Curriculum Choices for Bible and Reading – This is the year we finally put together our family unit studies into a format that I can share! Introducing . . .
Back to HOMEschool Curriculum Choices
It’s year 10 in our family homeschool and I’ve learned a lot over the years (there’s always more to learn) and we’ve tried a lot of curriculum choices. The boys now are doing 2nd, 4th, and 8th grades (generally speaking) and we are super excited about what we’ll be using this year (2014).
Bible – Curriculum Choices
Well, we use the bible! I make our own printables for the boys to use each week for handwriting practice and for memory work.
Additionally we use
Language Arts – Curriculum Choices
Writing With Sharon Watson – Jump In – Geared to prepare middle school students for high school and college writing. I will be using writing prompts to brainstorm with my younger boys – while the oldest works through the curriculum. I plan to go over the grammar with them as well using the free resources and as much of the Jump In curriculum as they can comprehend.
Literature – Reading Curriculum Choices
Tortured for Christ – Middle School Student & family discussion
Animal Farm: by George Orwell – Read aloud – family discussion
The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation – Read aloud – family discussion & coincides with our history.
Gladys Aylward: Daring to Trust (Heroes for Young Readers) – For my younger boys – oldest will enjoy the stories as well.
David Livingstone: Courageous Explorer (Heroes for Young Readers) – Short biographies can be used for writing also.
100 Best-Loved Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) – Reading and writing assignments with copywork, vocabulary and open discussion