Hewitt Homeschooling Resources, home to
- Lightning Literature
- Curriculum and Syllabi
- PASS Achievement Testing
- Teacher Services
Lit & Comp provides a balanced approach to the classics. Introductions
to the authors, their times, and their works give students a strong
start to their adventure. Comprehension questions keep students
on track while the lessons are a guide to the beauty of the literary
landscape. These lessons also discuss such things as theme, argument,
and language—the universal aspects of literature—while discussion questions
encourage students to bring the readings into their own lives.
choices of writing exercises allow students to respond to the readings
and the lessons in a variety of ways.
Let Lightning Literature help
open your child's mind and heart to some of history's most beautiful
and powerful writing. Full packages or just student and teacher's guides
available for Grades 7 through 12.
Introducing our second elementary curriculum this year. Grade 1 was
tested by approximately 100 parents this past year; you can now order
Grade 2 is available at NO CHARGE to be
field-tested from 9/2013 through 5/2014.
Sign up now!
Achievement Testing For Gr 3-8
The PASS Test was developed specifically
for homeschoolers. It has certain similarities to other achievement
tests in that it measures student achievement in the subjects of reading,
language, and mathematics. But it has important differences (Pricing
starts at $36 per test):
- It was designed for parents
to administer at home. This can greatly reduce the stress level of testing.
We do not require that a certified teacher administer it.
- It is untimed, which helps students
- It consists of many test levels
instead of one per grade. As a result, students take a shorter test
and find most questions challenging but not frustrating. A brief placement
test is included with the PASS to help choose a test level of appropriate
- While the PASS results show personal
achievement and national percentile comparisons like other tests, they
also include home school percentiles and improvement suggestions for
The states of Alaska, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Hawaii,
and Washington have officially approved the PASS Test for purposes
of state reporting. In these states and others which require testing,
you should always check with your local school district to make sure it meets their
We provide structure, guidance, grades, credits, transcripts, and diplomas. Counseling is also available by phone or email. Letter grades are given each quarter, but they are a small part of the evaluations (see samples on our website). In addition, your student's work will receive personal attention, often with specific suggestions for improvement. Our evaluators strive to be supportive, realistic, and educational in their comments.
You are still your student's primary teacher, and our rule of thumb is that if you have an answer key, you grade the
work. For things that are more subjective, such as English papers, history essays,
and science lab write-ups, our teacher's do the grading. By using our syllabi
and recommended curriculum (which is usually written to the student rather than
school textbooks that were meant to be taught), students can become more independent
and more responsible for their own education.
Moms come to us because they want to prepare their children for
college, but oftentimes feel overwhelmed with the workload, especially
if they're also working with younger children. Our average high school student
writes 24 English papers per year. We give you expert help, and a transcript/diploma
you can be proud of.