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Thank you for visiting Budget Homeschool. This section of our site provides free resources for homeschooling parents and students on a variety of topics and subject matter. I hope you find these links useful.

While I do my best to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, some websites do fall by the wayside. If you find a bad link, or a link that should be included here, please let me know.

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    • Online English Grammarby English 4 Today Ages: 13+This is an award winning English language website. You can learn English free of charge. The site covers level tests, exercises, study guides, punctuation, verbs, adjectives, nouns, adverbs, phrasal verbs, prepositions and writing guides.Subjects: grammar, verbs, exercises, learning software, study guides

    • Spelling and Vocabularyby Houghton Mifflin Company Ages: 4+Help your child learn with these hands-on spelling and vocabulary exercises. Exercises range from word finds, card games and work puzzles. There is something here for all ages.Subjects: reading, language arts, vocabulary, games, puzzles, kindergarten

    • Guide to Grammar and Styleby Jack Lynch Ages: 13+This is a grammar and style guide to help students receive an "A" on their next English paper. These notes are a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on word usage.Subjects: resource, grammar, writing, styles

    • Basic Handwriting For Kidsby Ms. Readman Ages: 4 - 8Most children are taught to write the alphabet in chronological order, ABC, etc. But try this different approach. Progress from the simplest to the most complex characters. I hope you find this method of teaching profitable.Subjects: manuscript, characters, ABC's, writing, strokes, animated, illustrated

    • Writing Strandsby Dave Marks Ages: 4+Most complete writing curriculum that prepares young students for college so they have the skills needed for the challenge of any writing assignment in their undergraduate college work.Subjects: writing, guide, curriculum, starter sets, grammar, techniques

    • Curricula and Learning Links - Language Artsby HomeschoolChristian.com Ages: 5+This is a list of language arts resources for parents and teachers to help children to develop reading, writing, and spelling skills.Subjects: curriculum, language arts, grammar, reading, literature

    • Preposition Songby Jillian and Michelle Ages: 10+Hey! Do you want to learn something fun? Here is a "preposition" song to help you learn some key prepositions.Subjects: Parts-of-speech, games, quizzes, song, prepositions, grammar

    • Vocabularyby Vocabulary University Ages: 13+Vocabulary University participants learn thematic vocabulary words by using interactive puzzles with words in sentence context, crosswords, word exercises and activities.Subjects: puzzles, language arts, college prep, learning exercises, word study

    • The BEST English-Learner's site on the 'Net!by Kaye Mastin Mallory Ages: 10+English as a Second Language fun site! Learn grammar, practice English verbs, idioms, spelling conversation, and more here!Subjects: articles, ready-to-print, teaching materials, lesson plans, vocabulary, worksheet

    • Shakespeare for Kidsby Folger Shakespeare Library Ages: 4 - 12Choose a game or activitity. Have fun coloring pictures, solving mazes and more. It's all about Shakespeare!Subjects: Shakespeare, fun, mazes, coloring pages, word search, jigsaw puzzles

    • Write At Homeby WriteAtHome Ages: 11+WriteAtHome is an innovative and exciting high school writing education program. We combine 21st Century technology with time-tested educational strategies and seasoned writing experts to offer challenging and comprehensive writing classes.Subjects: writing, composition, curriculum, resources, interactive

    • Gateway - English IIby Susan Brooks and Bill Byles Ages: 15+This is a list of sites that are helpful to students who need to practice skills that will be used on the English Gateway exam, a Tennessee assessment test, and in writing.Subjects: assessment, writing, skills, writing, punctuation, grammar

    • English Works!by Gallaudet University Ages: 13+English Works! is a unit of Tutorial & Instructional Programs. We provide free tutoring, writing advice, and instructional support services such as online writing and reading lab, workshops, study tables, and discussion groups.Subjects: writing, reading, resources, tutoring, workshops

    • Handwriting Without Tearsby Jan Olsen Ages: 4 - 8HWT offers proven educational products, training, and promotional materials to educators and parents. Our programs make learning and teaching easy and fun. (not a free resource)Subjects: writing, manuscript, cursive, lessons, students, guides

    • Vocabularyby Vocabulary University Ages: 7+Vocabulary University participants learn English vocabulary in context with free word puzzles and activities. Vocabulary content includes lesson plans, word lists, word games, vocabulary puzzles, thematic exercises and crosswords for vocabulary building.Subjects: word puzzles, word roots, language arts, curriculum, resources, part of speech

    • The English Languageby G.A. Robinson Ages: 10+Although English is an inflected language, it has lost most inflections. Nouns, pronouns, and verbs in modern English are inflected, but adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections are not.Subjects: rules, punctuation, grammar, guide

    • Nounsby person, place, thing, ownership, sentence structur Ages: 8+A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. Every sentence must have a noun as its subject. The possessive form of a noun indicates ownership or modifies another noun. The possessive form is usually formed by adding 's to the end of a noun.

    • SparkNotes Today's Free Online Study Guidesby Barnes & Noble Ages: 13+Study guides and discussion forums offered on various academic subjects. Literature section includes brief analyses of characters, themes and plots.Subjects: resources, vocabulary, learning, literature, writing

    • Words and Picturesby BBC Schools Ages: 7 - 10Have fun building a sandcastle with Colin the Clam and writing postcards with Salty Sam. Words and Pictures supports the Literacy Hour and is aligned to the BBC Schools TV series.Subjects: games, gallery, poetry, writing, phonics, vowels

    • Stone Soup for young writers and artistsby Stone Soup Ages: 8+Stone Soup is an international English literary magazine of stories, poems, illustrations, art, book reviews by young writers and artists ages 8 to 13.Subjects: contest, creative, literature, magazine, publishing, writers

    • Paradigm Online Writing Assistantby Chuck Guilford Ages: 12+There is no single best way to begin a writing project. What's best is what gets you going and builds momentum for the journey ahead. You may want to start right in on a draft or do some preplanning. The suggestions on this site will help you get going.Subjects: puzzles, language arts, college prep, learning exercises, word study

    • Verbs Ages: 8+Verbs are words that are used to express an action. Every sentence must have a verb that shows what the subject is doing or explains what is going on.Subjects: verbs, action, expression, sentence structure, creative writing

    • Writing Tips Sentence Builder - Prepositions Ages: 12+Here is a list of commonly used prepositions. Prepositions are used before nouns to give additional information in a sentence. Usually, prepositions are used to show where something is located or when something happened.Subjects: sentence structure, nouns, action, location, time, action, movement

    • BJ Pinchbeck's English Linksby Discovery Education Ages: 9+A resource provided to guide students and provide students of all grades help in English. This links will help students in quotations, vocabulary, literature, mythology, poetry, and much more.

    • History of the English Languageby G.A. Robinson Ages: 12+English is a Germanic language of the Indo-European language family. Indo-European languages are spoken throughout most of Europe, other regions that have been settled by Europeans, and in many areas of Southwest Asia. Indo-European languages make...Subjects: rules, punctuation, grammar, guide, history of

    • Missing Letters of the Alphabetby Kidport Ages: 3+Help your young student learn the alphabet. Position the cursor inside the box, then use the keyboard to fill in the missing letters of the alphabet.Subjects: alphabet, learning, interactive, pre-k, kindergarten

    • Writing for Books, Business, and Journals, Grammar and Writer's Blockby Essortment Ages: 13+All about writing for fun and profit, these links will help you send a business letter, author a children's book, and learn all about writing from this collection of informative articles.Subjects: hobbies, writing, books, novels, grammar, journal, free lance

    • Wacky Web Talesby Houghton Mifflin Company Ages: 3+An online equivalent to Mad-Libs. Build your own tale or read a tale that somebody else created. More than four dozen tales to choose among.Subjects: tales, interactive, mad-libs, creative, stories

    • Books, Stories, Writing Contests and Publishing for Kidsby KidPub Press Ages: 9+Visit the world's biggest site for young authors; read a story, write your own enter our contests! On the web since 1995 with stories, poems, plays, reviews, and more!Subjects: writing contests, books, poetry, stories

    • Verbivoreby Richard Lederer Ages: 12+Welcome to the web site woven for wordaholics, logolepts, and verbivores. If you are heels over head in love with words, tarry here a while to graze or, perhaps, feast on the English language. Ours is the only language in which you drive in a parkway and Subjects: books, humor, language, verbs, puns

    • Pronoun Antecedent Agreementby The Write Place Ages: 10+A pronoun is a substitute for a noun. It refers to a person, place, thing, feeling, or quality but does not refer to it by its name. While the pronouns I and you can be replaced by nouns, the context of a sentence does not always require the nouns to...Subjects: composition, writing, pronoun, antecedent, person, number, gender

    • Adverbs Ages: 8+Adverbs are words used to describe actions. They give additional information about when, how, and where something is happening. Use adverbs to make your writing more precise and interesting.Subjects: grammar, sentence structure, language, verbs

    • Welcome to Paraffin & Tows Kids pagesby Gil MinaMora and P & T Comm. Inc Ages: 3+This page is for children who are learning the alphabet for the first time. Have fun :-).Subjects: letters, upper case, lower case, forming

    • Writers Free Referenceby Charles Brindley Ages: 8+A list of free reference sites useful to writers and anyone looking for free information.Subjects: reference, grammar, literature, thesaurus, journalism, contest

    • Important Tips for Writers and Editorsby Kaye Mallory Ages: 10+This site is designed for both teachers and students of the English language. Here you will find important tips to improve your writing. Subjects: tips, resources, language, improve, writers, editors

    • Welcome to LitQuotesby Perry Internet Consulting Ages: 12+If you love literature or quotes this is the place for you! This literary reference site features quotations from the great works of literature. You can search for quotes in a number of different ways.Subjects: literary quotes, famous quotes, literature, speeches, reference

    • Noah Webster's Original American Dictionary of the English Languageby LexRex Ages: 12+Noah Webster owns the unique distinction of having single-handedly rescued the English Language from the corrupting political and social influences of the European Nations of his day. He preserved the language with a pure connection to the original...Subjects: language, meaning, descriptions, word usage, root words

    • The Book of Knowledge - The Secret Adventures of Jules Verneby Individual Authors Ages: 13+A wiki featuring fan fiction based on the television series The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne. We have an archive for stories that were posted on the Secret Journals of Jules Verne mailing list.Subjects: Jules Verne, fiction, episodes, series, writers, journals

    • Agreement pronoun-antecedentby Scott Foll Ages: 9+Pronouns are a handy way to keep from repeating nouns too much. Basic English grammar is designed for beginning students with pronouns and as a quick review, with interactive online exercises.Subjects: exercises, subject-verb agreement, part of speech, grammar, interactive

    • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreementby Annie Olson Ages: 12+This tutorial will help you accomplish the following learning objectives: define and understand pronoun agreement, choose pronouns that agree with their antecedents in number, person, and gender, and check and apply your skills.Subjects: tutorial, pronouns, visual, auditory, kinesthetic, writing skills

    • Copyright with Cyberbeeby Linda C. Joseph Ages: 12+What is copyright? What is fair use? What are the tests for determining fair use? Are there limits to the amount of material that you can use? Click on the Ask CyberBee button for an interactive primer on copyright.Subjects: public domain, copyrights, information, legislation, guidelines, lesson plans