Our Favorite Frugal Homeschool High School English Curriculum



Summary:  Our favorites for high school homeschool English, with a focus on frugal.  We liked 7 Sisters approach as it is well put together, frugal and complete. And they avoid any busy work, which my teen loved. #highschooliterature,#highschoolhomeschoolcurrriculum. Some affiliate links may be included.  Please see my disclosure policy.


Are you looking for a quality homeschool high school English course for your teen?  Or would you prefer to put your own course together, with the help of a well put together literature guide or two?

How about having a choice of more than 40 frugal homeschool high school literature guides?  7 Sisters Homeschool offers both, plus great courses to help your teen develop strong writing skills as well.

 7 Sisters Homeschool High School English vs. Oak Meadow

We started off using Oak Meadow for our homeschool high school English until we found 7 Sisters Homeschool.

Oak Meadow offered lots of courses in literature and composition for high schoolers, which were well out together.  They taught literary analysis as well.  Here is a review of Oak Meadow English.  We used Oak Meadow for a few years until we found 7 Sisters Homeschool.

When we found 7 Sisters English, we were pleasantly surprised.  It also was well put together, but was way more frugal.  And we liked that it was written by homeschool moms.

7 Sisters Homeschool offers a variety of high school curriculum.

 It is written by veteran homeschool moms who developed their own courses for high schoolers in their own co-op.  So all of their resources and courses are tried and true.

The 7 Sisters approach is based on over 20 years of homeschooling.

These veteran homeschool authors know how to capture a student's interest and then lead them into a solid study of literature all while avoiding any busywork.

And they offer English resources in a variety of ways, such as year long courses, or Literature Guides for just one particular novel that your teen wants to read.

Literature Guides 

Let's take a look at their frugal homeschool high school Literature Guides.  They offer over 40 of them, for under $5.00 each, including:
  • A Separate Peace
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • The Hobbit
  • British Poetry Selections
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Joni
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Three Musketeers
and over 40 more!

Click here to learn more about these Literature Guides and read My Review of English Homeschool High School Curriculum - including Literature and Composition and lots of other high school writing course options, too.

Are you looking for a complete year long course in Literature?  They offer that, too.

Complete Year Long English Courses


The Chronicles of Narnia
This includes year long courses in

World Literature
British Literature
American Literature
The Chronicles of Narnia, and more.

They are referred to as Bundles.

Each course includes approximately 5 - 8 novels to read and analyze, with guides to help you and your teen for each lit book.

Most homeschool high school curriculum is less than $30.00.

Each course has lots of discussion questions to help your teen analyze each novel.

American Literature

The American Literature course consists of a 125 page downloadable ebook text, which is a complete college prep one year course, centered around nine classics.

Students read one book a month and then work through the corresponding study guide included in the course.

There is also a table to refer to, that helps you to adjust the course so that students can earn extra advanced credit or honors if desired.

Click here to read my Review on American Literature, to get an idea of what is included in each full year Literature course by 7 Sisters.

Each of these courses is helpful for teaching your teen literary analysis, which was crucial to my 2e daughter developing her critical thinking skills, for college readiness.

They have so many more options to chose from for your high schooler's English studies here.

Writing Courses from 7 Sisters

There are so many to choose from.  7 Sisters offers essay writing courses at 3 levels:
- Beginning
- Intermediate
- Advanced.They also have one for senior year, one for writing the college essay and another one for writing research papers.

They also offer Literature and Composition courses as well.  And all of them are frugal.

For more information, please click here - Writing Courses from 7 Sisters

Other offerings from 7 Sisters

They have a lot of great options for homeschool high school curriculum, which you can see here:  Sisters Homeschool High School Curriculum, including:

Health
Career Exploration
Film
Psychology
Philosophy
Poetry Study
History
Acting and much more.

Each of these electives are complete courses.  The Philosophy courses is written by Vicki Tillman's son who has a Masters in Philosophy.

For college bound teens:


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The 17 Chapters include:

>Chapter 1 - How to Start Homeschooling if you are a Newbie
>Chapter 2 - 101 Reasons to Homeschool High School
>Chapter 3 - Researching and Getting Started
  Chapter 4 - Planning High School and Making a 4 Year Plan
>Chapter 5 - Choosing Your High School Curriculum
>Chapter 6 - Three Ways to High School Credit
>Chapter 7 - Making Your Teen's Transcripts
>Chapter 8 - 100 High School Electives
>Chapter 9 - Making Homemade Courses
>Chapter 10 - Writing a Winning College Essay
>Chapter 11 - Course Descriptions and Reference Letters
>Chapter 12 - The Common Application - Your GUIDE
>Chapter 13 - Preparing Your Teen for College Writing
>Chapter 14 - Dealing with College Testing SAT/ACT
>Chapter 15 - Top Sources for College Scholarships
>Chapter 16 - Dealing with “Those Questions” from Others
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Thanks for stopping by BJ's Homeschool,
Betsy


Betsy is mom to her now college grad, whom she homeschooled through high school.  She blogs at BJ's Homeschool, about the early yearshighschool
collegegifted/2e and wrote -Homeschooling High School with College in Mind, 2nd Edition,   She offers homeschool help through messages at BJ's Consulting and has had some of her articles picked up by the Huffington Post.

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