started ·The best ways to develop an effective curriculum, assess your child's progress, and navigate local regulations ·Kid-tested and parent-approved learning activities for all age levels ·Simple strategies for developing an independent child and strengthening family and social relationships ·And much, much more! "To the thousands of requests we receive for help from families new to homeschooling, we will now recommend this warm and knowledgeable book. It will ensure that all families make it to the second year—including yours!" —Elizabeth Kanna, editor in chief, "Linda Dobson addresses all the issues facing parents as they consider the task of homeschooling over other educational options. Those who wonder whether they really can or want to do the job will find unique perspectives in this well-researched work."—Beverly K. Eakman, author and cofounder, National Education Consortium From the Trade Paperback edition.

Homeschooling the Middle Years

Homeschooling  the Middle Years Author Shari Henry
ISBN-10 0761520929
Release 1999
Pages 329
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Describes the advantages and challenges of home schooling, and gives specific advice on covering language, math, science, history, geography, and the arts

Homeschooling The Teen Years

Homeschooling  The Teen Years Author Cafi Cohen
ISBN-10 9780307774651
Release 2010-11-03
Pages 368
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Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your Teen ·Create unlimited learning on a limited budget ·Discover teaching methods for teens with different learning styles ·Utilize the best resources and technology ·Prepare your teen for college, career, and adult life The teen years can be the most exciting time in your child's life. He or she is becoming an independent young adult and beginning to make decisions for the future. Yet growing concern about the negative social pressures, safety, and efficiency of our traditional high schools has prompted many parents just like you to teach their teenagers at home. With Homeschooling: The Teen Years as your guide, you'll discover it's not as daunting a task as you've been led to believe. Using real-life stories from dozens of families, this book reveals the secrets of making homeschooling work for you and your teen. You'll discover how to: ·Work with your teen to create a unique, individual learning experience ·Make coursework interesting, challenging, and fun ·Allow your teen to discover the best vocational path, including selecting a college ·Know when your teen has "completed" high school ·And much more! "Contains three of the most helpful sentences I've ever read on the question of homeschooling: 'Just start.' 'You will make mistakes.' 'No big deal.' What excellent advice! One of the most thoroughly helpful books I've read in years. If you're homeschooling a teenager you'll want—and need—this outstanding book!" — Helen Hegener, managing editor of Home Education Magazine "Am I crazy? Homeschool my teen? But how do I do it, when should I do it, where do I find information, and is this really a good choice? If this sounds like you, stop shopping and start reading. This book provides insights and solutions to questions from A to Z. Highly recommended!" — Cindy Stanley, sponsor of the Homeschooling for Everyone Conferences "Lots of practical tips, examples, and help. I loved the smorgasbord of ideas from other homeschooling parents of teens, showing the wide range of ways to learn and excel." — Judith Waite Allee, coauthor of Homeschooling on a Shoestring From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Homeschooling Handbook

The Homeschooling Handbook Author Mary Griffith
ISBN-10 9780761517276
Release 1999
Pages 295
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Discusses the advantages and requirements of homeschooling, including laws and regulations, teaching methods, learning styles, educational possibilities, and available resources


Homeschooling Author Linda Dobson
ISBN-10 9780761520283
Release 1999
Pages 330
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Discusses the positives of homeschooling young children in the years that lay the foundation for developing learning skills

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas Author Linda Dobson
ISBN-10 9780307560858
Release 2009-03-25
Pages 360
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Fun and Effective Home Learning Activities for Every Subject As a homeschooling parent, you're always looking for new and creative ways to teach your child the basics. Look no longer! Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs. And even if you don't homeschool, you'll find this book a great teaching tool outside the classroom. You'll discover fun and educational activities for kids ages 3 to 12, including how to: ·Create maps based on favorite stories, such as Treasure Island or The Wizard of Oz ·Make letters out of French fries as an alphabet learning aid ·Explore architecture by building igloos, castles, and bridges with sugar cubes and icing ·Review spelling words by writing them on the sidewalk with chalk ·And many more! This comprehensive collection of tried-and-true—and generally inexpensive—ideas provides the best-of-the-best homeschooling activities that can be done anywhere, anytime, and by anyone. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Unschooling Handbook

The Unschooling Handbook Author Mary Griffith
ISBN-10 9780307489708
Release 2010-05-05
Pages 240
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To Unschoolers, Learning Is As Natural As Breathing Did you know that a growing percentage of home schoolers are becoming unschoolers? The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Without bells, schedules, and rules about what to do and when, the knowledge they gain through mindful living and exploration is absorbed more easily and enthusiastically. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved. Successful unschooling parents know how to stimulate and direct their children's learning impulse. Once you read this book, so will you! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Homeschoolers College Admissions Handbook

Homeschoolers  College Admissions Handbook Author Cafi Cohen
ISBN-10 9780307758835
Release 2011-02-16
Pages 336
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Everything You Need to Prepare Your Homeschooler for College Success The transition from homeschooling children to preparing them for success in college deserves both planning and preparation. As the parent of a homeschooler, you have many issues to consider besides academic excellence: fulfilling other people's expectations and standards, tackling standardized tests and application essays, and introducing your homeschooler to the atmosphere of a college campus. Now you can direct your child confidently and effectively. This important addition to Prima's acclaimed homeschooling series is filled with tips and insider advice from homeschooling families whose children now attend the schools of their choice. Inside are the answers to your questions, including how to: ·Decide what type of college is right for your homeschooler ·Develop the proper college-preparatory curriculum for your child ·Learn what colleges expect from homeschooled applicants ·Prepare your homeschooler for the admissions process "Cafi Cohen is THE source for the high school homeschooler looking to apply to his or her favorite college." —Manfred Smith, president and founder, Maryland Home Education Association "Don't start homeschooling your college-bound teenager without this book. Cafi Cohen is your homeschooler's personal guidance counselor." —Maureen McCaffery, editor in chief, Homeschooling Today "A must-read for homeschool parents exploring higher-education options for their children. This book will equip, encourage, and empower parents and their students." —Tom Ertz, director, Marion (Iowa) Home School Assistance Program "An outstanding resource for homeschooling teens and their parents. With its invaluable resource listings and handy checklists, this book will allay many of the concerns of college-bound homeschoolers." —Jeanne Biggerstaff, homeschooling parent and president, Oregon Home Education Network "If you are homeschooling a child and wonder about college, then read this book!" —Billy and Nancy Greer, Fun Books From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook

The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook Author Rebecca Rupp
ISBN-10 9780609801093
Release 1998
Pages 865
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Lists all the resources needed to create a balanced curriculum for homeschooling--from preschool to high school level

Home Learning Year by Year

Home Learning Year by Year Author Rebecca Rupp
ISBN-10 9780307565808
Release 2009-02-04
Pages 432
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Finally, homeschoolers have a comprehensive guide to designing a homeschool curriculum, from one of the country's foremost homeschooling experts. , Rebecca Rupp presents a structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure, Home Learning Year by Year features: The integral subjects to be covered within each grade Standards for knowledge that should be acquired by your child at each level Recommended books to use as texts for every subject Guidelines for the importance of each topic: which knowledge is essential and which is best for more expansive study based on your child's personal interests Suggestions for how to sensitively approach less academic subjects, such as sex education and physical fitness From the Trade Paperback edition.

Homeschool Your Child for Free

Homeschool Your Child for Free Author LauraMaery Gold
ISBN-10 0307459942
Release 2009-08-04
Pages 480
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For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending Are you considering homeschooling your child, but don't know where to go for the best educational resources? The Internet is an open door to the biggest library/laboratory the world has ever seen—and it's all at your fingertips for free! This never-ending source of information, adventure, and educational experiences for the entire family is now compiled in a complete curriculum for any age in Homeschool Your Child for Free. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond. You'll discover: ·Legal guidelines and compliance requirements for home educators ·Complete curriculum plans for a comprehensive education, for preschool through high school ·Online lesson plans arranged by subject, from American history to zoology ·Teaching tips and motivators from successful homeschoolers ·And much, much more! "Wow! Everything I have been trying to organize—all in one book! This is going to be part of my resource library for the support group I lead. Thanks, ladies."—Kimberly Eckles, HIS Support Group Leader, Home Instructors I'm impressed! There are more sites and links than I knew existed. A great resource for homeschoolers."—Maureen McCaffrey, publisher Homeschooling Today From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens Author Debra Bell
ISBN-10 1932012990
Release 2010
Pages 497
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Homeschooling through high school is more practical than ever! Whether your teen plans to enter the workforce after high school, enroll in a trade school, or attend an Ivy League university, high school at home may be the best decision you can make now to ensure your child's future.The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens is designed to help you and your teen successfully transition to the college and adult years. Inside this incredible resource, you will find: Tools for developing important critical and creative thinking skills Study-smart strategies for maximizing learning potential How to help your teen discern his or her gifts and calling The best ways to earn college credit at home Tips for preparing your junior high student for high school Learn how to take advantage of new media and top-flight online learning opportunities. Find out what college admissions officers say they look for in a prospective student and how you can help your teen receive merit-based scholarships and maximum financial aid.Your child's future begins today.

Homeschooling Step by step

Homeschooling Step by step Author LauraMaery Gold
ISBN-10 0761535888
Release 2002
Pages 376
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A comprehensive homeschooling resource provides a step-by-step, question-and-answer format that explains how to deal with the legal issues involved, select a personalized educational approach, create an effective curriculum, keep youngsters socialized, find support, and more. Original.

Homeschooling the Child with ADD or Other Special Needs

Homeschooling the Child with ADD  or Other Special Needs Author Lenore C. Hayes
ISBN-10 0761535691
Release 2002
Pages 256
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Discover the Perfect Education Choice for Your Special-Needs Child More and more parents are realizing that homeschooling is a great option for children with ADD, ADHD, and other special needs, Homeschooling parents can tailor the learning experience to precisely fit their child's requirements, a critical neccessity in the develpment of special-needs children. So, how can you provide the most effective education for your child at home? This timely book shines a spotlight on the challenges and joys of homeschooling special-needs children—children with challenges ranging from autism and ADD to other learning disablilities or children who simply march to the beat of a different drummer. Inside, you'll discover how to: ·Create a felxible learning pace ·Assist your child to develop individual strengths ·Tailor a homeschooling experience for special-needs children of all ages ·Develp strong family bonds with a challenging child ·Get help from both public and private sources ·And much more! "A wonderful book laced with insights and strength of spirit." —John Taylor Gatto, author of Dumbing Us Down and The Underground History of American Education "Lenore C. Hayes holds the reader's hand through determining whether wymptoms actually constitute a disorder or are simply a normal childhood trait, right on through negotiating with medical and educational bureaucracies (this advice alone may be worth the price of the book!). A valuable addition to the homeschooling bookshelf, highly recommended for anyone homeschooling a child with special needs." —Helen Hegener, senior editor, Home Education Magazine "I highly recommend Lenore Hayes' book to any parents considering the homeschooling option." —Thom Hartmann, author, ADD: A different Perception

The Everything Guide To Homeschooling

The Everything Guide To Homeschooling Author Sherri Linsenbach
ISBN-10 9781440590702
Release 2015-08-14
Pages 304
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An accessible guide for fun and stress-free homeschooling! When you homeschool your children, you can shape their education according to your own standards, values, and ideas. In The Everything Guide to Homeschooling, homeschooler Sherri Linsenbach provides you with all the information, inspiration, and encouragement you need to easily and successfully homeschool your children from grades K–12. This complete guide contains information on: The Common Core standards and how they impact families Creating plans for typical homeschool days, including schedules and activities Utilizing curriculum resources, strategies, and methods Managing specific learning styles and special needs This guide is packed full of ideas to make homeschooling your child easy, affordable, and, most of all, fun. With ideas for tackling social issues and motivating your child, this is the only reference you'll need to keep home education exciting and ensure your child’s success!

Homeschoolers Success Stories

Homeschoolers  Success Stories Author Linda Dobson
ISBN-10 0761522557
Release 2000
Pages 286
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For two decades the homeschooling movement has served as an educational alternative, and now many of the first wave of American children educated at home are adults.Homeschooling Success Stories presents an in-depth exploration of life-after-homeschooling through real lives instead of test scores. Follow these "graduates" who have grown up combining life and learning into the world of business, art, religion, entrepreneurship and more. Readers will meet: -- Jedediah Purdy - Yale law student whose book, For Common Things, was just published by Knopf-- Monique Harris - 19 year old who was awarded a full college scholarship after acing the SAT and scoring 34 out of 35 on the ACT-- Todd Lodwick - best placer on the U.S. Olympic ski team in Nagano-- Makonnen David Blake Hannah - appointed computer consultant to the government of Jamaica at the young age of 13This book also includes highlights of the lives of some of tomorrow's homeschooled adults as they live and learn today.

Homeschooling For Dummies

Homeschooling For Dummies Author Jennifer Kaufeld
ISBN-10 9781118068663
Release 2011-04-20
Pages 384
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If you believe that a good education is the greatest gift you can give your child, you’re probably pretty unhappy with what’s being taught in most classrooms these days. If you think that education should do more than just train kids to take standardized tests, that it should build their critical thinking skills, enable them to weigh ethical considerations, instill a passion for learning, and reflect your core values and beliefs, then you’re probably fed up with the current state of our schools. If, like many parents, you’re wondering whether homeschooling can be the solution you’re looking for, then you’ll be happy to know that the answer is yes–and Home Schooling For Dummies shows you how. This friendly, well-informed guide is a valuable resource for parents considering homeschooling, as well as veteran homeschooler interested in fresh homeschooling ideas. It gets you on track with what you need to know to confidently: De termine whether homeschooling is right for you and your family Get started in homeschooling Obtain teaching materials Develop a curriculum that reflects your values and beliefs Comply with all legal requirements Find healthy social outlets for your kids Join a homeschooling cooperative From textbooks to computers to state compliance, expert Jennifer Kaufeld, covers all the bases. She anticipates most of your questions about homeschooling and answers them with clear, easy-to-follow answers enlivened by real-life accounts by parents around the nation who have opted to homeschool their children. Topics covered include: Deciding at what age to begin Determining your kid’s learning style and teaching to it Teaching special needs children Developing a curriculum that’s right for your children Finding social outlets for you homeschoolers Complying with state and federal regulations Teaching at the primary, middle school and high school levels Preparing for the SATs, ACT and other key standardized tests Networking with other homeschoolers You shouldn’t have to compromise on your children’s education. Get Homeschooling For Dummies and find out how to turn your home into a school and raise smart, well-adjusted kids.