All About Reading Content: Reading Grade(s): PreK – 3rd Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement:Essential Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 201 Publication Date: 2011 Publisher: www.allaboutlearningpress.com From All About Reading’s website: All About Reading is a scripted, open-and-go program developed for busy parents, teachers, and tutors who want to teach reading in the most effective way possible. T...

Title: Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book Content: P.E. Grade(s): 1st – 12th Religious Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: N/A Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $ || ? Pages: Publication Date: 2003 Date of Review: April 5, 2016 Common Core Aligned: No Review of Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book Gym class in traditional schools isn’t always a lot of fun. First, there’s the waiting. With ...

Pirate’s Guide t’ th’ Grammar of Story Content: Creative Writing Grade(s): 7th and up Religious Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: None Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $$$ || ?? Pages: 328 Publication Date: 2016 Publisher: Wondertale Date of Review: August 26, 2016 Common Core Aligned: No Review of A Pirate’s Guide t’ th’ Grammar of Story: A Creative Writing Curriculum Not often will...

Beast Academy Content: Math Grade(s): 2nd – 5th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Solutions Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$$ || ? Pages: 100+ each Publication Date: 2011 Publisher: beastacademy.com Common Core Aligned: Yes Updated Review: May 26, 2015 Reviewer: Alessa Giampaolo Keener, M.Ed. Let every math-loving family delight! The mathematicians behind the Art of Problem Solving are in the process of developi...

Everyday Learning Logic Puzzles Content: Math – Logic Grade(s): 3rd – 7th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: None Teacher Manual: N/A Parent Involvement: Moderate Cost: $ || ? info Publisher: www.teacherspayteachers.com Updated Review: 04/17/2014 From Everyday Learning’s website: We’ve taken critical thinking activities to a whole new level by integrating content-area facts with fun, deductive thinking, table logic puzzles...

Professor Toto Content: Foreign Language – Multiple Grade(s): PreK – 5th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $$ || ? Pages: DVD & print components Publication Date: 2003 Publisher: www.professortoto.com Updated Review: May 6, 2014 From Professor Toto’s website: Professor Toto is a series of multi-award winning language education tools for ages 2 to 8. Animated D...

Mapping the World by Heart Content: Geography Grade(s): 5th -12th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$ || ? Pages: 188 pages Publication Date: 2010 Publisher: fablevisionlearning.com Review Updated: 5/7/2014 NOTE: Mapping the World with Art is often confused with the Mapping the World by Heart geography curriculum. From FableVision’s website: Mapping the World by Heart incl...

Spectrum Chemistry Content: Science Grade(s): 7th – 10th Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Minimal Cost: $ || ? Pages: 290 Publication Date: 2000 Publisher: www.beginningspublishing.com Review Last Updated: May 28. 2017 Common Core Aligned: No ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Spectrum Chemistry is one-year student-directed chemistry course is done three days a week, one of w...

Sonday System, 2nd Edition Content: Phonics Grade(s): K – 5th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Included Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$$ || ? Pages: Packaged Kit Publication Date: 2088 Publisher: www.winsorlearning.com Review Last Updated: Common Core Aligned: ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** The Sonday System 1 guides beginning reading, writing and spelling instruction, reading intervention, ins...

REAL Science Odyssey Content: Science Grade(s): 1st-4th (Level 1); 5th-8th (Level 2) Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 250 (varies) Publication Date: 2013 Publisher: www.pandiapress.com Common Core Aligned: No ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Each book of REAL Science Odyssey is a complete one-year science curriculum. Each topic in the REAL Science Odyssey s...

MegaWords
Vocabulary , Writing / February 5, 2011

MegaWords, 2nd edition Content: Vocabulary Grade(s): 4th – 12th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 108 Publication Date: 2009 Publisher: http://eps.schoolspecialty.com Review Last Updated: May 27, 2017 Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Megawords 2nd Edition addresses the reading, spelling, and contextual use of mul...

Soaring With Spelling
Spelling , Vocabulary / February 5, 2011

Soaring With Spelling Content: Spelling & Vocabulary Grade(s): K – 8th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $ || ? Pages: 216 Publication Date: 2010 Publisher: www.growingwithgrammar.com Updated Review: May 12, 2014 From Soaring With Spelling’s website: This spelling program includes 8 separate grades (levels) for teaching spelling and vocabulary. Each level has 36...

Growing With Grammar
Grammar / February 5, 2011

Growing With Grammar Content: Grammar Grade(s): 1st – 8th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Minimal Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 216 Publication Date: 2006 Publisher: www.growingwithgrammar.com Review Last Updated: May 27, 2017 Common Core Aligned: No ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Each level contains approximately 108 lessons. It assumes the grammar course is being taught three...

English From the Roots Up
Vocabulary , Writing / February 5, 2011

Content: Vocabulary & Spelling Grade(s): 4th and up Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 106 Publication Date: 1989 Publisher: www.www.cunepress.com Updated Review: May 12, 2014 English From the Roots Up presents 100 Latin and Greek root words with the aim of helping children improve their spelling and reading comprehension. The book is a collection of 1-p...

Analytical Grammar
Grammar / February 5, 2011

Analytical Grammar Content: Grammar Grade(s): Perspective: Prep Time: Teacher Manual: Teacher Involvement: Cost: $ || ? Pages: Publication Date: 1996 Publisher: www.analyticalgrammar.com From Analytical Grammar’s website: Analytical Grammar is a unique method of teaching grammar, which starts from “ground zero” – assuming that the student knows no grammar – and continues on from concept to concept, until the e...

Alpha-Phonics
Reading / February 5, 2011

Alpha-Phonics Content: Phonics Grade(s): Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Teacher Manual: Teacher Involvement: Cost: $ || ? Pages: 182 Publication Date: 2017 Publisher: http://www.howtotutor.com Review Last Updated: Common Core Aligned: ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Alpha-Phonics is a systematic phonics instruction program. It is probably the simplest, most effective and reasonably priced phonics instruction programs ava...

Spelling Power
Most Popular , Reading , Writing / February 5, 2011

Spelling Power Content: Spelling Grade(s): 3rd and up Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Required Cost: $$$ || ? Pages: 322 Publication Date: Castlemoyle Books Publisher: spellingpower.com From Castle Moyle’s website: Adams-Gordon’s Spelling Power uses all the successful techniques pioneered by Orton and Gillingham in the 1930s. Building on this solid foundation, Adams-Gordon̵...

RightStart Mathematics K-8
Math / February 5, 2011

RightStart Mathematics K-8 Content: Math Grade(s): K – 8th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$ || ? Pages: 153 Publication Date: 2013 (2nd Edition) Publisher: www.alabacus.com Updated Review: May 6, 2014 From RightStart Mathematics’ website: This unique hands-on program de-emphasizes counting, uses visualization of quantities, and provides strategies (visua...

Right Into Reading
Reading / February 3, 2011

Right into Reading Content: Phonics Grade(s): K-3rd+ Perspective: Secular Prep Time: None Teacher Manual: None Teacher Involvement: Minimal Cost: $ || ? Pages: 204 Publication Date: 2002 Publisher: eps.schoolspecialty.com ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** A phonics-based reading and comprehension program for beginning readers or older students who are having difficulty learning to read. Right into Reading provides a solid fou...

Sequential Spelling
Spelling / February 3, 2011

Sequential Spelling Content: Spelling Grade(s): 1st – 6th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Minimal Cost: $$ || ? Pages: – Publication Date: 2011 Publisher: www.sequentialspelling.com Review Last Updated: May 27, 2017 Common Core Aligned: ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Sequential Spelling uses an inductive approach to teaching spelling. Rather than teaching a...