Curriculum Options

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Curriculum Options2018-11-26T13:25:53+00:00
  • There are many different ways to address Arts Education (which does not have to be media arts), but one noteworthy curriculum is Artistic Pursuits.

Comprehension/Literary Analysis:

Handwriting:

Grammar:

Reading/Phonics:

Spelling:

  • All About Spelling is a program based loosely on the Orton Gillingham method of teaching spelling. It is a little more time consuming, but has had great results for both struggling and strong spellers
  • Spelling Workout is an easy-to-follow workbook format
  • Spectrum Spelling is an easy-to-follow workbook format
  • Sequential Spelling is a good option for students who struggle with spelling

Writing

  • Excellent Resources materials are popular because of the DVD component and the strong writing instruction
  • An easy-to-use program for the primary grades is Just Write. Please note that book 1 is for Grade 2, and book 2 is for Grade 3, etc.
  • Jump in! This writing program by Apologia offers both writing instruction and writing inspiration for grades 5 – 8
  • Brave Writer. A variety of home study and online writing courses for students of all ages
  • Writing Strands is written for homeschoolers and has been a popular resource for years.
  • Writers in Residence – a comprehensive language arts course for grades 4 and up.  Although it frequently uses writing as the vehicle for teaching grammar and other language arts skills; must begin with Volume 1 regardless of grade
  • Classical Writing. The FAQs tell a lot about the program. It does take a lot of parental time and it’s different from modern writing programs
  • Cover Story Writing for Middle School or The One Year Adventure Novel for High School offer longer-term writing projects that are broken into smaller instructional bites. For the student with a passion to write, this is a great opportunity
  • Essentials in Writing a complete grammar and writing curriculum for grades one through twelve with teaching presented on DVDs.
  • Elegant Essay for essay writing in grades 8/9
  • Put That in Writing for grades 8 – 12. Works well for students who need extra motivation with writing, and the visual layout is appealing

  • One very popular resource for second languages is The Easy French. It’s written to be used by a homeschooler and the author is a Francophone, Christian, homeschooling mom. There is also The Easy Spanish.
  • Duolingo is a free online language learning platform
  • Donna Ward has some great resources for studying Canada – Including Canada, Our Country, Canada’s Natives Long Ago, and Courage and Conquest
  • Classroom Complete Press Workbooks with Projects
  • Sonlight is a literature-based program that integrates history, literature, and Bible. They also carry great science materials
  • Diana Waring History Revealed is a great resource for grades 7 -9. This program comes from a strong Christian perspective. The readings are included and there are also assignments for each week.

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