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...

Writing With Ease
Writing / April 8, 2013

Writing With Ease Content: Writing Grade(s): K-5 Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 256 Publication Date: 2009 Publisher: peacehillpress.com ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Designed for elementary-aged writers and for older students who still struggle, Writing With Ease builds a sturdy foundation of basic skills for grades 1–5 (or levels 1...

Botany in 8 Lessons
Science / March 25, 2013

Botany in 8 Lessons Content: Science Grade(s): 4th – 8th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 252 pages Publication Date: 2013 Publisher: www.ellenjmchenry.com Review Updated: 5/7/2014 From Ellen McHenry’s website: The 100-page student text has 8 chapters, and each chapter is divided into two levels. All students complete level 1. Level 2 provides addit...

Ellen McHenry’s Cells
Science / March 25, 2013

Ellen McHenry’s Cells Content: Science Grade(s): 4th – 8th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 160 pages Publication Date: 2013 Publisher: www.ellenjmchenry.com Review Updated: 5/7/2014 From Ellen McHenry’s website: Topics covered: The history of the discovery of cells, the molecule structure of phospholipids and phospholipid membranes, the cytos...

Everyday Learning Logic Puzzles
Featured , Logic , Math / February 5, 2013

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 log...

ABC Mouse
Math , Reading , Science , Social Studies / August 31, 2012

ABC Mouse Content: Full Curriculum Grade(s): PreK – 3rd Perspective: Secular Prep Time: None Teacher Manual: N/A Teacher Involvement: Minimal Cost: $ || ?– Monthly Pages: Online Publisher: www.abcmouse.com Review Last Updated: May 28, 2017 Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** ABCmouse.com offers a depth and breadth of educational content for early learners, with more than 5,000 individual lea...

Flash Kids: Reading for Gifted Students
Reading / January 11, 2012

Flash Kids: Reading for Gifted Students Content: Reading Comprehension Grade(s): 1st – 6th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: None Teacher Involvement: Minimal Cost: $ || ? Pages: 192 Publication Date: 2010 Publisher: www.flashkids.com ** From the Publisher’s Website ** A gifted child’s reading level, critical-thinking ability, and interests can range far beyond his or her current grade level. T...

Muzzy Foreign Language
Foreign Language / January 6, 2012

Muzzy Content: Foreign Language – Multiple Grade(s): PreK – 8th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $ || ? Pages: DVD, print & online components Publication Date: Publisher: www.muzzybbc.com Updated Review: May 26, 2017 From Muzzy’s website: Developed by the BBC, MUZZY’s “see and say, listen and learn” method patterns the way childre...

Hooked On Spanish
Foreign Language / January 6, 2012

Hooked On Spanish Content: Foreign Language – Spanish Grade(s): PreK-K Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$ || ? Pages: Software and Book based Publisher: www.hookedonphonics.com Updated Review: May 6, 2014 From Hooked On Spanish’s website: Our unique three-level learning system teaches new language skills through fun activities your child will want to share w...

Professor Toto
Featured , Foreign Language / January 6, 2012

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. ...

Rockin’ Root Words
Reading , Writing / May 9, 2011

Rockin’ Root Words Content: Vocabulary Grade(s): 3rd – 8th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: No Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $ || ? Pages: 161 Publication Date: 2010 Publisher: www.prufrock.com Updated Review: May 7, 2014 From Prufrock’s website: If your students like Red Hot Root Words, they are going to love Rockin’ Root Words, an exciting twist on vocabulary development! In thes...