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    Today I thought I saw on Facebook a post about a chart showing the proposed scope and sequence for all the Simply Classical levels. When I clicked on the provided link, it just went to the MP page for SC curriculum. I didn't see anything new there. Is there a chart like that yet? It would be helpful (and fun, of course!) to read it. Thanks, Lillian

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    Hi, Lillian. Click on the actual picture of the chart on FB to see.

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    When the entire Scope & Sequence is ready, we'll post here in a better form!

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    Thanks Cheryl!

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    I'm not on Facebook, can someone post a hyperlink to it? Thanks
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    Colomama, here is the overview that will be in all new SC Curriculum Manuals. My hope is to catch up to your son's needs, so you no longer outpace having SC as an option. SC 4 is on its way, and SC 5-6 is under construction.
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    Thanks Cheryl!

    I saw your comment on the other post about SC4 lit and the lexile levels of the various books. It's funny you would post that.

    I spent the day before yesterday looking those exact things up not just for the SC4 books (which helped me understand why my Beatrix Potter switch helped my son) but also for grade 3. Im trying to decide my son's lit for next year.

    I may just move Little House to next year (if we don't read it this summer), but also to just read 3 books. With individual lit guides for each book, it makes it easy to adjust the pace and sequence. I used the lexile levels to help me select which books to use in which order. I was surprised that they weren't already scheduled in increasing difficulty order.

    I am delighted that SC 5/6 is already in the works. I think that's great to be able to adjust the pace kind of like the traditional advanced / moderated pace. Yay!
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    Good morning!

    I can speak a bit to the order of the literature in the regular MP 2nd grade program. It doesn’t necessarily follow the exact progression according to the Lexile scores of the books solely. We did look at the scores for each book but that score doesn’t take into account some things like the odd phrasing of a book written by someone from England. While easy to decode, the text can be harder to understand, due to its arrangement. Also we grouped Prairie School, Animal Folk Tales, Sarah Noble and Little House together (in order of Lexile difficulty) because they are the same time period. There was so much to Learn from Little House, not only with phonics and vocabulary but also with history and how different life was at that time. So, we spend a large amount of the year on this novel. When it is finished the last couple of weeks in second grade are spent on the Potter books as a lovely and a bit more relaxed end to primary grade reading.

    I do realize the order is changed up a bit for the Simply Classical track but wanted to show that while Lexile is a good gauge, Cheryl Lowe did not base all her decisions upon the scale and while she did check the scores, she made it a point not to let them be the determining factor for placement. While a good tool, it is still just one tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colomama View Post
    I may just move Little House to next year (if we don't read it this summer), but also to just read 3 books. With individual lit guides for each book, it makes it easy to adjust the pace and sequence. I used the lexile levels to help me select which books to use in which order. I was surprised that they weren't already scheduled in increasing difficulty order.

    I am delighted that SC 5/6 is already in the works. I think that's great to be able to adjust the pace kind of like the traditional advanced / moderated pace. Yay!
    (FYI: Taking in to account Michelle T’s answer re lexical scores and nodding in understanding to the process.)

    Agreeing with ColoMama. I like the flexibility of individual guides for each book. You can shuffle them around as you see fit. If you want to wait until 5th Grade to do Little House, you can. We may do Little House a year later than scheduled; we may only do it orally; we may not do it at all; we may read it together, put it away for several months and then come back and formally study it; we may read it, re-read it and then study it with the Simply Classical study program. All approaches are valuable.
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    Agreeing with Michelle T. and noting also that the new MP Lit Guides now give you built-in phonics pre-reading lessons. SC 4 includes these new guides and makes the accompanying phonics work even more incremental in our SC 4 lesson plans.

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    Agreeing. And there are like 500 different ways that different companies level books. Not all companies agree on the difficulty level of a specific book.

    So, no, lexile isn't the only way to gauge the difficulty of a book for sure. My son could look at the length of Little House and balk, but quick Beatrix Potter books would be no biggie.
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