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SC 3 for the Asynchronous Child

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    SC 3 for the Asynchronous Child

    For anyone who is following the new FB page, https://www.facebook.com/cherylswope.author/, you know that I finished drafts of all SC 3 components by my personal deadline of 12/31 midnight! As I worked, I considered Anita's gifted older daughter and other highly "asynchronous" children.

    Here is the way we will solve the dilemma of anyone who balks at the "young" looking books in SC 3's More Storytime Treasures: omit it. Teach instead from SC 3 Writing: Step-by-Step Sentences, Read-Aloud edition. I included comprehension, composition, and grammar exercises INSIDE the SC 3 Writing. This will streamline everything for those children who need these key skills to be taught from much higher-level, higher-interest books.


    SC 3 More Storytime Treasures draws from books like Billy & Blaze, which will work very well for most of our SC 3 students. In fact, I encourage 99% of SC 3 teachers to teach from the entire program, including these books, because they will help improve reading fluency and confidence, due to the SC More Storytime Treasures lower reading levels.

    For the 1% who would fly through such books, due to a greatly advanced reading level, simply omit SC More Storytime Treasures and teach from SC Writing. Use the SC Writing books as the readers. These are great, rich, wonderfully inspiring and often beautifully illustrated American history read-alouds. SC Writing draws from books on Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, and George W. Carver.


    [For anyone reading who feels baffled by the above explanation, just plan to teach SC 3 as written, and all will be well. I'm only including this mini-PSA, because I was so pleased to find a way to teach nouns, verbs, sentences, story writing, paragraph writing, main ideas, and comprehension within SC 3 Writing for anyone who needs everything contained in that single writing program.]


    The next steps for SC 3: extensive MP formatting, then MP proofing, MP/SC editing, more MP/SC proofing, more MP/SC editing, and finally MP printing by spring. I found these 34 weeks of American history read-alouds especially instructive and inspiring. I hope your children will too!

    Thanks-
    Cheryl

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    Re: SC 3 for the Asynchronous Child

    Yeah!

    So excited to hear the next level is coming! I know it is a labor of love for you and your family. We are all so blessed by your experience and perserverence.

    I pulled out Little Bear right before our holiday break and my son balked, "There's no way I can read THAT!". I said, oh, I bet you'll surprise yourself. I casually left it out on the table and later saw him browsing through it.

    As I said in another post, my son's reading has just exploded this year. His confidence and fluency have grown. My mom told me over Christmas break that she didn't think he'd ever learn to read. It's all thanks to this program (I've tried lots of others as we all know). This program makes no leaps in knowledge. It's just little steps, one after another, that lead to results.

    I couldn't be happier with my switch to MP and especially Simply Classical.
    Married to DH for 13 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

    DS10- Simply Classical 4 / Grade 3 Classic Core,
    DD8- Grade 2 Classic Core,
    DD 6- Classic Core Kindergarten

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      Re: SC 3 for the Asynchronous Child

      Originally posted by Colomama View Post
      So excited to hear the next level is coming! I know it is a labor of love for you and your family. We are all so blessed by your experience and perserverence.

      I pulled out Little Bear right before our holiday break and my son balked, "There's no way I can read THAT!". I said, oh, I bet you'll surprise yourself. I casually left it out on the table and later saw him browsing through it.

      As I said in another post, my son's reading has just exploded this year. His confidence and fluency have grown. My mom told me over Christmas break that she didn't think he'd ever learn to read. It's all thanks to this program (I've tried lots of others as we all know). This program makes no leaps in knowledge. It's just little steps, one after another, that lead to results.

      I couldn't be happier with my switch to MP and especially Simply Classical.

      Beautifully written and very encouraging. Thank you for this.

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        Re: SC 3 for the Asynchronous Child

        I am really looking forward to this level!
        Christine

        (2018-2019)
        DD1 8/23/09 - SC4
        DS2 9/1/11 - SC2
        DD3 2/9/13 - MPK

        Previous Years
        DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3)
        DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK)
        DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others!)

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          Re: SC 3 for the Asynchronous Child

          Wonderful and encouraging as always. <3

          We started SC2 with Boy Wonder; MP1 with Girl Friday; and JRK with Silly Cowboy on Monday. I am absolutely confident that everyone is placed exactly where they need to be (!). Man -- what a great feeling. After observing how my children learn and what challenges, exhilarates and motivates them I'm confident Boy Wonder will be an SC student for the duration of his academic career (though he will outpace the program in Math). Girl Friday is a regular MP-er, just at a grade behind. Silly Cowboy has yet to make himself known, academically. But I suspect he will be an SC scholar until about the time he reaches 1st grade level, though he could surprise me.

          So, back to the point, I am very excited to be able to take advantage of the brick-and-mortar grammar and usage components of SC3 (and the amazing American history books -- cannot wait!) while still getting the regular MP experience. It's the best of both worlds. (HOORAY!)
          Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
          Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
          Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
          Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

          “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
          ~Pope St John Paul II

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