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‘Tis the season for homeschool conventions. Our local convention is coming up very soon! I’ve been searching to see if I need to make any changes to curriculum for next year, but I do know one thing. We will be sticking with our current homeschool writing for high school students.
This past year is the first year that Songbird tried So Verbose for writing. [FTC disclosure: So Verbose provided us with a semester’s worth of writing classes free for the purpose of review; however, it worked so well that we paid for the rest of the year.] This was Songbird’s first year taking a class in this way. The teacher that she had was very approachable and was always willing to answer questions about the lesson when Songbird had any.
I wanted a more independent writing program for Songbird, and So Verbose really provided that experience. It was hands off for me. Songbird was emailed her lesson on Monday this quarter, and her assignment was due the following Monday.
This year, she spent her time writing increasing advanced essays, and we have already picked out some classes for her next year that I think will work very well. Next year, we are going to work on more advanced writing to prepare her for college writing. So Verbose has two research paper classes that I think will work very well for Songbird. I think that the research papers will also help her gain credit for another subject, as well. This is something I will definitely be asking our evaluator next month.
Of course, Songbird wants to do the Literary Response classes. She loves reading and writing stories, so I think we will try to work these classes in, too. It may help her with her literature requirements. As we head into Songbird’s senior year, I think it is helpful for her to be able to manage her own classes in preparation for college, should she choose to attend.
If you are trying to move your child to a more independent style of school work, I would recommend that you check out So Verbose to see what classes they have to offer.