BIG list of science curriculum


BIG list for science


An alphabetical list of resources to help teach homeschool science

{Inclusion does not imply endorsement}


List includes many different products, some promoting different world views than others.

Each opens in new window:

A Beka Book

Achieve3000 (National Geographic)

Adaptive Curriculum

Alpha Omega / Life Pac / Monarch


Beginnings Publishing (Colors, Rainbow, Spectrum)

Berean Builders

BJU Press


Considering Gods Creation

Discovery Education Techbooks

Elemental Science

Fascinating Education

God’s Design for Science (Answers in Genesis)

Homeschooler’s Guide to Science Fairs

Holt, Rinehart and Winston

Home Science Adventures

Janice VanCleave

Lighthouse Christian / ACE / Paces

Lyrical Learning


McRuffy Press

Magic School Bus Science Club

Media Angels Creation Science Study Guides

Nancy Larson Science

Noeo Science


Pearson Interactive

R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey

REAL Science for Kids

Science Shepherd

The Happy Scientist


Time4Learning middle school / high school

TOPS Science

Truth in Science

Science 4 Us

Science Bits

Science Fusion / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Scientific Minds

Scott Foresman

Supercharged Science


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Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau, Quick Start Homeschool



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BIG list of English curriculum

BIG List of English products {Quick Start Homeschool}

A list of resources to help teach homeschool English / Language Arts.

These areas include vocabulary, spelling, grammar, writing, phonics, reading and more.

{Inclusion does not imply endorsement.}


The Phonics Road

Eagle’s Wings

Explode the Code

McRuffy Reading and Phonics

Learning Language Arts Through Literature Blue Set

Plaid Phonics / Modern Curriculum Press

All About Reading

Alpha Phonics

Reading Made Easy

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Saxon Phonics

Ready, Set, Read

Recipe for Reading

Rocket Phonics

Bob Books

Bob Jones University Press BJU Press



Writing Strands

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Cover Story

Brave Writer

One Year Adventure Novel

Writer’s Jungle

Writing With Skill / Writing With Ease

Write Stuff

Write Shop

Sentence Composing

Time 4 Writing



Easy Grammar

Editor in Chief (Critical Thinking Co.)

Grammar Ace (Sonlight)

The Grammar Key


Analytical Grammar

Latin Road to Grammar

Growing With Grammar



Spelling Power

Wordly Wise

Rummy Roots

Spell to Write and Read

English From the Roots Up


A Reason for Spelling

All About Spelling

Spelling Wisdom

Saxon Spelling



First Language Lessons

Michael Clay Thompson

Learning Language Arts Through Literature

SAXON Grammar and Writing

Elements of Language


Life Pac (Alpha Omega)

Sing, Spell, Read and Write

Shurley English

Total Language Plus

The Writing Road to Reading (Spalding)


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BIG list of math curriculum

list for math

An alphabetical list of resources to help teach homeschool mathematics.

{Inclusion does not imply endorsement.}

Each opens in new window:

A+ Interactive Math

A Beka

A.C.E. (School of Tomorrow)

Alpha Omega (Horizons, Switched On Schoolhouse, Life Pac)


Beast Academy

Bob Jones



Chalk Dust

Color Math (McRuffy)

Destination Math

Developmental Math

Dive into Math

Jacobs Math

Jump Math

Key Curriculum

Kinetic Books

Kumon Math

Life of Fred

Making Math Meaningful

Math Mammoth

Math on the Level

Math Relief!


MCP (Modern Curriculum Press, Pearson)


Moving With Math

Pearson Math Books

Rod  and Staff Books

Right Start Math




Systematic Math

Tablet Class

Teaching Textbooks

Touch Math

The Fun Way

Time 4 Learning


Wrap Ups


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Why we write in our books

do you let your kids write int he books

A reader asked me a while back, “Do you let your kids write in the books?”

I love answering your questions!  I wonder if my answer will surprise you…

Yes!  I let my kids write in our books.  Our homeschool books, curriculum guides, and worktexts, that is.

But things weren’t always that way.

Here’s how it happened.

For years, I tried to keep our homeschool books pristine.  I never let my kids write in their school books (even when they were supposed to), explained they were not to bend pages or break bindings, and kept our books as protected as possible — yes, using book-covers, even!

Why?  So I could pass books down to the next child, of course.  Without important things highlighted.  Without answers written inside.  Without markings that could otherwise confuse or tip off the next student.

Why else?  So I could sell them when we were done.

I thought I was doing the right thing.  But here’s what happened instead.

I took away from my kids an important tool.  I denied them a study aid.  I made them less comfortable by changing up the directions written in the books. I took away their ability to study, think and learn in the way each needed to.  I confused them a little.  I added an obstacle to the learning process.

This took me a few years to figure out.  But, basically, I inadvertently made school a little harder.

Funny thing was, by not letting my kids use their books, something happened to me, too.

I was forever making photocopies, assuming that was permitted (it wasn’t always).  Going through ink and paper.  Duplicating pages in other ways, too, usually by creating answer sheets of my own.  I was shuffling volumes of paper daily.  Creating an organizational challenge.  And constantly struggling to find better ways to match their written answers with material in the book.

I frustrated my kids — and myself!  I added one more thing to worry about.  On top of everything else I had to think about already.

The whole thing was, well…silly.

Looking back, I wasn’t using our books the way they were intended.  For learning, that is.

Besides, by the time a book had cycled around and around for several years, it was out of date anyway.   A minor point, but — how much did I expect to recoup on the sale of our books anyhow?  I wasn’t homeschooling to break even.  I was homeschooling to offer my kids a better education.

So now, with few exceptions (reference books, for instance) I let my students do whatever they want with their books.  They may highlight or take notes in margins.  They may dog-ear pages and flatten bindings.  They may tear books apart and put pages in loose-leaf binders.  They may tote them in backpacks, throw them in the car, or drop them on the floor of their rooms after reading in bed.  Short of complete destruction, they may use their books in whatever way helps them the most.

What I gained from this lesson was liberating.  The freedom from worrying about the condition of our books.  A small thing perhaps.  But something that made a big difference in our lives.

If I need to buy another copy for the next child, so be it, though not every child ends up needing the same books anyway (as a bonus, we end up with a new edition).

If a book makes it through several children and still looks great, I sell it, donate it, or share it with a friend.  If not, I chalk it up to the value of a great education.

This is one homeschool decision I have been very happy with.  I hope you find my logic helpful.

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{Day 4} Where Do Homeschool Families Get Supplies?

31 Days of Homeschooling ~ Quick Start Homeschool

{Day 4} Where Do Homeschool Families Get Supplies?

{For an overview of all 31 days, click HERE}

Homeschooling is about much more than just books.  Homeschool families use many different kinds of resources for learning and practicing the things they do.  Audio and visual tools, puzzles and games, components and kits, computers and tablets, software and apps, workbooks and sketch pads are just some of the resources found in a typical homeschooler’s toolkit.

Where do homeschool families find all of these resources?  Is there a central distribution center for homeschool materials, or may families locate and select what they like entirely on their own?

There is no single place to obtain homeschool products.  Not every homeschool is the same, so this method wouldn’t make sense anyway.  Because homeschooling is flexible and unique, families may source materials any way they like, according to their individual needs and budget.

There are many places for families to find books and other materials for homeschools.  Some families get into a pattern of purchasing the same kinds of resources from the same company year after year.  Other families prefer to mix and match items from many different sources over the years as needed.

A list of just some of the places that homeschoolers obtain materials can be found, below.  The list represents only a small subset of the many sources of valuable homeschool products (*):

In additional to resources ordinarily considered “educational”, anything at all can be used to meet educational goals.  Just because one family does not view something as educational, another might find exceptional value in a particular resource when viewing it through the lens of  their own homeschool.  Thus, the previous list represents only a small subset of the many sources of valuable homeschool products. Thousands of useful items exist for homeschooling, from measuring cups to rubber bands!

Keep in mind, too, that many families enjoy making their own homeschool materials from scratch, either entirely, or by selecting bits and pieces of other items and combining them together to form a larger unit.  Combinations are endless.

I have devoted an entire chapter in my book, Suddenly Homeschooling, to sourcing homeschool materials for a full year of school.  You can learn about the book HERE, or buy a copy HERE.

(*) Inclusion does not imply endorsement.  Click HERE for details.

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Organizing a homeschool library

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How to get free & cheap homeschool stuff

So, where do I get the books?

Marie-Claire Moreau