Leann is a homeschooling mama of an over-active 6 year old, proud wife of a cop, and pet lover of their two dogs, frogs, turtles – and cricket. Her blog, The Hands-On Homeschooler, chronicles their homeschooling journey, while throwing in tidbits about life, reviews, and recipes. Prior to being a stay-at-home mom, Leann taught math at a public high school for high achieving students. She and her family currently reside in the middle Tennessee area.
Created for the independent, homeschooling student, Teaching Textbooks has helped thousands of high schoolers gain a firm foundation in upper-level math without constant parental or teacher involvement.
Extraordinarily clear illustrations, examples, and graphs have a non-threatening, hand-drawn look, and engaging real life questions make learning pre-algebra practical and applicable. Textbook examples are clear while the audiovisual support includes lecture, practice and solution CDs for every chapter, homework, and test problem. The review-method structure helps students build problem solving skills as they practice core concepts and rote techniques.
Teaching Textbooks’ new Pre-Algebra Version 2.0 edition now includes automated grading! Students watch the lesson on the computer, work a problem in the consumable workbook, and type their answer into the computer; the computer will then grade the problem. If students choose to view the solution, they can see a step-by-step audiovisual solution.
Writing needs to be taught just like any other subject, and letting students be “free” to write without a model is often letting them jump in the deep end without learning to swim first!
Writing & Rhetoric assumes students learn best by reading excellent literature and improving their own writing skills by imitating those writers. For students who complete the entire program, they will read and learn to write narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive essays while developing a unique style. Each exercise is designed to teach a skill that can be employed across all subjects. Skills are arranged from simple to complex, and the cumulative nature of each chapter reviews skills from earlier in the book, helping students to build a solid foundation of writing skills.
There are currently 4 books in the series, with plans for the complete curriculum having 12 books.
Volume 1: Fables
Volume 2: Narrative I
Volume 3: Narrative II
Volume 4: Chreia & Proverb
From billboards to college professors to politicians, false types of arguments are used everywhere. Learn to discern what arguments are valid and which are not with The Art of Argument. Teaching teens to identify twenty-eight informal fallacies, each chapter is filled with examples, illustrations, review questions, and sometimes even advertisements, dialogue and other real-world examples. 229 pages, softcover.
TruthQuest History puts God back at the center of the past.
Centered on “living books,” this creative approach to history integrates elements of both Charlotte Mason and Classical methods.
Short, very informal introductions are written directly to the student and open up each topic with a distinctly Christian perspective. Suggestions for activities or writing exercises are often included as well. The booklists follow, with selected annotations on what pages or sections to read and appropriate grade levels for each entry. Incredibly flexible in nature, families can proceed at the pace that’s best for their students as they select “spines,” biographies, in-print books, and out-of-print classics from the extensive lists.
Proceeding chronologically, entries include lists for the Fall of Constantinople, War of the Roses, Christopher Columbus, Queen Elizabeth, El Greco, Johannes Kepler, Roanoke Colony, and other relevant unit-study topics.
Grades 5-12; may be adapted for younger siblings. 115 pages, softcover, spiral-bound.
Full resource list is included at the back of the book.
Each of these workbooks has fun word puzzles and writing activities that help children dig deeply into how God’s word applies to our daily lives. Younger children may need assistance reading the lessons, writing the verses, and completing the puzzles. Older children will be able to complete the lessons on their own, but parents are encouraged to oversee the study so that the children can gain wisdom from their parents as they look into the Word together.
ALEKS is a complete math program. It allows your child to master individual skills and quizzes them to confirm mastery. If it is a new skill, the child can ask for an explanation. The explanations are easy to understand. It also tests them periodically. There is also a quick tables section where they drill and practice math facts with games. The parents receive emails weekly to show the child’s progress. No grading or worrying your child is missing skills! Customer support is great.