Resources for Homeschooling Through High School ... and Beyond!
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The 1857 McGuffey's (Readers 1-6) are here!
The newest edition of Excellence in Literature is here (see covers above)!
NEW! Add the ebook to your purchase for only $10 more per level.
You and your student will have the print book for reference and evaluation, but the student will be able to view the modules online, and click links (on most computers) to the context resources, rather than typing out the URLs.
Hi! I'm Janice Campbell, and I'm glad you stopped by.
Homeschooling is such an adventure-- I'm glad you're thinking about it. My four boys have all graduated now, and I'm so thankful for the time we had together as we homeschooled from pre-school through high school, and even into college. We all learned a lot in the process, and I'm sure you will too.
I've written many articles and a few books over the last couple of decades. You'll find those here, as well as resources for home- and family-centered living with a special emphasis on writing, high school literature, and homeschooling through high school and beyond, with topics including non-traditional college and home business.
My goal is to provide articles, links, and resources that will help you make time for things that matter to you. I want to help streamline life's necessities - like high school transcripts, records, and diplomas, and teaching classic literature and writing- so you'll have more time to spend on the important things-- things that last.
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I hope you enjoy browsing the website. You may also enjoy my blog at www.Janice-Campbell.com. It's where I post new articles, reviews, classic poetry, news, and inspiration. You may also enjoy the Excellence in Literature site where we've posted many of the context resources for the curriculum. Thank you for visiting!
P.S. Have you seen our newly released 1857 McGuffey Readers? They're beautiful!
Best of all, I've added a new introduction that explains how to use them with Charlotte Mason teaching methods. Be sure to check them out at 1857McGuffey.com.
Teaching high school literature can be a joy! Excellence in Literature is a classics-focused high school English curriculum that is designed in easy-to-study modules. Each four-week module presents a full-length classic novel, poem, or play, and leads the student into a research path that includes the art, music, literary, and historical context of the work being studied.
There is a week-by-week assignment schedule for each module, and most context resources are available at your local library or online. This high school English curriculum is designed to be completed in grades 8-12, with one guide per year, but it's very flexible so you can jump in at any level.
The curriculum is available as individual print books, e-books, or as a complete curriculum with all five levels in a big binder so that you can customize your high school English class. The five levels are Introduction to Literature, Literature and Composition, American Literature, British Literature, and World Literature.
Read more about Excellence in Literature: Reading and Writing Through the Classics, and let your students start reading and learning from the greatest literature of Western Civilization.
Need to know how to create a topic outline for an essay?
Wondering whether to put punctuation inside or outside the quotation marks?
Looking for a handy guide to written arguments, paragraph structure, and basic mechanics?
The Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers may be the reference book you need. There are two parts to the writer's handbook, the first on essays and the second on style and usage. Together they can answer many of the questions your student will face in high school and college English classes.
Do you want to homeschool through high school? The new third edition of my book, Transcripts Made Easy, will help you streamline high school paperwork and make it easy to create great-looking, effective home school transcripts and diplomas using simple software you already own or can download absolutely free.
It offers easy-to-follow instructions and free e-mail support, so that you will have more time to spend enjoying life and building relationships with your family as you home school through high school. It also contains a thoughtful answer to the frequently-asked question: Does my student need an accredited diploma? If paperwork is not your favorite hobby, you need this book.
Learn more about Transcripts Made Easy here!.
Want to help your teen get a jump start on life? You can!
If you are thinking about doing college non-traditionally (early college, accelerated college, distance learning, or late college), the Doing College Your Way page offers information on on distance learning and college-level exams to get you started.
And now, Get a Jump Start on College! A Practical Guide for Teens is a do-it-yourself guide for teens who want to earn college credit in high school. It's available as an instantly downloadable e-book. It is also available as a print book if you prefer. If you'd like to help your teen get a jump start on life, this is a book you need. You can Get a Jump Start on College now.
• Do you have a student who struggles with spelling?
• Have you wondered how to teach your student the difference between similar words?
• Would you like a spelling program students enjoy using?
Connie Schenkelberg's new Spelling Made Easy program uses an innovative, tried and proven method that focuses on homonyms and puzzles to make spelling practice easy and painless for middle-grade students. As a bonus, students build vocabulary as they are studying each homonym group! This 1-2 year curriculum includes lesson plans and an answer key, and is available as a print book or an e-book.
Grammar Made Easy: Writing a Step Above is a "once through and done" grammar program by teacher Connie Schenkelberg. It's designed for use in the middle grades (I used it when my boys were in 4th-9th grades, but you can use it earlier or later if you prefer).
If you believe as I do that formal grammar should be studied once, then practiced through usage in real writing assignments, Grammar Made Easy will provide the foundational study you need to make it possible. If you want to cycle endlessly through years of repetitive grammar workbooks, please look elsewhere;-).
It's available as a print book, as well as an e-book. I think you'll love it. Read more about Grammar Made Easy.
CPA Carol Topp has written a clear and concise set of four books that will help your teen (or perhaps even you) create a successful micro-business.
Each book builds upon the previous one, developing the business skills necessary for success.
The four books include:
- Starting a Microbusiness
- Running a Microbusiness
- Money and Taxes in a Microbusiness
- Microbusiness for Teens Workbook
Would you like to deepen your devotional reading?
Have you always wanted to understand great poetry?
Working it Out may be just what you need!
Over the course of a year, author Joseph L. Womack, a retired professor, attorney, and minister, walks the reader through fifty-one carefully selected poems, studying one per week. He models an orderly method of approaching poetry; one which will show you how to understand the big picture of a poem, as well as its parts.
Do you worry about evaluating your student’s writing?
Do you sometimes feel as if you’re missing something in the evaluation process?
Evaluating writing is so much more than just “correcting papers.” It can affect your student’s feelings about writing, his or her chance of academic success, and even the relationship you share.
In this simple, approachable little book, you’ll learn the things you need to know in order to become the writing teacher and evaluator you want to be.
I hope you enjoy browsing the website — there are more resources on the Catalog page. You may also enjoy Taking Time for Things that Matter, my blog at www.Janice-Campbell.com. It's where I post new articles, reviews, classic poetry, news, and inspiration. Thank you for visiting.
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