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What books should I read about homeschooling?

Posted by on May. 14, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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There's sooooo many books available to help you educate yourself on homeschool "how-to". I've got some in mind to pick up and always wonder if they're going to be worth it. What are some books that you've read and would recommend to other homeschooling moms? How were they helpful to you? What about them, if anything, didn't you not agree with?

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MommaChell
by on May. 14, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Here's a link that I've reviewed;

http://www.homeschoolpassion.com/2010/08/4-must-have-books-for-new-homeschoolers/

Wondering if anyone's familiar with these books.

SimplySonita
by on May. 14, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Any you can get your hands on!

Esp anything by the Moore's (Raymond) and John Taylor Gatto!

I'm also a fan of John Holt and CM.

But honestly-any you can get your hands on-you can pick what you want from each book/style to walk away with and bring into your homeschool.

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Danielle163
by on May. 15, 2011 at 1:32 PM

 I have the books 100 Top Picks For HS Curriculum & Home Learning Year by Year. Rupp's book is excellent. It was the first book I bought after withdrawing DD from public school. As soon as I bought it, all my fears totally evaporated. I would recommend The Well-Trained Mind because it has so many great book lists & guidelines. I don't follow it 100% though. The What Your Kindergartener Needs to Know (by E.D. Hirsch....they go up to 6th grade) books are also very helpful. We use parts of the history & science for school.

MommaChell
by on May. 15, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Sounds good Ladies. I've browsed a bunch and done a lot of reading online, but I haven't gone as far as making a book purchase yet....there's just so many to choose from. I'd like to get some personal introspect on some from fellow homschoolers that I can converse with. I don't get much time for my personal reading and I'd like to make it count!

bashfull_77
by on May. 18, 2011 at 6:32 PM

The best book I read about homeschooling is Called So Your thinking about homeschooling. It helped me so much with the decision to homeschool. I checked it out at our library.

CharNC
by on May. 18, 2011 at 7:27 PM

I would recommend reading The Well Trained Mind

wulfbourne
by on May. 18, 2011 at 7:30 PM


Quoting CharNC:

I would recommend reading The Well Trained Mind

I'm going to third this suggestion. 

Achromia
by on May. 18, 2011 at 8:03 PM
Homeschooling year by year by rebecca rupp

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ziff130
by on May. 18, 2011 at 8:45 PM

I want to read The Well Trained Mind. I've heard great things about that one. Right now I'm reading the Charlotte Mason books.

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