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Transition guide for SC2 to MP2

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    #31
    Re: Transition guide for SC2 to MP2

    Thanks Anita! I love looking back on the thread of our stories (our kids' stories) ..... I love how we can remind one another that what is "not yet" now is not necessarily for forever.

    We also do a LOT of read, reread, reread again. He reads alone. He reads to me. I read to him. Repeat. What's so interesting is that his ability to answer questions for Miss Rumphius was rather easy. And I think it was because we read the story so much in the past and has been one of our all-time faves. I remember how much he enjoyed listening to Little House in the Big Woods, Farmer Boy, etc. when he was much younger and I was reading those books as a read-aloud mostly for the benefit of my older son. I hope that translates over into better comprehension when we get to those stories down the road later in the year.

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      #32
      Re: Transition guide for SC2 to MP2

      Originally posted by SPearson View Post
      Hmmm.....gosh, Michelle, you keep bringing up things I haven't considered. So about this Core Skills LA book. I guess I didn't notice that shows up in MP3 for the first time. (But already used in SC). So perhaps that's something I should add in for the remainder of this year (however long it takes). Given how much of a weakness the language arts are, in general, are for my son. Well....I say that....BUT, he reads fluently, is a strong (intuitive) speller but struggles with the comprehension. So, to that end, I ended up buying the Core Skills Reading Comprehension books (just to add to our already full load! LOL) So we worked through Book 1 and are now on Book 2. I suppose I could add the LA books, as well, just to see how they help remediate things. I will say that there's been a pretty good improvement back from the days of "Story Time Treasures". And I also now know more fully how I need to really give him time to respond.....some times a LONG time. Sometimes I have to just keep calmly asking the same question over and over.
      The core skills LA books are not in SC cores, yet. They will appear, for the first time in SC4. Also, books 1 and 2 (if I remember correctly) are scheduled. That is why moving over to MP3, might work for some kiddos. However, if they have only done TRaditional Spelling 1, that SWO book D might be a bit of a challenge?

      I was debating whether we “need” the Core skills 1&2, or if we could try 3. I feel like I remember Cheryl saying she was working some subjects in, so they could be less “at the elbows” and I am guessing these levels will achieve that more than, say level 3?

      I am conflicted on literature level. We bought the MP2 pace. We have only completed Prairie School, so I do not know enough to figure out beyond that. She is currently team reading with me the COFA books scheduled in the enrichment, with good inflection. She still has trouble with really big words, or words ending in -ed, etc. She could not be sent off to read them alone. (Still skips important small words occasionally). She also will skip whole lines, if I was not there to catch her! The lit guides are going well! However, we also tried the PL plans for 2nd, and after only 3 weeks, I can see that the SC schedule will be better.........

      That leaves us, mostly in SC4, with question of lit books. She will do R&S3 and AAS...it seems the SC track will “fit” us best, even if it is not all the subjects.. I wanted to do mammals, so happy that is in there!
      Christine

      (2019/2020)
      DD1 8/23/09 - SC5/6
      DS2 9/1/11 - SC3,4, 5/6 combo
      DD3 2/9/13 -SC2 to start, MP1 second semester

      Previous Years
      DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4’
      DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2)
      DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK)

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        #33
        Re: Transition guide for SC2 to MP2

        P.s., I can’t wait for Cheryl to walk into this thread and see us all chatting it up! . (When she is able, of course!!)
        Christine

        (2019/2020)
        DD1 8/23/09 - SC5/6
        DS2 9/1/11 - SC3,4, 5/6 combo
        DD3 2/9/13 -SC2 to start, MP1 second semester

        Previous Years
        DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4’
        DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2)
        DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK)

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          #34
          Re: Transition guide for SC2 to MP2

          I don't have any expectations of handing my son a book and saying, "read the next chapter and we'll discuss it" anytime in the near future. And that's fine. Tanya said they continue to read aloud clear through high school in another thread.

          SC3 uses Core skills Phonics 3 and 4. SC4 uses Core skills Language arts 1 and 2. MP3 uses LA 3. All so very similar in title, but thought I would clearly state that for any quiet lurkers out there.

          I'm leaning towards following the SC 4 plans and holding off on LA3 until we start English Grammar Recitation (I'm thinking it will possibly appear in SC5).

          And Christine, I did the same thing with Prima. Thought I could bust it out with the MP2 plans too. Got to probably the exact same point you did and said, uh...we'll wait until this shows up in second semester again.
          Last edited by Colomama; 01-25-2018, 05:56 PM.
          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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            #35
            Re: Transition guide for SC2 to MP2

            Originally posted by Colomama View Post
            I don't have any expectations of handing my son a book and saying, "read the next chapter and we'll discuss it" anytime in the near future. And that's fine. Tanya said they continue to read aloud clear through high school in another

            Yes, I do not see that happening for a long time here, it would be nice to send off, for some.......but I do not think with this child that will be totally possible....which freaks me out, because how do you sit and read every subject with said child, when there are others??


            SC3 uses Core skills Phonics 3 and 4. SC4 uses Core skills Language arts 1 and 2. MP3 uses LA 3. All so very similar in title, but thought I would clearly state that for any quiet lurkers out there.

            Good clarification!

            I'm leaning towards following the SC 4 plans and holding off on LA3 until we start English Grammar Recitation (I'm thinking it will possibly appear in SC5).

            Good point!!

            And Christine, I did the same thing with Prima. Thought I could bust it out with the MP2 plans too. Got to probably the exact same point you did and said, uh...we'll wait until this shows up in second semester

            Pretty much every time we veer off the SC path, things get dicey here...

            again.
            Good points! Comments in red! How are you feeling, btw? Do you have help? Anyone to give you a meal?
            Last edited by howiecram; 01-25-2018, 06:12 PM.
            Christine

            (2019/2020)
            DD1 8/23/09 - SC5/6
            DS2 9/1/11 - SC3,4, 5/6 combo
            DD3 2/9/13 -SC2 to start, MP1 second semester

            Previous Years
            DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4’
            DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2)
            DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK)

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              #36
              Re: Transition guide for SC2 to MP2

              Originally posted by howiecram View Post
              P.s., I can’t wait for Cheryl to walk into this thread and see us all chatting it up! . (When she is able, of course!!)
              You are right. Great to see. You all take good care of each other!

              Sodalitas Sisters -- we will have fun this summer!

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                #37
                Re: Transition guide for SC2 to MP2

                Originally posted by Colomama View Post
                I switched Beatrix Potter and Little House. Looking back, I might even put Beatrix Potter before Courage of Sarah Noble.

                There was debate whether the Beatrix Potter books would be too young for an older student, but my son really likes them.

                That's the only switch we made. We answered all of the lit guide questions orally. I wrote the answers and then he copied 2 or 3 of the answers on his own.

                Not sure what my plan is yet for Little House. I scored it cheap on CD so he may listen to it first independently and then we'll read it together. I'm expecting that one to take us longer than scheduled.
                Colomama, this is very interesting. The Beatrix Potter Lexile is 660, while Little House is 760. Courage of Sarah Noble is 610. While not an exact science, those numbers can be revealing. If anyone wanted to attempt Beatrix Potter due to the welcoming feel of the children's story, those little stories could follow Courage of Sarah Noble.

                In SC 4 we attempt only 3 rather than 6 literature selections, and we teach them over longer periods, with shorter lessons, and Friday review, so that might help. We supplement with the "Extended Literature" easier readers for oral reading practice.

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