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Using Free Worksheets to Benefit Your Homeschool

Homeschool parents sometimes associate worksheets with the mindless busy work and reams of papers of their own school days. However, worksheets can be excellent ways to practice skills and commit ideas to memory. Whether your children learn best through reading and writing or simply need extra written practice, worksheets can be valuable tools for reinforcing concepts. Fortunately, as a busy homeschool parent, you need not spend hours creating your own worksheets. There are many places you can find supplemental worksheets online for free!

1. ABCs and 123s

Many free worksheets on the internet can help new learners practice making their letters and numbers. Search for content for tracing letters and numbers, cutting out letters and pictures for matching beginning sounds, coloring by number, and circling or coloring quantities.

 2. Language Arts

The internet contains a wealth of free resources to supplement your homeschool language arts program. Homeschool parents can find worksheets on discussion questions for literature, sentences for diagramming, rubrics for essay writing, writing prompts for journaling, and copywork for handwriting or printing practice.

3. Math Worksheets

Math concepts become easier with practice, practice, and more practice! Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions are less daunting the more familiar students become with the process. A simple online search can present options for generating free worksheets and answer keys for anything from numbered connect-the-dots for young learners to factoring polynomials for high schoolers.

4. History and Geography

History comes alive when students can picture the people and places they are studying. A quick internet search for free history and geography resources can provide history timelines, detailed maps to color, worksheets on historical figures or geographical regions, and crossword puzzles or games for reinforcing facts.

5. Science

When supplementing your science curriculum, don’t forget to check the internet for free printable resources. You can find bonus materials such as lab notebook pages, life cycle diagrams, periodic table coloring pages, science lapbook ideas, anatomy coloring pages, and earth science worksheets. 

Worksheets aid students by providing opportunities to practice, reinforce, and increase comprehension of concepts. In addition to searching the internet, parents can find printable PDFs to supplement lesson plans in LightSail’s World Book Kids and PreK subscriptions.

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Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

Kristen

Kristen

B.S. in Pharmacy RPh - A 17-year homeschool veteran, Kristen has enjoyed teaching her four children in classical and eclectic styles. Kristen loves reading, writing, and volunteering as a reading tutor.
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