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More and more parents around the country are embracing the commitment to homeschool their children. Some want to give their children a wider range of experiences than a conventional classroom can provide, while others like the idea of the benefits of one-on-one instruction. Others simply want to enjoy a more meaningful relationship with their children. The reasons are as numerous as the parents involved.
Whether you're in the early stages of researching homeschooling, or you're ready to start your own classroom, The McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion is the essential resource for you. This comprehensive guide contains vital information, from whether it's the best alternative for you, to covering the important details on particular subjects for all grade levels. Inside, you'll find:
- Making the decision: Whether this exciting educational alternative is possible for you
- How to get started: Your approach, schedules, and costs
- Information on state legal requirements, including attendance records and lesson plans
- Core subject chapters (mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies) as well as phys ed, art, foreign language, and music
- Practical advice on balancing in-home education with life in the outside world
- "What will the neighbors say?"staying confident in the face of criticism
- Required standardized testing and an appendix of colleges that accept homeschooled students
- Current websites and other resources to help you provide the best education possible
Homeschooling can be a daring commitment. But with the right tools and techniques, it is also incredibly rewarding for both you and your children. The McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion is a reference you can turn to throughout your new educational journey, and will give you the hints on making the most of this exciting experience!
This homeschooling companion provides parents with a complete, authoritative, truly balanced guide to every aspect of homeschooling, from the primary yearsthrough high school.
An all-inclusive guide for the parents of the 1.5 million homeschooled children
Homeschooling, once an alternative to conventional education, is experiencing a boom all across America and has become a highly valued option for more and more mainstream parents. The McGraw-Hill Homeschooling Companion provides parents with a complete, authoritative, truly balanced guide to every aspect of homeschooling, from the primary years through high school.
This all-in-one manual covers the different approaches to homeschooling as well as the specific methods for setting up the home learning environment, including legal requirements, supplies, and lesson plans. Individual chapters examine the stages of homeschooling: what curriculum planning involves, the indispensable tools for the home classroom, computer use, and tips and techniques on teaching all the core curriculum requirements. Special features include comprehensive treatment of standardized testing, state by state; practical counsel on integrating homeschooling and living in the outside world; 10 favorite homeschool suppliers; websites; and homeschooling laws for all 50 states.
About the Author
is a former public school teacher, and has been successfully homeschooling her children for six years.
Julie Gattis is a registered nurse and occasional lecturer. She has seven years of homeschooling experience.