This week on Homeschool Highschool Podcast: How to Use Levels with 7Sisters Texts. This post is running concurrently on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.
You’ve probably noticed that there is a LOT of difference in homeschool high schoolers. They have different:
Teens have different goals:
- Teens who are headed to competitive colleges or state universities, need competitive transcripts.
- Or teens who are headed to community colleges or smaller, less competitive colleges need solid transcripts.
- Also, teens who are headed into the workforce need life and career preparation more than competitive core classes.
- Of, eens who needed remedial work needed to concentrate on that.
We also know that our teens have different interests. We need to put emphasis on the areas they want to explore by increasing the “levels” of their interest courses. You cannot “Level 5” every interest area, but you can choose some. Talk to your teen!
You can tailor the homeschool transcript to meet each individual needs by teaching courses at the level of your teen’s needs.
This doesn’t mean that you haven’t allowed them to face challenges. It simply means you are wise enough to find your teen’s sweet spot in education to have a well-rounded transcript with challenges in the appropriate areas for them. If you haven’t listened to Episode 116: What Are Levels on the Homeschool Transcript, be sure to catch up!
7Sisters Literature Guides include instructions for enjoying our popular Literature Guides at Level 1 (Remedial), Level 2 (Average), Level 3 (College Prep), Level 4 (Advanced), Level 5 (Honors). Each guide covers only one or two literature themes so we don’t kill the book. There is also vocabulary, a little background information, comprehension and inferential questions. Use higher levels for college bound teens who are English, Communications, History, Humanities majors. Use Level 2 for a workforce-bound teen, adapt by using questions as discussion rather than writing (see each Literature Guide for more Level 2 information). Level 1 (Remedial) is for teens with learning difficulties, so do the guides together choosing which questions and vocabulary are useful to them; also use adaptive technology for listening and writing.
If your teens need to “level up” for a more rigorous credit for their transcript, here’s a post that explains how to create an honors credit for your teens.
7Sisters Elective Courses:
Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective. The text includes a grid that tells you how to handle each level. The text is written at Level 2, so it is fun and comfortable to read for most homeschool high schoolers. Each chapter includes extra activities and exercises that will enrich the course and help level-up the course (or come up with your own). The higher the Level the student desires, the more meaningful activities the student will complete.
Human Development from a Christian Worldview. The text includes a grid that tells you how to handle each level. The text is written at Level 2, so it is fun and comfortable to read for most homeschool high schoolers. Each chapter includes extra activities and exercises that will enrich the course and help level-up the course (or come up with your own). The higher the Level the student desires, the more meaningful activities the student will complete.
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