Short Term Homeschooling

Curriculum and Remote Learning Resources

It’s back-to-school time and many families are homeschooling for the very first time, or giving homeschooling a shot for another year. You may be considering homeschooling for a full school year. Or you may want to temporarily homeschool—you’re just looking for a curriculum to get you through the first quarter, and then you’ll re-evaluate sending your children back to school.

In order to help families navigate this uncertain back-to-school quandary, we’ve curated a variety of curriculum choices to help you while you make your decision about homeschooling. You'll find a collection of remote learning resources, afterschooling options, supplemental resources, complete homeschool curriculum options, and more on this page.

These all in one, short-term homeschool curriculum packages make it easy to get all of your curriculum materials in one place and simply open and teach.

How to get started:

Simply choose your child's grade level from the quarterly curriculum packages below, add a Math program appropriate to your child’s skill level or school requirements, any optional language arts materials and desired electives… and you’ve got a complete curriculum! Flexibility without a year-long commitment.

Second, third and fourth-quarter packages will be added soon in order to round out a full school year. If you already know you’ll be homeschooling for the full academic year, we recommend you purchase a History / Bible / Literature or All-Subjects Package for the complete Sonlight experience.

NOTE: These products are available for purchase only for the 2020-2021 school year.

Need help choosing or learning how to combine children into one package? Let us help! Click here to connect with our homeschool Advisors or use our SmoothCourse:trade; curriculum builder tool to build a customized curriculum package that suits your family.

Do you need help choosing curriculum or want to know more about Sonlight? Let us help! Click here to connect with our Homeschool Advisors or use our SmoothCourse™ curriculum builder tool to build a customized curriculum package that suits your family.

Quarterly Curriculum Packages

Choose a package based on your child's grade level. Once you’ve added the grade-level quarterly curriculum package to your cart, be sure to add on a Math program appropriate to your child’s skill level or school requirements. We recommend also adding any optional language arts materials and desired electives to complete your curriculum.

First Quarter Homeschool Curriculum Packages

Second Quarter Homeschool Curriculum Packages


Complete Homeschool Curriculum Options

Sonlight offers complete, fully-planned homeschool curriculum packages that allow you to give your child a strong academic foundation in a stable and loving environment you can control — at home.

Sonlight offers multiple curriculum packages, each completely customizable to meet your family’s needs. Start by choosing one of the three options below and customize online as desired. You can purchase any subject alone or for the best price and deepest discount, choose a package.

Download a handy shopping checklist that will help you get started.

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History / Bible / LIterature Programs

The foundation of a Sonlight education. Each History / Bible / Literature program includes a year's worth of history, geography, Bible, and all required books, all connected with an award-winning Instructor's Guide. Start with a History / Bible / Literature program and add additional subjects.

Choose a 4- or 5-day option.

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All-Subjects Packages

A Sonlight All-Subjects Package is your complete homeschool year, all ready-to-go! Each All-Subjects Package includes all the academic subjects and materials you need to teach one student, for one year. You get the convenience of an all-in-one boxed curriculum with the flexibility of customization for your children’s specific needs or to accommodate multiple children. Easily customizable online.

Choose a 4- or 5-day option.

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Build Your Own Curriculum Package

Follow the steps in our SmoothCourse™ curriculum builder to create a complete and personalized curriculum package. This guided tool will help you mix-and-match subjects to create the best curriculum for your learners.

Math

Math can be one of those overwhelming subjects to choose, let alone teach. Sonlight carries a wide variety of math programs designed for different learning and teaching styles. You can teach confidently with any of Sonlight's carefully vetted math programs and math supplements—the best on the market!—from elementary math to calculus.

Browse each brand below and be sure to check out our Math Comparison Chart and Math Comparison Video below to help you with your decision.

Sonlight Math Comparison Chart

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Programs Grades Complete
Programs
Key Features Price without
manipulatives
Price of
manipulatives
Digital
Instruction
Meets common
core standards
Parent
intensive
Math-U-See K–12 Mastery, concept-driven $64+ $83
(in a different order)
Horizons Math K–6 Spiral learning technique $80+ $88
Singapore Primary Math, US Edition K–6 Mental math $70+ N/A
Saxon Math Homeschool K–12 Thorough drilling $84+ $80
(some levels)

(in a different order)

(K–3)
Miquon Math 1–4 Think mathematically, discovery approach $26+ $15
RightStart Math, 2nd Edition K–6 Visual and kinesthetic $91+ $210
(second edition)
VideoText Interactive 8–12 Mastery $400 N/A
Life of Fred K–5+ enrich-
ment
Story-based $16+ N/A
MathTacular! K–5 enrich-
ment
DVD stories make math unbelievably understandable $20+ N/A
Math Adventures 2–5 enrich-
ment
Fun activity book $10 N/A
Math-U-See Grades: K–12 Complete Program: Key Features: Mastery, concept-driven Price without manipulatives: $64+ Price of manipulatives: $83 Digital Instruction: Meets common core standards: (in a different order) Parent intensive:
Horizons Math Grades: K–6 Complete Program: Key Features: Spiral learning technique Price without manipulatives: $80+ Price of manipulatives: $88 Digital Instruction: Meets common core standards: Parent intensive:
Singapore Primary Math, US Edition Grades: K–6 Complete Program: Key Features: Mental math Price without manipulatives: $70+ Price of manipulatives: N/A Digital Instruction: Meets common core standards: Parent intensive:
Saxon Math Homeschool Grades: K–12 Complete Program: Key Features: Thorough drilling Price without manipulatives: $84+ Price of manipulatives: $80 Digital Instruction: (some levels) Meets common core standards: (in a different order) Parent intensive: (K–3)
Miquon Math Grades:/ strong>1–4 Complete Program: Key Features: Think mathematically, discovery approach Price without manipulatives: $26+ Price of manipulatives: $15 Digital Instruction: Meets common core standards: Parent intensive:
RightStart Math, 2nd Edition Grades: K–6 Complete Program: Key Features: Visual and kinesthetic Price without manipulatives: $91+ Price of manipulatives: $210 Digital Instruction: Meets common core standards: (second edition) Parent intensive:
VideoText Interactive Grades:/ strong>8–12 Complete Program: Key Features: Mastery Price without manipulatives: $400 Price of manipulatives: N/A Digital Instruction: Meets common core standards: Parent intensive:
Life of Fred Grades: K–5+ Complete Program: enrichment Key Features: Story-based Price without manipulatives: $16+ Price of manipulatives: N/A Digital Instruction: Meets common core standards: Parent intensive:
MathTacular! Grades: K–5 Complete Program: enrichment Key Features: DVD stories make math unbelievably understandable Price without manipulatives: $20+ Price of manipulatives: N/A Digital Instruction: Meets common core standards: Parent intensive:
Math Adventures Grades:/ strong>2–5 Complete Program: enrichment Key Features: Fun activity book Price without manipulatives: $10 Price of manipulatives: N/A Digital Instruction: Meets common core standards: Parent intensive:

Homeschool Math Programs

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Math-U-See

Hands-on, student-paced, mastery-based approach that focuses on developing a true understanding of mathematical concepts transferable to real-world application. Math that actually sticks with your kids so they can use it in real life.

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Horizons Math

Designed to help your children understand math from the ground up. The program introduces math properties, truths, and principles one at a time, builds the strength of the student's foundation through practice, and then moves to the next principle.

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Singapore Math

Extremely clear, highly logical and sequential, with a strong focus on "mental math." Students get the right amount of practice without too much repetition. Challenging word problems build thinking skills and students apply math in a variety of situations.

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Saxon Math

Incremental (little by little) approach to math, introducing a new skill or principle each day, then reviewing these concepts and skills day after day for weeks. This approach helps build students' confidence in their ability to "do" math successfully.

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Miquon Math

Helps children learn to view the world mathematically. The program emphasizes mathematical patterns and relationships rather than pre-set formulas and methods.

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RightStart Math

Comprehensive math program for your children that uses visualization of quantities and provides strategies (visual pictures) for learning the facts. Kinesthetic and visual.

We can help you choose the perfect math program. Click here to connect with our Homeschool Advisors.

Supplemental & Remote Learning Resources

Browse the subjects and materials below to supplement your child's public or private school education, provide additional support in areas they may excel or struggle, to supplement a remote learning program, or simply for a fun afterschooling activity.

Science

Sonlight offers complete and easy-to-use hands-on homeschool science programs from kindergarten to college-level lab sciences. Not looking for a full science program, be sure to check out our Science Experiment Kits.

Phonics

Sonlight offers complete phonics programs, combining language arts and age-appropriate readers for K through 4th Grade. Add to your phonics program with a variety of materials, including Explode the Code, I Can Read It!, and MCP Phonics. Browse featured phonics programs below and visit our phonics page for addition products to supplement your chosen phonics program.

Vocabulary

Sonlight incorporates natural language learning-oriented vocabulary development exercises in our Instructor's Guides. However, we offer—and schedule—the following optional language arts curriculum programs in our Language Arts and Literature/Language Arts Instructor's Guides. Shop all vocabulary products and supplements here.

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Wordly Wise

The multisensory approach to ensures students retain what they learn. If you are just beginning to teach your children spelling, want a program that appeals to a variety of learning styles, or if your children need remedial help, this customizable program could be an excellent fit.

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Vocabulary from Classical Roots

These books teach modern English words based on their Latin and Greek roots. By learning the roots, one learns much about the meanings of whole families of English words. Very helpful for life and the SAT test.

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Word Power Made Easy

The complete handbook for building a superior vocabulary. Vocabulary study at its finest. Descriptive definitions with Latin and Greek roots make word lists easy to memorize and incorporate in daily speech. True/False questions and matching exercises make the lessons enjoyable.

Spelling

Sonlight offers two unique spelling programs. Choose from the multisensory approach of All About Spelling, or the unique method of spelling instruction, developed to be in sync with a child's natural language development in Spelling You See.
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All About Spelling

The multisensory approach to ensures students retain what they learn. If you are just beginning to teach your children spelling, want a program that appeals to a variety of learning styles, or if your children need remedial help, this customizable program could be an excellent fit.

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Spelling You See

This program doesn't use traditional spelling tests, word lists, or flashcards. The developmental process of spelling is similar to what children go through when learning to walk. In the same way, this program guides your student through the stages in the process of learning to spell.

Grammar

Sonlight offers complete grammar programs for 4th Grade and up, as well as supplemental grammar materials. Shop highlighted grammar products below or browse all grammar materials including Schoolhouse Rock, Keys to Good Language, and Winston Grammar.

Handwriting

Find homeschool handwriting and penmanship programs here. Choose from one of three prize-winning programs: Handwriting Without Tears, A Reason for Handwriting and Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting. Browse featured handwriting programs below or shop all handwriting programs here.

Hands-On

Bring your history studies to life with Sonlight's hands-on projects and lap books. Shop a variety of hands-on history supplements that both increase your students’ understanding of history and offer evidence of learning here.

Homeschool Support

For more encouragement, homeschool scheduling ideas, support and homeschooling advice, please visit our blog.

Homeschool questions? We have answers.

Need help choosing materials? Or just need some advice regarding school at home? Our homeschool Advisors can help.

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Homeschool questions? Sonlight Advisors have answers. Contact an Advisor.

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