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Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 6,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read offline, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and is a non-profit organization.
COACH SERIES for SAT, ACT and PSAT
Study Tools | Practice Skills | Raise Your Scores!
Prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT*, the SAT** or the ACT
Testing Information and Practice
practice for ACT and SAT (near bottom of page)
The Study Hall
Inside you will find our complete FREE SAT Improvement Course, vocabulary help, memory improvement tips, speed reading tips, and the helpful suggestions to help on your road to college.
Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions for ACT, SAT and PSAT
Book Report Forms
These Book Report Forms are progressive and built upon previous concepts learned and mastered. Mastery of these skills is not based upon a race. Nor are the Book Report Forms meant to indicate that this is where your scholar should or should not be at a particular grade or age.
Charts and Logs
charts and logs of various kinds
Daily Duty Sheets
free, attractive daily duty sheets
Welcome to FormMaker, the new online free resource for homeschooling forms.
Free Printable Posters
Printable Charts and Logs
quite a few charts and logs available for many uses
I have intentionally left them very plain so that can be used for more than one year and personalized to suit your needs. I have also provided some decorations you are free to use to spice up your calendar or to highlight special days. Enjoy!
A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling Web Site
BBC kids site
Choose a subject to find games, activities and fun facts.
Get Free Homeschool Resources by Email!
How Are Things Made
Seeing the factory visits can help children understand that most things happen through a process- with a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Math, Language Arts and Teacher requests
ONLINE SCIENCE AND MATH TEXTBOOKS
Resources for Christian Teachers
Saxon's Middle Grade Placement Test
This placement test can be used to determine whether a student who has not used the Saxon program should start in Saxon's Math 54, Math 65, Math 76, Math 87, Algebra 1/2, or Algebra 1 textbook. Please note that this placement test is not a fool-proof placement device. It is simply a tool to assist teachers in placing their students. Also, this test should not be used to determine whether a student in the Saxon math program should skip a textbook.
Say Hello to the World
School Resources - Free e-library
State history mini courses, pick your own state or do several
The Web site provides you the opportunity to translate up to 1,500 words of text free of charge, from English to French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese and vice versa. As a bonus you can convert English to Norwegian as well.
The Maine Solar System
At forty miles from Pluto to Sun, the largest three-dimensional scale model of the Solar System in North America.
The Old Schoolhouse
Lots of links- this is a definite must see
The School Box ages 4-6
useful information for parents of children ages 4-6
Time for Kids
children's version of time magazine, interesting reproducibles
Thematic Unit - kindergarten
Typical Course of Study
As a source of information, World Book offers the results of ongoing research into curriculum requirements and standards. The learning levels include preschool through grade 12.
entire online US Economics course
Welcome to the Anne Frank Center USA website
What Happened on Your Birthday?
Find historical events from any particular day in history
What's Wrong With These Pictures?
World Flags Quiz
Explanations, tutorials and tips about computers and the Web
High School Hub
The High School Hub Web site provides additional assistance for high school students in many subject areas.
Welcome to free education on the Internet
Complete courses and tutorials for more than 120 different vocational and academic disciplines
Multiple Intelligences (Secondary)
This is an interactive worksheet which produces a multiple intelligences wheel based upon Gardner's eight multiple intelligences.
Seven Multiple Intelligences
has tests for children, youth, and adults
Home Education Magazine
Home Education Magazine is one of the oldest, most respected, and most informative magazines on the subject of homeschooling.
Homeschooling Today® Magazine
A focus not only on the mechanics of homeschooling, but also the mission and metrics of homeschooling.
Keepers at Home
a humble, home-made magazine that had its beginnings in the beautiful country of NEW ZEALAND
About.Com Homework Help
great resource for all subjects
Ask Jeeves for Kids
Web search engine that is specifically designed for kids’ queries
what to call the stuff you do when someone "official" wants to know
Encarta online encyclopedia
Enchanted Learning produces children's educational web sites and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.
Mr. Roger's Neighborhood site, lots of good resources
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
lots of links
Links to educational sites, coloring pages, worksheets, and other home school related sites
Professional Learning Library
lots of resources
The Library of Congress
Magportal, magazine article search engine
National geographic homework helper
science, history, geography, etc
Noaa photo library
great collection of high quality photos for weather, oceans, aeronautics, etc.
lots of teaching resources
Project Ideas or Lesson Plans
Astronomy for kids
Brain Activity Page
Earthquakes for Kids
Exploratorium: the museum of science, art, and human potential
Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground
children's online astronomy activities
Froguts is the first true virtual online frog dissection.
Hands-on Science Centers Worldwide
This page contains pointers to public museums with a strong emphasis on interactive science education.
Kids Go Wild
learn about really cool animals
National Geographic Creature Feature
National Wildlife Federation
Education and action to keep the wild in our world
Science Made Simple
Kids learn science the easy, hands-on way with Science Made Simple. Get fun science projects & great experiments using household materials. Clear, detailed answers to childrens science questions. Science News.
Explore and identify over 50 different Simple Machines, from the super simple to the hideously hard!
The physics underlying common everyday foams is poorly understood. An experiment scheduled to fly on the International Space Station will help fill in the gaps.
The Museum of Unworkable Devices
This museum is a celebration of fascinating devices that don't work.
The Raindrop Game
Science: Primary (Grades 1-3)
Tiki the Penguin
Here's a nice site about science
Windows to the Universe
a fun and different Web site about the Earth and Space sciences
Science web site
Aurora weather science
What is the "aurora?" What causes it to happen? Information, links, and images about the Northern Lights.
interactive activities and more
Constellations stars space science
Need information on stars, constellations, the Milky Way?
Rainforest animals enivronment science
really nice rainforest site- tons of links and information about many different species. Password is not necessary, just click enter.
Space astronomy science
The solar system, planets, sun, stars, asteroids, and galaxies are all
Space flight science lesson
online textbook by nasa includes interactive quizzes.
Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the Río Napo.
Entire online American Government course
100+ historical timelines
An American's guide to Canada
Canada- Province information, government, history, geography, maps, and more!
10 minute movie- slow loading
CPL Kids Pages: Countries
A list of links to resources and information about countries throughout the world.
This emulated site pulls information about countries from sources such as the CIA Factbook and presents them in a concise, easily readable format.
Flags Of The World
Internet's largest site devoted to vexillology (the study of flags)
From Revolution to Reconstruction
American History from the colonial period until Modern Times
A travel guide publisher offers photos and information about most world nations.
Making Mittens Game
learn the steps involved if you needed a new pair of mittens
Mexico for Kids
If you want to know about scattering beans in Japan in January this is the site to visit. The entries might contain recipes for holiday foods,historical background, significance of the holidays, and the special ways in which these days are observed. The entries are contributed by children, so they are rich in local customs that perhaps could not be found as easily in books.
National Geographic Map Maker
National Geographic for Kids
Coloring Pages, Games, and more
a mini online course in PA History. This is a required grade school course for all students.
Presidential Names (grades 3-5)
presidential scramble game
Worksheet & Reproducible Center
The American Presidency
Grolier is pleased to present The American Presidency, an exclusive history of presidents, the presidency, politics and related subjects. Select an encyclopedia set or a feature to begin.
United Nations Cyberschool Bus
Choose two countries and the site will compare them statistically, economically, and more.
Pyramids of Egypt
Have you ever dreamed of exploring the pyramids of Egypt?
lots of links
Free online Math Tests
Ohio Proficiency Tests
New York State Regents Exams
These are excellent testing devices to include in college admissions portfolios and transcript/credential packages.
Regents Exam Prep Center
The goal of this nonprofit site is to help high school students meet the New York State Regents requirements in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
South Carolina PACT Mini-Tests
Sample Test Questions for grades 1-8
Texas Assessment of Academic Skills
This is a good one offering grades 3-8 grade level sample tests, and then Exit Level and End Of Course tests in high school subjects.
Texas Credit By Examination
A Credit by Examination (CBE) is a criterion-referenced test that evaluates your mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for a particular subject or grade level.
Virginia Standards of Learning Assessments
Come Home To Little House
Little house on the Prairie site
Even More Fun, Summer Activities
This is a continuation of the Summer Activities series. If you were to put all these activities together, you’d probably have something to do everyday this summer break!
Looks like a fairly through unit study for kindergarten
Mini Unit: Sunny Summer Fun
One of the best things about summer is the sun; but, there are some things that you need to be aware of. With these activities, you can get your child involved in some summer fun, and at the same time teach them to take precautions and why.
More Fun, Summer Activities
These activities are in no particular order. You don’t need to do them all, but try at least a few. I’ve used these activities one-on-one and in group settings and they were popular in both. They also cross age and grade levels very well.
Swimming - A Mini Unit
Swimming is one of those skills that most folks really need to have. If you’ve wondered how to cover the basics without going to the expense of classes, would like to review the basics, or want to activities to include with a study on bodies of water, this unit should prove fun and useful.
Unit Studies Message Boards & E-mail Loops
Water - A Mini Unit
Water covers ¾ of our world, its necessary to our very lives. Here is a fun unit that explores that most vital of elements.
Browse through our listing of more than 400 eThemes resources.
units on conquistadors and their effects on the Aztecs, Incas, Amazon, and North America
Statue of liberty unit upper grades (grades 4-9)
Use the Statue of Liberty to launch explorations of liberty; U.S. history in the 19th century; symbolism; and scale measurement. 6 lessons form a two week unit
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/statueofliberty/educators / Awesome Library
Great site for worksheets, search by grade level and subject
worksheets covering alphabet, numbers, telling time, calendars, money
lots of nice worksheets for K-5
Crayons and Computers
These projects are loads of fun! Learn about drawing "Still Lifes" and visit two artists who are famous for their flowers and fruit. Make your own moo-velous landscapes too!
DLTK's Printable Crafts For Kids
DLTK's Crafts for Kids features a variety of fun, printable children's crafts, coloring pages and more including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children's favorite cartoon characters.
EXPLORE! A r c h i t e c t u r e for kids
Tired of repeating the same old project year after year? Need a different Arts and Crafts idea for your classroom? Well, there's something new just a click away!
Friendly Stationery sheets
Kinder Planet - children's art activites
Here are some arts and crafts activities to amuse preschool and grade school children.
Simple pig shape to color
THE BALANCING BIRD
This project is rated as average.
The Internet Public Library - Arts & Crafts
You can color pictures here, make gifts, learn origami, and more
Arts education materials
K-12 arts education materials for visual arts, dance, music and drama/ theater are provided through the Arts Resources for Teachers and Students (A.R.T.S.), a dynamic, web-based resource designed for use by teachers, students and their parents.
History through literature
Used books and book bargains
Deep Discount Educational Superstore
Grammar from 2nd grade through high school
Paper Models of Mass Distraction
GW Online Catalog
nearly 9,000 items
These popular instruments are an instant hit...with always free access to our labs & experiments and online buyer's guide.
Hands And Hearts
Hands-On History That Reaches The Heart
Keepers of the Faith
Lakeshore Learning Materials
Innovative learning materials and top-quality educational products
A low-cost manipulative-based K-12 curriculum
Michael Olaf Montessori
Philosophy & Practice of the Montessori Method of Education for children from birth to age twelve, in the home and school
Specializing in Christian Homeschool Materials
Your Math Buddy help's students understand general mathematics, providing them with the foundation to more advanced placement mathematics in later study.
Super Duper® Publications
colorful, high quality materials for speech-language pathologists, special educators, teachers, parents, and caregivers in educational, home and health care settings
The Notgrass Company
The Notgrass Company is a family business that produces original homeschool curriculum and resources.
USA Freedom Memorabilia
Here you will find national treasures that have been all but lost to the American public depicting the founding of our country. Includes framed and unframed art, books, CDs, videos and other memorabilia for both retail and wholesale buyers.
Home of All American Boys and Beautiful Girlhood products
Welcome to Raggedy Land
everything Raggedy Ann
Welcome to kidszip.com ...
Shop in a dream-library of colorful stories for you and your child. 100% of profit is given to the education of children.
Through WriteShop, the insecure parent will learn how to teach fundamental composition skills to your junior high or high school student in an orderly, step-by-step fashion.
online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 655+ Fables
Aesop's Fables - Traditional and Modern
Children's Storybooks Online
Individual stories, illustrations, animations and sounds
Choose the Right Books for Kids
a list of the best books for children at certain age levels
Cyber Guides K-3
read suggested book and do activities
Free Spelling Lessons
Grade 3 Vocabulary Building Worksheets
Language Arts Links
Literacy Matters is the central location where teachers can find information about what matters most in adolescent literacy development.
Parents strongly cautioned: reading has been shown to be addictive, and can result in changed study habits and behavior. Proceed with caution!
Saxon Phonics (K-2)
Word and picture phonics activities.
THE DICKENS PAGE
A very complete site from Japan on Charles Dickens
Alice in wonderland literature reading
A fully illustrated (by students at the Dalton School in New York) full-text version of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, accompanied by student essays and teaching packet.
Arthurian legend literature reading
The Main Menu lists Arthurian characters, symbols, and sites.
Hemmingway literature reading
This site offers photos, FAQ's, a family tree, trivia, and links related to this famous American author.
Mark twain literature reading
This site focuses on how "Mark Twain" and his works were created and defined, marketed and performed, reviewed and appreciated. The goal is to allow readers, scholars, students, and teachers to see what Mark Twain and others from his times said about each other, in ways that can speak to us today.
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get to know God
From Wisdom Quotes: Quotations to inspire and challenge - by Jone Johnson Lewis
FREE Bible Trading Cards
Colorful graphics of Bible characters, places, and events on one side; Bible verses, important points and a timeline on the other.
Girls of Faith
Welcome to a place where mothers and daughters can find lots of ideas & inspiration! Our prayers are for you to be blessed with a stronger faith and that you may grow into a beautiful, godly woman!
God's Plan of Salvation
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
In the beginning...
The Creation Story - Genesis Chapter 1
Inspirational Christian Stories and Poems Archive
The Mailbox Club
The Mailbox Club is an exciting through-the-mail or hand-to-hand Bible correspondence course ministry for all ages. Our lessons are Christ-centered, true to the Bible and full of hope for your child or someone you believe would benefit from these wonderful teachings.
You Can Donate Bibles to Persecuted Christians Worldwide.
It's Quick Easy and Free!
A collection of Christian sayings as seen on Church Signs
Have you ever passed a car and or church with a sign that had a particularly good "saying" on display?
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