SheWhoWaits Posted July 12, 2008 Share Posted July 12, 2008 Wondering whether anyone thinks this will be too much. I know the 9th grader in question will think it is too much, so I want support (or correction if it really IS too much.) English A unit on study skills using CLPs How to Study (hopefully about 2-3 weeks). He really needs this. A unit on short stories using Scholastics Teaching Literary Units with Short Stories adapted for single student use (about 6 weeks) A unit on poetry using A Child's Introduction to Poetry, various of Scholastic's Poetry for Young People Books (right now I have Edward Lear, Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, Fobert Frost, and American Poems. I hope to get a few more.) (about 3 weeks) For the rest of the year, we will use Stobaugh's Skills for Literary Analysis and just get as far as we can. He also has a reading list of books selected mostly from Sonlight 200 with a few I thought he would enjoy or should read. He is expected to read 2 books per month, but he rarely makes it. Math Chicago Math's Geometry. We started Chicago Math's Algebra this year then switched to ALEKS. I regret that switch and want to go back to Chicago for Geometry. Science I am really bad at science, so I am trying to find a tutor or co-op class for this. Social Studies Around the World in 180 Days. Read-alouds--historical fiction covering the early modern period and maybe some covering the continents we are studying in Around the World. (We continue to do read-alouds at this level because it's the only part of school he really likes.) Language Getting Started with Latin Logic I will require him to take Logic at our co-op. They offer either Beginning Logic, which uses The Fallacy Detective, or Intermediate Logic, which uses Wilson and Nance's Introductory Logic. He can choose either one. If he takes beginning, he will have to take intermediate next year. PE I will have him keep a log of physical activity and require at least 2 hours per week. He may play soccer in the fall. He has always played before, but it gets more serious in high school and he didn't really want to play last year but I made him, so I will give him a choice this year. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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