We hit an unexpected road block in school this year - English/Language Arts - whatever you care to call it! The program I had selected simply didn't meet Rocket Boy's needs. When I went looking around, I kept coming across many programs that had things we didn't need, but would have to pay for and there was always something missing as well. In the process I came across some stand alone products that when combined, make up an appropriate, custom English I course, which I find very exciting!
Here's the mix:
o Reading Detective B1.
o Building Thinking Skills, Level 3 Verbal
o Building Thinking Skills, Level 3 Figurative
o Word Roots A1 and Word Roots, A2
o Write Shop.
o Read four selections from the reading list.
o Complete a book project for each of the four books you read.
o Movies as Literature
o Read four books from a reading list
o Weekly meetings for the purpose of direct instruction and discussion of course materials.
We are adding a few things this week, then next week we will go at it full force.
Next up on the chopping block: Science!!!