Walking-Iris Posted July 2, 2013 Share Posted July 2, 2013 Let's say you planned on homeschooling through 8th grade and then enrolling your child in ps high school. What would you focus on in the 5th -8th grade years to prepare a child for a positive academic experience in high school? Basically just throw some thoughts out at me. This isn't necessarily specific. Language Arts: Obviously you would want the basics of handwriting/cursive/typing, spelling, grammar to be solid and a non-issue. Where would you want them to be as far as their writing skills? Creative writing, dictation skills, outlining/note-taking, essays and research skills etc. Also how about vocabulary, roots, Latin/greek, other foreign languages? What literature selections would you expect them to be familiar with or to have read? Where would you expect them to be as far as literary analysis? Any other lang arts ideas? Math: You would want them to get through pre-algebra? Or higher? What math supplements would you want them to do? How about logic and problem solving? Would you stick with one math program sequence, supplement with another? Science and History: Going through a WTM rotation twice seems sufficient, but is it? What other ideas do you have about history and science skills by the end of 8th grade? Other topics: art and music, philosophy/logic, life skills and so on. Thoughts? I sort of have my own ideas, but I'm curious what forum members would say. Pros and cons of homeschooling just up to high school welcome too. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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