Getting Started with Seventh Grade Homeschool
Seventh Grade Homeschooling Overview
As they are working their way through middle school, your 7th grader should be able to tackle more in-depth assignments and manage a busier academic schedule. 7th graders are commonly expected to be able to read complex texts, write papers, and even give oral reports. Although there is technically no “homework” in homeschool, (it’s all HOMEwork after all!) your student should still be able to complete a large portion of their assignments independently by now.
This page includes:
- Top Ten Tips for Homeschooling Seventh Grade
- Seventh Grade Homeschool Curriculum
- Seventh Grade Homeschool Resources
A typical course of study for seventh grade homeschoolers includes language arts (including literature), math, social studies, and science. In addition, many students homeschooling in 7th grade will incorporate some kind of physical fitness program and possibly other fine arts studies as well.
Ten Tips for Homeschooling 7th Grade
Homeschooling has so much to do with things other than teaching but here are our ten tips for getting started with homeschooling your seventh grader.
- Your state’s department of education website can be an invaluable resource for what a typical course of study for your child’s grade level includes. This should only serve as a comparative tool, however, since ultimately, a homeschool student’s coursework is determined by the student and parent.
- Homeschooling middle school doesn’t have to break the bank. Many of the books and resources needed to homeschool a 7th grader are available for free or at minimal cost online, at your local library, via used bookstores, or by trading off with other homeschool families.
- 7th grade homeschoolers may benefit from being part of a homeschool “cooperative.” These local and regional learning groups are made of families who want to give their homeschoolers access to multi-child learning and a wider variety of expertise in specific subjects.
- Any student who spends time on the internet on either a computer or mobile device should be taught the basic principles of internet safety — understanding how their activity on the web affects their personal safety and privacy and can open the information on their computer to security risks.
- Prevent burnout by scheduling regular outings with other families. Find out if your area has a local homeschool support group or meetups at the library and get involved with field trips, clubs, and community service activities they offer..
- If your student has a learning difference or disability, you may qualify for special education benefits through your local school system — even as a homeschooler. Check your state homeschooling laws and your local school system guidelines to find out.
- Your seventh grader is likely smack dab in the middle of puberty, so be careful not to attribute all emotional upheaval as related to homeschooling. This is an age where students are going through tremendous mental and physical changes, and it’s common for them to be moody — no matter their schooling situation.
- Depending on your child’s dominant learning style, they may be attracted to a specific type of curriculum. For example, auditory learners may retain material more easily when presented in podcast form. And hands-on learners can make sense of math instruction that includes manipulatives.
- Don’t get so focused on the academic goals of your homeschool year that you forget to enjoy just learning together.
- Individuals tend to have a “best” time of day for learning and skill-building. Your seventh grader will likely perform at their peak if the majority of their homeschool studies are carried out during this period of the day — even if that means late at night!
Seventh Grade Homeschool Curriculum
For seventh graders, Time4Learning provides language arts, math, and science. Within the program, subjects are organized into multimedia chapters with interactive lessons, printable lesson worksheets and graded activities. And with an automated software system, seventh graders are guided through the online activities at their own pace based on their learning levels.
Why Try Time4Learning Homeschool Curriculum
- Students get individual logins and work at their own pace which can lead to more effective learning
- Parents can set the grade levels independently for each subject so student learn at their own speed
- Member-only access to detailed printable lesson plans and homeschool teaching tools to review lesson contents
- Time-stamping feature on the activities for attendance and record keeping
- Automated grading feeds homeschool portfolio usage making record keeping simple
- Detailed reporting for portfolio usage and parental support through our online Parent Forum
- Entirely web based, no software to download, no CDs and nothing additional to purchase
- Affordable membership backed by a 14-day money-back guarantee. You can start, stop, or pause your membership at any time without penalty.
Seventh Grade Homeschool Resources
If you’re interested in homeschooling for seventh grade, you might also be interested in:
- Our lesson planning worksheet can help you estimate how many lessons to have your child do each day
- Seventh grade curriculum overview with a summary of key seventh grade learning objectives
- Detailed list of seventh grade language arts lesson plans
- Seventh grade math lesson plans with brief activity descriptions and learning activity numbers
- Seventh grade writing skills and standards by Time4Writing
- Seventh Grade Vocabulary and Spelling Lists – a free website that offers a fun and easy way to practice vocabulary and spelling words. Create your spelling list using the vocabulary words below and let SpellingCity teach them, use them in games and test your kids on them!
Online Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool and Summer Use
If you are just learning about Time4Learning, we’d suggest first looking at our interactive lesson demos.
Sign up for Time4Learning and gain access to a variety of educational materials, which will engage and challenge your child to succeed. Make Time4Learning a part of your children’s homeschool resources success.