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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scope and Sequence: Homeschool Writing for Middle and High School

Homeschool Connections' writing program, Aquinas Writing Advantage, is a complete online program for you and your student. It is designed to help students become skilled writers and be prepared for their futures. Aquinas Writing Advantage graduates are ready for college and beyond.

Parents often asked us, "Where do I start?" To answer that question, we offer the following scope and sequence, based on your student's grade level in the fall. Whether your child is starting with Homeschool Connections in 7th grade or 12th grade, we can help you.

Our live, interactive classes provide grading and feedback, giving you ease of mind and freeing your time.

We also offer recorded, independent-learning classes (Unlimited Access), providing you with yet another educational option. Unlimited Access gives you 24/7 access to all 140 Homeschool Connections courses. Perfect for self-directed learners, students on the go, public school students looking to supplement lessons, and more.

To learn more, please visit our website at www.homeschoolconnections.com or email us at homeschoolconnections@gmail.com.

The following sequences are flexible and can be adjusted to fit your schedule or accomodate a student beginning midyear:


SUGGESTED SCOPE AND SEQUENCE 
For the Student Beginning in the 12th Grade


12th GRADE
Fall
How to Be an Excellent Student (short course)
Elements of Writing for High School: Punctuation and Grammar / Simplified Writing for High School
Vocabulary and Writing I
Spring
Advance Writing and Rhetoric
Advanced Research Writing
Vocabulary and Writing II


SUGGESTED SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
For the Student Beginning in the 11th Grade

11th GRADE
Fall
Elements of Writing for High School: Punctuation and Grammar / Simplified Writing for High School
Vocabulary and Writing I
Spring
How to Be an Excellent Student (short course)
High School Writing Essentials: Excellent Paragraph and Essay/Test Writing
Vocabulary and Writing II

12th GRADE
Fall
Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 1: Archetypes
Spring
Advanced Research Writing
The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 2: Form


SUGGESTED SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
For the Student Beginning in the 10th Grade
10th GRADE
Fall
How to Be an Excellent Student (short course)
Elements of Writing for High School: Punctuation and Grammar / Simplified Writing for High School
Vocabulary and Writing I
Spring
Vocabulary and Writing II
Fiction Writing Series

11th GRADE
Fall
The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 1: Archetypes
High School Writing Essentials: Excellent Paragraph and Essay/Test Writing
Spring
The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 2: Form
12th GRADE
Fall
Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
Spring
Advanced Research Writing


SUGGESTED SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
For the Student Beginning in the 9th Grade
9th GRADE
Fall
How to Be an Excellent Student (or in the spring)
Fiction Writing Series
Spring
Fiction Writing Series

10th GRADE
Fall
Elements of Writing for High School: Punctuation and Grammar/Simplified Writing for High School
Vocabulary and Writing I
Spring
Vocabulary and Writing II

11th GRADE
Fall
The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 1: Archetypes
High School Writing Essentials: Excellent Paragraph and Essay/Test Writing
Spring
The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 2: Form
12th GRADE
Fall
Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
Spring
Advanced Research Writing


SUGGESTED SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
For the Student Beginning in the 8th Grade
8th GRADE
Fall
Elements of Writing for Middle School: Essential Punctuation and Grammar / Simplified Writing for Middle School
Spring
Middle School Writing Essentials: Excellent Sentence and Paragraph Writing
Fiction Writing Series

9th GRADE
Fall
How to Be an Excellent Student
Middle School Writing II
Spring
Fiction Writing Series

10th GRADE
Fall
Elements of Writing for High School: Punctuation and Grammar / Simplified Writing for High School
Vocabulary and Writing I
Spring
Vocabulary and Writing II

11th GRADE
Fall
High School Writing Essentials: Excellent Paragraph and Essay/Test Writing
The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 1: Archetypes
Spring
The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 2: Form
12th GRADE
Fall
Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
Spring
Advanced Research Writing


SUGGESTED SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
For the Student Beginning in the 7th Grade
7th GRADE
Fall
Elements of Writing for Middle School: Essential Punctuation and Grammar / Simplified Writing for Middle School
Spring
Middle School Writing Essentials: Excellent Sentence and Paragraph Writing

8th GRADE
Fall
Middle School Writing II
Spring
Fiction Writing Series (3 4-week courses)
9th GRADE
Fall
How to Be an Excellent Student
Fiction Writing Series (3 4-week courses)
Spring
Elements of Writing for High School: Punctuation and Grammar / Simplified Writing for High School

10th GRADE
Fall
Vocabulary and Writing I
Spring
Vocabulary and Writing II
11th GRADE
Fall
High School Writing Essentials: Excellent Paragraph and Essay/Test Writing
The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 1: Archetypes
Spring
The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers 2: Form
12th GRADE
Fall
Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
Spring
Advanced Research Writing

For students who really love to write, you can add in Screenwriting and Poetry courses, which will be offered for the first time in the 2014/2015 school year. They will be available as recorded courses in January 2015.
Aquinas Writing Advantage courses can be taken as live, interactive classes or they can be taken as recorded, independent-learning classes. To learn more, please visit our website at www.homeschoolconnections.com or email us at homeschoolconnections@gmail.com.

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