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?
Think back to when your child was a newborn. Now think of what a child is like at 4 years old. That's the amount of difference you can expect before graduation. Your child may think they have a career plan, but in four years, their goals will change dramatically.
Now think about how many times your child has changed their
Teenagers. The very word can make adults shudder! Often the mere mention of the word is accompanied by a head shake or a groan. But it doesn't have to be that way. Pick your battles and have a little understanding with your teenager and you can go a long way in your homeschool!
Resistance can look like many things in teenagers - from refusing to
Not everyone has a homeschool convention nearby. No fair! Let me help you with that! Today you can sign up for a convention all your own, that you can have by yourself, from home, on your own time, and in your PJs.
What is a "Master Class?" It is an in depth study into one particular topic. This Master Class will help you
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