The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 9780609801093
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lists all the resources needed to create a balanced curriculum for homeschooling--from preschool to high school level

Serving Homeschooled Teens and Their Parents

Author: Maureen T. Lerch
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9780313320521
Format: PDF, Docs
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Today more than a million students are being educated at home. Because of this growing trend, public librarians are increasingly being called upon to serve the needs of homeschooled students. This book provides guidance in this area, first reviewing the developmental and social needs of teens, then demonstrating how those can be met in the public library setting. It includes a wealth of ideas for adapting every facet of your library service to meet the needs of this growing population, from developing a homeschool collection and expanding services and special programs to promoting these offerings. Extensive resource lists conclude the volume.

Home Learning Year by Year

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307565807
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Getting Started on Home Learning

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 9780609803431
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides information on topics such as laws, where to find resources, socialization issues, and the cost of home schooling

Homeschooling The Early Years

Author: Linda Dobson
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307809129
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your Young Child Young children are full of curiosity, imagination, and a sense of wonder. They're willing to try new things and possess a natural joy of discovery. Yet in a traditional school, these natural behavior traits are too often squelched. That's why more and more parents just like you are choosing to teach their children at home during these critical years—the years that lay the foundation for developing learning skills that last a lifetime. Inside, respected homeschooling author Linda Dobson shows you how homeschooling can work for you and your young child. You'll discover how to: ·Tailor homeschooling to fit your family's unique needs ·Know when your child is ready to learn to read ·Teach your child arithmetic without fear—even if you're math-challenged ·Give your child unlimited learning on a limited budget ·And much more! "Brings dazzling clarity to the otherwise nerve-wracking confusion of early learning—and the adventure of becoming fully human. Highly recommended."—John Taylor Gatto,former New York State Teacher of the Year and author of Dumbing Us Down "Provides a much-needed introduction to living and learning with young children. Open the book to any page and you'll find inspiring anecdotes and approaches to learning that leave the reader thinking, 'That just makes so much sense!' Highly recommended for anyone who lives, works, or plays with young children."—Helen Hegener, managing editor of Home Education Magazine "An information-packed delight; I only wish it had been around when our three boys were three to eight years old."—Rebecca Rupp, author of The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook "This book brings together the experience and wisdom of a great variety of homeschooling families—tied together with warm encouragement and wonderful simplification of processes that can seem so mysterious and daunting to the beginner. A very solid resource!"—Lillian Jones, homeschooling activist, writer, and reviewer From the Trade Paperback edition.

Home Schooling

Author: Frederick M. Lawrence
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590334836
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Real Life Homeschooling

Author: Rhonda Barfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743445740
Format: PDF
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The book that shows homeschooling in action! What does it really mean when parents say they homeschool their child or children? For Rhonda Barfield -- a homeschooler for the past 10 years -- the definition is as diverse as the 21 families she studies in this eye-opening book. Real-Life Homeschooling From the city to the country, apartments to split-levels, you'll enter each household and see education in action. Discover the challenges and rewards of tailoring instruction to each child's needs while catering to his or her inquisitiveness and curiosity. See why the number of children being taught by their parents is growing nationwide -- at home, there are no overcrowded classrooms, no unknown dangers lurking in the halls, and no doubts as to the quality of the education. Whether you are just contemplating homeschooling or are a veteran seeking fresh ideas and help in overcoming obstacles -- look no further: Real-life Homeschooling shows just how practical and rewarding it is to educate children and provide them with what they need most -- you!

Sarah Simpson s Rules for Living

Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763662194
Format: PDF
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Sarah Simpson’s Rules for Living: 1. Don’t lie. 2. Don’t trust anybody but cats. 3. Don’t expect happy endings. 4. Drink skim milk. 5. Avoid blondes. Sarah Simpson loves to make lists. She has lists of the things she doesn’t like about her father’s new wife and her mother’s new boyfriend, and reasons why life is just plain unfair. But through new friendships, a school play, and adjusted relationships, Sarah begins to realize that change might not be such a horrible thing — and that families come in all shapes and sizes. Is it time for Sarah Simpson’s REVISED Rules for Living?

The Complete ACOA Sourcebook

Author: Janet G. Woititz
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 0757395414
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When they were first released in the 1980s, Janet Woititz's groundbreaking works, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Struggle for Intimacy and The Self-Sabotage Syndrome, provided a new message of hope to adult children who had grown up in the shadow of alcoholic parents. Their message today is as profound and timeless as it was two decades ago. Now, in this complete collection, readers will learn again the insight and healing power of Janet Wotitiz's words. The Complete ACoA Sourcebook is a compilation of three of Dr. Woititz's classic books, addressing head-on the symptoms of The Adult Children of Alcoholics syndrome and providing strategies for living a normal life as an adult. Readers will find help for themselves: at home, in intimate relationships and on the job. They will discover the reasons for the way they think, believe and feel about themselves; ACoAs often feel isolated, have difficulty in relationships, in the workplace and in feeling good about themselves. Readers who are familiar with Woititz's work will find wisdom once again in this classic collection. Those new to ACoA will gain fresh insight into their behavior patterns and find an avenue for self-love and healing. Noted ACoA expert Dr. Robert Ackerman, author of the best-selling Perfect Daughters and Silent Sons, provides a foreword and explains why Janet Woititz's message will continue to help millions of readers for generations to come.