It’s that time again — time to finalize plans for the coming school year. Perhaps you already have your lessons in order, but, if you’re like me, you still have a lot to do before you feel confident and prepared. While I have some plans about the curriculum we’re going to use, I’ve been getting ideas from other homeschooling friends and family about what’s worked for them and what new programs they’re going to try. I’ve also been looking at curriculum reviews online, and one of my favorites sites for this is CathyDuffyReviews.com.
Cathy Duffy is a veteran homeschooler and known as a curriculum specialist. Having homeschooled her own three boys through high school, she now researches curriculum and teaching methods for all grade levels. As one might suspect, then, her site is full of reviews of products for every subject you might teach, from preschool resources to core classes to the arts and other electives.
The site CathyDuffyReviews is easy to read and navigate through, as all of the subjects covered are listed in the buttons on the left. The first thing you’ll find are reviews of how-to books as well as price comparisons, both for those new to homeschooling and those who have taught for many years,
Next, you’ll find articles about the different methods of teaching, as well as an overview of publishers that produce materials for homeschooling. From there you can choose the subjects you’re interested in, and you can search through the reviews to find the curriculum that would best suit your family’s needs. There is also a book available entitled Top 100 Picks for Homeschooling Curriculum, and updates to this book can be found on the website as well.
So if you’re still in the planning stages for the fall, talk to other homeschoolers and give this site a try. You’ll find it to be informative, helpful, and full of great information!
Homeschooling Reading Curriculum by SmartTutor.com
Guest Blogger: Samantha Bell
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