Aristotle reportedly said, “Well begun is half done.” In the case of homeschooling high school, well prepared in middle school is half the battle of high school. There are several things middle school students and parents can do to ease the high school transition, helping smooth the way for a successful freshman year.
In fact, this is one of the primary purposes of middle school. Students are moving beyond the elementary years when they concentrated on the basics of education: how to read, how to write, how to use numbers to express truths, how to memorize facts. Now in the middle school years, students begin looking for connections to a bigger picture: how to read and research for deeper understanding, how to write paragraphs and papers to express their thoughts, how to express unknown ideas and complicated processes with numbers and words. They are moving from the knowledge stage to the understanding stage, from grammar to dialectic.
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