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Subject: re: home schooling books for high school students
Date Posted: 11/5/2007 7:58 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2007
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Hi. I'm new to PBS and I'm looking for advice. I am home schooling my daughter for the first time. She is in ninth grade and very smart, however, she has been diagnosed with ADHD, Anxiety, and ODD. She was falling through the cracks in public school.Can anyone suggest some tips on book searches here for books that I can use as curriculum for high school students? Also, if anyone has any book title suggestions for home schooling kids with  "special needs" I'd appreciate hearing about them. Thanks! Rhonda

Date Posted: 11/6/2007 12:02 AM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2007
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Select "Search" then "All Books" then "Browse by Genre" ; Once you've made it that far you can select Homeschool as one of the listed special genres at the bottom.


Below (in my signature) are some links to free resources online that might help you out.

Date Posted: 11/6/2007 10:23 AM ET
Member Since: 9/1/2007
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I have a couple of high school books not listed.  Please PM me if interested.



Date Posted: 11/6/2007 1:27 PM ET
Member Since: 10/17/2007
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I, too, started homeschooling my three sons when they started high school (one with ADD and he made a wonderful transition; it was the best thing I could have done for him!).  I had posted several really good textbooks, but now I only have three left: American Lit, Chemistry, and Keyboarding (check out my bookshelf). On another note, I understand how difficult it was on my son trying to fit into public school; these kids just have a different learning style and are extremely bright and studying in a typical classroom setting can be extremely challenging.  Although you are just beginning to enter into unfamiliar territory, this can be a very rewarding experience for the both of you (and the rest of your family!).  If you are having difficulty establishing a curriculum, let me know; I have an excellent source to which to refer you (if you are interested). -Regina

Date Posted: 11/6/2007 4:42 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2007
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I too began homeschooling my boys as they began junior high and high school.  It has been good to be able to fit the curriculum to the child instead of the other way round.  We settled pretty much on Alpha Omega Lifepacs for one of them as he does well knowing what to do and doing it himself.  The other two take more individual teaching and I use a variety of texts, books and encylopedias for them.  I have found many books on PBS and Lifepacs also, although I haven't posted any.  PM me if I can help you in any way.


I have many deals under my profile but mainly for younger kids.

You may want to check the teacher's discussion group also for books and ideas.


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