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  1. I think dictation, as you're describing it here, is different from The Well-Trained Mind form of dictation. Dictation as you're describing sounds more like narration: the student reads or is read to, you ask a few comprehension questions, the student tells (orally) what they remember, in complete sentences; finally, the student writes down the sentence(s) they just told you or you write it down for them. Dictation as described in TWTM is as described below: "[The student] needs to learn how to visualize a written sentence in his mind and then put it down on paper. From second grade on, ra
  2. Saxon Math fits your criteria. It's a tough program and people seem to either love it or hate it.
  3. I agree. The reading passage in level four are longer and a little more complex. I think starting with level 3 is a good idea.
  4. This is one that Guest Hollow includes in their book list. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062730991/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0062730991&linkCode=as2&tag=ouloba-20 You can view their complete book list here: https://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/science/biology/biology_books.html I you scroll all the way down, you'll see descriptions and links for each of the books.
  5. I agree. Most jobs that require typing skills require a minimum of 60 WPM so that's what we aim for. Typing instruction stops once they read that goal. Once they learn how to type, I have my kids type all of the school work they used to hand write.
  6. I highly recommend listening to SWB's talk called "What Is Literary Analysis". In it she explains that it is perfectly normal for kids to have a hard time discussing literature and analyzing it. She gives practical tips on how to discuss books with students. https://welltrainedmind.com/p/what-is-literary-analysis-when-why-and-how-should-i-teach-it-mp3/?v=7516fd43adaa
  7. Thank you for sharing this information.
  8. Below, I've attached two schedules for Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide that I came up with. I'm probably going to be using Schedule B, if it'll work with the rest of the courses my daughter will be taking. Let me know what you think. I hope at least one of the schedules will be helpful. 🙂 Astronomy - A Self-Teaching Guide - Sample Schedules.docx
  9. Hi there, My daughter will be studying Astronomy this year as well and she'll be using Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide. We'll be starting school the day after Labor Day so I'm working on a plan for the Astronomy guide and I can definitely share what I come up with. I have a couple of questions for you. This will help get a better idea of what you have in mind for your student's Astronomy study. Which edition of TWTM are you using (the older editions include a lose schedule you can follow)? Which edition of the self-teaching guide are you using? Finally, are you planning to incorporate a
  10. I'm looking for a curriculum recommendation for a Creative Writing course for my high schooler. We need something affordable. Bravewriter and the courses offered at TWTM Academy are a little more than we can afford right now. I'm looking for something that will earn her a full credit and, if it's a two year program, even better. I appreciate your help.
  11. Thank you for sharing! So encouraging! Congratulations to you both! Great job, mom!
  12. We use Saxon and we have a similar situation because the Advanced Mathematics book covers part two of Geometry as well as Trig and Pre-Cal. From the research I've done, It seems that colleges want course names they can recognize, so keep it simple and familiar. You can list the courses as two separate courses such as: Course 1 - Algebra II Course 2 - Trigonometry w/ Advanced Algebra OR Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus I don't think I would list them as one course and assign 1.5 credits for it because that's not something colleges are used to seeing and it might throw them off
  13. There are two simple workbooks I can recommend but they're both geared for upper elementary and middle school. The first one was recommended in the 3rd edition of TWTM for the logic stage and is only available as a PDF download. I printed it our copy. It is Note Taking & Outlining by Q. L Pearce. It's a Frank Schaffer Publication. You can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Taking-Outlining-Grades-Schaffer-Publications/dp/0742418308/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Note+Taking+%26+Outlining+Frank+Schaffer+Publications&qid=1596217431&s=books&sr=1-1 The other is also a wor
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