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As of June 28, 2009 Progressive Phonics is FREE (thank Socorro for the email)

FROM THE SITE:

Progressive Phonics all-in-one reading program

Progressive Phonics is an all-in-one reading program that is easy, fun, and totally FREE—that’s right, totally and completely free!

And with Progressive Phonics, ANYONE can teach a child to read and write in just a few minutes a day, which makes it ideal for parents, teachers, tutors, volunteers and home-schoolers.

 No experience necessary. Just pick a book and start reading it with your child/students.

 Matching handwriting worksheets and activity sheets for each book — when children write what they learn, they learn it better.

 Also teaches the essential sight-words (phonics rule-breakers) that most phonics programs fail to teach.

Instant access — download and use today. (Free registration required, but there are sample books you can look at before registering.)

Our books can be read on-screen or printed on your color printer. Each book takes 4–8 minutes to print and uses as little ink and paper as possible.

But don’t judge a book by it’s home page. Read one of our books with a child and see for yourself.

www.progressivephonics.com

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Free Grammar Course

English Banana offers a very comprehensive free grammar course.  Some of it is geared to English as a second language learners, but can very easily be used as a core curriculum for native English speakers as well through middle school.  There are games, coursebooks, and much more at www.englishbanana.com and best of all it’s FREE.

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Mindsprinting.com is one of the most awesome FREE educational resources on the ‘Net

FROM THE SITE:

In 2003 tutoring was not really an option for most families. Small group tutoring in well-known centers ran as high as $500 per month and worksheet programs, such as Kumon, cost $85 – $110 per subject per month. And if cost wasn’t the problem, time was, because driving to tutoring centers was another time-consuming obligation. That left most parents without the ability to provide their kids the help they needed. For others, that meant trying to tutor their kids themselves: assessing knowledge levels, creating lesson plans from online libraries or purchased software/books, and teaching skills that may not have been revisited for years. In short, at a time when polls continually showed most parents were extremely concerned about their children’s education, most parents were without a reasonable solution.

And that’s when, one lazy afternoon, we were struck with the idea that later evolved into MINDsprinting. As parents we knew those problems all too well. So, we asked ourselves, why hasn’t anyone created an affordable, convenient, quality tutoring program using the greatest delivery system the world has ever known – the Internet? And we spent the next 2+ years researching, designing, and building an online tutoring system that would satisfy us as parents.

  • We sought and found experienced educators with a curriculum they had proven successful over the course of 20+ years.
  • We developed an interactive Assessment Test that would analyze each individual student’s skills and needs and tailor a program just for him/her.
  • We built a system that would assign lessons based upon the results of the last lesson to ensure mastery of skills.
  • We designed a user friendly website where: kids could access and print their own lessons (we wanted them to learn the time-tested way – doing lessons by hand; not staring at a screen for hours); Mom or Dad could quickly correct lessons and enter results; and progress would be tracked and easily shared with teachers.
  • In January 2005 MINDsprinting officially launched. Over the next 2 1/2 years, thousands of kids around the world enrolled. Some learned of us on the Internet, while others were members of groups where our programs were used (e.g. various Boys & Girls Clubs of America) or endorsed (e.g. UAW-Ford, AFGE, Wal-Mart). Until finally, in 2007, a combination of opportunity, technology, and a little luck allowed us to take the most gratifying step of all: to provide our programs for FREE – and ensure every child has the opportunity to receive quality tutoring.

In January 2005 MINDsprinting officially launched. Over the next 2 1/2 years, thousands of kids around the world enrolled. Some learned of us on the Internet, while others were members of groups where our programs were used (e.g. various Boys & Girls Clubs of America) or endorsed (e.g. UAW-Ford, AFGE, Wal-Mart). Until finally, in 2007, a combination of opportunity, technology, and a little luck allowed us to take the most gratifying step of all: to provide our programs for FREE – and ensure every child has the opportunity to receive quality tutoring.

At the same time we added a new State Standards Program for math that addresses the skills required on each state’s annual proficiency exam. This unique program gives parents, teachers, and schools a FREE tool to help ensure their students are prepared for the exam. We believe this unique program (and our new custom Reports capability) will assist schools in their efforts to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

We know there are those who frown on ads even though the most-visited websites today (including kid’s sites) contain them. To them we say, you may rest assured we did not take this step without assurances from our educators that the integrity of our programs (and the student experience) would remain intact. So we hope that you will take a brief moment to sample our free Assessment Test and proven programs. We are confident you will be pleased with the results.

www.mindsprinting.com

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Free Online Homeschooling Classes – Open to ALL Homeschoolers

FROM THE SITE:

In response to demand for online homeschooling facilities, Excellence in Education Academy in association with Abacus Educational Services is sponsoring a free online schoolroom for the use of homeschoolers everywhere. Any homeschooling parent may be added as a teacher and may create resources and activities on this site.

http://abacus-es.com/eie/free_homeschooling_class.html

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Sorry I’ve been bad and not posting…Things have been hectic :) but on the upside, I do have a cool freebie to share

CurrClick is an inexpensive curriculum resource that also provides a TON of awesome freebies. In honor of mother’s day, May 6-14, they are offering FOUR freebies a day!

You do need to register, but you don’t have to provide a credit card unless you actually buy something. Visit www.currclick.com

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Free Homeschool Resource – Izzit.org Video Club

Receive a free educational video every year you teach.  Homeschoolers are specifically INCLUDED in their free video program.  The only requirement to continue receiving the video each year is to provide feedback.  You can sign up at http://www.izzit.org/videoclub/join.php

I actually received “The Lesson of 1623: Yours and Mine” DVD via ups today.

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Stairway to Reading – Free reading curriculum

offered by Society for Quality Education.   The program they offer is very comprehensive and uses systematic phonics to teach reading.  A placement test is available to determine your child’s approximate reading level.  Best of all, it’s a really good free program.  We’ve used it and have enjoyed it, especially the bingo game.  It’s free so what do you really have to lose?

Check it out for yourself at http://www.societyforqualityeducation.org/stairway2.html

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