How to Homeschool High School Literature
We're celebrating summer! As we all know, summertime is when homeschool moms celebrate how AWESOME the new school year will be! We explore new curriculum and think about brand-new courses to teach.
To celebrate summer we are going to offer at 50% off a different 7 Sisters literature or writing guide each day in July! Today we are featuring our Literature Guide to Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. (50% off the original price of $3.99 is pretty reasonable, I think!).
So, here are some tips for homeschooling high school literature:
1. Over the 4 years of high school, your homeschooler should experience some in-depth reading in various literature genres. Our various kids have spent a year on these topics:
-C.S. Lewis Studies
-Writings of Frank Peretti
2. Choose from various ways to cover the topic
-Independent learning (Great for teens who love to read.)
-Co-op or group classes (Most of the 7 Sisters' kids have done some or all of their lit courses in group setting. They like the group discussion on the books.)
-Family read alouds with discussion (Great for struggling/reluctant readers, families with children of several ages, and families who just like read aloud.)
-Mixture of the above (My family does a mixture of the above- the bulk of our literature is covered in group settings, we always keep a family read aloud going, and my kids always have some independent reading projects going.)
3. Pick your text style
-Study guides for real books (We use these for our major books: 9-17 books each year, according to what we want eacg year. The 7 Sisters' Literature Guides don't contain busywork- just good background info, vocabulary, comprehension, and application questions.)
-Literature textbooks (Usually contain excerpts with discussion rather than entire books.)
How do you handle literature with your homeschoolers?
Don't forget to download Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for 50% off today only. Then check tomorrow for another 50% offer!
Here are Sabrina's vlogs on Choosing Literature and Using Cliff Notes: