Who knew how simple Homeschooling could be? Tens of millions of parents like you#xA0;have decided that the best way to prepare their children for life is by educating them at home instead of at a traditional private or public school. No matter the reason you are considering homeschooling for your children's education, Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschoolingoutlines all of the legal, social, educational and logistical considerations that are part of the decision. With helpful and easy-to-read advice about everything from building curricula and setting up a home school classroom, to incorporating extracurricular activities like sports and field trips, this book will provide valuable help and ways to expand your children's homeschooling experience. Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschoolingwill help you decide if homeschooling is the best choice for your children's education and then guide you to the curriculum tools and community resources you need to make the most of at-home classes and activities. Here's a small sample of what you'll find inside: Tthe benefits and drawbacks of homeschooling The legal and educational requirements for the state you live in Valuable lists of resources like homeschooling organizations, curriculum providers, and networking groups Different ways you can test your child's true educational level, personality type and learning style Sample#xA0;plans to set up#xA0;your homeschooling classroom including workstations, a library, audio-visual equipment, computer access and progress testing Examples of field trips, sports, music, work or volunteer activities, online courses and tutor or mentor programs
Now even more complete, with updated lists of available resource materials, this manual is your access guide to home schooling- maximizing our family life while providing a quality education for your children. If you're considering homeschooling, this book is a must-read before you decide; and if you've been at it for awhile, it's a fresh perspective, with plenty of tactics for renewing your energy and motivating your kids. With wit and wisdom gleaned from years of experience, Debra Bell sets forth a compelling vision for the joys of home-based learnng and the essential tools for success. The CD-ROM contains the complete text of the book, plus website links and a search engine.
Peggy Whitley,Susan Williams Goodwin,Catherine C. Olson
Author: Peggy Whitley,Susan Williams Goodwin,Catherine C. Olson
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book provides research assistance for 99 current and provocative issues students can use to write a brief argumentative paper. • Each jumpstart topic contains a photograph, chart, or drawing • Bibliography collects all book and audio-video selections used in the jumpstarts, and can be used for library collections
If you believe that a good education is the greatest gift you cangive your child, you’re probably pretty unhappy withwhat’s being taught in most classrooms these days. If youthink that education should do more than just train kids to takestandardized tests, that it should build their critical thinkingskills, enable them to weigh ethical considerations, instill apassion for learning, and reflect your core values and beliefs,then you’re probably fed up with the current state of ourschools. If, like many parents, you’re wondering whetherhomeschooling can be the solution you’re looking for, thenyou’ll be happy to know that the answer is yes–andHome Schooling For Dummies shows you how. This friendly, well-informed guide is a valuable resource forparents considering homeschooling, as well as veteran homeschoolerinterested in fresh homeschooling ideas. It gets you on track withwhat you need to know to confidently: De termine whether homeschooling is right for you and yourfamily 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 JenniferKaufeld, covers all the bases. She anticipates most of yourquestions about homeschooling and answers them with clear,easy-to-follow answers enlivened by real-life accounts by parentsaround 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 toit Teaching special needs children Developing a curriculum that’s right for yourchildren Finding social outlets for you homeschoolers Complying with state and federal regulations Teaching at the primary, middle school and high schoollevels Preparing for the SATs, ACT and other key standardizedtests Networking with other homeschoolers You shouldn’t have to compromise on your children’seducation. Get Homeschooling For Dummies and find out how toturn your home into a school and raise smart, well-adjustedkids.
With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.
Teach Your Kids to Code is a parent's and teacher's guide to teaching kids basic programming and problem solving using Python, the powerful language used in college courses and by tech companies like Google and IBM. Step-by-step explanations will have kids learning computational thinking right away, while visual and game-oriented examples hold their attention. Friendly introductions to fundamental programming concepts such as variables, loops, and functions will help even the youngest programmers build the skills they need to make their own cool games and applications. Whether you've been coding for years or have never programmed anything at all, Teach Your Kids to Code will help you show your young programmer how to: –Explore geometry by drawing colorful shapes with Turtle graphics –Write programs to encode and decode messages, play Rock-Paper-Scissors, and calculate how tall someone is in Ping-Pong balls –Create fun, playable games like War, Yahtzee, and Pong –Add interactivity, animation, and sound to their apps Teach Your Kids to Code is the perfect companion to any introductory programming class or after-school meet-up, or simply your educational efforts at home. Spend some fun, productive afternoons at the computer with your kids—you can all learn something!
Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language
Author: Mark Stacey,Angela Gonzalez-Hevia
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Category: Foreign Language Study
If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Spanish in no time. Through an engaging story line, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Spanish you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you?ll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Spanish into use with confidence. Get Started in Beginner's Spanish has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: - Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals - Discovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to aid in understanding and language recall - 10 easy-to navigate units + review units - be in control of your learning. - Self-check and Test Yourself - see and assess your own progress - Personalization - use the language in real situations
Can you make your own bread (sans bread machine)? Grow a garden all winter? What can you use instead of toilet paper? What if the power went out for a month? What if the grocery store closed? Can you make a solar oven? Store food without electricity? Raise a water buffalo? Make fine linen from stinging nettle? Make your own shampoo? Deliver a baby? Is it possible to be totally self-sufficient? This massive, full-color book answers all these questions and thousands more and includes checklists, diagrams, and instructions on how to buy a sheep. All of the information included meets these criteria: It is something that anyone can do, without special training. It can be done with relatively few supplies or with stuff you can make yourself. It has been tried and tested—either by the author, the military, doctors, or other homesteaders. The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading is not a storybook or a cookbook. It is a practical guide with nitty-gritty details on everything a homesteader can do, step-by-step with hundreds of color illustrations and pen and ink sketches. You can do it! This book can help.
THE COLFAXES DIDN'T START TEACHING THEIR BOYS AT HOME TO GET THEM INTO HARVARD - BUT THAT'S WHAT HOMESCHOOLING ACCOMPLISHED! For over fifteen years, David and Micki Colfax educated their children at home. They don't think of themselves as pioneers, though that's what they became. Unhappy with the public schools, the Colfaxes wanted the best education possible for their four sons: a program for learning that met the evolving needs of each child and gave them complete control of how and what their children learned. The results? A prescription for excellence-Harvard educations for their sons Grant, Drew, and Reed. (Their fourth son is still too young for college.) Now the Colfaxes tell how all parents can become involved in homeschooling. In a straight-talking book that reads like a frank conversation among friends, they tell what they did and how they did it: their educational approaches, the lessons they learned, and what materials-books, equipment, educational aids-proved most useful over the years. Best of all, they show you how you can take charge of your children's education-in an invaluable sourcebook that will help you find a rewarding and successful alternative to our failing schools.
If you have ever wanted to know more about biology, but thought it would too confusing, then this is the book for you. We take the concepts of biology and put them in simple terms, allowing you to better understand the amazing diversity of our planet! With An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Biology, you'll learn about how cells do the work that supports life. You will also come to appreciate the cycle of life, how species interact with each other, the results of changes within the environment and what makes up the biosphere. No matter if you are new to the subject or looking to expand your knowledge of biology, this book provides a unique perspective that will make biology come alive. Explore such topics as the following: Cells and how they function What does DNA do How organs function Life cycles of plants and animals Photosynthesis Biosphere Mass Extinctions
Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
Author: Linda Dobson
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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, Homeschool.com "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.
Get Started in Latin is the ebook + audio course to follow if you are taking your first steps in Latin, whether classical or medieval. Follow a Latin story set in a medieval monastery, where conspiracy unfolds in the cloisters, Vikings threaten to attack, and young lovers set out to unmask the villains. And discover the principal authors of classical Latin and read quotations from their writings. The audio contains readings of the story and of the classical authors. All the Latin we are left with now are seemingly lifeless letters on a page or in stone. In its day Latin was a language to be heard: readings in the ancient world were recitals and performances - poems, speeches, histories even. So while you may not need the audio to learn the ABC of the language, you do if you want to experience and enjoy Latin to the full. And how do we know how it sounded? Find out inside. The ideal course to learn Latin if you're a beginner, this new edition includes: An introduction to classical Latin authors - ancient writers like Cicero, Tacitus and Virgil A medieval story : a Latin 'whodunnit' - practising each new point of language Grammatical explanations and vocabulary support in each unit Lots of exercises - to practise each new point of language Discover how Latin evolved through the centuries - and its immense impact on English Listen to the story and the classical authors on audio - to experience the sound of Latin "The best part of the book is its lively narrative...As carefully graded passages [the story sections] are much more useful than another collection I have used. The practice sections are excellent." Dr Conrad O'Briain, Trinity College Dublin "Absolutely THE best book for beginners." Amazon reviewer Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself
Author: Gavin Betts
Publisher: Teach Yourself
Category: Foreign Language Study
Complete Latin is a comprehensive course that takes you from beginner to advanced level. This ebook contains the text only and no audio content. -Learn proverbs - including those taken from Erasmus's collection, the Adagia -Move on to graded readings drawn from Martial, Vergil, Caesar, Cicero and other classical authors -31 learning units -Based on real Latin, not made-up sentences and stories -Packed with grammar, vocabulary and practice -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress -Revision website for extra practice Coming soon: get our companion app. Latin course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available. Also available: Get Started in Beginner's Latin book and CD pack (ISBN 9781444176340). Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12
Author: Linda Dobson
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
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.
Author: Clifford A. Hull,Steven R. Perkins,Tracy Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Foreign Language Study
Earn-lay atin-Lay? No, not that kind of Latin! You can learn true Latin, with conjugations, declensions, and all those extra syllables – and it’s easier than you think. In fact, most people mistakenly think of learning Latin as perhaps the most useless, tedious, and difficult thing to do on earth. They couldn’t be more wrong. Latin For Dummies takes you back for a quick jaunt through the parlance of ancient Rome, as well as discussing the progress of Latin into church language, and its status today as the “dead” language that lives on in English, Spanish, Italian, and most other Western tongues. Written for those with zero prior knowledge of Latin, this snappy guide puts the basics at your fingertips and steers clear of the arcane, schoolmarm stereotype of endless declensions and Herculean translations. Easy-to-understand sections describe: Latin you already know Grammar Pronunciation Latin in action Latin in law Latin in medicine Latin for impressing your friends And much more No dusty tome or other such artifact, Latin For Dummies makes learning fun and brings the language to life by presenting conversations in various Roman settings, as well as providing fun facts and stories about classical life. And if you feel you may actually have a negative aptitude for the language, don’t worry; pronunciations and translations follow every expression, and a helpful mini-dictionary graces the book’s last pages. You’ll also find out about: The quotable Roman Latin graffiti Latin authors who’s who Gladiator Latin Latin in love, marriage, and family From the mouth of Julius Caesar Romans on drink Helpful Latin-related Web sites Fun and games exercises Designed to introduce and familiarize you with the language rather than make you the next Cicero, Latin For Dummies gives you all the tools you need to work at your own pace to learn as much or as little as you like. So noli timere (no-lee tih-may-reh) – “have no fear” – and carpe diem (“pick up Latin For Dummies today”)!
A comprehensive directory for aspiring writers lists names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web sites for hundreds of North American publishing figures and companies, along with helpful advice on the writing and publishing process. Original. 10,000 first printing.
So you've decided to homeschool but don't know where to start? Don't worry, Homeschooling 101 offers you a step by step practical guide that will help you get started and continue on in your homeschooling journey. Erica will walk you through all of the aspects of getting started, choosing and gathering curriculum, creating effective lesson plans, scheduling your day, organizing your home, staying the course and more! This book is a must read for new homeschoolers who need tangible advice for getting started! It also includes helpful homeschool forms, and a FREE planner! Erica is a Christian, wife, and a homeschooler. She is author of the top homschooling website: www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com
The essential introduction to reading, writing, speaking and understanding a new language
Author: G D A Sharpley
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Foreign Language Study
This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support. - You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444101645) - The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444101652) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Do memories of your grammar lessons haunt you and other textbooks overwhelm you? Then Get Started in Latin is for you. Follow a Latin story set in a medieval monastery, where conspiracy unfolds in the cloisters, Vikings threaten to attack, and young lovers set out to unmask the villains. Sample some classical Latin too, and learn more about the authors who wrote it. Get Started in Latin is ideal for complete beginners because it introduces the language step by step through an interesting and humorous story. Each unit contains grammatical explanations and vocabulary support. There are plenty of exercises to practise each point as it is introduced and help you remember what you have learnt. There are two revision units so that you can check your progress and review areas of difficulty. 'About Latin' sections give lots of information about the history of the language and its influence upon English. 'Living Latin' sections contain pieces of authentic Latin, most of which is classical. They are included to give you an idea of what there is to enjoy once you have mastered the language and the translations are given. The accompanying CDs are available separately or in a pack with the book. The recording contains the story and the 'Living Latin' sections of the book, and will enhance your enjoyment of the poetry and give you an idea of what Latin sounded like. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One- and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for understanding. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of Latin culture and Roman history. The course is available as a book (9781444101638), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444101645) and as a double CD (9781444101652).