Why Did We Choose a Literature-Based Homeschool Curriculum?

As we are adjusting to another year of homeschool, I decided to make a change in our curriculum. We had a not-so-great experience with our first round of a family style history unit. After that, I decided to investigate a curriculum company that has had my interest since I first wanted to homeschool.

There are a few reasons this company had my interest-

  1. They plan EVERYTHING for you, yes you read that correctly, they plan everything for you. This was really important to me as a working and homeschooling mom to multiple kids.
  2. History is hard to understand in general BUT my kids are avid readers and love reading books, so a literature-based curriculum was a winner!

Ok so, now that have your attention, we decided to use BookShark’s Level D History with Reading + Language Arts for my 9-year-old daughter going into her 4th grade year.

So how exactly does BookShark work? From BookShark’s Website:

Reading with History D links BookShark’s proprietary subjects together. History, Geography, Read-Alouds, Readers and Language Arts are integrated (Language Arts can be purchased separately). Meet Paul Revere in a history book, then see him in a Reader. Get to know George Washington in a biography, then see him again through children’s eyes in Johnny Tremain and Phoebe the Spy. As your children learn and discover in this style, they’ll make astonishing connections between the people, places and events in American History.

https://www.bookshark.com/reading-with-history-d

This curriculum includes Family Read Alouds, Independent Readers, and so much more! My daughter will learn American History through both fiction and non-fiction stories that will prompt for bigger discussions.

Did I mention they plan it all out for you? THIS IS AMAZING!

BookShark’s curriculum comes with a 36 week, 4 days/week instructor guide that plans out EACH and EVERY day for you! They plan out all the readings, activities, so all you have to do is open and go!

We are so excited to be using this literature-based homeschool curriculm from BookShark! Interested in learning more? Check out their website here I also created a video on why we chose BookShark. Check that out below:

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