Homeschooling is awesome, just sayin’ – but sometimes it isn’t easy to make sure that you are covering everything that your child needs. I have to admit that I have had a rude awakening in the last year and a half. Once my daughter hit 11th grade it was serious crunch time for college. We were just coasting along – doing a good job – but still not really thinking about details of what we would need once we hit college years. So, here we are and needless to say we are finding out alot of great information. I’d like to share some of what I’ve been learning, but I think I’ll start with English. Here is a sample of what you should be teaching your highschooler for Language Arts.
Vocabulary and Spelling
Indepth and overview study of literature
Overview – texts from BJU press or ABEKA work great
texts or workbooks from major homeschool publishers work well!
Comparing and contrasting – helps students understand how to write this type of essay
Spelling and Vocabulary
Literature study and Literature Analysis
Spelling City – use this to enter your lists and it will help you drill
Writing – Essay and Research – poetry writing
How to write a research paper
Writing and Research
Here’s a sampling of final exams for the different grades.
You may want to consider a serious SAT test prep class in the Junior year.