Table of Contents for Everything Homeschooling Book : All You Need to Create the Best Curriculum and Learning Environment for Your Child


Top Ten Benefits of Homeschooling x
Introduction xi
Homeschool Expectations
1(16)
Preparing to Homeschool
2(1)
A Brief History Lesson
2(2)
Parents as Teachers
4(1)
The Student-Teacher Connection
5(3)
Time Required for Homeschooling
8(1)
Scheduling Strategies
9(2)
Cost of Homeschooling
11(3)
Benefits of Homeschooling
14(3)
Learning Styles and Teaching Methods
17(14)
Educational Theorists
18(2)
Popular Learning Styles
20(3)
Your Child's Learning Style
23(1)
Your Child's Strengths and Weaknesses
24(1)
Individualized Patterns
25(2)
Finding Your Teaching Style
27(2)
Help for You, the Teacher
29(1)
Resources on Learning Styles
30(1)
Getting Started Homeschooling
31(11)
Legal Requirements
32(1)
State Departments of Education
33(1)
Homeschool Groups
34(2)
Withdrawing Your Child from School
36(1)
Registering for Homeschooling
36(1)
Determining Educational Philosophies and Goals
37(2)
School Support for Homeschoolers
39(2)
Resources for Getting Started
41(1)
Types of Homeschooling
42(16)
Structured Learning
43(1)
Eclectic Learning
43(1)
Unschooling and Deschooling
44(2)
Secular Homeschooling
46(1)
Faith-Based Homeschooling
47(2)
Umbrella and Satellite Schools
49(1)
Charter Schools, Vouchers, and Cooperatives
50(2)
Independent Study Programs and Virtual Learning
52(3)
Year-Round Homeschooling
55(2)
Resources for Eclectic Learning and Unschooling
57(1)
Answering the Socialization Question
58(12)
Social Skills and Child Development
59(2)
Socialization Opportunities for Homeschoolers
61(3)
Socializing in the Real World
64(1)
Maturity Levels of Homeschooled Children
65(1)
Studies on Socialization
66(1)
Family Values, Morals, and Etiquette
67(2)
Preparing for the Future
69(1)
Resources for the ``S'' Question
69(1)
Understanding Unschooling and Unit Studies
70(12)
Unschooling: A Way of Life
71(4)
Deschooling Each Day
75(1)
Children as Teachers
76(2)
Unit Studies Year-Round
78(1)
Theme Studies and the Core Curriculum
79(1)
Combining Methods: Eclectic Schooling
80(1)
Resources for Unschooling and Unit Studies
81(1)
Fun Learning Activities
82(14)
Language Arts Activities
83(2)
Math and Reasoning Activities
85(2)
Science Projects and Experiments
87(1)
History, Geography, and Social Studies
88(3)
Arts, Music, and Crafts
91(2)
Life Skills and Social Skills
93(2)
Resources for Weekly Lessons
95(1)
Frugal Homeschooling Hints
96(14)
Libraries as Classrooms
97(2)
Free Books and Educational DVDs
99(1)
Learning Through TV and Movies
100(1)
Field Trips and Expeditions
101(1)
Sharing Lab Equipment
102(1)
Online Education and Workshops
103(2)
Lessons Through Everyday Events
105(1)
Resources Around the Home
106(4)
Choosing a Curriculum
110(11)
Curriculum Guidelines
111(1)
Packaged Curricula
111(1)
Designing Your Own Curriculum
112(3)
Creating Your Own Lesson Plans
115(2)
Free Educational Resources
117(1)
The Student's Input
118(1)
Handling Advanced Subjects
119(1)
Resources for Creating a Curriculum
120(1)
Homeschooling Schedules
121(13)
A Plan That Works
122(1)
Flexibility in the Homeschool
123(2)
Learning Naturally Every Day
125(2)
Scheduling Suggestions
127(3)
Time Management Tips
130(3)
Time for Rest and Relaxation
133(1)
Resources for Organizing Your Homeschool
133(1)
Homeschooling One or Several
134(8)
Homeschooling the Only Child
135(1)
Homeschooling Multiple Children
136(1)
Assistance from Siblings
137(1)
Keeping the Schedule on Track
138(1)
Time Off for the Teacher
139(3)
Typical Homeschool Days
142(12)
What Is a Typical Day?
143(1)
Recording Your Typical Day
143(2)
Breaking the Monotony
145(2)
Attaining a Well-Rounded Education
147(1)
Examples of Typical Homeschool Days
147(5)
Keeping Faith Each Day
152(1)
Tips from Homeschool Families
152(1)
Resources for Typical Homeschool Days
153(1)
Record Keeping
154(12)
Planning Ahead
155(1)
Your Lesson Plan Book
156(2)
Keeping a Daily Logbook
158(2)
Maintaining a Homeschool Portfolio
160(2)
Assessment Alternatives
162(1)
Recording Grades and Credits Earned
163(2)
Resources for Homeschool Records
165(1)
Organizing Your Homeschool
166(10)
A Place for Everything
167(1)
Storing Homeschool Supplies
167(3)
Creating an Idea File
170(1)
Activity Centers and Lab Stations
171(1)
Quiet Corners and Libraries
172(2)
Keeping Home and School Separate
174(1)
Resources for Organization Help
175(1)
Homeschooling and the Single Parent
176(12)
Single-Parent Homeschools
177(1)
Educational Options and Alternatives
178(3)
Special One-on-One Time
181(1)
Weekend and Evening Homeschooling
181(1)
Flexible Work Options
182(3)
Single-Parent Support Groups
185(1)
Help from Family and Friends
185(1)
Child-Care Options
186(1)
Resources for Single Parents
187(1)
Homeschooling and the Two-Career Family
188(11)
Balancing Work and Family
189(2)
Flexible Work Schedules
191(1)
Homeschooling Dads
191(1)
Involving Relatives
192(1)
Dividing and Organizing Responsibilities
193(2)
Homework by Day, Homeschooling by Night
195(1)
Weekend Learning Activities
196(1)
Family Field Trips
197(1)
Resources for Working Couples
198(1)
Homeschooling in the Early Years
199(11)
Toddlers and Preschoolers
200(2)
Learning Through Play
202(1)
Creating a Stimulating Environment
203(1)
Socializing with Others
204(1)
Ready for Kindergarten
205(2)
Daily Educational Activities
207(2)
Length of Homeschool Day
209(1)
Resources for Early Learning
209(1)
Homeschooling in the Elementary Years
210(11)
Teaching Children to Read
211(1)
Ready for Math
212(2)
Living History
214(2)
Scientific Explorations
216(1)
Art and Music
217(2)
Testing and Test Results
219(1)
Socialization Opportunities
219(1)
Resources for Lessons and Activities
220(1)
Homeschooling in the Middle Years
221(9)
Moving at Your Child's Pace
222(1)
Overcoming Weaknesses
222(1)
Enhancing Comprehension Skills
223(2)
Exploring and Learning Together
225(1)
Time for Educational Interests
225(2)
Self-Directed Learning
227(1)
Socialization Skills
227(2)
Volunteering in the Community
229(1)
Resources for Weekly Learning
229(1)
Homeschooling in the Teen Years
230(12)
Living with Teens
231(1)
Teaching High-School Courses
231(2)
Subjects Required for College
233(2)
Driver Education
235(1)
The Social Life
235(2)
Volunteering and Apprenticeships
237(1)
Working Part Time
238(1)
College Preparations
239(2)
High-School Graduation
241(1)
Resources for Teen Education and Graduation
241(1)
Homeschooling Special-Needs Children
242(11)
Learning Disabilities
243(2)
Helping Learning-Challenged Children
245(3)
Support and Resources
248(1)
ADD and ADHD Information
249(1)
Dyslexia Support
250(1)
Autism Assistance
250(1)
Down Syndrome
250(1)
Vision-Impaired and Hearing-Impaired Help
251(1)
Gifted Children
251(1)
Resources for Special-Needs Children
252(1)
Veteran Homeschoolers and Burnout
253(12)
Encouragement for Your Homeschool Journey
254(1)
Rekindling the Fire
255(2)
Staying Motivated and Inspired
257(1)
Reconsidering Curriculum Choices
258(2)
New and Refreshing Ideas
260(1)
Handling Unexpected Challenges
261(1)
Explaining Goals
262(1)
Taking Time Off
263(1)
Happy and Successful Homeschooling
263(1)
Resources to Keep Home Education Fun
264(1)
College and Beyond
265(14)
Colleges Welcome Homeschoolers
266(1)
College Considerations and Preparations
267(1)
Transcripts and Documentation
268(1)
Entrance Exams and Interviews
269(2)
Online and Distance Learning
271(1)
Resources for Continuing Education
271(1)
Life after Homeschool
272(1)
Options for Homeschooled Graduates
272(1)
Travel Adventures
273(2)
Continuing Education
275(2)
Life after the Nest Is Empty
277(2)
Appendix A: Resources and Websites 279(6)
Appendix B: Curriculum Providers and Programs for Homeschoolers 285(1)
Appendix C: National Homeschool Organizations 286(1)
Index 287