Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching High School English/
Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching High School English
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From Shakespeare to transitive verbs, making facts live in the study of English is crucial. Yet, since the study of English or Language Arts as most educators refer to it – is the foundational subject for all other study it is vital that these facts “live.” Could we study mathematics without an understanding of language? Of course not! Language Arts is the key to all other learning, and should be treated with corresponding importance.
What should High School English include?
High School English includes the study of literacy, the study of literature, and the study of language for both public and private use. Throughout the study of highschool English, courses should build upon one another with each year consequently bringing the student closer to mastery. In fact, English is the only subject in which 4 years of high school study is required. It is universally accepted that if a student can grasp the fundamental concepts of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and punctuation they will have tools that will serve them for life.
High School English by Year
Yet, for our practical purposes, it is sometimes difficult to know what to teach and when. Here is a sample of a basic high school English course of study.
Basics of the writing process/thesis statements/writing essays
This is a good place to start when formulating your English course for high school, however, remember that each child has different strengths and weaknesses. You may want to add various courses that your young person is passionate about. Here are some awesome additions…
Jamie Gaddy, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D. has been a college education professor for over 17 years. Education has been an integral part of her life in both the classroom and as a principal. Six children later found her dissatisfied with traditional schooling and homeschooling became the better fit. She is also a pastor’s wife, remote project manager, and entrepreneur who now homeschools four of her six children (ages 11-17) in southern Georgia. Jamie loves to share about her homeschool experience and help other homeschoolers find success. Connect with her at [email protected]