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One of the best parts of homeschooling is that you can do what works for your family. But what about when what works for you as a teacher doesn’t necessarily work for your kids as students?
As hard as it is, moms, this is when we need to defer to their learning style above our own.
I looooved English classes in high school. Exploring different kinds of literature, short stories, poetry, writing…swoon. My two boys gag at the sight of a poem. One enjoys reading, one endures it, but neither would pick many of the novels that they are assigned.
When it comes to literature studies, finding something that works for both them and me was challenging. But I did it!
Win-Win High School Curriculum
7 Sisters Homeschool Curriculum covers the work of literature completely. It develops the critical thinking I’m looking for, and with a Biblical worldview. Win for mom!
But it does it in a way that my boys respond to. No busy work. No fluff. And they do it all with friendly and conversational approach. Win for kids!
I first discovered 7 Sisters Curriculum when I was looking for a child development course for my son to pair with the hands-on experience of leading a pre-school class for some littles we know.
The no-fuss presentation of the course was easy to follow and perfectly complemented the experiential learning we were doing.
After seeing their approach, looking to them for literature studies was a no-brainer.
One of my favorite things is that they offer guidance on using a course for a variety of levels. From average to honors, the same study guides can be used with varying intensity of work.
The guides can also be used for both independent learning or group classes. (In fact, they would be fantastic for study groups preparing for the Analyzing Literature CLEP test).
And now that I’m thinking of it, I’m envisioning study groups of elective courses:
- Career Exploration
- Financial Literacy
- Cinema Studies for Literature
- Great Christian Writers
- Human Development
GAH! How fun would those be with a group?! (I’m having study group withdrawl, forgive me)
Literature Guides for All Ages
I was utterly thrilled this spring to discover that 7 Sisters has literature guides for elementary and middle grades as well. I’m always looking for no-prep things to do with the kids that I tutor.
During the school year, much of what I do is to support the schoolwork they are already doing. But in the summer, the slate is blank, and it’s up to me to come up with material. I really love having some continuity from week to week, and these literature guides are PERFECT!
We’re studying vocabulary, teaching critical thinking, and increasing reading comprehension skills. And all I have to do is print and show up. It’s pretty wonderful.
Perfect Fit Homeschool Curriculum
If you are looking for
- No prep
- No fluff
- No busy work
- Concise and to the point
- Biblical worldview
==> You need to spend some time perusing the 7 Sisters Homeschool Curriculum site. Be sure to check out their Freebies, too. Loads of free downloads!
Have you had any struggles in finding homeschool curriculum that fits both you and your kids?