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    Published on 04-28-2017 09:00 AM
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    Our final free-trial Friday kicks off by featuring four more terrific programs that you may or may not have tried before. This is your opportunity to test out these secular curricula and programs for yourself before deciding if they are right for your homeschool.



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    CSJumpstartr is a web-based learning environment that introduces kids to coding in the popular Scratch graphical programming language. Kids engage with coding by creating working projects from our content-driven templates. It's project-based computer science. Every template is supported by interactive online help to guide the child every step of the way and comprehensive organizers and documentation to help them dive deeper. Customize-the-code challenges lead children to extend the templates through their own coding. Register for your free CSJumpstartr trial.


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    Innovations in Online Education provides synchronous "face-to-face" online instruction, live, with a state licensed teacher highly qualified in the subject content. To receive your free trial (sit in on a live lesson), please email Innovations with the desired subject area and they will forward you a link good to sit in on a live lesson with one of their teachers and the scheduled time of that class.


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    All About Reading Pre-reading teaches Print Awareness, Phonological Awareness, Letter Knowledge, Listening Comprehension, and Motivation to Read. Review and hands-on activities are suggested with every lesson. As a supplement to the Pre-reading program, the Feed the Puppy Alphabet Game was created to help young students discover the alphabet. This game is provided as a free demo of some of the activities you'll enjoy throughout the All About Reading programs!

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    Get started with a free homeschool subscription to Vocabulary Spelling City for building spelling and vocabulary skills as well as reading comprehension. You can use any of the thousands of word lists related to every academic subject, or even create your own. The word lists can be used in engaging games that allow your kids to read, hear, say, and write words; see words broken down into syllables and sounds, and learn how they are used in the context of sentences. Need more? A premium membership gives you access to even more games, the ability to track your child's progress over time, and a completely ad-free learning environment.


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    Published on 04-21-2017 09:00 AM
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    Our third free-trial Friday kicks off by featuring three more terrific programs that you may or may not have tried before. This is your opportunity to test out these secular curricula and programs for yourself before deciding if they are right for your homeschool.



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    Hands On Equations is a concrete approach by Dr. Henry Borenson for teaching fractional equations to gifted kids in grades 2 - 4 and average kids in grades 5 - 8. Your kids will LOVE this hands-on​ approach ​to fractional linear equations. ​This video will show you how easy it is to solve equations such as 2y + 1/3 y + 4 = y + 20, thereby enhancing student self-esteem and interest in mathematics.



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    Working memory is critical for learning to read and spell. If your student has poor working memory, they might have difficultly learning. All About Reading and All About Spelling are designed to help your child retain the information taught. Through short routine lessons, engaging activities, hands-on manipulatives, review, and a mastery-based approach, All About Reading and All About Spelling can strengthen working memory. This free e-book provides a demonstration of methods utilized throughout the lessons.



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    Mindprint Learning provides personalized learning profiles and individualized academic pathways centered around a student's unique profile of strengths and needs based on a research-backed assessment of the student's executive functions, memory, complex reasoning, and processing speed. Our personalized learning platform for parents, schools and education professionals is the only affordable and scalable solution to accurately identify how each child learns best and provide follow-on strategies for each child to succeed. Create your free Mindprint account.



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    Published on 04-14-2017 09:00 AM
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    Our second free-trial Friday kicks off by featuring three more terrific programs that you may or may not have tried before. This is your opportunity to test out these secular curricula and programs for yourself before deciding if they are right for your homeschool.



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    Find the resources and help you need at Homeschool Helping Hand. Don't wait for a convention to network with other homeschoolers. Attend live online help sessions to get inspiration from a homeschooling consultant and other dedicated parents. Find the resources you need in just a few clicks with free Resource Sets. Every homeschooling family can use a Helping Hand! Sign up for your trial membership today.




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    In All About Reading Level 1, your student will learn letter sounds, phonograms, consonant teams, blending, syllables, sight words, and so much more. You'll also find solutions to common problems with beginning readers, such as letter reversals. Letters b and d particularly can cause some confusion in children. Download this free ebook to test drive the 4 methods for solving letter reversals outlined in the Teacher's Manual for Level 1.



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    The Adventurous Mailbox offers a series of adventure books for kids (8-12) that arrive in an exciting package from abroad. The captivating stories offer a deep look into the cultures of the world through rich characters and a whole lot of intrigue and humor. Kids can also join a “top-secret” online community where they can keep exploring the world and have heaps of fun. TAM also has 100s of engaging lessons for download in our Teacher’s Lounge. Sign up for your Free Trial of The Adventurous Mailbox today.


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    How do you get your child excited about reading? The engaging activities in All About Reading will have kids clamoring for reading lessons and eagerly wanting to learn! All About Reading uses a multisensory approach when teaching reading, so lessons include various hands-on activities. Would you like a free demo of these activities? In this bundle, you'll find a sampling of 10 activities found throughout Levels 1-4 of All About Reading.



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    Published on 04-07-2017 09:00 AM
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    Our first free-trial Friday kicks off by featuring three terrific programs that you may or may not have tried before. This is your opportunity to test out these secular curricula and programs for yourself before deciding if they are right for your homeschool.




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    All About Reading Pre-reading teaches Print Awareness, Phonological Awareness, Letter Knowledge, Listening Comprehension, and Motivation to Read. When teaching Letter Knowledge, you'll be instructed to complete a hands-on activity to reinforce letter recognition. Shaping playdough in the form of letters is one of the suggested activities in the list included in the Teacher's Manual. For a glimpse into this program's hands-on approach, try the printable ABC Playdough Mats offered to supplement this activity!



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    is safe email for kids. Email without spam or ads. Monitor who is contacting your kids, and choose who your kids can contact! Start your free trial.




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    Slipping Up is one of 12 quests, or lesson plans, that Growin'GEERS offers to challenge your homeschooler to learn about engineering. This quest is located in Switzerland and covers the concepts of weight distribution and ergonomics. Each quest includes animated videos, research and brainstorming worksheets, and a planned hands-on activity to walk your child through the quest. Growin'GEERS doesn’t supply the materials for the hands-on activity because all activities can be done with household materials.




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