We used the Institute for Excellence in Writing Advanced Communication Series, plus 501 Writing Prompts, among other things. I *love* Ann's idea about the Great Courses class - they have great stuff.
We used The Teaching Company (The Great Courses) "How To Be A Superstar Student" VHS with my two older sons in junior high school, in preparation for high school. We were unable to use this with my youngest as we no longer have a VHS player, however I saw that they have a new version of the course (new instructor/DVD format). The course is definitely suitable for high schoolers.
I made the decision to give credit for this after reading your Setting the Record Straight book (which is excellent, btw!). My daughter has been receiving the daily SAT test practice questions, has worked in different prep workbooks, and has taken a practice test. I've also assigned (at least) one book about being a superstar high school student.
Additionally, she's using IEW's SAT essay writing curriculum, and that's being included in her English credit this year.
You could also count the hours towards English. Getting credit for Math/Science is easy when it's just a matter of finishing textbooks. Not using one specific textbook for English/Literature classes means recording hours. All that vocab review and the like for the SAT would definitely help boost the English hours.
If I were to create a class called "Study Skills," I'd want to make sure we actually covered "skills" and it wasn't just "studying." Do you have any recommended resources for teaching "study skills". How to study?
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