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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Are You Covering Everything?

I'm often asked, "How do you know that you are covering everything you should in a given grade level?"

Primarily I let our curricula guide us, but I also refer to other resources such as The Educated Child by William Bennett, Chester E. Finn, Jr., and John T. E. Cribb, Jr..

Here's another resource: The Common Core State Standards. Keep it bookmarked and look it over once or twice a year to help you stay in touch with what your students should be accomplishing successfully at their grade level. Sometimes homeschoolers eschew standards and are suspicious of anything that smacks of the educational establishment, but it is very useful to stay informed and these Common Core State Standards are very ambitious.

Even if you don't homeschool, this is a very helpful resource for you in evaluating your child's school and his own academic progress.

Check it out.

2 comments:

Laura at By the Bushel said...

thanks- good suggestion! HOpe all's well- Laura

Lexi said...

Thanks for the link! Very helpful!!!

Lexi
www.lextinacademy.blogspot.com

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