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
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.
BRAND NEW: Now you can buy all 10 Readers bound together into one convenient book (Won't lose any of the books and they won't come unstapled!) The content is IDENTICAL to the Little Companion Readers you have known and loved for 25 years. This is the Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Little Companion Readers Book to accompany phonics reading instruction in either Alpha-Phonics or How To Tutor by Samuel L. Blumenfeld. Each of the 10 Readers contained in the NEW BOOK has a short story which is ideal for little beginners. The Readers are coordinated to where the student is as he/she progresses through either Alpha-Phonics or How To Tutor. First Reader covers short A lessons, Second Reader covers short E lessons and so on throughout the first 77 lessons. Very popular with teachers and students. Many children say even with the First Reader: Oh! Mommy, I am reading my own book! Economical, durable & reusable. The Readers are in large type so as to be easy for little beginners and are short in length: 6 to 10 pages. They challenge the student without overdoing it. The Readers contain only the words the student has already learned up to that point. Eight have a complete short story that the beginners in particular really enjoy. The other two have lists of practice sentences. After the first 77 lessons the student, while still learning from the remaining lessons in either Alpha-Phonics or How To Tutor, is capable of working with a wide variety of outside practice reading books. The first five Readers in the Book deal with one short vowel each: a, e, i, o, and u. Book one for example deals with the first 12 lessons. Reader # 6: Short vowels with digraphs like ch, sh and wh, through lesson 35. Reader # 7 More Short vowels, through lesson 42. And so on. Reader #8 Short vowels mixed, through lesson 49. Reader # 9 Short vowels through lesson 57. Reader # 10. Short vowels through lesson 71. A BONUS is that the Readers aid in developing comprehension as you go. You just ask the student questions about what they have read in the story. What was the story about? What happened first? Last? You go from one Reader to the next as you progress through either Alpha-Phonics or How Tutor's reading instruction section. (More info about the READERS in a moment). Amazon also has available the Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Phonics Workbook (ISBN: 9780941995337- $ 19.95) to accompany Alpha-Phonics or How To Tutor. The Alpha-Phonics reading textbook itself program is available on Amazon.com (ISBN: 9780941995320 $ 24.95). This complete phonics instruction program works at all ages, especially little beginners. Just order from Amazon.com. The Readers and Phonics Workbook, while optional, are considered by many parents to be very helpful to do a great job teaching their children. A final product Amazon offers which really helps many Moms teach their children good, solid phonics is the Alpha-Phonics 128 Lesson Video DVD (ISBN 9780941995238 - only $ 8.00) This is a DVD of a 2-hour Workshop Sam conducted during which he went through EVERY one of the 128 Lessons in Alpha-Phonics and ALL 117 lessons in the How To Tutor reading instruction section. Mom can sit in her living room and have Sam take her through the Alpha-Phonics with the book in her lap just as if she were attending the workshop herself. Using some or all of these accompanying materials help make it easy to assure a complete success teaching children to be excellent readers. The Alpha-Phonics reading instruction program is highly recommended by leading reviewers Cathy Duffy and Mary Pride. Also recommended by the Robinson Curriculum people.