dancer67 Posted July 26, 2012 Share Posted July 26, 2012 My 13 yo is all over the board. Her weakness is Math. But she is an EXCELLENT reader with complete understanding of the classics(For ex: She is reading Oliver Twist for the second time, and she has read The Scarlet Letter, To Kill a Mockingbird, Grapes of Wrath, Jane Eyre) Just to name a few. As long as she likes the story line, she will read it over and over. She HATED LoTR. We really drooled over HOD. But I really don't think she is going to fit into a "boxed" curriculum. She is an excellent speller. Her vocabulary is very good. She knows how to write personal narratives, and she is very good with song lyrics. I want to stay with R+S.(Continue with R+S 6) But I want to use a vocabulary program that will challenge her. I rally want to use some Lit Guides, but she totally balks at them and tells me she doesn't want to use any guides. She reads because she wants to read, and doesn't "need" guides.((sigh)). She will be 14 in September. I have printed out the 1000 good book list and we are checking off the books she has read. So, I would like to focus on her writing, and possibly tie it in with her reading. She needs to learn how to outline, essays, and research papers. I am also stumped on History and Science. I do not want to use Apologia again. I would prefer secular, with experiments with materials that can be found in the house. And inexpensive. We want to study American History with a presidential study. Textbooks are out though, and she hated the History of the US. We need living books. And HOD is pricey. I have been waiting to see if I could come up with the money to order it, but I can't at this time. Math we know we are continuing with TT. It is amazing what she has learned WITHOUT textbooks. So ideas???? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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