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Discussion in 'Alternative Learning' started by Chels~, Dec 29, 2005.
I just found the subforum -- thanks!
Peacehill Press has a new-ish book called "The Ordinary Parents Guide To Teaching Reading".
I also wonder if www.christopherushomeschool.org is neutral? It's Waldorf, but I don't know how tied into Anthroposophy Simmons is.
I have practically all of the Christopherus material. Donna Simmons is very tied into Anthroposophy herself, but recognizes that not everyone is, and is okay with that. The one thing she comments, though, is that it seems nearly impossible to do Waldorf without *some* sort of spiritual base. There was at least one atheist on her yahoo group, but I forget who, so I'm not sure how active they are. Others are Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim...and Donna Simmons really celebrates the diversity, btw.
I added a unit studies section.
Reading A-Z: http://www.readinga-z.com - it's a leveled reading program avail on line. I love it!
Ladybird Key Word Readers - published in the UK - but so worth the effort in obtaining them for the beginning reader. My daughter ADORES this series and I like the added bonus of a discussing cultural differences.
Phonics: Check and Double Check - http://www.scholarschoice.ca - Available only in Canada. I think this is the BEST series for teaching phonics. The activities make sense and my kiddo loves the work.
Writing/Grammar: Write Source series. This is a wonderful series for teaching writing skills.
Handwriting: Write On - http://www.incrediblekid.com - Worked wonders w/my kiddo!
Social Studies: Highlights Magazine - Which Way USA? and Where in the World? - These are monthly subscriptions filled w/facts and fun. It's a great way to learn geography. Sinead adores these!
Phonics: a book called Five Minute Phonics is excellent!! (better than 100ez lessons)
Great suggestions everyone! We don't use too much in the way of curricula, but here are few others --
Sam's Science Adventures
Professor Noggins (not really a curriculum, but fun learning)
Teacher Created Resources
Sorry if any of these have been posted.
WOW, just saw this. Very helpfull for a newbie~Thanks~
I updated the list a bit
I didn't think Story of the World was secular??
Maybe we could add religious curriculums under another heading, so that we have a list of those too? Or is that just too much?
Many consider SOTW Neutral. I'm not up to doing another thread, but if you would like to tackle the project....
I will add spelling time to the list.
Is Letter of the week neutral? I haven't used it in a while but I think it is a great PreK program.
Brightly Beaming Resources
Moving Beyond the Page is a secular curriculum, also.
Homeschool Curriculum For Gifted and Creative Children
(a SECULAR unit/concept studies one...SOOOO hard to find!)
Did some updating
I listed it under unit studies
ah- I thought I might have just missed it, thanks for keeping up with this thread. I find it helpful!
Great list! I will be reviewing it often to get stuff for next year.
Glad it is of help to you
Added some more resources.