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Subject: Looking for ideas for 11th grade
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 6:20 PM ET
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We are going to homeschool our 16 yr old daughter this fall. We are going to be using NARHS but I need my curriculm. Does anybody have any good ideas for an English/Writing/Language program for 11th grade? ANy suggestions on curriculm would be appreciated!

 

Thanks

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 6:43 PM ET
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We'll be using a combination of Michael Clay Thompson's materials, Lightning Literature, & James Stobaugh.

www.rfwp.com/mct.php

www.hewitthomeschooling.com/book/bsrch1.asp

www.forsuchatimeasthis.com/index.php

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 10:00 AM ET
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We've been using Lightning Literature for high school lit.  (Actually, I teach a high school group of 4 or 5 homeschoolers a literature class using that curriculum.)  It's worked really well for us.  I do tend to add a little bit to the lessons--but I don't think I really need to.  We use one book for each semester, so we cover a lot in one year.  I like that the books come with a week-by-week schedule of assignments already done for me.  Hewitt recommends adding a vocabulary book (they offer Amsco and Vocabulary from Classical Roots) and a writer's handbook (like Writer's Inc or Write for College) to cover grammar review that you might need.

I saw James Stobaugh's new editions at convention this year and they looked good, too.  These seem a little more intense than Lightning Lit. 

(J.C.--I don't know many other folks using Lightning Lit.  Glad to find another one!) :)

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 10:09 AM ET
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There are also online writing classes. Also you can use community college classes if you have one near you, just other options to home teaching. At a HS conf this last weekend I learned how community college attendance in high school can help HS kids get into college and sometimes help if the SAT scores in math or lang arts are not absolutely perfect. I formerly didn't place that much weight on the idea of using community college for kids aged 12-18 (Yes some middle schoolers in my area use community college for classes). Recommendatiosn from community college prof's also helped the students with college admissions.

 

This is one online class a friend of mine used for years with her high school aged DD who heads to college this fall.

http://www.forsuchatimeasthis.com/subject.php?sid=1244642913-1705801&id=19

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 10:09 AM ET
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Lightning Literature sounds just like what we are looking for. Who is the publisher?

 

Thanks!

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 11:06 AM ET
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Lightning Lit is published by Hewitt Homeschooling.  You can click on J.C.'s link to get there.  I seem to remember that you may be able to look at samples on their website.

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 3:36 PM ET
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Oops, my link didn't "stick", but it will get you to Hewitt's site.  Just search for Lightning Literature.  There are middle & high school levels.

JC