SS in MD Posted February 29, 2008 Share Posted February 29, 2008 Hello All, Our oldest will be entering 7th grade in the fall (yikes!) and I had a few questions reguarding LA, writing and history. She's used Rod & Staff since 3rd grade (she's completed English 3,4,5, and now on the last lesson of 6). I was wondering if I should buy English 7 for next year and complete it in one year or use it for the next two years (7th & 8th grades) then onto English 8 for 9th & 10th grades? But, I'd like my dd to spend more time with writing and lit, so I was contemplating switching from R&S (wonderful as it is, it is a lot of English every day) and using Analytical Grammer in 7th & 8th? From the website, it seems pretty straighforward and less time consuming. Yet, at the same time, R&S has given her a very strong foundation in English, and I wonder if I should switch... sorry to ramble...! Any thoughts?! About writing, could anyone recommend a good writing program for 7th grade? My dd did Wordsmith Apprentice & Home2Teach classes in 5th and this year in 6th she's working through Wordsmith (and enjoying it). I've heard a lot about CW. How do you like it? Can someone tell me how time intensive it is for mom and dd? I guess we'd be using Homer? Also, my 2nd dd 10yo is using Writing Tales Level 2, next year could she use Homer alongside my older dd? About history next year we'll start with Ancients again. I'll be homeschooling my 3 older kids (dd12,dd10,dd7). I really want all three to be doing Ancients. I looked into WinterPromise, but not quite sure if we can use their Ancients program with dd7 without a lot of book searching and modification on my end. (WP recommends American History for early years) I looked at MFW, but their Creation to the Greeks is for 4th-8th, (they also recommend Adventures or ECC) Now I'm looking into Tapestry of Grace. Any opinions on this? Or does anyone have anyother ideas? I'd really need something that's planned out (time saving for me) as I have a toddler on foot as well, and dd7 goes weekly to Speech Therapy and OT therapy. Thanks so much for reading this long narrative and responding! Sangita Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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