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The Homeschool Glossary
Section E

A Directory of Homeschool Terminology
for the Totally Confused

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E-book (or Ebook)
Refers to a book that is in a digital format so that it can be downloaded onto your computer to read or print out. Many unit studies are sold in e-book format.

Eclectic Method of Homeschooling
Parents and students use a variety of resources to learn based on interests, needs, and abilities. They may use textbooks for math, and travel or go on field trips to cover social sciences. They may hire a tutor for foreign languages, and take a correspondence course for language arts, etc. Eclectic homeschoolers are generally quite flexible in their approach to home education combing all kinds of materials and resources. They use what works -- and leave the rest behind. For more information:

Explode The Code — Developed by Nance Hall, this method provides phonics instruction for grades K-4 that builds skill in phonological and phonemic awareness, decoding and encoding, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and writing.

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