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BookShark is a complete literature-based homeschool curriculum for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. It uses a variety of educational resources including literary fiction and nonfiction, biographies, illustrations and hands-on experiments to deliver an engaging and complete education that extends beyond textbook memorization. BookShark combines a proprietary History, Science and Language Arts offering with a wide range of math options, including Teaching Textbooks, Saxon and Singapore, to ensure you have everything you need for an entire school year.

BookShark’s literature-based homeschool curriculum is easy for parents to teach. All of the planning and preparation is done for you, so you can enjoy learning together. Bookshark provides you with a 36-week, 4-day schedule designed to save one day a week for sports, field trips or other extracurricular activities. 

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Based on our literature-based homeschool curriculum, Reading with History is an engaging program offering multiple resources and literature, linking together History, Geography, Language Arts, Read-Alouds and Readers. Through BookShark’s integrated curriculum, your homeschool student(s) will make impactful and lasting connections between the people, places and events in American History that resonate for years to come. 

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Cathy DuffyThrough BookShark’s Language Arts homeschool curriculum, students will learn from multiple perspectives. We use a variety of academic resources including fictional and non-fictional literature, biographies, illustrations and numerous hands-on experiments to deliver an engaging and complete education. K-2 coordinates with Readers in the Language Arts packages and 3-8 corresponds with the full Reading with History programs. Students learn to see things through the eyes of the authors and characters.

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Cathy DuffyBookShark’s Science homeschool curriculum is built around literature and covers themes including, Geology, Meteorology, Physics, Biology, Animals, Electricity, Human Anatomy, Medicine, Astronomy and more for grades K-8. We integrated Usborne’s Internet-Based Science books with fun fiction and biographies featuring colorful illustrations, connecting your homeschool children to some of the greatest minds in American scientific history. 

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MathBookShark offers three options for parents and homeschool students to select as their Math Curriculum: For Grade K-2, parents and children can select from: Horizon’s, Singapore and Saxon Math programs. For students in grades 3-8, parents can choose from: Singapore, Saxon and Teaching Textbooks. Each highly respected curriculum encourages students to develop solid math reasoning skills and apply them to real-life situations. 

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SpellingSpelling is interwoven into the Language Arts Guides in Kinderarten through 2nd Grade.

Beginning in 3rd Grade, BookShark includes Sequential Spelling as part of the Full-Grade Packages. This curriculum teaches students to recognize patterns of spelling based on the rules of the English language, but without all the complicated explanations. 

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HWTBookShark believes that writing by hand enhances fine motor and creative writing skills. Developed by a registered occupational therapist, the Handwriting Without Tears workbook is a developmentally-based handwriting program. The easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn curriculum makes learning to write a joy for students and parents. Available for all skill levels from printing to cursive.

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