I've used so many different resources and curriculum over the 13 years I've been homeschooling and some have been ones I refer to over and over again. I wanted to compile this list for those of you who might be just starting out on your homeschool journey.
- Writing: Excellence in Writing (IEW) - a little expensive but well worth the money. I also really like their theme-based lessons. They offer lots of different themes at all levels.
- Literature: We love to read lots of literature and will often put together a lapbook or notebook to go along with our reading. I do offer a few literature titles as well as some freebies for literature (scroll down a little for the literature freebies). We are currently using Learning Adventures Unit Study - A New World of Adventure for our literature. I think Progeny Press also puts out some really nice literature guides and use them often.
- Spelling: Sequential Spelling
- Grammar: Easy Grammar
- Copywork: My kids have done copywork for the last 6-7 years. I offer many copywork notebooks but some other favorites we use are from both Westvon Publishing and LightHome Publications.
- Phonics - While I'm passed this stage, I LOVE starfall.com! It was an enormous help to me while teaching my kids to read. My youngest basically taught himself to read using this site. And... it's FREE!!! They also offer downloadable worksheets to go along with the books or you can purchase them at a very affordable price.
History: I've used lots of different resources over the years but my all time favorite is Learning Adventures Unit Studies. Of course, because it's a unit study it offers more than just history.
- Mystery of History
- Truthquest History - A literature based study of history
- Tapestry of Grace - This is also a unit study but it's main focus is history
- Drive Thru History
Apologia Science - These books have worked best for our family. Knowledge Box Central and Live and Learn Press both offer supplements to go along with these books.
(This post is a work-in-progress)