Literature Study for Homeschool (Hewitt Homeschooling Review)

Hewitt Homeschooling Review

Have you been searching for a literature curriculum that uses classic books and poems to teach writing skills and literacy analysis? Well, look no further than Hewitt Homeschooling to fit the bill. Hewitt Homeschooling has been around for many years in the homeschooling circle. They strive to serve parents with students from kindergarten through highschool with an emphasis on combining excellent academics with character development, by instilling a strong work ethic, and to develop a spirit of community service within the next generation. Firmly believing that reading great literature and then writing about it going hand in hand in preparing Continue reading

Complete Homeschool Curriculum for Ages 4-14 (Moving Beyond the Page Review)

moving beyond the page review

  Do you love literature-based learning but struggle with planning it all by yourself? Moving Beyond the Page offers complete curriculum options for homeschoolers based around a multitude of Science, Language Arts, and History topics. The units combine hands-on activities with writing and discussion-based assignments. Explore great books with the Language Arts Packages that include learning guides and books. Choose a physical or online guide and get started right away. Guides from Moving Beyond the page support multiple learning styles including visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Manipulatives and hands-on projects engage active learners, while the images in the books and drawing Continue reading

Tales of Peter Rabbit (Kinder Cottage Review)

Kinder Cottage Reviews

  Kinder Cottage Publishing is a company that was started in 2012 by parents, Howard and Ann Closs, who wanted to instill in their own four children a love of their rich heritage. The company focuses on materials that are characteristic of western civilization such as literature, history, culture, and Christianity. Their main goal is to develop and provide products that help parents instruct and train their young children. Review Crew members were recently given the opportunity to choose two 5×7 hardback picture books from a wonderful Peter Rabbit series which includes the following ten titles: The Tale of Peter Rabbit Peter Rabbit at the Farm Peter Rabbit’s Christmas How Peter Rabbit Continue reading

Literature-Rich Studies for Ages 7-13 (Moving Beyond the Page Review)

Moving Beyond the Page is a literature-rich curriculum that encourages children to think both critically and creatively.  Appealing to multiple learning styles, the units are engaging and challenging.  Children will think independently and “outside-the-box” as they respond to their reading through activities and projects.  Meeting state and national standards, you won’t find gaps within the Moving Beyond the Page curriculum.      Individual Language Arts, Science and Social Studies unit studies are available for 7-13 year-olds. Prices vary among the unit studies.  You have the choice of purchasing only the unit guide in either physical or online format.  Another option is to purchase a package Continue reading

Classic Literature Study Guides with a Christian Worldview (Progeny Press Review)

Progeny Press was begun in 1992 when homeschoolers Michael & Rebecca Gilleland were unable to find any classic literature studies from a Christian worldview.  Fast forward over twenty years and this family-owned, family-operated business  now has over 100 such study guides–each still reviewed and edited by the Gillelands to make sure it adheres to their high standards of literary analysis and biblical application. Each guide begins with a synopsis of the book, a brief biography of the author; and suggested pre-reading  activities.  The book being studied is divided into reading sections and for each section the guide has vocabulary exercises; Continue reading

Making History Come Alive! (Knowledge Quest Review)

History is filled with interesting events and fascinating people, and Knowledge Quest offers unique ways to help students learn about and connect with history. Sacagawea is a historical novel with a twist. It is an interactive ebook for kids ages 10 and up, with embedded links that readers can click in order to gain a deeper understanding of the life and times of one of America’s most honored women. Written and released as 4 episodes, the complete Sacagawea story is now available in this ebook, beginning with Stolen!, and followed by Passage, Survival and Equal. Read a sample chapter, then Continue reading

Schoolhouse Review Crew Bloggy Convention — Day Five (King Alfred’s English Giveaway)

We’ve reaching our final day in this year’s Bloggy Convention. I hope you’ve been able to take a peek at all of our favorites, and perhaps find a new favorite of your very own! Today, I have 5 more review vendors to share with you, and an awesome giveaway with 3 winners from King Alfred’s English (a super cool book). Before we get started, I have one more physical convention to tell you about. Just as with the other conventions where TOS will be a vendor, everyone who attends this one will receive a free one-year membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com! Our Continue reading

Schoolhouse Review Crew Bloggy Convention — Day Four (Lightning Lit Giveaway)

We’re at day 4 of our Schoolhouse Review Crew Bloggy Convention! I hope you’ve been keeping up and reading about our favorite reviews of 2012 so far. And the giveaways! Don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaways we’ve been offering every day. There’s another one at the bottom of this post, this time a great bundle for your high schooler, as well as a fun product for your younger students! Here are links to our other giveaways, already in progress, as well! Just click on the banners below.             And now for today’s favorite vendors Continue reading

Zane Education

Recently, several of our Crew members were given Full Access to Zane Education, with *The Missing Piece (c).     Zane Education has “the largest, and most comprehensive fully subtitled online educational video library” compiled to accommodate the requirements of the K-12 curriculum, and aligned to National and State Standards. There are over 1,500 videos, covering nearly 400 topics, provided with lesson plans, interactive quizzes, and more!   Subjects include: Art Biology Geography Health History Library Skills Literature Mathematics Music Religious Studies Science and Social Studies   Research proves that *The Missing Piece (c) – using subtitles and closed captioning Continue reading

Hewitt Homeschooling

If you have been involved with homeschooling for any length of time, you have undoubtedly heard Hewitt Homeschooling and their Lightning Literature program mentioned more than once. Lightning Literature is available for junior and senior high (with programs for elementary grades coming soon!) and the Crew had the chance to work with almost all of these products.  Lightning Lit uses a combination of novels, plays, and autobiographies (full-length texts), and also essays, short stories and poetry, to teach composition, literature, and other language arts skills. Hewitt Homeschooling believes that reading great literature, and then writing about it go hand in Continue reading