Here are a few web-based resources for home school parents. Also, check out our parent resource center in the Library for more information!

Early Literacy:
Michigan Reads–Programming guide for each year available as a pdf, parents can use the activity sections.
Mahoney Children’s Workshops – In this section, there are early literacy materials from a Saroj Ghoting workshop

Early Literacy and Math
Family FUNdamentals Pre K through 3rd grade learning activities
–       This page also has an Additional Resources section at the bottom with many links to activities/programs for elementary students.

LearningExpress – part of the Michigan eLibrary databases.
–       Includes interactive practice exams for elementary, middle and high school achievement tests and college prep exams.
Go to www.mel.org and select the tests and tutorials link on the left hand side.

Elementary through High School Level materials from the MeL databases
–       Go to www.mel.org and select the kids link on the left hand side for a linked list of the K-12 databases, including CultureGrams, eLibrary Elementary, Kids Infobits, etc.

Letters about Literature, Writing contest for grades 4 – 12
www.lettersaboutliterature.org

River of Words, Poetry and Art contest with an environmental theme
www.riverofwords.org

MDE’s Nonpublic & Home Schools Office – information on State of Michigan rules and some links to resource sites