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Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years

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Reading; Language Arts
Get a Grip on Grammar Tags: grammar correct grammar grammar rules grammar games grammar practice

(From Grammar Goofs - visual showing 15 common grammar mistakes).

Free Grammar and Language Workbooks

The following free Glencoe workbooks include sections covering  definitions and rules, troubleshooting, grammar, usage, mechanics, vocabulary and spelling, and composition.

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 12

Holt Mcdougal

(Make a copy of this Google doc after you open it to be able to edit):


Here are some additional free resources for learning grammar, including visual and animated lessons, games, worksheets and tests.

Phonics; Language Arts; Grammar; Spelling, by traykay

Free Biography Readers Tags: readers leveled readers non fiction books biographies Harcourt Scott Foresman

The following is a list of Harcourt, Macmillan McGraw-Hill, and Scott Foresman biographies and historical readers for grades 2 - 6. Listed alphabetically; download for free:

Thomas Adams Invents Chewing Gum

Benedict Arnold

Benjamin Banneker: A Man Ahead of His Time 

Clara Barton: The Angel of the Battlefield

Elizabeth Blackwell: The First Woman Doctor

Shirley Chisholm

Roberto Clemente: The Great One

Code Talkers

Amelia Earhart: Pilot and Adventurer 

Benjamin Franklin: A Man of Many Talents

Thomas Jefferson

Michael Jordan: No Quitter 

Helen Keller

Dorothea Lange

Lewis and Clark

Abraham Lincoln

Cyrus McCormick: Friend to Farmers

John Wesley Powell and the Mighty Colorado

Sacagawea: A Sign of Peace

Who is Dr. Seuss?

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Women Inventors

Wright Brothers

Poetry and Poetic Devices Tags: poetry poems poetic devices

Poems, because they are shorter literary works, can provide an easier way to study figurative language and other literary devices. Listed here are a variety of ideas and activities for analyzing poetry -- and for igniting the creative spark:

Analyzing Poetry

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Online Poetry Units (from Georgia Virtual Learning)

6th Grade Unit

7th Grade Unit

9th Grade Unit

Writing Poetry - Ideas and Helps

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Other Poetry Posts:

Poetry Happens

Literary Devices in Two Suspenseful Poems

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