Welcome to Hewitt’s Curriculum!
We have over 100 products designed specifically for the home-schooling parent. We are a non-profit foundation
that develops curriculum at reasonable prices. Our curriculum is meant to save parents time
by providing clear objectives and lesson plans while also providing enjoyable and meaningful
lessons for the student. Click on the subject links to the left to see our complete product
line. Below is a selection of some of our best sellers.
Used by thousands of home-schooling families Lightning Literature,
has earned high praises from parent and student alike. Whether reading picture books in Grade
1, chapter books in Grade 3, Mark Twain in Middle School, or Shakespeare in High School, your
student will deepen their understanding of literature and use that understanding to improve
their writing skills. These language arts programs will delight your born reader and reform
your reluctant one. Check out the appropriate grade levels for your student.
Also called Unit Studies, these programs choose one topic, and teach everything while learning
about that particular subject. In Preschool we used Literature. In Kindergarten we used Bible
Stories, in First Grade—Animals, and in Second Grade the History and Geography of the U.S.
student gets a firm foundation in Language Arts, Bible, Science, and History while enjoying
every minute and you get daily lesson plans. You’ll both end up loving these years of developing
a strong parent/child bond. It’s easy to supplement them with our Elementary Lightning Lit
material. Read about our unit studies on our Elementary Page.
My First Reports
Introduce your children to expressing their knowledge in their own complete sentences. Each
packet contains sheets on at least twelve different topics in one subject with questions
given for directed investigation.
Besides reporting skills, your children will
automatically practice language and penmanship and use their library, encyclopedia, and
dictionary skills. Students then create their own report and draw a picture to illustrate
Available in a notebook of 14 different topics,
or buy them individually (see the list at the bottom of the notebook page), or read about
them in our Online Elementary Catalog.
Available for Grades 1, 2, and 3/4. These readers are meant to delight your student, while
providing factual information. Written to accompany our unit programs, these books can easily
be used on their own as independent readers. Hewitt Early Readers come in two sets of five
books each, and contain animal facts with amusing illustrations. These are followed by a
small chapter book, A Bee Sees, which has ten stories at a higher level. Across America presents
a story for each state at a second grade level, while American Tales tells true stories of
American heroes. The accompanying Activity Guide turns the reader into a simple year of American
history at the third/fourth grade level. See page 10 of our
Online Elementary Catalog.
There are five books in this series, the Best Books Introductory
series as well as one teacher’s guide. If your student is very advanced you could use Best
Nonfiction in Grade 4, and two others for Grade 5, and the remaining two for Grade 6. Otherwise,
you can do two in Grade 5, and three in Grade 6, or whatever works best for your child. The
Best Non Fiction is the easiest of the five books, all of which contain an excerpt from literature,
a literary lesson, comprehension questions, and ideas for compositions.
Three levels: Pre Math-It, Math-It,
and Advanced Math-it are used to provide your student a firm
foundation, particularly in mental math as well as memorizing facts. Students play against
themselves to improve their speed and accuracy.
Developed especially for tactile learners, Winston Grammar teaches parts of speech, which
is critical for foreign language learning. Cards are used to identify words in sentences,
and then workbook pages are completed to further encourage understanding of how words in sentences
work together. Start with the basic program which is followed
up with the Advanced Level to be added once the student is in high school.
A notebook designed to aid your elementary student in learning
about their own state. Fun and creative! Your student will interview, draw maps, make graphs,
explore history, and many other activities. While aimed at a fourth grade level, it can work
for grades 3 - 5. The finished product will make your student proud.
The Joy of Discovery
Written by a home-schooling parent, Barbara Wagner, The Joy of Discovery
provides the foundation of education, as well as the nuts and bolts of designing your own
unit studies — led by the impetus of your student’s interests and involvement. Delight-directed
learning at its best. This innovative approach sets you free from the normal limitations of
textbook study. At the same time, you are tethered to a scope and sequence
so that you don't miss important concepts along the way. Available
as a set with Hewitt’s Learning Objectives or
Covers the four basic subject areas: language arts, math,
science, and history, as well as art, music, and character development for grades K-8. This
handy volume will be a great support as you plan your curriculum. The pages are designed to
help you track introduction, pupils' understanding, and then mastery of each concept. There
is space to record progress for three students on each page, so that a quick glance can show
you the students' progress and what each still needs to accomplish. All lists have been compared
with recognized standards to ensure that students will not be surprised on standardized achievement
tests by unfamiliar items.
Junior & Senior High School Syllabi
While designed for our enrolled students, most of these are extremely helpful to parents who
are schooling independently. Our most popular syllabus is our junior
high unit which covers
Joy Hakim’s History of US. We have syllabi that cover Apologia’s
Exploring Creation series, and Saxons Math (beginning with Saxon 54). We also have syllabi
for high school US history, world history, government and economics, health, history of art,
typing, critical thinking, and various Bible courses.