Homeschooling For Dummies
Homeschooling For Dummies
ISBN: 978-1-118-06866-3 April 2011 384 Pages
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This friendly, well-informed guide is a valuable resource for parents considering homeschooling, as well as veteran homeschooler interested in fresh homeschooling ideas. It gets you on track with what you need to know to confidently:
- De termine whether homeschooling is right for you and your family
- Get started in homeschooling
- Obtain teaching materials
- Develop a curriculum that reflects your values and beliefs
- Comply with all legal requirements
- Find healthy social outlets for your kids
- Join a homeschooling cooperative
From textbooks to computers to state compliance, expert Jennifer Kaufeld, covers all the bases. She anticipates most of your questions about homeschooling and answers them with clear, easy-to-follow answers enlivened by real-life accounts by parents around the nation who have opted to homeschool their children. Topics covered include:
- Deciding at what age to begin
- Determining your kid’s learning style and teaching to it
- Teaching special needs children
- Developing a curriculum that’s right for your children
- Finding social outlets for you homeschoolers
- Complying with state and federal regulations
- Teaching at the primary, middle school and high school levels
- Preparing for the SATs, ACT and other key standardized tests
- Networking with other homeschoolers
You shouldn’t have to compromise on your children’s education. Get Homeschooling For Dummies and find out how to turn your home into a school and raise smart, well-adjusted kids.
Table of contents
PART I: Heading to Homeschooling.
Chapter 1: Answering the Big Questions.
Chapter 2: Taking the Leap.
Chapter 3: Addressing the Buzzword: Socialization.
Chapter 4: Complying with Uncle Sam.
Chapter 5: Getting Everybody Involved.
PART II: Tackling Kids of Any Age.
Chapter 6: Teaching Your Toddler While You Change Your Baby.
Chapter 7: Covering the Elementary Years.
Chapter 8: Handling Junior High.
Chapter 9: Help! I Have a High Schooler.
Chapter 10: Completing Twelfth Grade Doesn't Mean It's Over.
PART III: Choosing Your Cornerstone: Basic Curriculum Options.
Chapter 11: Orbiting as a Satellite School or ISP.
Chapter 12: Does Classical Education Mean Teaching Vivaldi?
Chapter 13: Teaching Them What They Want to Learn.
Chapter 14: Unschooling: A Walk on the Relaxed Side.
Chapter 15: Charting Your Own Academic Course.
Chapter 16: Special Concerns for Special Students.
Chapter 17: Finding the Sources You Need.
PART IV: Nailing Down the Details.
Chapter 18: Defining Your School Space.
Chapter 19: Keeping the Costs Down.
Chapter 20: Turning Chaos into Organization.
Chapter 21: Making the Grade.
Chapter 22: Plugging in Your Schoolroom.
Chapter 23: Connecting with Likeminded Souls.
Chapter 24: Opting for a Cooperative.
PART V: Making Your Year Sing with Extras.
Chapter 25: Adding Spice with Special Classes.
Chapter 26: Making It Adventurous.
Chapter 27: Throwing Open the Toy Box.
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 28: Ten Educational Games That Enhance Your School Day.
Chapter 29: Ten Common Homeschool Fears.
PART VII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Homeschooling Curriculum and Resources.
Appendix B: State by State Homeschool Associations.
Appendix C: Speaking the Language: Glossary of Educational and Homeschooling Terms.