Adapted fromThe Virginia Homeschool Manual. Compiled by Vicki Bentley, Susan Brooks, Janice Campbell, and Rachel Ramey. Most of the subject-specific resources can be ordered from the major curriculum suppliers listed under “Homeschool Material Sources,” but publisher websites are indicated where appropriate. Publisher websites often offer additional product information, articles, links to other sites, and free e-newsletters.
by Kathryn Stout
Composition assignments for grades K-12.
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Variety of language arts programs includes composition, spelling, poetry, and classic literature.
A magazine for young writers and artists—a good opportunity for publication.
by Susan Bradrick
An excellent, one-volume writing program for all ages.
Wordsmith Apprentice, Wordsmith, and Wordsmith Craftsman
Creative writing for grades 4-12.
Write Right!: A Desktop Digest of Punctuation, Grammar, and Style
by Jan Venolia
Write Source 2000
Reference manuals for middle-grade, junior high, and high school students. Teacher guides available. Website offers writing samples and other helpful information. Company also has materials for younger and older students.
A Writer’s Reference
by Diana Hacker
The Writing Company
Lesson plans, e-books, and information for writing and literature.
The Writing Conference
Provides writing/literature camp for kids grades 6-12 and an annual young writers’ contest.
Writing in Narrative (WIN)
published by Elijah Company
A simple, step-by-step tutorial on how to write a story.
by Dave Marks
An easy to use, award-winning writing program designed for homeschoolers.