Suggested Homeschooling Resources

Learning Commons:

Important Notes:

  • Many of the resources listed below will need supplementation, as they may not fully cover all of the content and curricular competencies. Please discuss this with your contact teacher.
  • The links provided below most often bring you to the publisher’s website, however most of these products can be purchased from one of our preferred vendors using your PO#.

Arts Education:

  • There are many different ways to address Arts Education (which does not have to be media arts), but one noteworthy curriculum is Artistic Pursuits.

Bible:

English Language Arts:

Comprehension/Literary Analysis:

Handwriting:

Grammar:

Reading/Phonics:

Spelling:

  • All about Spelling is a program based loosely on the Orton Gillingham method of teaching spelling. It is a little more time consuming, but has had great results for both struggling and strong spellers
  • Spelling Workout is an easy-to-follow workbook format
  • Spectrum Spelling is an easy-to-follow workbook format
  • Sequential Spelling is a good option for students who struggle with spelling

Writing

  • Excellent Resources materials are popular because of the DVD component and the strong writing instruction
  • An easy-to-use program for the primary grades is Just Write. Please note that book 1 is for Grade 2, and book 2 is for Grade 3, etc.
  • Jump in! This writing program by Apologia offers both writing instruction and writing inspiration for grades 5 - 8
  • Brave Writer. A variety of home study and online writing courses for students of all ages
  • Writing Strands is written for homeschoolers and has been a popular resource for years.
  • Classical Writing. The FAQs tell a lot about the program. It does take a lot of parental time and it’s different from modern writing programs
  • Cover Story Writing for Middle School or The One Year Adventure Novel for High School offer longer term writing projects that are broken into smaller instructional bites. For the student with a passion to write, this is a great opportunity
  • Elegant Essay for essay writing in grades 8/9
  • Put That in Writing for grades 8 - 12. Works well for students who need extra motivation with writing, and the visual layout is appealing

Family Resources:

Indigenous Peoples:

Math:

Physical and Health Education:

Science:

Second Language:

  • One very popular resource for second languages is The Easy French. It’s written to be used by a homeschooler and the author is a Francophone, Christian, homeschooling mom. There is also The Easy Spanish.
  • Duolingo is a free online language learning platform

Social Studies:

  • Donna Ward has some great resources for studying Canada - Including Canada, Our Country, Canada’s Natives Long Ago, and Courage and Conquest
  • Kids Can Press Canada Series
  • Classroom Complete Press Workbooks with Projects
  • Sonlight is a literature-based program that integrates history, literature, and Bible. They also carry great science materials
  • Diana Waring History Revealed is a great resource for grades 7 -9. This program comes from a strong Christian perspective. The readings are included and there are also assignments for each week.

STEAM/MakerED:

If you would like to integrate STEAM into your lesson plans, please refer to our page here.

Tech Integration: