The Top 10 Most Popular Homeschool Curriculum Options With Homeschool Planet

If you are new to homeschooling, or even if you’ve been at it a while, you may feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of homeschool curriculum options available.

This is completely understandable! In fact, parents have asked us for years for a list of the most popular curriculum options in our Homeschool Lesson Plan and Curriculum Marketplace to help narrow down the volume of curriculum options available.

Because of this and our own experience as homeschool parents, we are happy to provide you with the following overview of curriculum options and top choices for integrated homeschool curriculum with Homeschool Planet.

Choosing A Homeschool Curriculum

Choosing A Homeschool Curriculum

First, keep in mind that although this post outlines the most popular homeschool curriculum options from Homeschool Planet’s Homeschool Lesson Plan and Curriculum Marketplace, Homeschool Planet offers a library of thousands of curriculum options that integrate with Homeschool Planet’s online homeschool planner.

There really is no one-size-fits-all curriculum out there, and it’s important to consider your family’s unique needs as well as your homeschool budget.

But, if you are looking for homeschool curriculum favorites that families choose again and again, here is a list of the top 10 most popular curriculum options in our Homeschool Lesson Plan and Curriculum Marketplace.

Homeschool Planet’s Top 10 Favorite Curriculum Choices

All About Reading/All About Spelling

All About Reading/All About Spelling are open-and-go, scripted language arts curricula that help parents teach their children reading and spelling through short daily lessons. All About Reading and All About Spelling use a multi-sensory approach.

These programs are meant for children of all ages and designed to adapt to how each child learns. The company says their programs are a great choice for those with learning differences as well. 

All About Reading/All About Spelling focus on mastery, meaning children master a concept before they move on to the next level – therefore, All About Reading/All About Spelling programs don’t correspond to grade levels.

All About Reading/All About Spelling is known for their letter tiles. There is also a letter tile app available.

Learn more about adding All About Reading/All About Spelling lesson plans to your Homeschool Planet online planner.

Math Mammoth

Math Mammoth is an affordable math curriculum program that uses “worktexts,” to teach math concepts incrementally for students in grades 1-7.

The worktexts are a combined teaching and workbook format intended for individual student use. A year’s curriculum can be purchased for about $50, or there are now printable options available as well.

Math Mammoth is open-and-go, and using the worktext format, directions are written directly to the student, although parents can help pre-readers. There are also corresponding teaching videos available.

Finally, Math Mammoth has created “topical unit” books especially intended to fill potential “math gaps,” such as telling time, and understanding measurements and money.

Learn more about adding Math Mammoth lesson plans to your Homeschool Planet online planner.

IEW Fix It Grammar

IEW Fix It Grammar is a language arts program created by the Institute of Excellence in Writing. This program helps students learn grammar through exploring text lessons and finding grammar errors.

Fix It Grammar is intended to be a 6-year program, and students build on skills learned over time to master grammar. The first book in the series requires no prior grammar knowledge and introduces basic punctuation, parts of speech and more. It’s intended for children in grades 3-5.

The program includes a teacher’s guide.

Learn more about adding IEW Fix It Grammar lesson plans to your Homeschool Planet online planner.

Story of the World

Story of the World is a classical history curriculum intended to teach students history through the four cycles popular among classical homeschoolers. This comprehensive curriculum is often used by other homeschooling families as well.

The first volume of four focuses on Ancient Times, but the series can be started in any of the four eras, and is meant for families to use together. (The company does recommend that Volume 4 be used with students in 4th to 8th grade, however.)

Story of the World offers a “spine” history text, as well as activity books, test books and some printable products, like coloring pages.

Story of the World is especially popular in its audio format, read by award-winning narrator Jim Weiss.

Learn more about adding Story of the World lesson plans to your Homeschool Planet online planner.

Berean Builders

Berean Builders is a homeschool science curriculum that focuses on helping kids build critical thinking skills. 

Berean Builders’ program draws mainly from textbooks and is based on The Bible’s Acts 17:11, which states “the Bereans received gospel information with great eagerness and examined the scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” Berean Builders’ has also stated that their curriculum is accessible for many faith backgrounds.

The program includes textbooks and “Help and Hint” guides for parents. Students are encouraged to keep a notebook for each textbook to document learning, questions and notes.

Berean Builders’ program for early grades is concentrated around observation and discovery. The high school program covers biology, chemistry and physics.

Learn more about adding Berean Builders lesson plans to your Homeschool Planet online planner.

Teaching Textbooks

Teaching Textbooks is an online open-and-go homeschool math program for all ages. 

Teaching Textbooks is available as an app and can run on computers, Android notebooks, some versions of Kindle and iPads. (The company’s website lists additional information about computer and device requirements.)

The program is based around video lectures and online questions. Student grades are tracked through the program and can be printed.

Finally, Teaching Textbooks uses a “spiral approach,” to math education, which includes frequent review of math concepts.

Learn more about adding Teaching Textbooks lesson plans to your Homeschool Planet online planner.

Beautiful Feet Books

Beautiful Feet Books is a homeschool literature-based curriculum program that teaches history, geography and science through stories.

Beautiful Feet Books is based on the Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling, but can be used by families who take other homeschool approaches as well. 

Beautiful Feet Books pairs carefully chosen books with teacher guides to offer curriculum options from grades K-12. Their programs are meant to cover many ages and grades and to help foster a family learning atmosphere.

Beautiful Feet Books offers sequencing suggestions through their website, and some of their curriculum packages can be used for more than one school year.

Learn more about adding Beautiful Feet Books lesson plans to your Homeschool Planet online planner.

Science Shepherd

Science Shepherd is a Christian homeschool science curriculum with a young Earth point of view. Programs are available for students in grade 1- 12.

Courses for early grades offer video-based teaching and accompanying workbooks. Courses intended for older students are textbook-based.

The company provides a recommended course progression on its website, and a course finder quiz as well. 

Learn more about adding Science Shepherd lesson plans to your Homeschool Planet online planner.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone is a foreign language program that offers 25 languages through an immersive program, short lessons and real-time pronunciation feedback.

Through listening to native speakers, and engaging with images and written words, this online program utilizes clues to help students learn languages through comprehension, not memorization.

Rosetta Stone covers all elements of language learning, including speaking and pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading and writing.

Also available are downloadable audio tracks and a mobile app.

Learn more about adding Rosetta Stone lesson plans to your Homeschool Planet online planner.


Notgrass is a history homeschool curriculum with a Christian worldview.

Notgrass has curriculum options for students in first grade through high school and was created to work with several types of homeschool methods. Notgrass requires little preparation, and parent instructions are included with each week’s curriculum.

Notgrass history also includes elements of Bible study and language arts, as well as ideas for hands-on projects.

In the elementary years, Notgrass is intended to be used by parents with their children, but Notgrass’s middle school and high school curriculum options can be completed by students independently.

Learn more about adding Notgrass lesson plans to your Homeschool Planet online planner.

Integrating Lesson Plans with Homeschool Planet

Lesson plans for all of the homeschool curriculum programs listed above, as well as thousands of others are available to integrate into your Homeschool Planet online planner.

That means that we help you quickly add a whole semester or even a whole year’s worth of lessons to your online planner. All of your homeschool scheduling can be done in just minutes, and easily moved or shifted if needed.

Just head here to learn more about the lesson plan and curriculum marketplace, and how to add complete lesson plans to your online planner is just 3 steps.

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