Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 26: Highschool Writing Requirements

Ready for some encouragement? Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 26: Highschool Writing Requirements! This post and the recording is running concurrently on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network!

HSHSP: Writing Requirements for Homeschool Highschool

Homeschool Highschool Podcast Episode 26: Highschool Writing Requirements

Each homeschool highschooler needs 4 years of Language Arts credits…4 HUGE credits that include literature, vocabulary, grammar AND WRITING!

How on earth does a homeschool mom know how much writing her teen must do?

How on earth does she find out what types of writing to cover with her highschooler?

No worries! This week on The Homeschool Highschool Podcast Sabrina, Vicki and Kym and they’ll fill you in!

They will let you in on the 4 types of writing your teen needs each year. It is easier than you might think!

  • essays
  • research paper
  • poetry
  • short story

We’ll get you started with these tips:

Language Arts at high school level each year requires:

  • Reading
  • Composition
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar and/or Editing
  • Public Speaking Writing Guides
Click image to view 7Sisters Writing Guide selections.

The amount and intensity of each part of the Language Arts credits will depend upon the age and ability of your homeschool high schooler.

You can depend on 7Sisters to help you with your needs for your curriculum. Our Literature Guides and Writing Guides help with Reading/Vocabulary, Writing/Editing.

AND 7Sisters has a popular vetted-by-homeschool-highschoolers Public Speaking curriculum.

Recently we have created an ELA bundle that organizes all the components of the Language Arts credit.

7Sisters’ new, full-year, adaptable, no busy-work English/Language Arts curriculum for your high school student fits the bill. Each of the four years’ ELA bundle includes:

  • Reading with literary analysis for for not only books, but also movies!
  • Writing (4 types of papers: Research, Essays, Poetry, Short Stories
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Public speaking
  • A suggested schedule
  • Tools to help with
    • grading
    • tweaking the assignments if they do not fit your needs perfectly
    • adjust the level of rigor to fit your child’s level of competence (average – honors)
    • stay on track and record your teen’s progress as the year unfolds


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Vicki Tillman

Blogger, curriculum developer at, counselor, life and career coach, SYMBIS guide, speaker, prayer person. 20+year veteran homeschool mom.

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