Homeschooler Resources

Recommended Reading:

Home learning year by year : how to design a homeschool curriculum from preschool through high school / Rebecca Rupp
The homeschooling option : how to decide when it's right for your family / Lisa Rivero
Homeschooling : take a deep breath--you can do this! / by Terrie Lynn Bittner
The homeschooling handbook : from preschool to high school, a parent's guide / Mary Griffith

Helpful Websites:

A to Z Home's Cool -
This site, created and maintained by a “retired” homeschooler, includes curriculum resources, information for beginners, online communities and much, much more.

American Homeschool Association -
The national network set up to provide news, information, and resources for those interested in homeschooling.

Home Education Magazine -
The Home Education Magazine’s site offers resources, networking opportunities, and articles from the current issue as well as an extensive archive.

Homeschooling @ Lee & Low Books -
Publisher site that includes free activities for individuals and small groups, downloadable classroom guides, information on homeschooling grants, articles connecting diverse books with current events and recommended books on various topics.

Illinois H.O.U.S.E. -
This statewide support network provides basic information for getting started in homeschooling and links to resources and curricula for homeschooling families.

Illinois Home Education -
This site offers advice on getting started homeschooling in Illinois.
A home education site which looks at different ways of teaching: through playing, reading, singing, dancing and exploring.