Blog Tour–Homeschool Co-ops 101

I know, I know, I usually review fiction. But I’m also a homeschooler, and many among my readership also homeschool, so when I was contacted about this blog tour, I snatched up the opportunity.

I have not read this book yet. I’m still catching up on all the chores, real and virtual, that went by the wayside as I poured my energy into finishing my draft of Taylor Davis 2. But I’ve interacted with Karen on her excellent blog, Write Now, and I’m certain her expertise and professionalism will carry over into the pages of her book, not to mention the many years of homeschool experience she draws from. Without further adieu, Homeschool Co-ops, 101…

homeschool co-ops 101

Essential co-op tools, tips, and options for today’s homeschool families.

Thinking about joining or starting a homeschool co-op? Not sure if a co-op is a good fit? Homeschool Co-ops 101 weighs the pros, cons, and creative options available for today’s homeschool family.

  • Section 1 includes essential, digestible info on co-op ingredients such as planning and organization, schedules, teaching, finances, and addressing conflict and burnout.
  • Section 2 shares a sampling of co-op games and activities, and
  • Section 3 contains five hands-on unit studies. These ready to use studies include lessons on Leonardo da Vinci, Birds of Prey, Public Speaking, Tall Tales, and Creative Writing, and are suitable for co-op or home use. This section also includes unit study guidelines that are easily customized to suit any topic.
  • Section 4 offers suggested books, curriculum, and other resources.

Karen Lange has gathered insight from years of co-oping and now shares her own and others’ experiences in this valuable and encouraging handbook.

homeschool-co-ops-101Tune in tomorrow for a 5-Q Interview with author, Karen Lange!

Where to find it:


karen lange

Karen Lange, her husband, and three children were active in co-ops during their sixteen-year homeschool journey. Her experience includes serving as a local homeschool support group coordinator and consultant for a state homeschool network in New Jersey. Karen’s children have since graduated, and she is now a freelance writer and online writing instructor for homeschooled teens.

You can connect with Karen at her Blog, on Twitter, and Facebook.

Karen is sponsoring a giveaway for one $25 Amazon gift certificate and one copy of Homeschool Co-ops 101. A winner will be announced on December 5, 2013. Here’s the details. Please use this Rafflecopter link to enter.

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code. Winning entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as e-mailed, and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Diane at That’s What I’m Here For… and sponsored by the author, Karen Lange. The author provided me with a free copy of Homeschool Co-ops 101 to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a giveaway in return for the free book.VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

22 thoughts on “Blog Tour–Homeschool Co-ops 101

  1. Michelle,
    Thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciate you sharing your space with me today. It’s a blessing to have such wonderful support. 🙂

    Wishing you all the best with your books. Thanks again!
    Happy reading and writing,

  2. I’ve seen Karen’s book on other sites. It sounds like an important tool for parents who home school. I thought the book may suggest how homeschool parents can join efforts for activities etc., but there is no mention. Guess the title Co-Ops made me think that.

  3. Patricia,
    Thanks so much for your comment! The book is about parents joining efforts for activities and supplemental learning, and discusses how families can get involved in and use community offerings as well. There are so many ways to supplement learning at home, resources are nearly endless! The book is also a good tool for other student groups as it provides foundational info for starting a group, as well as lesson and activity ideas for grades K-12.
    Thanks again for your thoughts!
    Have a great week,

  4. Hi Karen & Michelle – The blog tour is picking up steam! What a terrific, supportive group you’ve found. I loved Karen’s book and will recommend it to all my homeschooling friends. Blessings, Susan 🙂

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