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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.
We find comfort among those who agree with us
- growth among those who don't.
~ Frank A. Clark

    Alabama Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook Groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
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    Greater Birmingham Homeschool Trader Facebook Page - This group is for homeschoolers in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama, and various surrounding areas to buy/sell homeschool items. From curricula to books to educational games and other teaching supplies, this group is designed to provide an organized way to post your items. All items *must* be uploaded to the appropriate photo album to make searching for items much easier for everyone. This will also ensure that no post gets lost on the wall or that any one post stays continually at the top of the wall.

    For internet security, this is a closed group and all member-adds & requests to join must be approved by a group administrator. If you do not personally know an administrator, please message Briana Moore and provide your church school enrollment in order to be approved for membership.

    BE SURE TO REVIEW THE PINNED DOCUMENT ON THE FRONT PAGE BEFORE GETTING STARTED!! Any items not uploaded correctly will be removed. This group is open to ALL homeschoolers regardless of church school enrollment or religious affiliation.

    For more information, visit Greater Birmingham Homeschool Trader Facebook Page.

    Hampton Cove - South Huntsville Homeschoolers Facebook Page - This group is to help homeschoolers in the Hampton Cove and South Huntsville area to plan meet ups and field trips, ask questions about curriculums and programs, and seek support and advice from others on this homeschooling journey.

    For more information, visit Hampton Cove - South Huntsville Homeschoolers Facebook Page.

    Lake Martin Homeschool Group - HISGroup (hisgrouplm) - HISGroup is a homeschool support group to provide group activities for Homeschooled children and networking opportunities for their Parents in the Lake Martin, Alabama area.

    To Subscribe, visit Lake Martin Homeschool Group - HISGroup.

    HomeschoolARK - The ARK - This group was started for ladies in and around Cullman, Blount, Marshall and Jefferson counties that are home educating or planning to home educate their children. Everyone is welcome here for conversation or just to listen in on what's happening.

    For more information, visit HomeschoolARK.

    Homeschooled Kids & Co. (Escambia counties Alabama and Florida) - Homeschooled Kids & Co. is a local support group for families predominately from Escambia counties Alabama and Florida. Our group was formed in the 1990's when local Christian families who were homeschooling decided to come together for support and fellowship. In 2000 the group was officially named Homeschooled Kids & Co.

    Families pay a yearly membership fee which entitles their children to participate in HK&C activities. These activities consist of moms' meetings, field trips, extra-curricular group classes, organized P.E., parties, and service projects. HK&C is a volunteer organization coordinated by a voluntary leadership team. E-mail

    For more information, visit Homeschooled Kids & Co. (Escambia counties Alabama and Florida).

    Homeschoolers of Etowah & Surrounding Counties Facebook Page - Welcome to the wonderful, incredible, sometimes trying, journey you may be about to take with your family. It is exciting to see what Is in store for you and your family during the upcoming hours, days, weeks, and months together. May your family enjoy each other, grow with each other and learn with each other while on this journey.

    This group is for those looking to start a homeschool, discuss any experiences homeschool families may want to discuss and any events and playdates for the socialization of our children which you may know about. We can also discuss curriculums on this page as well.

    For more information, visit Homeschoolers of Etowah & Surrounding Counties Facebook Page.

    HOPE Huntsville Org. of Parent Educators Facebook Page - HOPE started as a Support Group for HomeSchoolers from all cover schools. We still strive to fufill that mission. Membership is only $20 per year (Sept.-Aug.) & is NOT dependent upon cover school. Memberships pay for admin. costs & awards.

    JOIN THE FUN! Call our Director, Constance Gillon (256) 513-9212 for information! Please "REQUEST TO JOIN" this group & fill out family contact info on our website: Hope Support Group. IF we do not receive your family information, your request will be declined. Contact information is used to plan events. We have a variety of activities for our members. We connect through our facebook page. We also have 4 Mom's Support Nights a month. We have Museum Wednesdays from 10am-12pm weekly.

    For more information, visit HOPE Huntsville Org. of Parent Educators Facebook page.

    Huntsville Homeschool (HSVHomeschool) Facebook Page - Welcome to HSVHomeschool! If you are homeschooling in the greater Huntsville, Alabama area, please feel free to join us in discussions here and in adventures in person.

    For the privacy of those in the group, I will review profiles before adding those who request to join. If I can't see anything about you, I won't approve you, unless another member knows you. I reserve the right to refuse anyone for any reason. Thanks for your understanding! I can be reached by email at

    For more information, visit Huntsville Homeschool (HSVHomeschool) Facebook Page.

    Huntsville Homeschool Used Curriculum Site Facebook Page - This is a closed group site for the Huntsville area homeschoolers that is set up for the purpose of buying and selling used homeschool curriculum. Members can recommend other people for membership to be approved by the administrator(s).

    People who live close to Huntsville are welcome to join the site as long as they are willing to meet in Huntsville (in a timely manner) to complete any transactions that they agree to make on this site.

    For more information, visit Huntsville Homeschool Used Curriculum Site Facebook Page.

    Huntsville Teen Scene Facebook Page - What is Teen Scene? It is a group specifically for our Alabama homeschooling teens, age 12* and up, to socialize. This group is not educational but SOCIAL. There will be at least one event per month September through May pre-scheduled. Other events may be added in throughout the year by members of the group.

    Please request membership and at the same time of the membership request, please send an email to Deb Spradlin ~ If I do not receive an email from you and do not personally know you, then I will refuse your request for membership.

    For more information, visit Huntsville Teen Scene Facebook Page.

    Immaculate Heart of Mary Homeschoolers (North & Central Alabama/Southern Middle Tennessee) - The Immaculate Heart of Mary homeschool group is a group of home educating families that find common vision in the sharing of our Catholic faith and fidelity to the Magisterium, and our unique right and responsibility to educate our children.

    Our families are spread throughout North and Central Alabama as well as a few from Southern Middle Tennessee. We support each other through prayer, play, and service. We exist to provide a support base for ourselves (the grown-ups) and visiting and education enrichment opportunities for our children.

    For more information, visit Immaculate Heart of Mary Homeschoolers (North & Central Alabama/Southern Middle Tennessee).

    Jackson County, Alabama Home School (& surrounding areas) Facebook Page - We are a group of Christian home-schoolers from Jackson County and surrounding areas. We are here to encourage and lend a helping hand to each other. Feel free to buy or sell curriculum or school needs/supplies/classroom decorations, etc. No foul language will be accepted and will cause you to be banned from the group.

    For more information, visit Jackson County, Alabama Home School (& surrounding areas) Facebook Page.

    Jasper Area Homeschool Activities Facebook Page

    For more information, visit Jasper Area Homeschool Activities Facebook Page.


    The group’s purpose is to help keep homeschoolers in the areas of Trussville, Clay, Pinson, Springville, Moody, Leeds, and other nearby communities in touch and expand their circle of homeschooling friends. It is open to all homeschoolers in the specified areas, regardless of church school enrollment.

    Please be courteous and keep posts on this group related strictly to homeschool-related information. With all of the information, requests, updates and such bombarding everyone, this group is a place specifically created to cover homeschool topics. Please feel free to share homeschool-related things like curricula information & tips, ask for recommendations, post when you may have educational materials to sale/trade, etc. All other posts will be deleted by the administrator.

    For more information, visit JBSC Co Homeschoolers (Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair Countiess) Facebook Page.

    Lake Forest Home School Club (Eastern Shore Mobile Bay) - If you live on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, we invite you to check out our public pages. We are a Christian home school club that embraces the God given responsibility and privilege to provide our children with a Christian education. We believe in uniting and strengthening relationships among like-minded home schooling families in our area.

    For more information, visit Lake Forest Home School Club (Eastern Shore Mobile Bay).

    Madison County Alabama Homeschoolers (madisoncountyalabamahomeschoolers) - A group for support of homeschooling parents in the Madison County, Alabama area. We try to co-ordinate group activities so our children and adults can have friends and socialization. We are open to all homeschoolers of the Tennesse valley.

    This group is moderated and we do ask for simple information (name,Childrens name and ages,City, phone, email, number of years homeschooling) from you before joining upon your request to join,this information is confidental and only in my possession, this is simply to protect our members.

    To Subscribe, visit Madison County Alabama Homeschoolers.

    Madison County Homeschoolers Facebook Page - This group is for sharing information about curriculum, classes, field trips and anything related to homeschooling. Any homeschooling family is welcome to join, but most events will be in the Madison County area.

    For more information, visit Madison County Homeschoolers Facebook page.

    Making Connections - Helping Families Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Huntsville area) - Making Connections is a parent-led support network for families in Huntsville, Alabama and the surrounding region. The group strives to improve the lives of individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

    Meetings are free and open to the public. (Not a homeschool group, but homeschoolers are welcome)

    For more information, visit Making Connections - Helping Families Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Huntsville area).

    Marshall County Homeschool Network (Alabama) Facebook Page

    For more information, visit Marshall County Homeschool Network (Alabama) Facebook Page.

    Maxwell Area Home Educators - MAHE (Maxwell AFB) - Maxwell Area Home Educators (MAHE) is a homeschool support group formed primarily to assist military homeschoolers on and around Maxwell AFB. Our members live in Montgomery, Prattville, and other local areas, as well as in base housing at Maxwell and Gunter Annex. We welcome homeschool families regardless of their reasons for homeschooling, philosophy, or method of instruction.

    For more information, visit the Maxwell Area Home Educators website.

    To Subscribe, visit Maxwell Area Home Educators - MAHE (Maxwell AFB).

    Mobile/Baldwin Homeschool Marketplace Facebook Page - This new group has been formed to connect Mobile and Baldwin County homeschool families for the purpose of buying and selling used curriculum. Feel free to list curriculum items for sale and post matching pictures!

    For more information, visit Mobile/Baldwin Homeschool Marketplace Facebook Page.

    Montgomery Life Learners - This group meets monthly for fellowship, encouragement, and study of Charlotte Mason's educational philosophies.

    Through our meetings and our yahoo group, we can help you learn how to incorporate the Charlotte Mason method in your home school; but most of all, our group will offer you encouragement and fellowship with other moms.

    For more information, visit Montgomery Life Learners.

    Morgan and Madison County Homeschoolers Facebook Page

    For more information, visit Morgan and Madison County Homeschoolers Facebook Page.

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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
by Linda Dobson
This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style
Kindle Edition

Free to Learn
Five Ideas for a Joyful Unschooling Life

by Pam Laricchia
Curious about unschooling? Walk with me as I share the five paradigm-changing ideas about learning and living that freed my family from the school schedule. With over ten years of experience, I have come to see how key these ideas were, and still are, to our unschooling lives.
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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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101 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum
by Cathy Duffy
Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum selection process. This is an updated and heavily revised edition of 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum (2005).

Homeschooling the Child with Autism
Answers to the Top Questions Parents and Professionals Ask

by Patricia Schetter, Kandis Lighthall
This practical, highly accessible guide answers parents' and professionals' questions about teaching children with autism spectrum disorders at home.

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.

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12

by Linda Dobson
Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs.
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Homeschooling For Dummies
by Jennifer Kaufeld
If, like many parents, you’re wondering whether homeschooling can be the solution you’re looking for, then you’ll be happy to know that the answer is yes.
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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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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!!!

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