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Curriculum Guide

We have tried various curricula over the years. 
The following are what we use and love!
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Language Arts

Grade

Reading

Writing

Grammar

Spelling

Penmanship

K

AAR 1-4

then

Reading Comp
as long as

needed

 

(Literature in

Family School)

Copywork

Included in

WWE and

IEW

ZanerBloser

1st

WWE1

AAS 1-7

ZanerBloser

2nd

WWE2 or
PPC

Cursive Logic

3rd

PPC, AFF
or FMF

Cursive Logic

4th

SSS 1A

Fix It 1

Cursive Logic

5th

SSS 2A

Fix It 2

Copywork

6th

(Literature in

Family School)

 

 

SSS 1B

Fix It 3

Phonetic Zoo

until level C

is complete

Copywork

7th

SSS 2B

Fix It 4

Copywork

as needed

 

8th

SSS 1C

Fix It 5

9th

SSS 2C

Fix It 6

10th

TGTB HS1 + Honors Book Studies

11th

TGTB HS2 + Honors Book Studies

12th

TGTB HS3 + Honors Book Studies


Teaching Writing: Structure and Style is very helpful for the parent who has children using IEW for writing and grammar. 

Math

Grade

Saxon Math

Other

K

Math K

Math 1

Math 2

Math 3

Needs Manipulatives


(These four books can be

completed in three years.

Spread it out if you don't 

want to use Intermediate 3.) 

1st

2nd

3rd

Intermediate 3

The extra 3rd grade

book really helps!

4th

5/4

 

5th

6/5

 

6th

7/6

 

7th

8/7

 Optional: Mastering Algebra

DVD 8/7

8th

Algebra 1/2

Mastering Algebra

DVD Algebra 1/2

9th

Algebra 1

Mastering Algebra

DVD Algebra 1

10th

Algebra 2

Mastering Algebra

DVD Algebra 2

11th

Advanced Math

Mastering Algebra

DVD Advanced Math

Geometry with Advanced Algebra

12th

Advanced Math

Mastering Algebra

DVD Advanced Math

Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus


See Using John Saxon's Math Books by Art Reed to better understand how Saxon math works, how to grade, and when to split a book into two years.


History, Science, Geography, Literature, Music, Art
We use Family School for these subjects in grades K-12. High School students pick their courses from the High School classes.


Some other favorites:
Music: The Playful Piano - Shades of Sound (These are great for learning about composers and learning listening skills. They make a great stand-alone music history curriculum but are also a simple addition to any music curriculum. Hint - try Notre Dame free!)
Science: The Good and the Beautiful Science Units (As an add on when we really want to get into a subject, or as an extra unit. Hint - try Marine Biology free!)



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