Which Lesson to Start With?
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    Kristy.Wyatt is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Which Lesson to Start With?

    My 6th grade daughter will start homeschooling in January. She's very intelligent, but has severe anxiety and panic attacks. She's in several honors courses. I'm a bit overwhelmed trying to figure out which grade and chapters to start her on. I don't want it to be too easy, but I don't want her to get discouraged if I aim too high too fast. Is there an assessment she can take to tell me where she is so I know where to start?

    Thanks for all your help!
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    Default Re: Which Lesson to Start With?

    We have found trial and error to be more accurate than a placement test. Students can work at different grade levels for each subject, or even move back and forth between grade levels.


    Some parents look at the scope and sequence and start their child a little below where they "think" they are working. Then, they have the student take each chapter test BEFORE doing the lessons in the chapter. If they do well on the test, they do not do the lessons in that chapter. They move on and try the chapter test at the end of the NEXT chapter. If they do not do well on the test, they do the lessons and try the test again. In this way, the student is only studying material they have not yet learned and can usually proceed more quickly.

    Time4Learning hosted a webinar awhile back about beginning mid-year. It is available in recorded form on YouTube.

    Beginning to Homeschool Mid-Year

    Mom of six . . . current students and homeschool graduates. Enjoying using Time4Learning since 2006!

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