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This is not meant to be a thorough list. Yes it is pretty darn long, though, believe it or not, it has been pruned a great deal (*laugh*). This is simply the resource list I have compiled, so far, as a novice homeschooler.

There is a nearly overwhelming amount of information online for homeschoolers. For more resources: try a search on google, or another good search engine, on specific areas of interest. Also, many of the resources below have lengthy lists of links (I just love alliteration).

Are you interested in:
General Homeschooling Resources with Lots of Links

Legal & Practical Issues in Homeschooling (What are the laws in my state? How do I get started?)

Book Lists (recommended reading lists for parents & students)

Homeschooling Approaches:
Charlotte Mason
The Classical Approach
Waldorf Education

Lesson Plan Ideas/Unit Studies (see also: Subjects)

Subjects:
Grammar
Math
Penmanship
Physical Education
Reading:
Learning to Read
Other Reading Resources (including book lists, book reviews, literature guides, and activity plans)
Science
Social Studies
Spelling
Writing
Poetry
Art

Organizational Help and Other Handy Stuff:
Forms to Print Out & Use in Homeschooling (lots of handy stuff: planner pages, graphic organizers, grade & attendance sheets, etc.)

Worksheets to Print Out

Not Worksheets (Fun learning activities such as making booklets, lapbooks, and games):
Making Books With Kids (including "lapbooks")
Educational Scrapbooking
Homeschooling With Notebooks:
Making Learning Games
Others

Feeling Overwhelmed?

Let's face it, this collection of links even overwhelms me. Though I enjoy my limited time online, I often find it daunting and frustrating. One link takes me to another site, which contains yet another list of links, which leads to yet another list. I feel like one of the children who walked into legendary Narnia, wondering whether I will ever find my way back to the lamp post marking the point where I started. On a more mundane note, I find myself wandering through cyberspace the same way I sometimes find myself roaming through Wal Mart SuperCenter - overwhelmed and forgetting what I came for to begin with.

On that note, feel free to take a peek at my list of ten most frequently visited homeschooling sites.


General Homeschooling Resources with Lots of Links

A to Z Home's Cool
Tremendous resource with many well-organized and well-annotated lists of links.

American Library Association: Great Web Sites for Kids
Excellent list of carefully selected sites from the ALA. Well worth your time.

EasyFunSchool
Generous site with many links, resources, and activities.

Jon's Homeschool Resources
Large, well organized site with a large, annotated list of links.

Library in the Sky
Tremendous resource; searchable database on virtually all subjects, including a section on homeschool lesson plans.

Super Saver
A mammoth list of links, including worksheets and lesson plans. Some links are annotated.

Unit Studies
Links to information on planning unit studies and ideas for unit studies; also offers many other types of homeschool information including: should I homeschool? how to get started? and different educational approaches used by homeschoolers; many homeschooling links.

Legal & Practical Issues in Homeschooling:What are the laws in my state? How do I get started?

Home Educators Association of Virginia
Information on how to begin, testing, the Virginia law, local support groups, and much more.

Find a comparable organization for your state:
Homeschool Legal Defense Association List

Learning4liferesources.com List

Virginia Home Education Association
Large, active homeschool advocacy group.

Book Lists(recommended reading lists for parents & students; see also Subjects:Reading)

American Library Association Resources for Parents, Teens and Kids
Links to a wealth of resources, including lists of award-winning books, from the ALA.

Penny Gardner's Web Site: Links & Living Books
Extensive list of books of interest to homeschooling parents, especially those wishing to learn more about the Charlotte Mason method; recommended reading for children; make sure to check out the links at the bottom right of the page, which take you to Ms. Gardner's recommendations of books on Science, Math, History, Geography, Nature, & Languages. Excellent lists; also offers links to "Charlotte Mason friendly" web sites.

Valerie's Living Books
Lists of "living books," according to the Charlotte Mason philosophy.

The WellTrainedMind.com: Our Favorite Books
Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer, authors of The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, offer their picks of worthwhile books for both adults and children.


Homeschooling Approaches:
Charlotte Mason:

Ambleside Online
Free on-line curriculum, with an extensive booklist, based on the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education. This is a tremendous resource, with numerous articles on Charlotte Mason education. It includes a link to Mason's Original Homeschooling Series, published for free on-line, along with several mail groups.

Karen Andreola's Articles
Articles by Charlotte Mason home education innovator and author Karen Andreola.

The Breathing Room
Example of how to implement a Charlotte Mason education in home school; includes information on homeschooling a child with special needs (including speech delays). Beautiful site.

A Charlotte Mason Education
Numerous articles on Charlotte Mason education, and a free newsletter. Includes articles by several published authors, including Deborah Taylor-Hough and Catherine Levison.

A Charlotte Mason Education
A well-organized, unannotated list of Charlotte Mason resources.

Charlotte Mason Research & Supply Co.
Web site of Karen and Dean Andreola, innovators in the field of Charlotte Mason home education. For those interested in reading the primary source: Mason's Original Homeschooling Series can be purchased through this site.

Charlotte Mason Study Loop
Mail group, links to essays, study topic schedules, links to list members' web sites, narration examples, and FAQs about Charlotte Mason.

Derham Family home page
A Catholic homeschooling family, using Charlotte Mason.

Ideas from Charlotte Mason: The Science of Relations
Thoughtful and articulate discussion of Charlotte Mason's ideas; offers helpful suggestions on nature study and narration.

My Charlotte Mason Study Notes
Personal notes on study of Charlotte Mason's philosophy and method of education.

The Original Homeschooling Series
For those interested in reading the primary source: Mason's Original Homeschooling Series, published for free on-line!

Parker Family Site: How & Why We Homeschool
Example of how to implement a Charlotte Mason education in home school; includes articles on copywork, narration, timelines and memory work.

Penny Gardner's Web Site
Informative site by author Penny Gardner; includes articles on many aspects of Charlotte Mason education, including articles on specific subjects of study. Some resources are for sale, including many collections of recorder music and narration cubes.

4 Real Learning
Catholic Charlotte Mason mail group.

Tammy Glaser: Little Homeschool in the Rockies
Example of a family homeschooling using the Charlotte Mason method, with narration examples. Includes information on home education of a child with special needs (autism) and a mail group for homeschoolers whose children are autistic.

The Classical Approach:

Trivium Pursuit Online: The Transformation of Classical Education
By Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn; Christian Classical Homeschooling. Teaching the Trivium: language, logic, and rhetoric. Includes an e-mail loop.

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home
By Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer, authors of the book The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, which was very helpful to me, as a new homeschooling mom, in getting started. Teaching the Trivium: language, logic, and rhetoric. A introduction to classical homeschooling, articles, tips on teaching your child to read, links to classical homeschoolers’ web logs, reading lists.

Waldorf Education

Waldorf Homeschoolers
A large site offering support and information on home and/or un-schooling based on a Waldorf Inspired Curriculum. I recommend viewing the site map to locate links to articles on many educational and parenting topics.

Oak Meadow Homeschool Curriculum
This is a solid Waldorf Inspired program. Even if you don't purchase any of their materials. you can find helpful information including downloadable sample lesson plans, descriptions of their educational philosophy and curricula, and original homeschooling articles.

Lesson Plan Ideas/Unit Studies (see also: Subjects)

(I have marked those sites with an * that offer unit studies)
A to Z: Home's Cool: Lesson Plans for Free
Large list of links to free lesson plan sources.

American Teachers: Lesson Plans/Resources
Tremendous site offering links to sites with lesson plan ideas for virtually all subjects; includes a section with worksheets and flashcards.

Columbia Education Center Lesson Plans
Lesson plans on Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and other subjects, created by teachers for use in their own classrooms.

Discovery School (Discovery Channel)
Hundreds of original lesson plans, all written by teachers for teachers. Arranged by subject, grade, or both.

Easy Fun School: Subject Index
This site contains a wealth of ideas.

*Easy Fun School: Unit Study Index
This site contains a wealth of ideas; many free unit studies.

Edhelper.com
Lessons, worksheets, and test prep materials on many topics; nicely organized by subject and grade level. Some are free, but many are "locked" unless you purchase a membership for $19.99 per year (in some cases, only part of the lesson is available for free).

Enchanted Learning Software Home Page
Huge site with many themes and printable resources; excellent for preschool and elementary school.

*Home School in the Woods
Free unit studies and tips on developing unit studies.

KidZone
Nicely organized site: animal classes and habitats, Canadian and U.S. geography, language arts activities, math, simple science experiments, theme unit on The Gingerbread Man, card tricks, and more. This would be very good for thematic units or unit studies with preschoolers or elementary students.

Lesson Plans Page
Many free lesson plans in virtually all subjects. They are organized by subject, grade level and topic.

Lesson Tutor: Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Unit Studies
Many lesson plans, arranged in a table format that is visually pleasing and very easy to find your way around.

Montessori Teachers Collective: Teacher Training Albums
Albums on Math, History, Geometry, Biology and Language for various age groups.

More Resource Links (Resources for Gaston County Homeschoolers)
Large, well-organized list of links; offers links to ideas for unit studies and lesson plans; includes links to ideas for teaching math, science, music, art, economics, reading, writing, history, and geography.

The Solution Site
Large collection of units and lessons, with a searchable database.

Unit Studies
Links to information on planning unit studies and ideas for unit studies; also offers many other types of homeschool information including: should I homeschool? how to get started? and different educational approaches used by homeschoolers; many homeschooling links.

*Highland Heritage Home School
Offers tips for developing unit studies and a generous list of free unit studies.

*Christine's Country Units
Sells unit studies on various states and countries in PDF format. I looked at her free sample unit (on Nigeria) and it looked quite interesting and thorough. She also offers free worksheets, links, and original articles on homeschooling.



Subjects:(see also lesson plan ideas)
Grammar

A to Z Home’s School: Grammar
Many resources, including on-line activities and games.

The Kiss Grammar Site
Richly informative site by a college English professor. Essays on teaching grammar.

Mrs. Dingman's Favorite Language Arts Links
Worksheets, online grammar games, and other resources.

Math

Ideas on Teaching Math:

Living Math!
The author of this site, Julie Brennan, wrote: "Insisting a child must be taught traditional, scope-and-sequence arithmetic to learn mathematics is like saying one must learn classical note reading and scales before one can learn music. You might get there, but you miss out on the inspiration of beautiful music created by the masters along the way." If, like my daughter and me, you have become accustomed to thinking of math as a source of drudgery or, worse, a source of failure, you might find her approach refreshing. This interdisciplinary approach offers biographies of famous mathematicians, numerous book reviews, and a study group based on a book titled The Heart of Mathematics. Based on a quick glance at the study group's itinerary, this book explores such topics as appreciating mathematical patterns in nature, understanding arithmetic patterns, and considering the concept of infinity.

Chisenbop Tutorial
Teaches a technique of doing basic arithmetic using your fingers; it is a similar concept to the abacus. It is attributed to the Korean tradition.

Fibonacci Numbers, the Golden Section & the Golden String
Introduction to these mathematical concepts, with links to many resources.

"Good Stuff: Measuring Up"
by Becky Rupp, article in Home Education Magazine
Creative, hands-on ideas for teaching measurement skills, with lots of recommendations for living books on this subject.

Integer Bars (or Cuisenaire Rods)
Ideas for using Cuisenaire Rods (type of math manipulatives).

"Math!"
by David H. Albert, article on The Resourceful Homeschooler
Interesting perspective on the teaching of math in the U.S.; an acquaintance of mine, in New York, called math "the most mistaught subject there is." I found this article to be worth a second - and third - reading. It includes some creative ideas for homeschoolers who want an alternative to drill-type math learning.

"Math Lesson Plan Ideas,"
article in Homeschool Fun magazine
Ideas for teaching about calendars and time, applying math principles to everyday activities, geometric addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division, math mysteries, algebra, math games, telling time, money and measuring, and more.

Mathematical Tale Winds
Clever and imaginative site which teaches math concepts, for grades K-8, through stories.

Montessori Teachers Collective: Teacher Training Albums
See albums on Math and Geometry for various age groups.

Natural Math Topics
Math teaching strategies and activities.

"Read Any Good Math Lately?"
by Holly Furguson, article in Lesson Tutor
Informative article on teaching math through children's literature.

Solving Math Word Problems
Step-by-step, verbal instructions for tackling math word problems; includes key words to look for in determining what operation to use. It appears to be designed for older students to use, in Algebra, but could be modified for younger students.

How to Use SOROBAN(ABACUS)

Puzzles, Games & Other Math Activities:

A+ Math
Includes a Game Room with online math games, online or print worksheets, flashcards, and other activities.

AAA Math
Tutorials and on-line activities on many math skills for grades K-8.

AIMS Puzzle Corner
Monthly brain teasers.

Awesome Library: Math Lesson Plans
An abundance of resources

Cool Math
Kids' math games, lessons and activities on geometry, fractions, and fractals, jigsaw puzzles, and coloring pages.

Fun Mathematics Lessons by Cynthia Lanius
Diverse range of clever online activities; activities on counting, computation, geometry, algebra, calculus and more.

KidZone Math
Several online math games and free printable math worksheets, nicely organized by grade level, type of skills practiced, and theme (would be good with theme units or unit studies).

MacMillan/McGraw-Hill Math
Interesting interactive activity on animal sizes. Click on the grade 4 book, click on Unit 1: Place Value and Number Sense, then click on e-journal: animal facts.

Math Cats
Diverse and imaginative site which emphasizes linking math with other disciplines; online math games and many other kinds of activities, math craft ideas, math writing contests, Math Cats' Attic which includes fun facts about: Math Terminology, Quantities, Math and the Human Body, Animal Math, Plant Math, Math in Sports, Math in History, Math in Geography, and Math in Astronomy. Would be very good for thematic units or unit studies, lesson plan ideas, or for kids to explore and play with on their own.

Math Enrichment Problems
Math problems and "stumpers," divided by grade level, from the makers of the Saxon math textbooks.

The Math Forum Student Center
Links to online games and other internet activities for math learning; for elementary school through graduate school.

Math Fact Cafe
Offers math worksheets & flashcards.

Math in Daily Life
Illustrates math concepts, including probability, calculation of interest, exponential growth, area, and ratios, using examples from "real life."

Meet Professor Tobbs(TM)
Math reasoning activities for ages 3-10, organized into three age groups.

Natural Math
Applets provide interesting online math activities.

PBS TeacherSource
Many lessons and activities, including both online and offline activities, sorted by age level and topic.

Rick's Math Web: Word Problems
Fourteen sets of word problems on various topics; the author describes them as suited to a wide range of learners (4th grade on up ???).

Solving Real World Problems Involving Measurement Page (Palma Sola Elementary School, FL)
Word problems linked to science topics such as rainforests and the solar system. Offers experience reading and interpreting charts, rounding, and computation.

Other Math Resources:

Charlotte's Cyberwebs: Math
Numerous annotated links to math resources, for preschool - college.

Penmanship:

The Amazing - Incredible Handwriting Worksheet Maker - Demo
Create a practice worksheet with your child's first and last name.

Basic Handwriting for Kids
Includes a complete collection of practice worksheets.

Physical Education:

The Ultimate Web Site for Health and Physical Education Teachers
A wealth of ideas, orgaized by age group.

Reading:(see also: Booklists)

Learning to Read:

My Learning Games & Lapbooks Page
Offers a free phonics game for download.

Heart Schooling: Reading Lessons
A homeschooling mother shares her beautifully organized plans for basic reading lessons. This includes about 7 word families, with word lists, and sight words.

Starfall.com
This site offers many on-line and print resources for emergent and beginning readers. Thse include on-line games, stories, and videos on basic skills such as vowel sounds, word families, basic phonetic rules, and sight words. My son enjoys the on-line games. I also printed some emergent readers for him to read and color(simple words and illustrations, a bit like the BOB books). You can also read these stories on-line.

Teachnology: Phonics lesson Plans
Many ideas for activities teaching phonemic awareness skills.

The Homeschool Page: Phonological Schedule
This is a terrific resource for word families! She offers 56 word families with accompanying lists of words. The parent site, The Homeschool Page, offers a wealth of other resources.

Webbing Into Literacy: A Head Start Program
This is a wonderful resource from the University of Virginia. It offers a wealth of reading resources for young learners including downloadable alphabet books, reading lists (including a downloadable list of the 101 Best Books for Children. This list is excellent; it offers specific learning area the books address and purchase information (though I much prefer the library)), and recommended books with related activities (including downloadable resources). My personal favorite activity on this site: A Rhyme a Week: Nursery Rhymes for Early Literacy
It offers 30 word families with accompanying lesson plans, complete with downloadable visual aids. Each lesson plan is linked to a classic nursery rhyme (for example, you read "Jack and Jill" with the -ill family.)

Literacy Connections
Literacy Connections sells many products on-line, but offers free information as well. It includes information on reading, teaching and tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy. Topics include the language experience approach, phonics, word study, and the best in children's literature. Check out the Songs That Build Phonological Awareness page.

Brightly Beaming Resources: Early Childhood Resources for the Home
A wonderful site with free curricula on letters and sounds (phonemic awareness). It includes complete cross-curricular lesson plans based on each letter of the alphabet and on 36 consonant and vowel blends.

Other Reading Resources (including book lists, book reviews, literature guides, and activity plans):

A to Z Home's Cool: Reading Instruction Materials
An annotated list of links to information about teaching reading.

Accelerated Reader Lists
They are available through most schools, and list children's books by grade level. This can be helpful if you know about what grade level your child reads at, and want to select books accordingly. Here is one AR list. Keep in mind that the computation of reading levels is not an exact science, and a child may enjoy books rated as above or below his or her estimated reading ability. Consider the benefits of offering more advanced books, and reading them with your child.

American Library Association Resources for Parents, Teens and Kids
Links to a wealth of resources, including lists of award-winning books, from the ALA.

The BookHive
An appealing reader advisory service. Includes book lists by reading level, kids' stories and book reviews, and online storytelling. Your child can also create on online list of his or her favorite books, and see other kids' lists.

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
Reviews of recommended books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.

Easy Fun School: Language Arts and Literature Lessons and Activities Index
An unannotated list of language arts/literature links and links to their own clever and imaginative activity plans to accompany various specific literary selections.

Easy Fun School: Literature Guides
An annotated list of links to literature study guides.

Language Arts Lessons & Helps
An annotated list of links to information on teaching reading and other language arts.

Linda's Links to Literature
Links to lesson plans and activities for many specific literary selections.

Literature Based Reading Lessons
Lesson plans for many literary selections, offered by a retired teacher.

SCPLS Booklists (Seminole County Public Library)
Booklists by reading level and by subject or genre.

Sparknotes Study Guides
Literature study guides.

STAR Program Resources
Database of literary selections for children, searchable by grade level.

Stories from the Web
Web pages for ages 8-11. "If you like books and stories then come on in. You can read stories, e-mail authors, write reviews and even write your own stories."

Web Sites for Teaching Reading
An annotated list of links to information on teaching reading, from the University of Illinois.

Science:

Sites With Various Science Topics:

A to Z Home's Cool: Science Experiments For Kids
An overview of the scientific method, along with links to many experiments and other activities.

A to Z Home's Cool: Science Lessons
A large collection of links to science learning sites and activities.

How To Teach Science
This site was created by a science teacher turned homeschool mom. She offers tips, activities and ideas for making scientific concepts accessible even to young kids. She also offers on-line workshops.

Carolina Biological: Homeschool Page
Offers links to information on topics such as Owls and Wildlife on the Alligator River, homeschool activities, and products for sale.

Dragonfly
An interesting science web site for kids from the creators of Dragonfly magazine (from the publishers of Scientific American).

Easy Fun School: Science Lessons and Activities Index
Offers many hands-on science activities for young learners.

Monthly Science With Mr. Science
Fun science facts and simple experiments with detailed explanations of the scientific principles they demonstrate.

Life Science:
Animals:

5 Tigers
Information and activities on tigers.

A to Z Home's Cool: Bugs - Insects 4 Kids
Links to many insect web sites and lessons.

AES Bug Club for Young Entomologists
Kids' site from the Amateur Entomologists' Society (University of Exeter). On-line information includes an insect identification guide, a list of online and print resources on insects, and information on keeping insects as pets. Kids can join the Bug Club for 42 pounds (British currency) per year.

Animal Diversity Web
Information on various classes of animals. Includes pictures, sound clips, and information on classification.

Enchanted Learning: Habitats/Biomes
Lessons on various animal habitats.

Junglewalk
Fun site with an index of many animals; offers online photos, videos, and links to more information on each animal.

Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter
Photographs, songs, videos, identification tips, maps, and life history information for North American birds.

Sea World/Busch Gardens Teacher Guides
Teacher's guides offer interdisciplinary lesson plans on animal-related themes, "to help you teach your students—in an active, hands-on way—about how people interact with the environment and how we can best care for Earth's resources."

The Squirrel Almanac: A Guide to North American Tree Squirrels
Informative page by Peg Halloran, Ph.D, of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Squirrel identification guide, partial list of squirrel species, answers to questions, and a list of online and print resources.

Top 25 Feeder Birds (Project FeederWatch, Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Bird identification guide; click on your state or region to view a list of the 25 birds most frequently reported in your FeederWatch Region.

Anatomy:

A to Z Home's Cool: Anatomy for Kids
Links to many anatomy sites.

Oceans:

Oh Oceans!
A multi-disciplinary lesson plan on ocean life from Johnson Elementary School, Harrison County, West Virginia.

Social Studies:

A World Atlas of Maps
A wonderful on-line atlas.

Atlapedia
Another excellent source of maps.

About.com Geography
World atlas, blank maps, and other information.

Mr. Donn's Ancient History
Original lesson plans on various history topics, from Ancient Man to the Renaissance. These were created by a middle school teacher, but may be useful for kids of other ages. It includes maps, timelines, and clip art.

A to Z: Home's Cool: Ancient Rome
Numerous annotated links to information on Ancient Rome.

The Story of Mankind by Hendrick Van Loon
On-line classic history book, covers prehistory to the French Revolution.

This Country of Ours By Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
On-line book an American history, from the Viking exploration to World War I. This is an old classic.

Our Island Storyby H.E. Marshall
An on-line book, with illustrations, on British history. This is an old classic.

Lesson Plans & Resources for Social Studies Teachers
Many links to lesson plans and suggested teaching strategies.

Easy Fun School: Suggested Reading for History
A generous list of resources on history.

Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man
"This quick glimpse at the long life (1706 - 1790) of a complex man is meant to help you learn about Ben Franklin and also to let you see how Ben's ideas are still alive in our world today."

Homeschool Through The Ages: Timeline Helps
Fantastic resource on creating timelines and other creative history activities.

UT Portrait Gallery Online: Portrait Gallery
I was excited to find this: a selection of portraits of historical figures. Great for timelines and lapbooks!

Interactive U.S. Geography Activities
On-line activities to test your knowledge of U.S. geography.

Christine's Country Units
Sells unit studies on various states and countries in PDF format. I looked at her free sample unit (on Nigeria) and it looked quite interesting and thorough. She also offers free worksheets, links, and original articles on homeschooling.

Spelling:

A to Z Home's Cool: Spelling
Links to many web sites and lessons for teaching spelling.

Highland Heritage Home School: Spelling Forms
Collection of spelling folder games and other activities from this innovative homeschooling mom. If you have difficulty with this link, try their main page.

Writing:

American Library Association Great Websites for Kids: Writing for Children
Opportunities for kids to publish their work online.

A to Z Home's Cool: Creative Writing
Many links to creative writing sites and lessons.

E-Pals
Opportunity to write to online pen pals.

E-Pals Classroom Exchange
Opportunity to write to online pen pals. Free registration with web-based e-mail for teachers, parents & homeschoolers. Includes an on-line book club for adults and kids, with a place for kids to post their creative writing.

Web Sites for Teaching Writing
An annotated list of links to information on teaching writing, from the University of Illinois.

Poetry:

PoemHunter.com
Excellent place to find poems on-line. Their database contains 47,054 poems from 5,975 poets.

A to Z Homes Cool
Annotated list of sites on poetry.

Art:

CFGA: A Virtual Art Museum

Famous Paintings for Students
Free studies of 44 famous paintings, written at the elementary level/

National Gallery of Art Shop
Purchase prints of famous paintings for home study.

Kinderart: Make an art book
A series of art lessons for elementary students.

Forms to Print Out & Use in Homeschooling (lots of handy stuff: planner pages, portfolio pages, graphic organizers, grade & attendance sheets, etc.)

GeorgieAcres Academy of Creative Education:Printable Pages & Downloadable Software
Amazing assortment of forms, activities, and links.

ABC Teach
Large, well-organized site with many forms and worksheets; includes preschool activities and activities for theme units.

Education Place: Graphic Organizers from Houghton-Mifflin Co.
A wonderful collection of graphic organizers. I printed out many of these and keep a folder full of graphic organizers on hand for my daughter and me.

Teachervision: Graphic Organizers
Another terrific collection of graphic organizers.

Highland Heritage Forms
I love this site, created by a homeschooling mother. Over 500 forms, beautifully organized.

TheHomeSchoolMom Free Homeschool Planner and Organizer
Wonderful site with calendars and pages for academic planning, menus, planning unit studies, documenting learning by unschoolers, and more.

Printables and Resources for Homeschooling and Classrooms
Yet another terrific site by a homeschooling mom. Many forms, wonderfully organized. How do these ladies find the time?!

Worksheets to Print Out(see also the section on Forms, above)

Multiple Subjects:

ABC Teach
Large, well-organized site with many forms and worksheets; includes preschool activities and activities for theme units.

Brain Boosters from Discovery.com
Riddles for logic, critical thinking, & math.

Edhelper.com
Lessons, worksheets, and test prep materials on many topics; nicely organized by subject and grade level. Some are free, but many are "locked" unless you purchase a membership for $19.99 per year (in some cases, only part of the lesson is available for free).

RHL School: Free Learning Resources
Some worksheets on Math, English, Reading, and Research Skills.

Super Saver
A mammoth list of links, including worksheets and lesson plans. Some links are annotated.

Teach-nology: Free Worksheets for Teachers
Worksheets, graphic organizers and rubrics.

Teacher Time Saver: Worksheets Page
Worksheets and activities for many subjects.

Language Arts:

Mrs. Dingman's Favorite Language Arts Links
English, reading & language arts worksheets.

Math:

A+ Math
Math worksheets: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, order of operations, counting money, & basic algebra.

Free Math Worksheets
Worksheet generator for practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and integers, fractions, and decimals.

KidZone Math
Free printable math worksheets, nicely organized by grade level, type of skills practiced, and theme (would be good with theme units or unit studies).

Math Fact Cafe
Offers math worksheets & flashcards. Practice sheets for many skills; choose pre-made worksheets or build your own.

MathStories.com
Math word problems, including customized problems. I personally prefer word problems to math activities that teach computation only. However, I have not used this site. Requires subscription fee of $24 per year (English or Spanish) or $45 (English AND Spanish)

The MathWork Site.com
Generates worksheets for practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, long division, fractions, measurements, graphing (number lines & coordinate planes) and telling time; includes a 100 number chart.

Solving Real World Problems Involving Measurement Page (Palma Sola Elementary School, FL)
Word problems linked to science topics such as rainforests and the solar system. Offers experience reading and interpreting charts, rounding, and computation.

SuperKids Math Worksheet Creator
.Free worksheet generator: Addition, Subtraction, Mixed Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Greater than / Less than, Rounding

Penmanship:

The Amazing - Incredible Handwriting Worksheet Maker - Demo
Create a practice worksheet with your child's first and last name.

Basic Handwriting for Kids
Includes a complete collection of practice worksheets.

Not Worksheets (Fun learning activities such as making booklets, lapbooks, and games)(see also lesson plan ideas & subjects)

Making Books With Kids (including "lapbooks"):

Candle in the Window: Mini-Books, Flaps, and Student Folder Websites
A generous collection of links.

Dinah-Might Adventures
Homepage of Dinah Zike, author of many books on educational projects including The Big Book of Books and Activities. Her projects include making books with children and creating 3-dimensional manipulatives. Books are sold on this site; you will also find several free ideas in the "archives" section.

San Diego Museum of Art: Lesson plans for creating artistic books

Write On Reader: Make Your Own Book

Making Books
This page offers instructions for simple book making projects, including: a Who Am I? Book, a Hot Dog Booklet, an Accordion Book, a Wish Scroll, and several others. There are also books on book making for sale.

Candle in the Window: Creating Your Own Portfolder
A fun way for your child to display his work.

DRStamping: Skewer Book
This is an interesting book-making project.

Peakmore Academy
This homeschooler's site offers ideas on making lapbooks and bookcovers, along with photographed examples of lapbooks. It also offers tips on homeschooling for preschool and kindergarten.

Highland Heritage: Lapbooks
Description of lapbooks, examples of how they can be used, and links for creating books with children.

Educational Scrapbooking

Heart of Wisdom: Scrapbooking to Learn
Examples of scrapbooking as a learning tool.

Homeschooling With Notebooks:

Homeschooling With Notebooks
This site provides a wealth of information on creating notebooks for various academic subjects or for unit studies.

Making Learning Games:

My Learning Games & Lapbooks Page
Offers a free phonics game for download.

Dawne's Educational Games
Another terrific site by a homeschooling mom; she offers various ideas for homemade games.

Learn at Play
This site offers ideas for making learning games and other educational activities. It offers downloadable components such as game boards, skill cards and booklets.

Homeschooling NZ
This well-organized site from New Zealand offers links to free lesson plans, educational board games, file folder games, coloring pages, and other activities. Unfortunately, I found some broken links when I visited. It also offers links to wonderful nature pages with photos.

Games for Learning
This informative and well-organized site offers a wealth of ideas for home-made educational games and crafts. It offers original articles on educational games and homeschooling. It also sells kits for making educational games.

Others:

Waterford Press: Games, Activities, & Quizzes
Printable activities, including mazes, puzzles, word games, origami, and art activities, on animals, geology, weather, & plants.

PDF Coloring Book Links
Many links to free printable coloring books.

Kiz Club
Worksheets, games, crafts, stories, and other activities for early learners. I would guess this site would be most helpful for preschool - grade 2.


Stephanie Marshall Ward

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