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Poetry With Kids / Might Not Be As Hard To Do / As You Think It Is

Acrostics, Anagrams, and Cinquains, oh my! Check out these ideas for teaching poetry to your kids!
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Electives: The Zing in Your High School Plan

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How to Plan a High School Elective Course

Break out of the educational box with electives! These courses are the perfect opportunity for your teen to explore interests, build career skills, and simply enjoy learning. And you can develop them yourself!
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“Unaccredited” Graduate Can Still Be a Credit to Her Country

With a little assistance from a friend at the Pentagon, we helped a homeschool graduate overcome discrimination and enlist in the United States Air Force.
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Where Will We Homeschool? Creating My Child’s Learning Environment

Does the “home” in homeschool make you feel claustrophobic? Don’t worry—“homeschool” doesn’t mean “homebound”!
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Choosing and Documenting High School Extracurricular Activities

Everything you ever wanted to know about including extracurriculars in your homeschool!
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Elective Courses and Extracurricular Activities: Why My Teen Needs Both

What’s the difference between a high school elective course and an extracurricular? Learn how to tell them apart, understand the lasting benefits for your student, and become equipped to incorporate both into your teen’s homeschool journey!
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How to Grade High School Assignments

Properly evaluating your teen’s work is very important during the high school years. Here’s how to grade different types of assignments.
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The Essentials of High School Recordkeeping

High school recordkeeping doesn’t have to be a headache! By following this framework, you can create your own simple system that will clearly present your student’s interests, abilities, and achievements.
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Recordkeeping Tools

How will you tell your child’s educational story? Here are a few options . . . Three-ring binders, photo albums, file folders, online recordkeeping services
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Tips for Writing High School Course Descriptions

How important are high school course descriptions? And how do I write them?
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Three Types of Year-End Assessments

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Method and Madness in the English Language

The quirks of the English can be difficult to explain—without some research! 
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Scope and Sequence

Getting started homeschooling or even just planning for the new school year can seem like an overwhelming task that leaves questions swirling in our heads. We have a great resource to help you answer them!
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Choosing Planning Tools That Work for Me

For tracking your daily lesson plans, extracurricular activities, assignment grades—and even daily chores—here are popular recordkeeping strategies and resources used by homeschooling parents like you.
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Every Parent is a Teacher

No matter what career path you choose, you will always be a teacher, because that’s what parenting is.
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Rethinking School and the Evolution of Susan Wise Bauer

Susan Bauer’s latest book offers fresh (and relatable) insights as she reflects on her personal homeschooling journey.
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Discovering our Styles

It can be helpful to remember that we all learn differently. 
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A Thomas Jefferson Education

DeMille’s book offers some valuable tips that could reshape your approach to homeschooling.
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Free High School Transcript Templates

Learn when to use a semester-grade transcript instead of a final-grade transcript—and download our free blank forms!
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