Literature-Based Homeschool Curriculum Facts and Advice From DoNotPay
Homeschooling is growing in popularity, and the range of curriculums on offer can be baffling—not to mention the choice of teaching approaches, methodologies, and philosophies that are available to homeschool your child.
A literature-based homeschool curriculum is one approach that may work for you—DoNotPay has all the info you need to decide whether it is the right choice for your child!
Within the state framework, though, there are varying degrees of leeway in:
- What topics you should cover
- How much time you should devote to each subject
- What methods you should use
The leveling factor in each state is usually the fact that your child may have to:
- Demonstrate progress every year
- Take standard tests to obtain qualifications or diplomas
The laws by state are as follows:
The way you teach is considerably more open to your—and your child’s—personal preference.
Popular teaching approaches include:
- Project-based learning
A traditional curriculum involves a high proportion of desk work and is a good choice for parents who work from home.
Active learning combines traditional teaching methods with frequent visits to museums, parks, historical sites, and places where classroom learning can be seen in action in the real world.
This is a more holistic approach and marries numerous subjects through projects—as an example, a study of a work of literature can cover history, sociology, geography, economics, psychology, and the language aspects of the text itself.
Literature-based homeschool curriculums use elements of all three teaching approaches to educating a child holistically.
A homeschool literature curriculum uses books and stories as the springboard for learning.
It is designed to excite a child’s imagination and create an emotional bond to the subjects being taught.
Literature-based learning uses stories—from various sources, including the classics—to foster inquisitiveness and engagement with the subject the stories introduce.
Advocates of literature-based learning say that a child can learn all the core disciplines through the use of stories.
Homeschooled students who have experienced the literature-based approach are often strong in areas like:
- Critical thinking
- Finding overarching connections between subjects
- Insight and perception
Most importantly, literature homeschool curriculums aim to develop a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.
|Develop your own curriculum||If you feel comfortable with your subject knowledge and teaching abilities, you can develop a bespoke curriculum for your child. This gives you the advantages of:
If you can’t teach or plan all the subjects yourself, you can always get help from someone else
|Buy a pre-designed curriculum||Pre-packaged curriculums cover all the subject requirements with tried and tested material. You can choose curriculums based on various teaching methods, and your voice should be based on:
If you need a curriculum to teach in special circumstances, DoNotPay has information on:
- Maximize the success of your teaching
- Avoid falling foul of your school district
Before you take your child out of school, you should check your local legislation.
Depending on which state you live in, you may only be able to start homeschooling at certain times in the year, and in most states, you will have to let the school authorities know that you intend to start homeschooling.
DoNotPay can handle the last point for you—we can create a letter of intent that covers all the requirements in a few clicks!
DoNotPay wants your homeschooling journey to be exciting and fruitful, not fraught with the administrative hassle!
Our Notice of Intent to Homeschool product takes one of the major headaches away and makes sure your school district is informed of your plans.
You will get a letter of intent that contains all the required information in the correct format, and you can choose to have it sent automatically or print it out and deliver it yourself.
Here’s how to get your letter prepared:
- Subscribe to DoNotPay in your web browser
- Click on our Notice of Intent to Homeschool feature
- Answer a few questions to give us your required details
Your letter will be ready in a few seconds, and your homeschooling adventure can begin!
Do you believe you may have some missing assets? Use DoNotPay’s nifty product before the government claims them! Have you ever wanted to enter sweepstakes without purchasing anything? Our app will sign you up for them instantly! Trying to figure out how to reduce your property taxes or utility bills? DoNotPay can show you the way. Want to avoid getting charged for free trials that never fail to auto-renew into paid subscriptions? We’ll help you cancel them before they expire.
Anything else you may need? Check out how our app can:
- Create legal documents, including marital settlement agreements and powers of attorney
- Jump the phone queue when reaching out to customer service
- Discover and apply you for no-essay scholarships
- Help you apply for any clinical trial hassle-free
- Help you contact government representatives
- File an item return request in your stead
- Draft a notice of intent to homeschool
- Get you a chargeback or refund
- Appeal any banned account
It doesn’t stop there—DoNotPay can help you send a defamation demand letter, create passport photos, get gift card cash back, get any document notarized, request access to public records, claim insurance and warranty, request a college application fee waiver, appeal parking tickets, and much more.
Sign up now to get access to any of our products for one low monthly fee!