High School English – does this seem ok

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    Just wanted some advice with regard with my kids high school English credit. I am trying to simplify, stick to the CM philosophy, and get the handholding I need. Here is what I have come up with, please chime in with any ideas or advice. “Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.”

    English 9 (strong reader, blossoming writer)

    SW/ULW Book 2 – 3x per week

    Written Narrations 3-4x per week

    Composition Lesson – Elements of Style Workbook 1X per week

    Literature – Teaching the Classics w/mom, family literature selections, some selections of her choosing

    English 11 (weak reader, reluctant writer)

    SW/ULW Book 3 – 2x per week

    Written Narrations 4x per week, alternate with Power in your Hands

    Composition Lesson – Power in Your Hands – alternate completing a section one week and written narrations the next week or two. We started this book last year and plan to plug along slowly.

    Literature – Teaching the Classics w/mom, family literature selections, Hound of the Baskervilles, Frankenstein and Jeckyll and Hyde (possibly movies) with The Deadliest Monster, Out of the Silent Planet




    It looks good to me. I would maybe consider leaving out Teaching the Classics and just reading and discussing the books together, but that’s just me.


    Thanks Erin, I may use Teaching the Classics for my own education, rather than subjecting them to the videos. I like that kind of thing. I just looked at my 11th graders Apologetics materials, the class is using Understanding the Faith from Summit Ministries, it is going to be a challenge for him, lots of reading and chapter questions. I may have to  eliminate his independent literature. I may just let him pick from a list and not expect a finish date if that makes sense. If that means one book for the whole year so be it. He is doing the SCM Early Modern guide so there will be plenty of quality reading there.

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