Traditional Homeschooling Method
This approach to homeschooling
is also known as school-at-home, structured homeschooling,
scope and sequence schooling, or school-in-a-box. It
is the method which most closely follows a traditional
school model, and strives to mirror that type of classroom
setting in the home. Traditional homeschoolers usually
purchase a complete curriculum which includes textbooks,
teacher’s guides, tests, schedules, and grading
and record keeping materials. Each child will most likely
have his own set of textbooks and workbooks, and will
study each subject separately according to grade level.
Most traditional homeschoolers follow a structured
schedule each day, Monday through Friday, September
through June, following a traditional school system.
The study proceeds according to written lesson plans.
Daily work is turned in and graded, lessons are followed
by tests, and grades and records are kept. A report
card may be issued on a quarterly or semester basis.
Some families relax this approach somewhat, still following
structured schedules and grade levels, but choosing
their own curriculum and creating their own lesson plans.
The greatest benefit of this method is the security
of knowing all necessary material is being covered,
and there will be no gaps in learning. If and when the
time comes for these children to re-enter the school
system, they will be able to make the transition with
the greatest degree of ease.
Below are listed some of the most popular complete
Jones University Press
Most of these publishers also offer individual texts
or workbooks for purchase.
One last thought:
How many traditional homeschoolers does it take to change
a light bulb?
None. Electricity isn’t in the curriculum on today’s
schedule. They’ll have to call the electrician
on the weekend.
Methods of Homeschooling:
A Thomas Jefferson Education |
Charlotte Mason Method | Classical
Education | Unschooling
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