Homeschool Help and Curriculum
Teens need electives for their high school transcript. You can choose meaningful Electives & Career Exploration credits for elective credits that will make a difference in your teens' lives. 7Sisters offers popular subjects such as: Career Exploration, Drama, Early Childhood Education, Financial Literacy, Health, History and Philosophy of the Western World, Human Development, Philosophy, Psychology, and Speech. Add richness to the electives with life skills such as Scheduling Backwards, Job Interview Skills, and Fine Arts. Discover loads of Freebies to add to your teens' successful high school experiences. Download 7Sisters texts for a rich variety of electives that build a powerful homeschool high school transcript. Speaking of transcripts, download the How to Create High School Transcripts Guide.
Many homeschool high schoolers will need Health & Social Sciences on their homeschool transcript. 7Sisters offers a Health curriculum that is comprehensive (and maybe more important: is a no-busywork text). For teens who need or want Social Sciences on their homeschool transcripts, download: Early Childhood Education, History and Philosophy of the Western World, Human Development, Philosophy, and Psychology. Don't forget that you can download a freebie suggested syllabus to help your teen stay on track through the year (and will help you with record keeping). Check out the freebies, too, such as Songs to Help Memorize American Documents. Go beyond the basics of Health for a sparkle transcript credit.
Consumer Math & Financial Literacy: Don't let your teen graduate without it! So many of adulting's stressors relate to money. When teens learn money management and planning while still in high school, they can begin experiencing financial success and security in their youth. Then they can carry those skills through the rest of their lives. That's why 7Sisters offers a truly interactive course that teens actually like, with skills that teens actually remember! Download this course as a stand alone or in a Curriculum Bundle with Financial Literacy, Human Development, Psychology, Career Exploration and Early Childhood Education. These are wise choices for a powerful high school experience and life preparation.
A full-year, comprehensive, high school English/Language Arts curriculum teens will love: that is what our popular ELA bundles are about! 7Sisters was asked to create an all-in-one Language Arts curriculum so we gathered together the most inspirational (and do-able) of our ELA curriculum into these bundles: One Year (a good fit for 9th grade), Another Year (a good fit for 10th grade), One More Year (a good fit for 11th grade), A Final Year (a good fit for 12th grade). Download the freebie overview of the courses to get a good feel for how these high school English/Language Arts texts work. (Notice we are vague
7SistersHomeschool's Literature Guides teach literature-learning skills but don't kill the book and aren't full of busywork. Sometimes teens hate literature study guides because they try to cover all the concepts possible for each book. This can be overwhelming for teens and destroys their love for good literature. That's why our study guides only cover simple background, basic vocabulary, one or two literary themes or devices, and inferential skills-building questions. Each 7Sisters Literature Study Guide includes meaningful activities for teens who want to level up their work to Honors. There's not ONE right way to homeschool high school, but if you want our advice, choose one guide per month. For teens who are interested, add more guides for real thinking and learning with no busywork and no overkill.
Cinema Studies for Literature Learning Study Guides teach homeschool high schoolers the elements of good literature using the medium of movies. Yes, it's true! Movies can be literature when you use a good literature study guide. 7Sisters makes literature learning fun! As with all our guides, there is background information on the author and the story. Also included is vocabulary from the story and questions that build homeschool high schoolers' inferential skills. Each guide gives ideas for leveling up to Honors for teens who need more academic rigor for their homeschool transcript. Titles include: Cinema Studies for Literature Learning The Full Year Collection of Study Guides. Or choose single guides such as 12 Angry Men, A Christmas Carol, Apollo 13, Casablanca, Charade, Field of Dreams, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, High Noon, Hook, Hoosiers, Life of Pi, Lillies of the Field, Midnight in Paris, Moby Dick, Mr. Holland's Opus, Places in the Heart, Remember the Titans, Rudy, The 39 Steps, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Great Debaters, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Incredibles, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Sandlot, The Truman Show, The Wizard of Oz, and What's Up, Doc? Have fun with literature this year!
High School American Literature Study Guides from 7Sisters Study teach great literature without killing the book. These are guides that teens actually like! These stufy guides are chosen from books filled with rich writing and enhanced by our no-busy-work study guides that focus on a wide range of literary devices. They highlight the United States at various points in history for high school success. They are designed to help teens build literature analysis and inferential thinking skills. However, we work hard in our guides to make sure we don't kill the book with too much work. The most important thing is to enjoy the book! As with all our guides, there is background information on the author and the story. Also included is vocabulary from the story and questions that build homeschool high schoolers' inferential skills. Each guide gives ideas for leveling up to Honors for teens who need more academic rigor for their homeschool transcript. Titles include: The Full-Year American Literature Study Guide Bundle, as well as: A Raisin in the Sun, A Separate Peace, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Fahrenheit 451, Little Women, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Right Stuff, The Scarlet Letter and To Kill a Mockingbird.
British Literature Study Guides from 7Sisters are good study guides that don't kill the book while inspiring growth in thinking and literary skills. Enrichment and understanding without overkill! These study guides help your high school student get the most out of great works of British Literature. As with all our guides, there is background information on the author and the story. Also included is vocabulary from the story and questions that build homeschool high schoolers' inferential skills. Each guide gives ideas for leveling up to Honors for teens who need more academic rigor for their homeschool transcript. These study guides give homeschool high schoolers a rich experience through samples of great (and interesting) literature from various times: from the inspirational John Bunyan and The Pilgrims Progress; all the way to the silliness and fun of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. 7Sisters Brit Lit Study Guides include: The Full-Year Bundle, as well as individual titles: A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Animal Farm, British Poetry (teens get practice reading AND writing poetry in a non-intimidating way), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Old Possums' Book of Practical Cats, Pilgrim's Progress, Right Ho, Jeeves, Sense and Sensibility, The Hobbit, The Invisible Man, and The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Great Christian Writers Study Guides work with books to stir your students’ hearts as well as challenge their minds…enhanced by the use of a study guide for understanding and application. Homeschool high schoolers need role models and ideas. They can find these in the adults around them and also in the books they read. We have chosen books for this collection based on the power of the role model. These Christian leaders and thinkers have a powerful life story that inspires a teen to live a life of meaning and purpose. Or they have a powerful fiction story to tell that inspires a teen to think and make wise and good choices in their lives. Titles for this series include: Born Again by Chuck Colson, Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, God's Smuggler (Brother Andrew's story), Hymns and Creeds, Joni (Joni Eareckson Tada), Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, Something Beautiful for God (Mother Teresa), Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. With Great Christian Writers Study Guides, homeschool high school students learn literature themes and character development. They also learn that books can help form their thoughts, plans and character- a wonderful gift for homeschool high schoolers who are preparing to change the world for good.
High School Literature Study Guides for CS Lewis. These inspiring study guides bring the depth and wisdom of writings of C.S. Lewis to homeschool high schoolers. Lewis' novels provide teens with exposure to great literature, and deep theological ideas, as well as powerful inspiration for character development. Homeschool high schoolers can use these guides for The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters and The Space Trilogy. (Or choose a study guide for just one of the books from The Chronicles of Narnia- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Horse and His Boy, The Silver Chair, or the Last Battle. Or, especially for juniors and seniors who desire more challenge try one of the Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra or That Hideous Strength- we suggest Out of the Silent Planet.) Plus, parents can download the helpful guide for the grownups Teaching Literature: Beyond Comprehension to SO Much More! (This guide gives insight into the what, why and how of teaching literature for homeschool high school.) High School Literature Study Guides for CS Lewis for high school students to accompany the writings of one of the greatest Christian writers and apologists of all time.
High School World Literature Study Guides. Broaden teens' understanding of the world around them with great literature and learn literature themes, too! Choose from the Full-Year curriculum or individual guides: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (a freebie to use with the entire family), Antigone by Sophocles, Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, Epic of Gilgamesh, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, The Republic by Plato, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Uncle Vanya by Anton Checkov and World Poetry Reading and Writing. Like many homeschool high schoolers before them, you teens can enjoy the mix of light-hearted, swashbuckling, heart-rending and challenging stories that will give you and your teens lots of educational and life-changing discussions. Each story is memorable and thought-provoking in its own way. As with all our guides, there is background information on the author and the story. Also included is vocabulary from the story and questions that build homeschool high schoolers' inferential skills. Each guide gives ideas for leveling up to Honors for teens who need more academic rigor for their homeschool transcript. High School World Literature Study Guides bring rich learning and enjoyment to the reading of classics from around the world — with NO busywork!
Middle School Literature Guides. No-busywork, great comprehension-building for middle school readers using classic titles the tweens love. Titles for these guides include: Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (FREEBIE), Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'brien and Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan. While there's not ONE right way to homeschool middle school, we recommend introducing the concept of literature study guides in middle school but only doing one or two per year. Each study guide includes vocabulary from the book, comprehension questions for each chapter and going deeper questions for more mature students. Younger middle schoolers often benefit from comprehension questions for each chapter because these help build skills to maintain focus on the plot line, keep characters straight in their minds and anticipate possible twists and turns in the story.
Elementary Literature Guides from 7SistersHomeschool add sparkle to your young readers' learning! Two kinds of guides for young readers – ACTIVITY GUIDES for very early readers, and STUDY GUIDES for somewhat more advanced readers…all with no busywork! The Literature Activity Guides are full of fun hands-on learning that build a love of reading for young elementary-aged homeschoolers. Each Activity Guide includes delightful activities such as the Roll'em & Read'em activity sheet. Also included are a specific skill in each guide for Grammar component, Comprehension skills, Story Elements, Phonics, Vocabulary, Comprehension and Research. Titles include: Amazing Grace, Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Corduroy, Curious George, Freckle Juice, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and so many more! The Study Guides introduce more experienced readers homeschoolers to the concept of "real" literature study guides using books they will love.
Literature & Writing Curriculum BUNDLES from 7SistersHomeschool brings you Reading and Writing curriculum bundled for easy use with homeschool high schoolers. Our Literature and Writing Bundles include our popular Comprehensive ELA curriculum: One Year of High School English/Language Arts, followed by Another Year, One MORE Year, and a Final Year of English/Language Arts. There are also our Full-Year Literature Bundles for those who prefer to stay with one topic for the year: American, British, World Cinema Studies for Literature Learning and Great Christian Writers. These should be used with the full-year writing guides: Introductory Guide for High School Writing, followed by Intermediate, Advanced and Senior Year or Real-life Writing. For interested poets, there are American and World Poetry Reading and Writing curricula.
English & Writing from 7SistersHomeschool.com offers no-busywork ELA that teens actually appreciate- and you'll appreciate the planning and price! Your homeschool high schoolers need experience with essays, grammar, poetry, short stories, research papers and writing for the real world. We bring these skills to them in step-by-step, no-busywork, daily lessons that make sometimes intimidating subjects accessible. 7Sisters starts with basic basics and brings teens along until they are confident in each topic. PLUS, 7Sisters English & Writing curriculum is level-able: teens can succeed with adjustments if they have special needs, average teens can work through the courses without being overwhelmed and honors-level teens receive instructions on meaningful ways to level up the work.
Poetry Writing Curriculum. Any teen can (and should) learn to use words poetically. 7Sisters takes teens from novice to comfortable to fun poetry writing. The Introductory Poetry Writing Guide takes the terrified first-time poet through the basics of capturing words poetically, helping them to learn that poetry writing is possible...and fun! The Intermediate Poetry Writing Guide builds on the basic skills while the Advanced Poetry Writing Guide helps teens create some lovely and powerful poetry. Homeschool high schoolers can expand on their skills with combined poetry reading and writing in 7Sisters American Poetry and World Poetry Reading and Writing Guides.Poetry with 7Sisters: writing at a variety of levels – fun and creative!
Short Story Writing Curriculum from 7SistersHomeschool are guides for creative teens and reluctant writers alike at a high school or confident middle school level. The guides take students step-by-step, year-by-year through the story creating process in a way that is non-threatening and even fun! The Middle School Short Story Guide helps tweens create a fairy tale. The Introductory High School Short Story Guide helps teens turn a favorite family event and turn it into a delightful story. In the Intermediate High School Short Story Guide, teens create a hilarious tall tale. Our most popular guide is the Advanced Short Story Guide where teens invent and record their first myth-fantasy! (There is also a freebie syllabus for the Myth-Fantasy Guide.) Don't forget a favorite project for high school seniors: Creative Chronicling (they will love you for this). We even have a Family Narrative Writing Guide just for the Christmas Holidays!
Real-World Writing Curriculum help prepare homeschool high schoolers for real life! Writing skills aren’t only for academics; high school students need to learn to write for real-world scenarios. 7SistersHomeschool brings them a step-by-step curriculum where they learn: Professional Writing (13 weeks of writing they may end up needing on the job), College Essay Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Experiential Resume Writing, and Personal Mission Statement Writing. They can (and probably should) also download the Grammar Granules guide to help them stay on track with good grammar! AND just for fun, during senior year, have them do the Creative Chronicling Guide to capture their high school years in a genuine keepsake format.
Essay Writing Curriculum from 7Sisters helps middle school and high school students master important skill. Step-by-step, day-by-day, no busywork, you-can-do-it essay writing guides. We start tweens out with the Middle School Essay Writing Guide. Then high schoolers work through one 10-week guide per year with the Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Essay Writing Guides. College-bound teens will appreciate working through the College Essay Writing Guide during the fall of senior year. We recommend downloading Grammar Granules to help your homeschoolers stay on track with their grammar. Essay writing may not be loads of fun but the skills are useful for real-life as well as success in school.
Research Writing Curriculum from 7Sisters gets great feedback from teens. Research papers don’t need to be intimidating to high school students. They just need someone to guide them through the process. 7Sisters gives them step-by-step, daily instructions to help them through their high school research papers. Start high schoolers (or motivated middle schoolers) with the Research Writing Readiness Guide. Then they can choose from APA, Chicago, and MLA Research Paper Writing Guides. We recommend a different guide each year (but as you know, there's not ONE right way to homeschool high school). We even have a freebie report writing guide to help reluctant or intimidated young writers.
Speech and Drama resources from 7SistersHomeschool help homeschool families experience public speaking and drama in a fun, do-able way! Both Speech and Drama courses build confident communication skills for homeschool high schoolers while they enjoy doing it! Speech 1 offers a downloadable student workbook as well as teacher's guide (this is quite useful in co-op settings). 7Sisters Drama curriculum includes Successful Acting and Directing guide, How to Direct Drama Camp, Scripts for A Weekend in Calcutta, Selected Scenes from Little Women, The Christmas Carol War and The Search for the Solution. Download the freebies: The Drama Starts Here and Why Drama is Important in Your Homeschool. There is also a guide for Interview Skills!
Elementary Homeschool Resources. 7SistersHomeschool is here to help parents and students homeschooling in the younger grades with enjoyable resources. Start with our Developmental Approach to Kindergarten. Then download the freebie complete list of Literature Activity Guides to help you choose from our delightful collection for young readers. For more developed readers we offer a few traditional (but never full of busywork) literature guides. Don't forget to empower your youngsters with Social Skills for Children. Then have some fun with our play script for elementary-aged homeschoolers: The Christmas Carol War. We never want to ever work young learners. We want them to love learning so our curriculum is short, simple and fun!
Homeschool Planning. We have resources to help you create a plan to guide your homeschool and help you reach your goals. Homeschooling: you can do it! Resources include: A Complete List of Elementary Activity Guides, How to Create and Use a Syllabus, Fine Arts Credits for Non-Artsy Teens, Help! We Are Drowning: What to Try When You Are Way Behind, How to Choose High School Curriculum, How to Create High School Transcripts, Scheduling Backwards: Step-by-step to Getting the Calendar Under Control, Self-Paced Course for Parents: Homeschooling High School- You CAN Do It!, Teaching Literature: Beyond Comprehension to SO Much More, Writing Your Homeschool Mission Statement.
Co-Ops, Group Classes and Schools for homeschoolers need affordable resources. 7SistersHomeschool has resources and discounts for homeschool groups. We offer a 33% discount off the regular price for any 7Sisters title that you choose to teach in a co-op, group or class setting. This is to encourage your group to both honor copyright AND make good use of your homeschool dollars. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and briefly tell us about your co-op. Download the freebie suggested syllabi for many of our courses or create your own with our how-to guide. If your group is creating transcripts, you'll find our transcript guide helpful. Also, download some of our popular freebies like Poetry Memorization Videos and National Document Memorization Videos that are popular with co-ops, group classes and schools.
Homeschool Coaching with your 7Sisters is here to help you find homeschool success. Ever feel intimidated or overwhelmed with planning, scheduling, teaching, organizing, grading and recording your homeschool academics and activities? Most of us do at some time or another. Your Sisters care and are willing to help with one-on-one homeschool coaching. Get one-on-one mentoring from a “big sister” homeschooling veteran. Sign up for a coaching session! While you wait, download helpful resources like: Help! We're Drowning! What to Try When You Are Way Behind, How to Choose Curriculum for Homeschool High School and a Self-paced Course for Parents: Homeschool High School- You CAN Do It! If your group is looking for a speaker, download Sabrina and Vicki's media kits.
Spiritual Walk - Devotional Materials from 7SistersHomeschool's include encouraging and empowering materials for parents and homeschool high schoolers. Teens and parents alike appreciate our FREEBIE Apologetics curriculum from Good Answers Ministries- download the entire series! We offer fun, interactive Prayer Journals as well as a prayer journal for people with chronic illnesses. Teens appreciate our Hymns and Creeds Study Guide. Our top freebies include: Genesis 1 Study Guide and Carry Each Other's Burdens (how to help a friend during stressful times). AND there's the encouraging Christmas for REAL People. AND for the youngers: We have a precious FREEBIE study guide for Max Lucado's You Are Special!
Christian Apologetics Free Presentations from Dr. Gerald Culley at Good Answers Ministries. Strengthen your teens' understanding of the faith with these Youtube videos from University of Delaware's Classics Professor Emeritus. The many topics address current issues, archeology and other interesting subjects that capture teens' interest. Start by downloading the Syllabus that will guide you through the many Apologetics presentation downloads. Then download a presentation each week including: Apologetics 101 for starters, Arguing with God, Belshazzar, Bethesda, Blue Stars, Bulla Boys, Dinosaurs, Ezekiel and Tyer, Firm Foundation, Ghosts of Genesis, God vs Dagon, Goliath, Herod and John the Baptist, Hezekiah, Jeremiah and Jericho, Jesus in Capernaum, and many more. Christian Apologetics Free Presentations will impact your teens lives (and yours)!
Freebies for Homeschool are a great place to start and build your homeschool! From curriculum to planning to enrichment, there's a freebie from your Big Sisters. Homeschool FREE resources always fit the budget! Choose from resources to help your teens prepare for life: 52 Favorite Quotes, Career Exploration Questionnaire, Career Exploration in the Bible, Collected Posts on Career Exploration, Expressions Shakespeare Gave Us, Smart Goals Worksheet, Songs to Help Memorize Poetry, Songs to Help Memorize American Documents, Various Suggested Syllabi. For the elementary aged homeschoolers, there's our Elementary Schedule downloadable and our Literature Activity Guide for Max Lucado's You Are Special. For the middle schoolers, there's the Literature Study Guide for Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague. AND for the whole family, learn together with a family literature study guide for Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. Of course, we remember homeschool moms! Resources for moms include: Carry Each Other's Burdens, How to Start a Homeschool Support Group, How to Start a Homeschool Co-op, Tips for Grading Writing and Why You Need a Homeschool Support Group. AND don't forget, our entire Apologetics series from Good Answers Ministries is a freebie. Your homeschooling family can benefit from SO many wonderful resources. We offer these freebies for homeschool because we believe in investing in our 7th Sisters and their families. We want to see you all succeed and hopefully, have some fun while you do so!
By request by a number of homeschooling families, here is curriculum acceptable for states that reimburse. Some states, such as Alaska and California, will reimburse homeschooling families for curriculum that meets certain guidelines. These guidelines often include the requirement that the curriculum should not be of a religious nature. Due to many requests, we have adapted some of our texts, literature and writing guides, so that our homeschooling friends in those states can enjoy 7Sisters' no-busywork, adaptable educational style. It is usually the case that states that reimburse will accept the curriculum in this category. The 7Sisters editors are working diligently to add to this list a number of texts, literature guides and writing guides that will be helpful to our homeschooling friends in these states. Check back with us periodically for updates and feel free to send us requests. We appreciate our many homeschooling families and friends in every American state.
The Complete 7Sisters Library contains all of our titles, but not arranged in a very user-friendly manner. We just needed to have everything in one place at least once...so here it is! If you are bored, dig through The Complete 7Sisters Library. You might just find something you missed elsewhere. Don't forget that 7Sisters curriculum follows the philosophy of: NO busywork, affordable and level-able, mostly fun etextbooks. Did you catch the "mostly fun" part? While we do not claim to be a barrel of monkeys, our texts are not stuffy and sometimes sprinkle in some humor. This means that homeschool high schoolers (and their parents) usually LIKE what they learn! That is what we want, after all...that even in high school our teens should be fostering a love of learning. This is a gift they can keep all their lives! Our curriculum, while written from a Christian worldview, is never preachy. It is simply graciously informed by the faith. So skim through the list and download some cool stuff!