View Full Version : Abbreviations and Acronyms related to Homeschooling

05-16-2010, 09:22 PM
I answered a post relating to a question about an abbreviation earlier, and I was thinking that there have been a lot of times when I wasn't clear on abbreviations that have been used relating to homeschooling. I thought a thread that lists these abbreviations plus links where appropriate would be helpful to me (and others too, I suppose... :D)

So, please feel free to add to my short list below with common acronyms and abbreviations related to homeschooling...even if they seem blatantly obvious and well known.

Homeschooling Abbreviations and Acronyms (http://mysite.verizon.net/violetweb/home_school_abbreviations.htm)

100EL = Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons http://www.startreading.com/

AAS = All About Spelling http://www.all-about-spelling.com/

CM = Charlotte Mason http://simplycharlottemason.com/

DWN = Draw Write Now http://www.drawyourworld.com/

ETC = Explode the Code http://www.explodethecode.com/

FLL = First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind http://www.welltrainedmind.com/store/first-language-lessons-for-the-well-trained-mind-levels-1-2-paperback.html

GT = Gifted and Talented

GWG = Growing With Grammar http://www.growingwithgrammer.com

HO = History Odyssey http://www.pandiapress.com/history_odyssey.htm

HOP = Hooked on Phonics http://www.hookedonphonics.com/

HOTA = Handle on the Arts http://www.handleonthearts.com/

HSLDA = Home School Legal Defense Association (not a secular organization) http://www.hslda.org/Default.asp?bhcp=1

HWT = Handwriting Without Tears http://www.hwtears.com/

HWOT = Handwriting Without Tears http://www.hwtears.com/

IHOP = International House of Pancakes http://www.ihop.com/

LLB = Living Learning Books http://www.livinglearningbooks.com/newllb/

LFC = Latin for Children http://classicalacademicpress.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=13

LNST = Latin's Not So Tough http://www.greeknstuff.com/latin.html

LOF = Life of Fred http://www.stanleyschmidt.com/FredGauss/index2.html

MBTP = Moving Beyond the Page http://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/

MCT = Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Curriculum http://www.royalfireworkspress.com/

MEP = Mathematics Enhancement Programme

MSB = Magic School Bus http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/

MTH = Magic Tree House http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/magictreehouse/

MUS = Math U See http://www.mathusee.com/

OPGTR = Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading http://www.welltrainedmind.com/store/the-ordinary-parent-s-guide-to-teaching-reading-paperback.html

QMM = Quarter Mile Math http://www.thequartermile.com/

RS = Rosetta Stone http://www.rosettastone.com/

RSO = R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey http://www.pandiapress.com/real_science.htm

SOTW = Story of the World: History for the Classical Child by Susan Wise Bauer http://www.welltrainedmind.com/the-story-of-the-world-history-for-the-classical-child/

SSL = Song School Latin http://classicalacademicpress.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=12

T4L = Time4Learning http://www.time4learning.com/

TT = Teaching Textbooks http://www.teachingtextbooks.com/

TWTM = The Well Trained Mind http://www.welltrainedmind.com/

WS = Writing Strands http://www.writingstrands.com/home.asp

05-16-2010, 09:53 PM
TT is Teaching Textbooks

05-16-2010, 10:08 PM
:D Thank you Shoe!

05-17-2010, 05:58 AM
AWESOME idea!!! Thanks Shoe!

05-17-2010, 09:06 AM
Thanks, Shoe...this will come in handy.

05-17-2010, 04:23 PM
Here is a site (http://mysite.verizon.net/violetweb/home_school_abbreviations.htm) that lists many acronyms quoted in homeschooling circles :)

05-18-2010, 01:23 AM
Wow, Nathalie...I didn't know there were so many acronyms and abbreviations out there related to homeschooling, though it seems that a lot of those are religious oriented ones. Please excuse me if I don't try to copy that whole list onto my post, but I will link that site to the original post as well for convenience. Thank you for the link-it certainly clarifies a lot of those acronyms.

05-18-2010, 10:28 AM
BUMPED TO AN ARTICLE ON THE HOME PAGE...drop in and share your faves!!

05-21-2010, 01:34 PM
I've added more to the list-some from responses to the home page article, some from the site Nathalie provided the link for. Anyone else care to add more acronyms related to homeschooling?

05-21-2010, 01:44 PM
Great work! now I have to learn the ones I didn't know.
SYS- see you soon;)

05-31-2010, 01:09 PM
We've got quite a list going here. Does anyone else have any suggestions?

05-31-2010, 01:12 PM
HOTA = Handle On the Arts - Hands on packages to go with Sonlight.