This book provides a lively account of one of the most important and overlooked themes in American education. Beginning in the colonial period and working to the present, Gaither describes in rich detail how the home has been used as the base for education of all kinds. The last five chapters focus especially on the modern homeschooling movement and offer the most comprehensive and authoritative account of it ever written. Readers will learn how and why homeschooling emerged when it did, where it has been, and where it may be going. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to incorporate the most recent scholarship on the topic and to provide comprehensive coverage of recent trends.
What should I do next; grade the math test or tackle the laundry? Homeschooling at the Speed of Life gives busy homeschooling mothers a thoughtfully thorough resource for bringing order back to their home. In tune with today’s pace, the book provides basic home-management principles, teaching parents how to de-clutter their homes, develop life skills in their children, tame the paper monster, and keep organized records. Also emphasized are ways to build relationships and use the home as a center for hospitality and outreach. Homeschooling moms will be keeping up with their good work in no time!
From left to right on the political spectrum, there is at least one note of agreement: the nations school system has not delivered universal quality education. Accordingly, debate has raged over how to rectify this situation. Should the government increase funding, encourage privatisation, some of both? Another option, though, has emerged and is seemingly gaining popularity -- home schooling. Citing both substandard education and displeasure with school environments and curricula, many parents have decided to teach their own children. Supporters say it is well within their rights to raise their children as they see fit and that at-home learning is superior to the public system. Detractors claim that home-schooled children are deprived of social interaction and the broad-based education provided by the system. Neither side wants to cede ground, making the issue of home schooling an integral part of a wider national debate on education. In this book, the specific topic of home schooling is presented from all relevant sides to give a complete picture of the present status of the issue and its potential for future resolution. Following this overview is a thorough and carefully selected bibliography of literature about home schooling from all viewpoints. Easy access to his important resource is then provided via author, title, and subject indexes.
"Plaid" Phonics: Grade 1 "The variety of activities and colorful presentation make these workbooks appealing to children, and large print reduces the intimidation factor." - Cathy Duffy, author of Top 100 Picks for Homeschooling Curriculum 55 MILLION READERS Learning to read is an important step in your child's education, and Phonics is designed to help that process. By learning the parts and sounds of words, your child will be better equipped to tackle new challenges in Reading. "Plaid" Phonics is a homeschool program designed to introduce and solidify your child's Reading foundation. This curriculum not only promotes Reading fluency, but also introduces critical thinking skills, which your child will use throughout his or her academic career. Originally known as Modern Curriculum Press (MCP) "Plaid" Phonics and now published by Pearson, our comprehensive K-6 program will help you teach your child the building blocks of language and literacy. "Plaid" Phonics has a long history, as it has been helping children learn Reading skills for more than 50 years. Furthermore, the program has trained more than 55 million children. GRADE I MILESTONES "Plaid" Phonics Grade 1 is the second program in the series. It was designed to help you teach your child foundational Phonics knowledge you will build on later in his or her education. During the Grade 1 program, your child will get the opportunity to focus on these key areas: Recognize basic parts of a sentence, including capitalization and punctuation Read words with a single syllable that have simple spellings, such as "cat" Break longer words into syllables to try and sound them out Read simple words that have irregular spellings, such as "where" ENGAGE EVERY LEARNER "Plaid" Phonics was designed with plenty of engaging activities meant to help your child become a fluent reader. Each lesson-planning guide is broken into six parts to solidify Phonics knowledge for your child. He or she will learn letter recognition, how to write letters, phonemic awareness and around-symbol correspondence. Every lesson features a Picture Dictionary page. Additionally, an array of multisensory teaching options addresses different learning styles. INTEGRATE SPELLING You can round out your child's Reading education by teaching Spelling alongside it. In fact, "Plaid" Phonics can be used in conjunction with MCP Spelling Workout. Be sure to select the corresponding MCP Spelling Workout program to ensure the two curricula are teaching your child at the same level. HOMESCHOOL BUNDLE The materials included in the Homeschool "Plaid" Phonics Grade 1 bundle were designed to help you work toward the Level 1 Reading benchmarks. The bundle includes a student edition, teacher's guide and parent guide. For more information visit the Features and Benefits page. Looking for other grade levels? Kindergarten 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
MCP Phonics Levels D, E, & F provide continued instruction consistent with either the (c)2003 or the MCP Phonics (c)1998 Program Levels K-C. This solid, well-structured program promotes continued literacy development into the intermediate grades. Word-study, comprehension, thinking, and writing skills are integrated to make learning meaningful and relevant to the standards set forth for intermediate-grade students.
Real-world reading and writing applications put decoding strategies to work. "MCP Phonics" Level C integrates phonics instruction with meaningful reading in curriculum-related fiction and nonfiction. Students combine phonics skills with vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking to develop reading fluency.