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Homeschooling Resources

To help you on your journey, here are some great resources for your family. 

Get to Know Charlotte Mason

We follow a Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling.  Here are some of the top books to introduce you to Charlotte Mason ideas and how to practice the values of Charlotte Mason education in your home and as you interact and help in our co-op. 

 

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Websites on CM Method and Great Books

Here are some websites that have a plethora of information and helps to guide you in homeschooling in the Charlotte Mason method. All of these sites will offer great book lists!

  • Ambleside Online for free CM curriculum, reading lists, etc

  • Simply Charlotte Mason for curriculum, instruction, advice, etc

  • A Humble Place - Charlotte Mason resources, especially art study help

  • Schole Sisters on the Schole perspective about teaching from rest

  • Pam Barnhill with morning baskets and help with planning

  • Read Aloud Revival by Sarah Mackenzie including booklists galore, tons of online tutorials and teachings for you and the kids in topics like writing, reading aloud, planning; great author interviews, etc.

Looking to challenge yourself and your kids to read more broadly? Try the Literary Life Reading Challenges.

 

Read Aloud Book Recommendations

In addition to the websites above that offer reading lists, here are some books with good lists:​

Read for the Heart: Whole Books for WholeHearted Families by Sarah and Sally Clarkson

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) has a great books list for all ages here.

Honey for a Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt

Extensive book lists from Read Aloud Revival

Homeschool Podcasts

Sarah Mackenzie and Read Aloud Revival​

Schole Sisters, The New Mason Jar, Literary Life Podcast

Simply Charlotte Mason

 
 

Legal Information and Testing

Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)

Home Educators Association of VA (HEAV)

 
 

End of Year Testing and SATs

See the links above under HEAV to find out about requirements for testing. The following sites have testing available through their website.

Testing Resources

SAT/PSAT

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