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  1. I have a 14yo who has been living with us for 9 mos. She was pulled out of school in 1st grade and raised on video games and you tube videos. Her spelling and vocabulary is actually quite good given her background and she actually begs for spelling tests. She can read fine, but has no phonics background. I started her in R&S7 with my bio 14yo, but all the theological words are proving to be too difficult for her. I'm schooling 5 other kids so I need a mostly independent program to try with her. Any suggestions? Also, Is there a website where she can test and see what level she is on? I am really at a loss here as we have never used anything but R&S. Thank you.
  2. ***shift keys don't work*** Are there graded book lists posted somewhere. I'm looking for books to assign my 2nd/3rd grader to read this year.
  3. She was pulled from school in 1st grade and not taught at home. She is definitely more on their level if not even below. We’re still feeling things out and haven’t even attempted anything outside of the basics yet.
  4. I have an upcoming dyslexic, dysgraphia 6th grader and an upcoming 5th grader who work together. I also have an upcoming 9th grader with virtually no school history. I need American history that will work for them. My oldest is a reader and a history buff, so for her, I used the story of us as a spine and cobbled together lots of books and texts and other things to go along. None of that will work with this crew. I don’t mind reading, but can’t spend hours a day doing it. We tried story of the world a couple of years ago and while they listened ok, they didn’t get anything out of it and didn’t miss it when I dropped it. Does anyone have any ideas?
  5. I have an upcoming dyslexic, dysgraphia 6th grader and an upcoming 5th grader who work together. I also have an upcoming 9th grader with virtually no school history. I need American history that will work for them. My oldest is a reader and a history buff, so for her, I used the story of us as a spine and cobbled together lots of books and texts and other things to go along. None of that will work with this crew. I don’t mind reading, but can’t spend hours a day doing it. We tried story of the world a couple of years ago and while they listened ok, they didn’t get anything out of it and didn’t miss it when I dropped it. Does anyone have any ideas?
  6. I think of... school. at. home. I have a friend who calls herself a homeschooler, but actually does school at home. She wakes her kids early to get dressed, pack lunches (yep), and eat breakfast before reporting to the table in the school room at a specific time. The day's schedule is written on the chalkboard. They pray, sing a couple songs, and say the pledge before circle time. She uses strictly Abeka, whether it works for the child or not. She will not schedule playdates or any other "non educational" activity during "school hours". they eat their packed lunches at a scheduled time before returning to the school room. School begins and ends at specific times no matter what (8-3 I think). Not my style and affected our friendship and our kids' friendships because we were unable to see each other. We both had afternoon extracurricular activities and with her refusal to relax a day, we never saw each other and things have dissolved.
  7. Our coop is doing a Renaissance focus next year. I will be teaching a literature/stories and activities class for 4&5 year olds. Does anyone have any recommendations, ideas, or resources for me? Thank you.
  8. following. I am in the same boat- trying to understand exactly what lit study is and how to go about it. My oldest will be in 8th next year and is a voracious reader. She currently reads 1 assigned book, 2-5 books for history, and numerous "fun" books every week. I looked at lightening lit 8th this morning and liked it. I'll have to look at 7th and see how it may be different. My friend suggested teaching the classics. She is using build your library.
  9. Yes, she can. She is already reading, but stumbles through phonics. I just found it odd.
  10. So it's normal for her to read whatever she wants with no trouble, but stumble through phonics? Maybe I wasn't clear? I know sounding each letter out is normal for learning, but she's already reading.
  11. My 6yo reads with no previous instruction. She can read most of what I put in front of her (age appropriate of course), but she stumbles through phonics. I feel like it's important so she can decode harder words later on and to help with spelling, but she literally sounds out every single word in phonics, including cvc words. We are using phonics pathways. Is this normal? Or is there a better phonics curriculum we could use?
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