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Links for Homeschool

The following sites contain useful homeschool materials. It is all FREE unless it's marked with a $. Although I have geared this mainly toward RC users, (and tried to mainly find printable materials) this material could be useful to any homeschooling family. Click on a subject that interests you, or scroll down to see them all.

READING
    - ABC Books, etc.
    - Phonics
    - Vocabulary
    - Free Books (online)
    - Reference Materials (online)
    - Literary Analysis / Summaries
    - Book Lists

WRITING
    - Penmanship
(and writing paper)
    - Copywork
    - Spelling
    - Grammar
    - Composition
    - Poetry
    ARITHMETIC
    - Math

OTHER SUBJECTS
    - History
    - Geography
    - Languages
    - Science
    - Miscellaneous Subjects

OTHER LINKS
    - Helpful RC Sites
    - Helpful Homeschool Sites (general)
    - Support Groups
    - Transcripts / High School Help
    - $ Materials for sale




- READING -

ABC BOOKS, ETC.
         ABC books can be a fun way to introduce reading to little ones. Here are some to color and read.
Printing tip: An easy way to print these double sided is to use FinePrint, and combine jobs. Go to the FinePrint page to learn how easy it is. (Download FinePrint for free.)

Alphabuddies - fun alphabet or number coloring pages. Multiple pictures to choose from for each letter, with words across the bottom, such as "Letter A," or "A is for acorn." They also have sign language alphabet coloring pages (American and British).

Create-A-Book - cute alphabet and number coloring pages to print.

A Jan Brett Coloring Alphabet - beautiful pictures to color and make into an alphabet book. And here are some covers you can pick from to add to your book.

Alphabet Activities - at Owl & Mouse. Many fun printables (including letters with pictures, small or giant letter outlines, felt figures) and activities to learn the alphabet.

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PHONICS

The RC phonics flashcards are meant to be a supplement to a phonics book or program. Below are some free phonics books that are highly rated. (Also some more phonics cards if you like).

(Another option is to buy an inexpensive workbook that contains phonics lessons. We used one called "Everything for Early Learning - Grade 1" that we found by the school supplies at Walmart.)

Word Mastery by Florence Akin - Book in PDF format (scanned pages). Written in 1913 and considered by some to be one of the best phonics programs ever. Another PDF version in large print (typed, not scans).

Reading Made Easy with Blend Phonics by Donald L. Potter - Book in PDF format. This is supposed to be one of the easiest ways to teach phonics, and is also considered highly effective.

Progressive Phonics - Numerous free PDF books to print, and then read with your child. While these are in color, you could print them in b&w and then color the grayscale pictures. The colored words are still distinguishable because they're also larger. (If link doesn't work, try the archived page.)

Alphabet and Phonics Flashcards - from Child Genius Magazine. You can start at the very beginning with the simple alphabet cards, or move on to the phonogram cards with words. There are 7 sets of flashcards. (Keep scrolling to find them all. Some also come in color as well as b&w.)

Alphabet Flashcards and also Phonogram Flashcards - from Jan Brett. The phonogram cards are very similar to the RC flashcards, except there are fewer of them (and they have pretty pictures.) Both sets are in color, but you could print in b&w and color the grayscale pictures.

Phonics Rules Review - Just rules, not in flashcard format.

Letter Sounds - Online phonics games at Owl & Mouse.

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VOCABULARY

CueCard - Make and print your own custom vocabulary flashcards with this free program. Or use the program to quiz yourself, if you prefer to learn on the computer, without printing. Works for other types of flashcards, too. (Works on Windows 10, even though not listed in the description.)

Quizlet - Make your own flashcards for printing or studying online, or use lists others have created. For instance, search for Robinson Curriculum, and you'll find many vocabulary lists others have already made. Standard features are free, and probably all you'll need. Also available for iOS and Android.

Sesame Words (SAT Vocabulary) - 3 lists of varying sizes available, and online flashcards. Each list is divided into lessons, which could be a helpful feature for using over the course of your child's homeschooling years. The high frequency list appears to contain easier words, and the low frequency list contains more difficult words. (Not in all cases, but it makes sense that harder words would generally be used less frequently on the SAT).
         Available Lists: Top Frequency SAT (450 Words); Mid Frequency SAT (1350 Words); Low Frequency SAT (2700 Words)

5000 FREE SAT Test Prep Words - in HTML or PDF, created by an SAT prep teacher. Has 5000 words, compared to RC's 6,464. Read about how to study them, and why 5,000 words is enough for the SAT.
         Try combining this list with the use of a flashcard program, like CueCard. This list is in alphabetical order, but you can mix it up and start with easier words and work your way up as your child gets older.

High Frequency GRE Vocabulary and SAT Vocabulary - If you want to a lighter load of vocabulary, this list is only 750 words. (RC has 6,464.)
         Try combining this list with the use of a flashcard program, like CueCard. This list is in alphabetical order, but you can mix it up and start with easier words and work your way up as your child gets older.

Puzzlemaker - Make vocabulary exercises using your vocabulary words. (Word searches, crosswords, and other word puzzles, with printable solutions.) Just keep in mind that this is OPTIONAL. Your child can memorize vocabulary by using just flashcards, or a simple list, and probably doesn't need these games to learn. They're just to add some fun.

Quiz Generator - at Personal Education Press. Type in your own vocabulary lists to create fill-in-the-answer or multiple choice vocabulary quizzes or worksheets along with printable solutions. You can also make flashcards, game boards, an online flashcard drill, and more. They also have many pre-made lists in various subjects. Under the "General" tab select from Language Arts, Math, Science or Social Studies. Here are their directions for how to use this free program.

RC Vocabulary Quiz Index - Created for RC users. Includes quizzes and solutions for all the RC vocabulary words. (Archived page.)

Book used in another curriculum, which may or may not interest you: (From the 1800s)
  Word Building by Alonzo Reed and Brainerd Kellogg. Teaches about roots, suffixes, etc.

$ Vocabulary Exercises - from Robinson Books. This 10 volume set is a bit on the pricey side up front, but if you think of it as divided by the 13 years of homeschool, it works out to just a few dollars a year. Instead of flashcards it includes the following for each book in the curriculum that has accompanying vocabulary: A vocabulary list (words and definitions), 2 word searches (one has the word as a clue and one has the definition as a clue), a cross word puzzle, and a matching game (can also be used as a quiz, if you like). The book is comb-bound in 10 volumes and is over 1600 pages. (Or you can print all of this from the version 2.2 CDs, which may be a better choice. Then you can just print those you want, and make new ones for each child.)

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FREE BOOKS (Other sites to visit, besides my free linked booklists.)

To Read: A list of free e-book sites is available at the bottom of the Free Homeschool Books page.

To Listen To: A list of free audiobook sites is available at the top of the RC Audio Books page.

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REFERENCE MATERIALS

1913 Webster's Dictionary - Same as on RC, but it's online and searchable. (An archived version also available here. Select the 1828 or 1913 edition.)

Or try the 1828 Webster's Dictionary - Popular among homeschoolers. See what's so great about 1828. This online version is searchable. (An archived version also available here. Select the 1828 or 1913 edition.)

Wordsmyth.Net Dictionary - This site has multiple dictionaries, including: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Children's, Illustrated, and more. (Some are found under the "Dictionaries" tab.) The dictionaries also list antonyms, synonyms, and an example of the word in a sentence. A great site!

1911 Encyclopedia - Same as on RC, except instead of scans, this is online, searchable, and browsable. Why 1911? Despite some faults, many consider it to be one of the best encyclopedias ever written. Read more about it here. (Another searchabe version's available here.)

1611 King James Bible - Scanned images, same as RC. Or here is a searchable, browsable HTML version.

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LITERARY ANALYSIS / SUMMARIES
         Using these sites can help students learn to analyze literature, and better understand what they read. You can also use the summaries to help you decide on other possible books to add to your curriculum.

CliffsNotes - Besides providing a summaries and analyses for each title, this site also provides glossaries, quizzes, essay questions, projects and more.

Pink Monkey - Free "G" rated literary analyses, summaries, study guides, reviews, etc. They have numerous RC books, as well as many other great books you may be using for school. (Click on "Monkey Notes" in the menu to browse all the titles.) They offer PDF files for a fee, or you can just print the HTML for free.

SparkNotes - In addition to summaries and analyses, each title also includes material for further study, quizzes, study questions, and suggested essay topics.

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BOOK LISTS
If you're thinking of creating your own curriculum, take a look at many booklists to get an idea of what other people recommend.

RC booklist - Printable plain list or printable table list (with lines).

1000 Good Books List - Broken up into reading levels.

Ambleside Online - You don't have to be following the Charlotte Mason method to find this book list useful. They have tried to use many books that are available online. (Those available are linked.) Organized by age.

Beacons of Truth Reading Lists - Sorted by age or subject. Nice to get an idea of the reading level of so many books you've heard of.

The Best of the Best - Book lists from "Citizens for Literary Standards in Schools". List of nice books. (Archived page.)

Classics List for Children and Youth - from the book "A Thomas Jefferson Education." Many available online. Separated into 2 age groups. (Archived page.)

A Child's Reading List - from Eagle Forum. Difficulty level is rated, and books are also labeled as being best suited for boys, girls, or both. (Archived page.)

Twaddle-Free Book Lists and "Living Books" - Neat list of books we've all heard of. Many of these are also available free online, but her list links to the books at Amazon instead. Arranged by age, and some by subject.

AR Bookfinder - Search for a book title to find its "ATOS book level" as well as its "Interest Level" by grade.

Book Wizard - at Scholastic. Search for a book title to find the reading level and interest level, both by grade. Or browse by reading level for a list of books.

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- WRITING -


PENMANSHIP

Handwriting for Kids - Printable penmanship practice. Select manuscript or cursive. There are multiple categories to choose from, such as: Alphabet, Numbers, Sentences, Nursery Rhymes, etc. The alphabet tracing guides are a great reference, which have numbered arrows that show HOW to form each letter correctly.
There are also pre-writing worksheets to help with coordination.

Handwriting paper - Good blank handwriting paper (with the dotted middle line) in numerous formats and sizes. Very little wasted space when you print these! There's also filler paper, without the dotted line.

Custom Tracer Pages - Available in 3 font styles. What you type will be printed in dotted lines for the student to trace. You could also use this for copywork by typing a sentence and leaving the rest of the page blank for them to fill in. (The cursive font connects the letters properly.)

Handwriting Articles
Why teach cursive first? - Interesting article at LITHBTH Educational Services.

Handwriting is on the wall - Studies show that better handwriting helps kids express themselves better, and write more complex sentences. Interesting article.

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COPYWORK

What is Copywork? - A brief explanation of the concept of copywork (why and how). Some parents have the student copy a passage, while some have the student copy one sentence repeatedly until the page is filled up. Maybe doing some of each will suit you. (The latter may be a good way to help with something you want the student to memorize, or to help cement a certain principle in their minds.)

Custom Tracer Pages - Available in 3 font styles. What you type will be printed in dotted lines for the student to trace. You could use this for copywork by typing a sentence and leaving the rest of the page blank for them to fill in. (The cursive font connects the letters properly.)

Leaves of Life - Free online text. Provides an average of 4 copywork excerpts for each day of the year. Includes morals, quotations, poems, scriptures, etc. (See Penmanship section for printable writing paper.)

The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor  MB - Free online text. Set up in short, numbered segments, perfect for copywork. Includes morals, quotations, poems, etc. (Look in Penmanship section for printable writing paper.)

Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations  MB - Short selections from famous poetry, which may be appropriate for copywork. (Find more free books of quotations here.)

Copywork Fonts - Create your own copywork pages with these fonts:
Cursive with dotted lines - Called "School Script Dashed." Use \ instead of space bar to keep the dotted lines between the words, and to make extra lines for writing. This one works well because the letters are actually connected.
Manuscript with dotted lines - Called "Penmanship Print." Use the ` key [just below Esc] instead of space bar to keep the dotted lines between the words, and to make extra lines for writing.

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SPELLING

Free Cozy Spelling Course - Includes lessons, rules, exercises and answers. Can use online, or copy, paste and print out. Teaches the spelling of 600 words at the 7th grade level. Requires free registration. (Scroll down past paid courses to find the free spelling course.)

Owl-Online Writing Lab - See the "General Writing" and "Teacher and Tutor Resources" sections for spelling, grammar and punctuation resources. Directions are available, as well as some exercises, which include answer keys. Available in printer-friendly HTML.

Spelling Rules - at Reading from Scratch. Basic English spelling rules.

Susan Jones' Spelling Rules - Includes rules for irregular nouns and verbs. (Archived page.)

McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book - Use the PDF version to retain all the original phonetic markings. Or get the PDF from IA or from GB.

The American Spelling Book - by Noah Webster. The classic "Blue-Backed Speller". Or try The Elementary Spelling Book: Being an Improvement on The American Spelling Book, also by Webster.

Spelling and Spelling Activities - from YourDictionary.com. Has a multiple lists like "100 Most Often Misspelled Words in English," and "American and British Spelling of Words," as well as spelling rules and tips, printables, games, etc. Also see the Commonly Confused Words list (affect vs. effect, its vs. it's, who vs. whom) in their grammar section.

$ Professor Klugimkopf's English Spelling - Buy this RC book already printed in hardcover or paperback. Discounted price for RC users. (Or you can print this from RC version 2.2.)

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GRAMMAR

English Grammar: Explanations and Exercises - by Mary Ansell. A free grammar book that covers the basics. Includes exercises with answers. Can download and print, or use online.

English Synonyms and Antonyms - by James Champlin Fernald. Free book that includes exercises. In text or HTML at PG, or get the PDF from GB.

Owl-Online Writing Lab - See the "General Writing" and "Teacher and Tutor Resources" sections for spelling, grammar and punctuation resources. Directions are available, as well as some exercises, which include answer keys. Available in printer-friendly HTML.

$ Professor Klugimkopf's English Grammar - Buy this RC book already printed in hardcover or paperback. RC users get a discount. (Or you can print this from RC version 2.2.)

Books used in another curriculum, which may or may not interest you: (These are from the 1800s)
  Graded Lessons in English - by Kellogg and Reed in text format. (Or PDF scans at GB.)
  Higher Lessons in English - by Kellogg and Reed in text format. (Or PDF scans at GB.)
  This following book's not used in the other curriculum, but since the above books have no answer keys, you may find it useful. A Key Containing Diagrams of the Sentences Given for Analysis in the 2 books listed above. (Scans at GB.)

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COMPOSITION (or Rhetoric)

English Usage, Style & Composition - A list of free grammar and composition books (old and new) in HTML at Bartleby.com. Includes the classic, Elements of Style.

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant - Free, complete essay writing course.

Owl-Online Writing Lab - See the "General Writing" and "Teacher and Tutor Resources" sections resources covering all aspects of writing. Directions are available, as well as some exercises, which include answer keys. Available in printer-friendly HTML.

ABCs of the Writing Process - Free online course, good for younger students.

Book used in another curriculum, which may or may not interest you: (From the 1800s)
  Text-book on Rhetoric - by Brainerd Kellogg


POETRY

30 Days of Poetry - Free lessons that teach how to write different kinds of poetry. (Archived page.)

Poetry Study - Free from Ambleside Online. Includes how to read, understand, and teach poetry.

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- ARITHMETIC -


MATH

Note: The flashcards on RC are add and subtract with answers up through 18, and multiply and divide through the 12s. The cards on the CDs are to be printed and folded over. Or instead you could buy similar cards for a low price, write your own on index cards, or download some listed below.

My Math Facts Flashcards - At this site (PDF). These contain the exact same math facts that are on the RC flashcards, but these print out double sided. No more folding, taping or laminating. Just get some cardstock, print and cut! (Contains add and subtract up to 18, and multiply and divide through the twelves.)
         Also available is a set of hexagonal cards (fact family cards) offering all the same math problems. (Use the link above, and scroll down a little to find them.)

Mathematics Enrichment Programme (MEP) - Free online math curriculum. (Scroll down to "School Curriculum Materials.") Used in British public schools, but also by some homeschoolers as well. If you want read more about using this program, here's The MEP Group on Facebook, or the old MEP-Homeschoolers Yahoo group. Note: I have no experience with MEP, and can't vouch for it's quality.

Ray's Arithmetic - Free online math curriculum, with videos. Not all the answer keys are there, but a few might be available at IA, or at GB, or you may be able to find them for sale. Note: I have no experience with Ray's Arithmetic, and can't vouch for it's quality.

Math Compass - Great free program for either practicing on the computer, or generating and printing worksheets. Practice section works like flashcards (not printable) and includes add, subtract, multiply and divide. Also has math games and test mode.

Math Facts Worksheet Generator - Free program from Schoolhouse Technologies. (There are many other generators elsewhere as well.)

Graph Paper - Free customizable graph paper.

$ Saxon Math's Website - at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. If you browse the store you will see you can select Math in the Homeschool section, or in the Educators section (probably the public school editions). I don't know which you will prefer, but we have really liked the homeschool kits. You may want to keep in mind that RC users get a 20% discount when buying through the RC site. (See Below). If you're unsure where to start your child, try the Placement Tests. (These are at Sonlight, since those at the Saxon site seem to have disappeared.)

$ Saxon Math Discount - RC users get a 20% discount when you buy through RC. When ordering, you'll need your RC serial number, which is located on a sticker somewhere inside the CD case. (Note: You don't have to buy all of them at once for the discount to apply.)

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- OTHER SUBJECTS -


HISTORY

G. A. Henty - Visit Preston Speed (archived page) or Robinson Books to learn why books by G. A. Henty are a great way to learn world history.

Charlotte Yonge - Learn why her books are another great way to learn world history. (She wrote great historical fiction, like G. A. Henty, but her books may be more appealing to girls.)

Our Timelines - Free timeline generator. You just provide a name and some dates, and it fills in the rest. You can add your own personal events that will be interspersed with the world events. Really helps put things in perspective, especially when looking at the life span of an ancestor or historical person. Great tool for history, genealogy, or for fun. Also makes a printable version in black & white.

The Library of Congress - Their digital collections include books, maps, newspapers, historic photos, etc.

The Avalon Project - Historical documents from all parts of the world, from ancient to modern times.

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GEOGRAPHY

50States.com - Print blank (outline only) state maps, or learn about the 50 states online.

MegaMaps - at Owl & Mouse. Free maps that can be printed in many sizes, from from one page up to 64 (over six feet across).

U.S. State Maps - at Owl & Mouse. With land features, can be printed with or without labels.

Seterra - Free online geography games provide detailed information about our world. Learn about countries, capitals, cities, flags and more.

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LANGUAGES

American Sign Language University - Free lessons with videos / animations.

Free Online Language Courses - Links to free materials to learn more than 100 languages.

FSI Language Courses - Free courses to learn more than 70 languages.

Textkit - Greek and Latin Learning Tools - Free downloadable materials to learn Ancient Greek or Latin.

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SCIENCE

Online Biology Book - Introductory college biology. If you want to add a biology text to RC, this one's free. (And it looks like it would print pretty well straight from your browser.)

Celestia - Free 3D space simulation. Probably the nicest planetarium software I've seen.

Solar System 3D Simulator - Cool free program for your computer. Shows orbits and teaches you about each planet. (Works on Windows 10, even though not listed in the description.)

Kite Modeler - Free program explores the physics (and math) of creating different kinds of kites. Program helps you design a kite and shows how it would fly in real life.

Human Anatomy Online - Interactive web page. Choose any of the body's systems to learn about. Contains all body systems (including reproductive), so some parts may be better for older children.

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MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS

Bruce's Unusual Typing Wizard - Free typing program for all ages. Includes lessons, practice, and games, and keeps score for many different users.

Tux Typing - Free typing software for kids. Includes lessons and games.

Famous Paintings Art Appreciation Lessons For Kids - at Garden of Praise. See the picture, read about it, and the artist. There are corresponding worksheets, activities and coloring pages. Use the online links to view in color, or print out in color or b & w.

Art Appreciation / Picture Study - Free from Ambleside Online.

Future Christian Homemakers Lessons - Free cooking and homemaking lessons with many simple recipes (all in PDF format). Lessons also teach table setting, meal planning and shopping, nutrition, table manners, efficient house cleaning, etc. Good skills for any age! Detailed and easy to follow, the lessons are suitable for home or for teaching a group. The site also has a section about gingham embroidery, which can be a fun craft for any age, even beginners. (Archived page.)

Kids Cooking Activities - Free lessons and free recipes for all age groups. There are Kids Cooking Lessons (toddler to age 18) or the basic How to Cook Lessons. The kids lessons also include things like table setting, meal planning and shopping, nutrition, and table manners. (You can buy the e-book, or just get the free lessons on their page.) There's also the Kids Recipe index.

Kids Sewing Projects - Includes 6 levels of free lessons, and many free projects for girls and boys. Scroll down to find "Sewing Lessons" and "Sewing Projects" (sorted by category) on the left, plus there's the Project Index link (sorted by difficulty) at the top. (You can buy the e-book, or just use the free lessons on their page.)

Music Appreciation / Composer Study - Free from Ambleside Online.

Jon Schmidt's Note Reading - Download free book and learn to play piano.

Keyboard and Music Theory - Free lessons in HTML or PDF, at Garden of Praise.

Guitar Lessons - by Aaron Schulman. Free lessons at Garden of Praise.

Homeschool Driving Course - Learn about options for homeschoolers, and read about Parent-Taught Drivers Ed at HSLDA. Both pages offer useful links. Another interesting article there is Parent Taught Driverís Education Saves Lives. They also offer a course you can purchase, and HSLDA members receive a discount. (Be sure to check your state's driver requirements before pursuing online or home courses.)

Harvard Classics Reading Guide - 15 minutes a day for a year will cover the best parts of these classics. (Harvard Classics available at bartleby.com.)

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- OTHER LINKS -


HELPFUL RC SITES

Robinson Curriculum Official Site and their Blog - The RC site is big. But it's good to take some time and learn about this before you decide to get started. You don't have to agree with all of his theories for the curriculum to work. But much of what he says is quite useful. (It's helpful to get a basic understanding of the curriculum before you figure out how to tailor it to suit your family.) While you're getting used to using the curriculum you'll probably come back here again and again. There's so much information that it's easy to forget some! (You can also read much of the same information in the "Course of Study" and "Application Guide" that come on the RC disks.)

Summary of RC - Note: This is written by the man who created RC. But it is quite a bit shorter than the RC site, so it's a good place to start.

Joyful Light Education (archived page) - Gives ideas about implementing RC and has the booklist arranged in a different reading order. The list also provides links to tests for many of the books. (If a test page doesn't work, try refreshing that page, or choosing an earlier date from the archive bar at the top.) Also has suggestions for bookbinding, tracking and more.

Weekly Assignment Record - Free RC tracking sheets.

Robinson Curriculum Official Group - on Facebook. Search here for answers to your questions about using the curriculum.

Robinson Users For Christ - A Yahoo group with helpful people, and also some free files you may find useful. You must sign up for this group, but it is free, and you can always "unjoin" later if you like. They also sell used homeschool materials there.

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HELPFUL HOMESCHOOL SITES (miscellaneous links)

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) - Learn about the legal requirements for homeschooling in your state, and read lots of great articles about homeschooling.

A to Z Home's Cool - A very large site of all things homeschool. Represents many different homeschool philosophies.

Academic Calendar to Print - Scroll down to find the school year calendars. These go from July - June or Aug - July. They're good for keeping track of which days you did school, and all 12 months fit on one page. Print on cardstock to last all year.

AR Bookfinder - Search for a book title to find its "ATOS book level" as well as its "Interest Level" by grade.

Book Wizard - at Scholastic. Search for a book title to find the reading level and interest level, both by grade. Or browse by reading level for a list of books.

Clipart For Covers - The following are a few of my favorite sites for clipart.
         Clipart ETC - Educational clipart in black-and-white.
         Portrait Gallery - Photos or paintings of famous figures.
         PDClipart - Public domain clipart.
         Wikimedia Commons - Public domain images (including artwork).

Jan Brett's Home Page - See the "Activites" section for a host of free educational printables (and some fun stuff too), all enhanced by the author's wonderful artwork. You'll find flashcards, puzzles, matching games, coloring alphabets, letter and number tracers, bulletin board material, etc.

MIT Free Online Courses - College or High School level. Or try Googling "free online course" or "free courseware" for more sites like this.

PBS - Why not take advantage of educational programming? Look up your local PBS station's programming schedule, and record any educational shows of interest. You can also sign up for one of their newsletters.

Sheppard Software - Free educational software for schools and homeschools to download. (Presidents-Mania, States-Mania, Astro-Mania, Geography, SAT/GRE Crash Course, etc.) Codes provided for otherwise shareware programs. They also have many online educational games.

Emergency Homeschool Plan - at Ambleside Online. A plan for temporary schooling, using free online materials. Created for any emergency schooling situation, whether or the child was previously homeschooled or not.

World Book's Typical Course of Study - If you're wondering what subjects schools typically cover for each grade, here is a basic outline from Pre-K through 12th grade. (Don't feel like you have to follow their suggestions. It's just linked here in case you were interested.)

$ Discounts for Homeschoolers - A list of stores that offer discounts to educators, including homeschool teachers. You can find more discounts by searching online or inquiring at your favorite places. Here's a bit more about home educator discounts, and here too.

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SUPPORT GROUPS
         There are a large number of homeschool support groups worldwide. Visit the following sites to find homeschool organizations, online support groups, or local support groups. There are bound to be more than those listed here – you may find more local groups via Google. (RC groups found here.)

A to Z Home's Cool - Lists of online and local groups, tips on creating your own group or co-op, is a support group right for you, etc. (Worldwide listings.)

The Homeschool Mom - Homeschool organizations, and groups by state. (U.S. only.)

Homeschool World - Online and local support groups and organizations, incuding some for special education and sports. (Worldwide listings.)

HSLDA - National organizations, online or local groups, overseas military support and special needs. (U.S. and U.S. Territories, plus a few overseas military locations.)

Facebook - Besides support, you can also find places to buy / sell / swap books and homeschool curricula.

Yahoo Groups - Besides support, you can also find places to buy / sell / swap books and homeschool curricula.

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TRANSCRIPTS / HIGH SCHOOL HELP

HSLDA: Homeschooling Through High School - This page has a plethora of helpful information for all homeschoolers, not just HSLDA members. Be sure not to miss the tabs and sub-tabs from which to choose. (I thought the "During H.S." section was particulary useful.)

Homeschooling High School - Provides information about transcripts, credits, diplomas, planning and recording forms, and more. Some info there only pertains to students in Oklahoma, but the rest looks useful for all homeschoolers.

Transcript Creator - from How to Homeschool Today. Fill in your information and let this free program create your transcript for you, including calculating GPAs.

The Basic High School Transcript - from Donna Young. Includes directions for how to prepare a transcript, as well as some samples.

Robinson Users For Christ - A free Yahoo group for Robinson Curriculum users. They have some sample transcripts in their files sections, and other members have posted about how they've done transcripts with RC. Also check out the RC Facebook page.

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BOOKS AND MATERIALS FOR SALE

$ Robinson Books - Offers printed versions of the RC Grammar, Spelling, and Vocabulary books. They also sell the Henty books in hardcover, and certain editions of Saxon Math.

$ Used Homeschool Curriculum - A list of places to find used homeschool material. (At A to Z Home's Cool.)

$ Places to Buy Used Homeschool Curriculum - Another list of places to find used homeschool material. (At The Frugal Navy Wife)
Also check out eBay, or if you're looking for RC, try one of the RC groups.

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