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    I am just starting Classical Composition with my 6th and 4th grader. I have the videos for the Fable level and am starting them together. As my 6th grader progresses, would it be preferable to move her on to the next level, maybe mid way through the year? Would it hold her back too much to have them working at the same level? I usually have no problems teaching but I've consistently been intimidated by CC, and really want to implement this program this year. Thanks for any suggestions!
    Michelle

    2017-2018
    9th grade MPOA diploma program
    7th grade MP materials (mostly 7A/8 track, a mix because we have grouped subjects with sibs in the past)
    4th grade MP core (thinking about grading up to 4A this summer)
    2nd grade MP core
    3 year old who reminds us to play and snuggle
    Veritas et Fides

    #2
    I'd leave them together, just because that will make your life easier! There isn't that much difference between the Fable and Narrative, but it does start getting more complicated when you hit the later Stages, so slow is better anyway. Your 6th grader still has plenty of years left to write. And if you feel the Fable Stage isn't challenging enough after half a year, there is plenty of other writing throughout our curriculum, so you can pick up extra writing projects in classical studies, literature, Christian studies, etc.

    Regards,

    Tanya

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      #3
      I just wanted to chime in to say that I too was intimidated by Classical Composition at the beginning. We started with the DVDs, but found that for us, it worked better for me to watch the video, and then go through the lesson with dd. After a few lessons, we went back to her watching the DVD and working more independently. After that, I found it quite easy to manage. The outline was the hardest part for her to do on her own, so we worked on that part together for some time, gradually increasing the amount she had to complete on her own.
      DD18 | MPOA Graduate | Studying music & classical languages @ Ave Maria
      DS 16 | 10th | MPOA & MP at home
      DD 14 | 9th | MPOA & MP at home
      2022-2023

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        #4
        Jennifer, thank you - I think I will watch the videos myself at the beginning. That is good advice.

        Tanya, you have been so helpful every time I ask for advice on grouping my kids. Thank you!
        Michelle
        Michelle

        2017-2018
        9th grade MPOA diploma program
        7th grade MP materials (mostly 7A/8 track, a mix because we have grouped subjects with sibs in the past)
        4th grade MP core (thinking about grading up to 4A this summer)
        2nd grade MP core
        3 year old who reminds us to play and snuggle
        Veritas et Fides

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