Checklist Assistant: New product by Cindy Downes. This product will
help you find specific learning resources for your unit study or lesson
are plenty of excellent, traditional curriculums available
for the Read/Write learner
such as those published by Alpha Omega, A Beka Books, and
Bob Jones University Press. You can purchase them at local
educational stores, at curriculum fairs, or directly from
the publisher. Many homeschool magazine and websites review
these traditional curriculums, so the
focus of this website is resources that apply to multi-level
teaching, unit studies, and products for the Visual,
Auditory, and Kinesthetic learners.
including the Read/Write learner enjoy reading a good book
and doing “hands-on” activities instead of worksheets.
Research has proven that people retain more of what they
learn when they use all their senses - see, hear, smell,
feel, and touch. Many of the items I suggest on this website
will not be what you may think of as curriculum. I like to
incorporate literature, videos, cassettes, hands-on projects,
Internet resources, and worksheets into a curriculum plan
that takes advantage of sensory learning.
benefit of this type of learning is that when you have completed
school for the year, your children will not only have enjoyed
learning, but you will also have acquired some great books
and other resources for your library that can be enjoyed for
years, rather than textbooks that will be thrown away or sold
for significantly less than you paid for them.
general plan for multi-level teaching is to read books together
with your children (these can be textbooks or library books),
do hands-on activities as a team, then assign age-appropriate
follow-up seatwork for reinforcement of the lessons learned.
Only reading instruction and math have to be done on an individual
basis and sequentially. All the other subjects can be taught
as needed for your particular family. See Multi-level
Teaching and Sample Curriculum
Plan for more info. The Checklist
is a great resource for planning and keeping records when
using sensory learning and multi-level teaching.
is a list of resources I recommend for this type of teaching.
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Power, Fourth Editionby
Beverly L. Adams-Gordon. This is the only spelling curriculum
you need for 3-12th grade. I personally don't recommend
spelling before that. The teaching method described
on pages 1 - 97 is optional. Many parents skip this
section and go straight to the placement test. Give
your child the placement test on page 105, start your
child at his appropriate level, and use the word lists
as you would any spelling list. Introduce the words
on Monday, review on Wednesday, test on Friday. Any
words missed, add to the next week's list. I recommend
starting this as soon as they are reading easy readers
or chapter books. This program will also take care of
phonics at that level.
addition, keep a spelling notebook. Have your child write
in any word he/she misspells on written work. Keep it
on his/her weekly spelling list until it's mastered.
yet, check out a program called SpellQuizzer. What
I like about this particular software program is that you
record the spelling words audibly ahead of time. Then your
child listens to the words and types them into the computer.
The computer then becomes the teacher! This is wonderful
for those of you with multiple
grade levels. Simply preload the words you want your child
to learn and away you go! You can put one child to work
on spelling while you are working with another on a different
subject. This, along with Spelling Power, is the perfect
combination for all your spelling needs! Simply use the
Spelling Power word list in SpellQuizzer for grades 3-12th. It's
available for Windows or an Intel
out the sample grade level spelling lists: http://www.everydayspelling.com/lists/listindex.html
and spelling strategies : http://www.everydayspelling.com/reference/refstrategies.html
from Scott Foresman spelling.
Chicken's guide to Talking Turkey With Your Kids About Sex
by Dr. Kevin Leman. This is an excellent, highly recommended
resource for parents of pre-teens and teens. I wish I had
had it when mine were young!
of my favorite reference books and a favorite
with many homeschool parents is Noah
Webster's First Edition of an American Dictionary of the
English Language .
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This is a list of my personal favorites that either I have
used or someone I personally know and trust has used and recommended.
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