Working on 7th grade...thoughts?
Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:20 PM
--finish Saxon 7/6 and move on to 8/7
--finish Rod & Staff 5 English and move on to 6 (used for grammar & writing instruction)
--Total Language Plus (4 guides) covers literature & comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, grammar application (no instruction), book related writing assignments, projects
--SOTW 4 with chapter summaries, mapwork, tests and add'l reading from reference books
We don't do foriegn language until high school, just our preference.
Any thoughts, ideas???
Thanks for humoring me!
Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:32 PM
Julie in MO
Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:34 AM
We are currently using Tapestry of Grace for history and have really enjoyed it. We have also used Mystery of History and liked that too.
Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:48 AM
Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:27 AM
Are you planning on logic?
Posted 20 February 2009 - 09:18 AM
Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:12 PM
We are also doing SOTW 4 with outlines, extra reading/resesarch, narrations, mapping etc - sounds similar to you.
My 7th grader is using LLATL, which sounds somewhat like Total Language Plus, and we will be adding Abeka Grammar and Composition 1 for extra grammar. She also plays two instruments and is involved in a choir, so our program sounds similar to yours and it is working well so far.
Another thing I do which is working really well is have her write two compositions each week incorporating at least 5 of her spelling/vocab words for the week. This has been fantastic and it amazes me how creative they can be. I see things they have read coming out in their compositions, as well as the development of word usage. Just thought I'd add that as something that is successful here....
All the best.
Posted 20 February 2009 - 06:21 PM
Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:18 PM
So, I'm debating whether or not to continue with Abeka Science 7 or move in another direction. I guess I have plenty of time to think about it.
P.S. Horror of horrors, I know...but, we don't do logic...my kids absolutely despise it and so do I. Sorry.