Teenagers need a writing curriculum in high school that builds on basic skills and moves them toward true proficiency by including rich creative writing, powerful essays, and carefully crafted research papers.
This is a full year downloadable .pdf writing curriculum for the growing writer (10th grade students and others with some experience but not a lot of confidence – Click here to see if our Introductory Guide to High School Writing would be the best place for your student to start.).
This 4-part writing curriculum for high school includes:
Intermediate Guide to High School Poetry Writing by Vicki Tillman
Intermediate Guide to High School Essay Writing by Marilyn Groop
Intermediate Guide to High School Short Story Writing by Vicki Tillman
MLA Research Paper Guide by Allison Thorp and
(See the descriptions of each e-text below.)
By purchasing this “bundled” etext, you save money and have all of your writing curriculum in one handy file for on-screen use or to print if you prefer.
Click here to view an excerpt from Intermediate Guide to High School Writing.
Don’t overlook poetry writing in your homeschooling high schooler’s curriculum. Poetry teaches concise and creative use of words and thoughts- an absolutely necessary life skill! Christian homeschoolers who learn to use words well can feel confident as God calls them to any area of work or service.
For the homeschooler with a little poetry writing experience, Intermediate Guide to High School Poetry Writing is an enjoyable way to introduce your homeschooler to the power and fun of words.
Creativity is waiting to be uncovered with 7Sisters poetry writing high school curriculum!
This 45-page downloadable pdf workbook by Vicki Tillman, is easy to use so a student could follow the process even if he or she does not have a teacher who is experienced in writing poetry.The guide is written to be used over a six-week period. This e-text is written in a friendly manner, conversational in tone, and can be used independently or with a co-op.
Topics covered include:
-Introduction to poetry
-Idioms and Tom Swifties
-Basic rhyme patterns
Poetry is intimidating to many students and to some homeschooling parents as well, but poetic language and expression become accessible and fun with Vicki’s poetry writing curriculum guides. Explore poetry and give your homeschooling teen an opportunity for fun and growth in word power!
Click here to view an excerpt from Intermediate Guide to High School Poetry Writing.
High School essay writing is a critical part of a teen’s academic experience, but for many students the process is frustrating. It doesn’t need to be!
High school students can write essays using a no-busywork curriculum that encourages critical thinking, creativity, and persuasive argument, and have FUN writing essays!
Great essay-writing skills can give homeschooling high schoolers great tools for life after high school. A Christian teen (whether headed to college or not) will benefit in knowing how to capture his/her thoughts, stay on topic, and express ideas powerfully. College bound homeschoolers need strong essay writing skills in order to present well on the SATs, ACTs, and college admission essays.
Intermediate Guide to High School Essay Writing, by Marilyn Groop, is a 10-week, curriculum to help your writer (who has some essay-writing experience) learn the fundamentals of writing a cohesive essay and edit it well.
-Editorial/letter to the editor
The downloadable pdf e-text also includes sample rubrics and editing checklists.
Presented in a user-friendly format, this guide is designed for independent learning or for use in learning co-ops. Packed with practical information, it includes NO busywork.
Click here to view an excerpt from Intermediate Guide to High School Essay Writing.
Even reluctant writers can build a strong skill set for essay-writing with a curriculum that breaks the process into manageable steps and doesn’t waste their time with busywork. The logical thinking process behind a well-written essay is not intuitive to most kids; Intermediate Guide to High School Essay Writing presents the process in a friendly, conversational style that wins over even a student who says, “I don’t know what to write!!”
Lay a firm foundation for High School Essay Writing
See if curriculum from 7Sisters’ veteran homeschool moms can make a positive difference in your homeschool.
Creativity is necessary for excellence in all writing formats. Once homeschooling high schoolers graduate, they will need to be able to communicate in ways that interest employers, Sunday school classes, ministries, or any other place God puts them.
Those who are heading for college will be competing for good grades on papers. If they have creativity in their use of thoughts and words, they can produce papers that are interesting to read (as opposed to 200 other drably-written papers that a professor might read).
Homeschoolers can develop confidence in their creativity skills by having some fun with their writing assignments using 7Sisters high school short story writing curriculum guides. Intermediate Guide to High School Short Story Writing: Tall Tales, is a 4-week, 26-page downloadable .pdf writing guide, written by Vicki Tillman to encourage students to capture their creativity by writing a tall tale.
Success awaits with this high school short story writing curriculum!
Presented as writing guide for the inexperienced or under-experienced writing student (or even an experienced student who has forgotten how to have fun with writing), the topics covered include:
-basic storyline development
-basic story conversation using dialect
-rubric for editing and grading
The lessons are designed for independent learning (or for use in a co-op). They are not time-consuming or full of busywork. Rather, homeschooling teens can feel not only creative but successful as they complete this guide.
Click here to view an excerpt from Intermediate Guide to High School Story Writing.
There is NO escape from the research paper!
However, your homeschooler can feel equipped and empowered to produce a powerful and interesting paper- and be ready to ace Freshman Composition when the time comes.
What you need is no-busywork, friendly-toned research paper curriculum for high school.
Research papers are a necessary of homeschool education. Young people need to be able to capture and organize ideas, communicate with written words, and create citations and reference pages.
This 38-page downloadable pdf guide by Allison Thorp will lead your student through the research paper process from topic choice through final draft, culminating in an MLA style paper with proper citations. The process is broken down into manageable sections with lots of advice and direction for each. MLA Research Paper Writing Guide teaches necessary skills with no unnecessary busywork.
This guide is adaptable for grades 7-12 and for papers of various lengths. Included in the guide are:
-helpful tips for the teacher
-sample grading rubric
Using this research paper curriculum for high school
with our own students and hundreds in our local homeschool community over the years, we have seen success with writers of every variety.
From those who love to write, to those who cry, “I don’t know know what to write!” Allison’s friendly, easy-to-follow steps of instruction and the manageable pieces into which she breaks the research writing process result in papers completed and students encouraged.
There is no escape from the research paper, so give your homeschooler the tools for a successful research paper experience!
Click here to view an excerpt from Research Paper Writing Guide.