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The Mislabeled Child
How Understanding Your Child’s Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

by Brock Eide, Fernette Eide
Provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. The authors describe how a proper understanding of a child’s unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning.
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Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto
In this tenth-anniversary edition, Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.
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The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
A Creative And Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling

by Dorothy Moore
If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a educational homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning. This low-stress, low-cost program shows you how to build a curriculum around your child's needs and interests - and around a realistic family schedule.

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
Grades 4-8

by Ruth Beechick
This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade. Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks.

Learning All The Time
by John Holt
This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday life at home and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process.
The object of teaching a child is to enable the child to get along without the teacher. We need to educate our children for their future, not our past.
~ Arthur C. Clarke/b>

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    Mineral County Christian Homeschoolers Facebook Page - For HOMESCHOOLING FAMILIES ONLY...We are a group of homeschooling christian families in Mineral County. We have co-op classes every other friday from 12:30-2:30 pm at Keyser Assembly of God with classes such as gym, art, guitar, drama, etc...

    For more information, visit Mineral County Christian Homeschoolers Facebook Page.

    Monongalia Homeschoolers (monongaliahomeschoolers) - Get connected. Get support. We are homeschoolers in Morgantown, Monongalia County, Marion County, Preston County and other areas in North Central WV, West Virginia. Do you home school? Please join us for various activities including bowling, ice skating, field trips, play groups, etc.

    To Subscribe, visit Monongalia Homeschoolers.

    Morgan County Homeschool Facebook Page - Morgan County Homeschool page is administered by Jennifer Carpenter-Peak, WVHEA Area Testing Coordinator. It is designed to be a forum for exchange of schooling ideas and a bulletin board of information for standardized testing through West Virgina Home Educators Association.

    For more information, visit Morgan County Homeschool Facebook Page Facebook Page.

    Mountaineer Secular Homeschoolers Facebook Page - A non-religious support group that reflects the diversity of the homeschooling community. Its members are committed to the idea that religious belief is a personal matter rather than a prerequisite of homeschooling support groups. Our members come from all over north central West Virginia (United States of America) and come with a variety of homeschooling styles and experience.

    For more information, visit Mountaineer Secular Homeschoolers Facebook Page.

    Ohio Valley Christian Home Educators (OVCHE) - For home-educating families in Ohio and West Virginia in the Northern Panhandle region.

    For more information, email Judi at

    On Eagle's Wings Homeschool Group - Frederick County, Maryland/surrounding area (OEW-HomeschoolGroup) - A Christian homeschool support group based in Frederick County, MD. Our main focus is prayer and encouragement of homeschooling families. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month. This website is an outreach of OEW to serve homeschool families in Frederick County, MD and surrounding counties of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Homeschool families of other areas are also welcome to join as well.

    Though this is a Christian homeschool support group, all homeschoolers are welcome as long as they conduct themselves in a way that is not offensive to Christian beliefs and/or values. Members of this website are encouraged to post helpful, inspirational and encouraging information; activities and field trips that are open to other homeschoolers; list homeschool curriculum, equipment and supplies available for sale, etc. All members, activities, field trips and information posted on this website are subject to the approval of the moderators and leadership of OEW Homeschool Support Group of Frederick County, MD. Abuse of membership will result in removal of member from e-group.

    If interested in joining, please include an introduction of your family, ages of children, how long you have been homeschooling, and what you are looking for in a homeschool support group.

    To Subscribe, visit On Eagle's Wings Homeschool Group.

    Pocahontas County Homeschool Group Facebook Page - Homeschoolers of Pocahontas County. This site is to share info about upcoming events, homeschool meetings, homeschool resources, and etc.

    For more information, visit Pocahontas County Homeschool Group Facebook Page.

    Potomac Home Learning Circle - Washington County, Maryland/surrounding area - Statement of Purpose: To provide a free-thinking, secular, all-inclusive support circle for homeschooling families in the Washington County Maryland and surrounding areas. Our goal is to support a holistic approach to lifelong learning, and to utilize the different interests, skills and abilities of member families to offer diverse learning and social opportunities.

    Who We Are: We are a cooperative learning community, welcoming families of all beliefs and experiences. We are a group of families working together to make homeschooling our children a rewarding and communal experience. Our group is secular, meaning we are not faith-based, and are all-inclusive. We hope to attract open-minded individuals seeking a progressive environment in which to grow and learn with our children, as well as, create lasting friendships.

    What We Offer: We understand that each family has its own educational philosophy and needs, and we welcome this diversity. We encourage all members to get involved and organize playgroups, workshops, field trips, or other activities in their respective areas, according to their interests, to broaden the opportunities for homeschooling activities in Washington County,and surrounding areas.

    For more information, visit Potomac Home Learning Circle.

    Potomac Valley Christian Home Educators (pvche) - A group of homeschoolers in Hardy, Grant, and Pendleton Counties in West Virginia. We meet once a week and welcome anyone to join us.

    To Subscribe, visit Potomac Valley Christian Home Educators.

    Raleigh County West Virginia Homeschool Group Facebook Page - For Homeschooling families in the Raleigh County WV area; a group to socialize, stay up to date on news, ideas and interaction with others. We are not affiliated with the state of West Virginia, the County of Raleigh or any Board of Education. Though we are not a group of any specific Religion, we should remain tactful and respectful of others.

    The intention of this group is to support and help ourselves as well as our fellow homeschoolers as we all share this journey. We have the opportunity to share ideas and resources, create meet-ups, events and field trips.

    For more information, visit Raleigh County WV Homeschool Group Facebook Page.

    Raleigh Educational Association of Christian Homeschoolers (R.E.A.C.H.) - A group for homeschoolers in Raleigh County WV and the surrounding areas. For more information visit our Raleigh Educational Association of Christian Homeschoolers (REACH) website.

    To Subscribe, visit Raleigh Educational Association of Christian Homeschoolers (R.E.A.C.H.).

    Ritchie County Home Educators - A Christian (non-denominational) homeschool group with several veteran homeschool moms who are here to give their expertise to those in need. Our group offers fun events, activities, field trip, workshops, seminars, etc.

    For more information, email Tina at

    St. James Homeschoolers - Eastern Panhandle area (SJH) - A Catholic homeschool group for WV’s Eastern Panhandle. We meet every fourth Thursday at 7 pm at the St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Charles Town, WV.

    For more information, email or call (304) 725-5558 or visit the St. James Homeschoolrs (SJH) website.

    T.H.E.S.I.S. - Trinity Home Educators Supporting In Service - Fairmont - Open to all home educators interested in services with the distinctly Christian emphasis that THESIS provides. THESIS is a faith-based homeschool co-op, or cooperative. Our members all pitch in to help make the co-op successful, whether it be through teaching or assisting a class, coordinating something, or watching younger kids in the nursery. Our group works because we all work together.

    For more information, visit T.H.E.S.I.S. - Trinity Home Educators Supporting In Service.

    Thomas Jefferson Education in West Virginia (TJEd_Friends_in_West_Virginia) - For those of us who are making the transition (or learning about making it) from the "one size fits all" style of education and into the world of mentoring our own children and students. The purpose of this group is to find other educators that are interested in or are using TJEd-style learning in/near West Virginia. Whether you are new to TJEd, a seasoned veteran or simply exploring your options, you are welcome! This will be a place to post announcements, make connections and build community. Please note that there is a non-regional general discussion group with hundreds of TJEd practitioners where you can post questions and learn from the experience of others from a variety of backgrounds. You are encouraged to sign up for this list to benefit from and/or participate in discussion: TJEd MUSE.

    To Subscribe, visit Thomas Jefferson Education in West Virginia.

    The Unsocialized Homeschoolers of West Virginia Facebook Page - Doing our best for our children. Planning Field Trips, Learning experiences and Fun FUn FUN!!!!!!

    For more information, visit The Unsocialized Homeschoolers of West Virginia Facebook Page.

    Tri-State Homeschoolers Facebook Page - Greater Huntington area - Providing support, information and activities for homeschoolers in the Greater Huntington WV area for over 20 years! Visit our Tri-State Homeschoolers website.

    For more information, visit Tri-State Homeschoolers Facebook Page.

    Wayne County Homechool Support Group (WCHSG) Facebook Page - Wayne County Homeschool Support Group, West Virginia

    For more information, visit Wayne County Homechool Support Group (WCHSG) Facebook Page.

    West Virginia Home Educators Association (WVHEA) - The West Virginia Home Educators Association was founded in 1986 to assist homeschooling families. WVHEA is open to everyone, regardless of religion, personal beliefs, or educational philosophy. It is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers – homeschooling parents who fit their work for WVHEA around the needs of their families.

    Subscribe to our West Virginia Home Educator's Association announcement list.

    For more information, visit West Virginia Home Educators Association (WVHEA).

    West Virginia Home Schoolers (WVAHS) - A support group for homeschoolers in West Virginia. If you are not a homeschooler in the state of West Virginia, you are in the wrong place. However, if you're homeschooling or planning to homeschool in our beautiful state, please feel free to join us in sharing the joys and frustrations of this great adventure. While participation is not a requirement, we think once you get to know us, you'll want to be a part of things. So jump in and introduce yourself. Feel free to ask questions and join in the discussion. The only rule is to be respectful and understand that each of us has our own equally valid opinions and beliefs. This is an inclusive group where all West Virginia homeschoolers are welcome regardless of their beliefs.

    Please respect the purpose of this group and do not join just to post advertising. (Active members are welcome to post ads. Please see the welcome message for guidelines.) All new member posts are moderated and advertising will not be approved and you will be banned so you'll be wasting your time and mine. If you have a product or event that would be of interest to homeschoolers, do not join the group. Just send it to the group owner address and, if it's legitimate, I will post it to the group as an advertisement.

    To subscribe, visit West Virginia Home Schoolers.

    West Virginia Homeschool Haven Facebook Page - This group was created as an added method of communication for the WV Homeschool Haven Yahoo group.

    For more information, visit West Virginia Homeschool Haven Facebook Page.

    West Virginia Homeschooling Legislative List (WVHsing-legislative) - A forum for discussing legislative topics that affect homeschoolers and homeschooling in WV, including news about media articles and programs, proposed legislation, research, and other information of interest to WV homeschoolers. All interested homeschoolers are welcome to this electronic community. If you believe that homeschoolers from diverse backgrounds can share information and resources, and can disagree respectfully, this list is probably for you.

    WV Homeschooling Legislative provides a proselytizing-free zone that is also calm and respectful. Flames, solicitations, and proselytizing are not welcome.

    To make the message boards enjoyable and useful for all, please -- include only the pertinent parts of the original post in your response. In other words, clip out anything to which you're not directly responding.

    To Subscribe, visit West Virginia Homeschooling Legislative List.

    West Virginia Secular Homeschoolers Facebook Page - This is an exclusively secular group for West Virginia homeschoolers. Secular means *no religion* so our members are free-thinkers, atheists, agnostics, and other non-religious homeschoolers. While we don't deliberately offend those who are religious, we also won't tiptoe around to avoid it.

    We're here to support each other in our attempts to homeschool in a secular manner in the wake of enormous amount of religious materials and the false assumption that all homeschoolers are religious.

    For more information, visit West Virginia Secular Homeschoolers Facebook Page.

    West Virginia Special Education Topics (SpEd_in_WV) - West Virginia Special Education and Early Intervention group, including those who homeschool. This group was created by the parent of a special education student in WV. It is in no way controlled, funded, or otherwise influenced by any federal, state, or local agency.

    To Subscribe, visit West Virginia Special Education Topics.

    Wood County Christian Homeschoolers (WCCH) - Welcome to our own Wood County Christian Homeschooler's forum! This is just one advantage that our group offers with your subscription. Here you will find information, prayer requests, encouragement, praise reports, and whatever else our members and you contribute for this ministry of homeschooling to one another. It is meant to be a support lifeline among are friends within our group. Enjoy your visit!

    To Subscribe, visit Wood County Christian Homeschoolers.

    WV (West Virginia) Homeschoolers Youth Activity Group - Preston/Monongalia/Taylor counties (WVHomeschoolers-Youth-Activity-Group) - Homeschoolers from Preston, Mon. and Taylor County get connected! Make friends, schedule playgroups, study buddies and more!!

    To Subscribe, visit WV Homeschoolers Youth Activity Group.

    WV (West Virginia) Unschooling (WV_Unschooling) - A home school group for people who prefer to let their children explore their natural curiosities. Instead of saddling our kids with a set curriculum decided upon by a curriculum seller or school board, we let life lead the learning! West Virginia is a wonderful place to unschool, and has it's own unique character and challenges...mainly long distances between other like-minded people. So here's a a place we can get together and help each other listen to our children and learn with them. Come join us!

    To Subscribe, visit WV Unschooling.

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Homeschooling: The Teen Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old
by Cafi Cohen
The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school.
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Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner
by Kathy Kuhl
Whether you already homeschool, are considering it, or just want to help your child after school, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner helps you teach your child at home. "Anyone who lives or works with a struggling learner will find many a valuable nugget to aid in their work with these children." Barbara D. Ingersoll, Ph.D.

Free Range Learning
How Homeschooling Changes Everything

by Laura Grace Weldon
Free Range Learning presents eye-opening data about the meaning and importance of natural learning. This data-from neurologists, child development specialists, anthropologists, educators, historians and business innovators-turns many current assumptions about school-based education upside down.
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Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self-Discovery
by David H. Albert
Are children empty boxes into which we pour knowledge and wisdom? Or are they naturally predisposed to acquire these things? David H. Albert presents a collection of articles laden with gems, -including the single most important lesson to teach a child.

Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series
by Charlotte Mason
This series contains the original six volumes of Charlotte Mason's book, a rich resource for educators - both teachers in schools and teachers in home-schools.

A Charlotte Mason Companion
Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning

by Karen Andreola
This is a beautifully written and thorough introduction to the Charlotte Mason philosophy. What makes Karen Andreola's book so magnificent is that she not only tells you what to do and how to do it, she tells you WHY!!!

The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
by Mary Griffith
The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved.
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Homeschooling the Child With Asperger Syndrome: Real Help for Parents Anywhere and on Any Budget
by Lisa Pyles
Parents planning to homeschool their child with Asperger Syndrome will appreciate Lise Pyles' encouraging and practical advice, including step-by-step instructions on how to assess and improve body language and social skills, accommodating the child's need for ritual or perfectionist tendencies, and how to develop handwriting and coordination skills.
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Creative Home Schooling: A Resource Guide for Smart Families
by Lisa Rivero
For a comprehensive guide to home-based education, that does not promote any particular curriculum or religious view, this is one book parents should buy! Parents will appreciate practical advice on getting started, adjusting to new roles, designing curriculum that is both child-centered and fun, and planning for social and emotional growth.

Project-Based Homeschooling
Mentoring Self-Directed Learners

by Lori McWilliam Pickert
This is an essential experience for children: to spend time working on something that matters to them, with the support of a dedicated mentor. This book is an introduction and guide to creating the circumstances under which children can teach themselves.
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Home Learning Year by Year
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School

by Rebecca Rupp
A structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure.
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Homeschooling The Early Years
Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child

by Linda Dobson
Here's a guide that comes direct from the experts: a mother of two homeschooled, now-grown children and 83 homeschooling families she surveyed..
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