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# Course Guidelines for Middle School

Guest Author - Alissa Moy

Several readers have asked me about guidelines for teaching their seventh and eighth grade middle school students. These are surely challenging grades to homeschool, and sometimes it can be difficult to determine what topics need to be taught, and when. Here is a guideline for the subjects and topics within these that need to be taught in seventh and eighth grades. Of course curriculum and lesson plans will be individualized to meet the needs of each particular homeschool family. I have provided suggestions, however, for excellent and comprehensive choices for homeschool parents of middle school range.

statistics

graphing

fractions

decimals

percents

measurement

ratio / proprotion

geometry

pre-algebra

problem solving

vocabulary

comprehension

novel studies (The Outsiders, Eragon, Holes)

grammar

mechanics

writing

research

statistics

graphing

fractions

decimals

percents

ratio / proportion

geometry

ratio / proportion

pre-algebra

probability

patterns

perimeter / area/ volume

vocabulary

comprehension

novel studies (The Chocolate War, A Tale of Two Cities, Romeo and Juliet)

grammar

mechanics

research

writing

The novel suggestions are based on current standards for seventh and eighth graders around the United States. There are, of course, many additional choices for young readers. Older classics such as Catcher in the Rye have been replaced in many cases by newer novels, like Ranger's Apprentice.

As for textbooks, there are many wonderful choices and variations. Singapore Math 70 Must-Know Word Problems, Level 6, Grade 7 is a comprehensive and

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