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...

Animo: Once A Week Spanish Class
Foreign Language / May 20, 2014

Animo Spanish Content: Foreign Language – Spanish Grade(s): 3rd – 8th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $ || ? Pages: 263 Publication Date: 2012 Publisher: Lulu Date of Review: May 16, 2014 Reviewer: Alessa Giampaolo Keener Animo is an elementary-level, introductory Spanish course. Like many foreign language classes for children, the focus is on helping student...

Math Doesn’t Suck
Math / April 24, 2014

Math Doesn’t Suck Content: Math Grade(s): 3rd – 7th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: No Parent Involvement: Moderate Cost: $ || ? Pages: 320 Publication Date: 2008 Publisher: Plume Date of Review: 04/24/2014 Reviewer: Alessa Giampaolo Keeener, M.Ed. This isn’t your father’s math textbook. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to call it a math curriculum. But, if you’ve got a math-p...

Youth Digital Online Computer Science Classes
Computer Science / April 17, 2014

Content: Computer Science Grade(s): 3rd – 9th Perspective: Secular Parent Involvement: Moderate Cost: $$$$ || ? info Publisher: youthdigital.com Updated Review: 05/17/2014 From Youth Digital’s website: The software programs that we teach are stepping-stones towards professional-level tools. We select programs that are neither oversimplified nor overly complex. This allows students to quickly grasp the software and experience di...

BraveWriter KidsWrite
Grammar , Writing / March 18, 2014

Brave Writer KidsWrite Content: Writing Grade(s): Basic (5th – 8th); Intermediate (8th – 10th) Perspective: Secular Parent Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $$$$ || ? Pages: 166 Publication Date: Publisher: bravewriter.com Updated Review: 03/18/2014 From BraveWriter’s website: Kidswrite Basic covers the first 9 chapters of The Writer’s Jungle. It is a supported environment f...

Philosophy for Kids
Social Studies / January 2, 2014

Philosophy for Kids Content: Philosophy Grade(s): 4th – 8th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: None Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $ || ? Pages: 216 Publication Date: 2001 Publisher: prufrock.com Updated Review: 01/02/2014 Reviewer: Sarah Butler MacLeod Philosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder About Everything, written by David A. White, is aimed at children 10 and up but could easily...

Getting Started With Latin
Foreign Language / January 2, 2014

Getting Started With Latin Content: Foreign Language Grade(s): 4th – up Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: None Teacher Involvement: Minimal Cost: $ || ? Pages: 224 Publication Date: 2011 Publisher: gettingstartedwithlatin.com Date of Review: 01/02/2014 Reviewer: Sarah Butler MacLeod Getting Started with Latin (Beginning Latin for Homeschoolers and Self-Taught Students of Any Age), by William E. Linney, app...

The Logic of English Foundations
Reading / November 18, 2013

The Logic of English Foundations Content: Phonics, Comprehension, & Spelling Grade(s): PreK – 2nd Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Required Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$ – $$$$ Pages: 200+ Varies by book. Publication Date: 2012 Publisher: www.logicofenglish.com From the Logic of English website: The Logic of English: Foundations teaches children ages 4 to 7 years old to read real book...

Pocketful of Pinecones
Science / November 12, 2013

Pocketful of Pinecones Content: Nature study Grade(s): PreK – 3rd Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Minimal to Moderate Teacher Manual: N/A Teacher Involvement: Moderate to Essential Cost: $ || ? Pages: 272 Publication Date: 2002 Publisher: www.homeschoolhighlights.com Date of Review: 11/12/2013 Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learning is not so much a homeschool curriculum, as it is one-part Charlot...

Novare Physical Science
Science / November 12, 2013

Novare Physical Science Content: Science Grade(s): 6th – 8th Perspective: Christian Kingdom Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: None Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$ || ? Pages: 349 Publication Date: 2013 Publisher: novarescienceandmath.com Date of Review: 11/12/2013 Novare Physical Science is a brand new (2013) year-long middle school science curriculum that utilizes a mastery-oriented approach to learning. The book pr...

Hooked on Phonics
Reading / April 8, 2013

Hooked on Phonics: Learn to Read Content: Phonics Grade(s): PreK – 2nd Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Included Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$$ || ? Publication Date: 2009 Publisher: www.hookedonphonics.com Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Children learn at their own pace, mastering each new skill before they move on to the next. Practicing and reinforcing new ...