Parent Guide to Free Language Arts Lessons from IEW
Structure and Style for Students is our new video-based writing program. We are offering the first three lessons for grades 3–12 (Level A: Grades 3–5, Level B: Grades 6-8, Level C: Grades 9–12).
Level A can also be used for SPED students.
Fix It! Grammar is our award-winning grammar program for students in grades 3–12.
We are providing the first three weeks of lessons in three different levels.
Both Fix It! Grammar and Structure and Style for Students present vocabulary words embedded within the assignments.
In Structure and Style for Students, students are presented with vocabulary words each week. Students can write the definitions to those words in their notebooks.
Altogether, as many as eight vocabulary words are taught each week.
Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization is an optional course that introduces students to the beauty of language and literature. In learning and memorizing poetry, students learn sophisticated syntax and vocabulary as well as elocution skills. We are providing downloadable teacher’s manual, student pages, and the MP3 audio for the entire first level of the course.
While these times are indeed filled with much uncertainty, we hope to help you feel confident that you can continue to meet your students’ needs.
7 Steps to Start Homeschooling
HSLDA preserves our rights to homeschool and has numerous resources to know the laws and requirements for each state. They also have help with special needs and homeschooling high schoolers
Learn Everywhere FB Group
This group was created to help parents at home to have guidance and support during this time from experienced homeschoolers.
This is like have a private tutor teach all levels of math with instant feedback. You can download a free trial or short membership that includes all of your children for one price.
Discovery Educational K-8 Science Techbook
This is an online interactive textbook for Science you can also try it out with a free trial.
School House Teachers
Over 250+ subjects for Pre-school through High School. You can purchase by the month to get you through.
Skrafty list of courses
For those Minecraft kids all subjects can be taught with this program. They are given Minecraft tasks related to their assignments on a moderated server.
Homeschool Buyers Co-op
They offer many resources at the best price and there are a lot of free trials to test our before you buy or just to carry you through.
102 Top Picks
by Cathy Duffy To learn about how to pick the best resources and identify your children's learning style
Educating the Wholehearted Child
Is a wonderful book that explains the differences between public, private and homeschool and helps you will many resources on how to make your home a center of learning. I highly recommend.
Virtual Field Trips by Discovery Education
Maybe take time to explore somewhere new with your kids.
This is a library of beautiful illustrated children's books in many genres.
HSLDA Special Needs
This site will answer your questions as well as guide you to the various teaching methods that work for these children, curriculum, testing, and therapies that are available to you.
Homeschooling Preschool thru Middle School
HSLDA is here for you as you embark upon this incredible journey! Our Early Years consultants are available to answer HSLDA members’ specific questions, provide general advice, and offer encouragement.
Classical Music for Kids
Come Listen, Play, and Learn about classical music.
13 Crafts & Activities for Families
Just some fun to build memories with your family
Ambleside Online is a free curriculum designed to be as close as possible to the curriculum that Charlotte Mason used.
They offer free resources each month, plus for purchase ebooks, and live Classes held online. They also have free clubs for your children to participate in.
Free Homeschool Deals
You can sign up for their emails and they will send you a daily list of free materials.
Learning Aisle Free Online Curriculum for K-12
The best quality K-12 education for any student can also be Free!
K-12 curriculum to suit your learning style and pace – all grades, subjects & lessons covered in schools
10,000 pages of lessons, 21,000 assessment questions, pre- and post-quizzes, all created by school teachers
Learn from reputable sources from one place – Khan Academy, PBS, History Channel and much much more
Personalize your learning by creating study plans with drag n’ drop Study Lists (like iTunes playlists)
See how well you are doing: Test scores, report cards and personalized assessments delivered instantly!
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool K-9
Easy Peasy is a totally free online homeschool curriculum for preschool through ninth grade, generously shared by a homeschooling mom named Lee Giles. Methodology is an eclectic mix of traditional and "Charlotte Mason" with lapbooking and online resources. It uses real books, picture studies, copy work, and narration techniques, but it also has activity sheets and incorporates other online courses that are more traditionally designed.
Easy Peasy All-in-One Highschool
This is also done by Easy Peasy All-in-One K-9 but is just for Highschoolers. She is continuing to add new courses, which she says are college prep.
Free Software and Web Development Online Courses
Interactive Online Courses from the Best Universities
EdX offers interactive online courses and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, and institutions. Online classes are available from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many others. All edX courses can be audited for free.
Hillsdale Free Online Courses
You’ll study with the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on our campus. It’s a great way to experience aspects of Hillsdale’s Core Curriculum, as well as learn from some of today’s best teacher-scholars in the fields of politics, history, economics, and English.
Freedom Homeschool Curriculum
At Freedom Homeschooling you will find the best selection of free homeschool curriculum available online, in one convenient location. We hope our efforts help give you the freedom to provide your children with a high-quality education, on even the lowest budget.
Flipped Math 8th-12th
Concepts are taught using videos. There are also downloadable note-taking pages and assignments. Courses included are Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, and Pre-calculus. While the curriculum content is free, if you choose to use the assessments, they must be purchased.
School Yourself Math 8th to 12th
School Yourself teaches math through interactive video lessons with personalized learning paths. Subjects included are Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Statistics.
Teach Your Monster to Read (Pre-K to 1st)
This online game teaches beginning reading skills. It covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
I also offer Homeschool Consulting if you would like help one-on-one.
Charlotte Mason Organizer
This is a free/paid, easy to use online homeschool planner. It works with you and almost everything is done for you. Pick a book, assign it to a child/subject, and pick which days you want to use it. It is that simple.
Home Ed Expert
Home Ed Expert is a powerful tool developed by home schooling specialists to help you find the curricula and resources that best fit your goals and teaching style, as well as your students’ unique needs and learning styles.
Homeschool Gadget Toolbar
The Homeschool Toolbar brings you the best home-schooling resources the web has to offer!
Family Resource Center (FRC)
Museum & Community Resources for Homeschooling Families
Since 1994 The Family Resource Center (FRC) has been working with over 2,500 New England museums, zoos, aquariums, historic sites, science centers and theatres in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT organizing educational programming and group visits for homeschooling families.
Yearly Membership Fee: $50 Online registration form available at the http://www.frc.info/
Here is a list of stores that provide discounts to teachers.
Free Virtual Homeschool Classes
Free Virtual Co-op Classes. They offer At-Your-Own Pace Highschool Classes for Apologia Sciences, Saxon Math and many others if you join in September.
Khan Academy provides free video lectures and lessons in many subjects. For students: Sign up and take our math pretest, the practice and level up your skills! For teachers: the coach dashboard provides you the insight you need to best support each learner's progress.
Free SAT prep with Khan Academy
A redesigned SAT in 2016
The College Board, creators of the SAT, recently announced a redesigned SAT coming in 2016 and a historic partnership with Khan Academy to make comprehensive, best-in-class SAT prep materials open and free.
The current SAT (2014–15)
In the meantime, students taking the SAT in 2014–2015 can begin practicing now with hundreds of questions from unreleased SATs and over 200 videos with step-by-step solutions.
Online Standardized Testing with Classical Conversations
If you are interested in Standardized Testing but cannot attend the Tests Pilgims Progress offers in the Spring this is another option. They are timed and you need to complete within the allowed time, they are pro tired by phone while the kids complete the test online. Results are given in 1-3 days after.
Fast Transcripts enables you to track your high schooler’s courses via online record keeping, and then helps you produce an official transcript with an auto-calculation feature for determining yearly and cumulative GPAs.
You even have the option of having your final transcript printed on watermark protected, academic record stock! Plus HSLDA members get a significant discount.
HSLDA's Homeschool Through Highschool
All you need to know about: Curriculum
Evaluation of Credits
National Honor Societies
Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner
This site answers the following questions:
Is My Child A Struggling Learner?
Can I Do It?
What Help Is Available?
Visual/motor (writing) processing
You Can Do It!
Managing the Teaching Day
One Struggling Learner Finds Her Voice
Consultants and Testing
Frequently Asked Questions
Two Steps You Can Take
Provisions in the 50 States
Homeschooling Preschool thru Middle School
Charting your course for the home education “journey” can seem a lot like mapping out a route for a cross-country trip. You may feel “geographically challenged” because you aren’t sure where you are, where you’re going, or how you’re going to get there. We hope these articles and resources will help you as you determine your destination, plan your adventure, and choose the best route to get there.
HSLDA is here for you as you embark upon this incredible journey! Our Early Years consultant is available to answer HSLDA members’ specific questions, provide general advice, and offer encouragement. Use the index below to find help for homeschooling from preschool through eighth grade. Be sure to bookmark this site and check back often as we continue to add new resources just for you!
Homeschooling is not only an education choice; it is a lifestyle of learning—the Journey of a lifetime!
Field Trips in your Area
Great resource to find many places to take a field trip.
Discovering Your Homeschool Style Quiz
You don’t need to nail down your homeschool style in order to homeschool effectively, but knowing which style you gravitate toward can be helpful for several reasons.
You’ll get a leg up on narrowing down which resources or curriculum might be a good fit for your family.
It will give you language to help you find like-minded homeschoolers to spend your time with.
You’ll have a shortcut in deciding which co-ops, classes, and support groups to pursue.
Used Curriculum Sites
HSLDA Auction Site
If you are a member of HSLDA they have their own auction site. You have to log in and then follow the link or go to Shop. I saw Apologia Biology 2nd edition $.99.
You can find some great deals here. Very easy to search for what you need.
New Curriculum Sites
Rainbow Resource Center
Just about everything you could need or want to home-school is available here and normally at a better price than you could find anywhere else. Plus they offer FREE shipping if your order is over $50.
Homeschool Buyers Co-op
Homeschool Buyers Co-op allows us to get GroupBuy Savings. You can join other Co-op members to get volume discounts on homeschool curriculum and more. They also offer many curriculums for free during the summer for you to try out.
Massachusetts Homeschool Organization of Parent Education