I’ve had several readers comment lately on the need for more homeschool resources for middle and high school. And I can’t agree more! I’m not sure if it’s because numbers get smaller with homeschoolers who educate in the older grades or if it’s because moms like to select more established and accredited programs as material progress academically. Whatever the reason, I’m here to continue to make fun and creative materials for homeschools of all ages.
Since my child is now middle school much (but not all) of what you see here will be geared for older grades. It may be difficult for the average homeschool mom to quantify in her mind how to grade writing assignments. I’ve found it essential and more fair to utilize a Writing Rubric. This writing rubric is geared for my 7th grader’s daily assignments -small paragraphs and mini reports. For larger reports, apply the content section sentence requirements to paragraphs.
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I also utilize it as a check list for his own for final editing. This gives him the chance to edit his own mistakes first before I issue a final grade. Grading his own work is a useful and helpful exercise- especially for teens and preteens.
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