I’d love to hear about what curriculum you used for 6th grade in math and language arts. What did you like about it? What didn’t you like. I have a child who struggles with word problems in math, so I’m especially interested in how the curriculum does with that. This will be our first year homeschooling (I already homeschool a younger son). My soon to be 6th grader likes a lot of structure and I’m going to need something where he can work independantly at least part of the time. Thanks!
My oldest is in 4th grade but I love what we have been using and will continue with it and I thought I could share it with you. For English we use Climbing to Good English by Schoolaid, sold at www.milestonebooks.com. For Reading/Comprehension and Vocabulary we use Pathway, also sold by the same people. For Spelling, Rod & Staff, and for Penmanship Pentime Penmanship, both sold by milestonebooks too. I use the math and language arts charts for the appropriate grade levels that they sell as well, this is very helpful to have at the desk.
For Arithmetic I use Practical Arithmetics by Strayer-Upton and Miquon Math, primarily.
My 4th grader works at these and can do them very independently when needed. I like how they all tie in well together also. She enjoys them too! I hope you find what you’re looking for! I found out about most of the curriculum I use by reading the reviews on rainbow resource catalogs! If you don’t have one, order a free copy online. I was able to make decisions on choosing the best fit for us and learn about different products available. It’s a resource in itself.
We’re using MUS for math, and BJU English for our English/Grammar. I like that MUS has video tutorials which frees me up from teaching lessons. I just have to help though out the week.
I teach BJU English lessons as well, but I like how they’re formatted, and the lessons are fairly easy to follow along with. If I need to, I can skip a teaching lesson and they can read the instructions from the worksheet itself as well. I try not to do that too much, but it’s an option on busy days.
My girls also have a hard time with word problems so I bought a grade level word problem workbook from Kumon. I sprinkle a page in randomly with our MUS curriculum.