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Home Education Guide : A Balanced Approach to Homeschooling Elementary Children

Home Education Guide : A Balanced Approach to Homeschooling Elementary Children

Home Education Guide : A Balanced Approach to Homeschooling Elementary Children

If you want easy-to-read, user-friendly instructions on how to have a home school rather than just school at home, this is the book for you. This edition, divided by tabs, covers these areas: Introduction, Philosophy, Preparation, Special Concerns, Teaching Strategies, Subjects, Assessment, and Learning Objectives (same as in Learning Objectives for Grades K–8). The section on Philosophy will help clarify and solidify your reasons for and goals in home education. Then you can move on to preparing, and to working out the methods which will best suit you and your child(ren). The format in this new edition has key points emphasized in side columns. Special entries are highlighted in an arrowed box with the title enlarged in the side column (e.g., in “Teaching Strategies” some of the features are a page of ways to say “You Can do Better” and “Good for You!”, a special section on teaching thinking skills, and a sample unit study). “Special Concerns” addresses dealing with learning challenges such as handicaps and gifted students; a list of resources is included. Because education is so much more than “readin’, writin’, and ‘rithmetic,” our “Subjects” section offers ways to develop character and practical skills along with the academics you must teach. The “Assessment” division will help you know how to assess and evaluate not only your educational process, but the progress of your pupils. The learning objectives are available separately, too. While written from a Christian perspective, the advice is useful to all home-schooling families. In an easy-to-use 7- by 9-inch, 3-ring binder, 344 pages.

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