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  • Forms, Regulations, & Record-Keeping High School Transcript Forms There is no single universally-accepted form for high school transcripts. Forms acquired from any of the following sources are perfectly acceptable. (See Chapter 41 in The Well-Trained Mind, Fourth Edition for step-by-step guidance to creating a high school transcript for your home-educated high school student.) Build your own transcript online at...

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  • Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition What Is Twice Exceptional? “Twice exceptional” (or 2E) is a label for children who are advanced in one or more areas, but who also have a learning difference (such as ADHD, dyslexia, or dysgraphia). Twice exceptional students need to be challenged intellectually, but also require careful remediation and assistance in the areas where they...

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  • State & Local Organizations State Home School Groups Check out these well-maintained indexes of state and local home school organizations: The Homeschool World index includes all fifty states, foreign organizations, and interest-based organizations (special education, sports, and so on). The Homefires.com directory lists organizations in all fifty states, and notes whether they are Christian or nonsectarian in orientation....

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  • Additional Curricula Recommendations Spelling by Sound and Structure (Rod and Staff) Subject: Spelling Grade level: 2-8 Publisher: Rod & Staff Website: https://www.milestonebooks.com/list/Rod_and_Staff_Spelling Description: Spelling by Sound and Structure progresses, over seven levels, from phonetic spelling rules, through exceptions and word roots and prefixes, concluding with word study. Word lists for each lesson are primarily organized around phonetic principles. The program consists of a student workbook and a...

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  • Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition Spelling Power Subject: Spelling Grade level: 3-12 Publisher: Castlemoyle Books Website: http://www.spellingpower.com/ Description:  This one-volume spelling resource, recommended in earlier editions of The Well-Trained Mind, is designed for use in any grade (third and after). Rather than taking a workbook approach to spelling, Spelling Power is list-focused; it divides a list of 5,000 words (“most frequently used...

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  • Keyboarding Typing Instructor For Kids Subject: Keyboarding Grade level: 3-8 Publisher: Individual Software, Inc. Website: http://www.typinginstructorkids.com/ Description: Game-centered typing instruction, highly customizable with 11 different typing plans. Runs on a monthly subscription basis.
  • Keyboarding Read, Write & Type Subject: Typing, phonics, and spelling Grade level: K-2 Publisher: Talking Fingers Website: http://www.talkingfingers.com/ Description: Read, Write & Type is a keyboarding program designed for young students that combines typing skills with phonics, spelling, and word processing. Although we generally prefer students to write by hand in the elementary grades, students who struggle with dysgraphia,...

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  • Keyboarding Typing.com Subject: Keyboarding Grade level: Grades 5-12 Publisher: Teaching.com Website: http://www.typing.com/ Description: A free, comprehensive keyboarding system, designed for middle and upper grades.
  • Keyboarding Dance Mat Typing Subject: Keyboarding Grade level: Elementary Publisher: British Broadcasting Company Website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr Description: This free online touch-typing course is a series of games designed for young learners.
  • Programming Resources GameMaker Like Scratch, GameMaker is an introduction to programming; the difference is that Scratch is a free educational language, while GameMaker is proprietary and for-profit (the company’s home site is http://www.yoyogames.com/). GameMaker can be a powerful teaching tool, though, because it allows students to create computer games while learning basic programming techniques....

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