MOVING BEYOND THE PAGE

LA/SS/SCI/Math

Welcome my absolute favorite curriculum to homeschool my children, Moving Beyond the Page (MBTP). I deem this the absolutely best homeschool curriculum that meets state standards. Actually it exceeds state standards in many ways!

Each year at the beginning of April (during their spring sale event) I purchase both my children’s full-year curriculum.

The subjects they offer are Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Math (math optional).

Payment Plans

You can pay for the curriculum in full OR MBTP offers an in-house payment plan where your balance can be split into 4, 7 or 10 payments. They do charge a 9% processing fee BUT the payment option is easier to manage for some families than a large upfront payment. Matter of fact it may mean the difference of being able to homeschool or not. I am so grateful for this MBTP allows payments!

There are many curriculum options to choose from such as multi-subject packages with or without included literature or individual subject packages.

MBTP is consistent about communicating changes to potential, current and past customers and has gone out of their way to provide resources to help homeschooling families that homeschool multiple children transition to their updated curriculum.

There are currently 10 levels of this curriculum and they are separated by ages. I have noticed MBTP continuously strive to improve their already amazing program and expand their option to include Math and a High School program. Below are excerpts from the level descriptions on their website.

AGES 4-5

The MBTP Age 4-5 level includes literature and the lessons are fun, exciting, enriching, all-inclusive, hands-on program.

Kids will learn letters and sounds, vocabulary, and sight words (do not teach your children sight words, instead use this method taught through ABeCeDarian), and practice handwriting. Each unit contains integrated math activities to reinforce basic math skills like counting, adding and subtracting, comparing, and sorting. The literature selections inspire engaging science and social studies activities, including making maps, modeling land forms, researching animals, and conducting fun science experiments. You and your child will love this integrated approach to all of the subjects.

AGES 5-7 & AGES 6-8

In the MBTP 5-7 and 6-8 curriculum, children explore all subject areas and will be given ample opportunity to practice letter recognition, reading and writing according to your child’s ability. The curriculum does not assume that your child can read, but readers and non-readers alike will be challenged. The curriculum is filled with quality literature to enjoy with your child. Oftentimes, homeschoolers are only taught reading, writing, and math during the early years, but this truly comprehensive curriculum will expose them to science and social studies as well. These subjects can be the most engaging and exciting for a young child.

AGES 7-9

Recognize differences in pitch and tone by creating your own instruments. Explore how technology has changed the world — from pyramids to skyscrapers. Write a creative story about a quadrilateral. Watch a caterpillar move through each stage of its lifecycle — becoming a beautiful butterfly. Write a story about two friends learning to celebrate their differences. Play fraction bingo with family and friends.

Children that are ready for the Age 7-9 level do not usually need an additional reading program as they have in younger levels, but you can continue to use ABeCeDarian to reinforce reading skill and spelling patterns. From this point forward, children will develop their reading skills simply by reading broadly through different types of texts — including novels, biography, non-fiction, and poetry. My daughter loved reading about Helen Keller!

The Age 7-9 level uses these and many more activities to provide one year of academic instruction in science, social studies, language arts, and math.

AGES 8-10

Design a new plant species. Evaluate the relationship between a Native American boy and a pioneer boy who are able to learn from each other in spite of their differences. Experiment with magnets and electricity. Learn about simple machines and examine how they are used by a colony of rats in Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.

Students learn when they are actively engaged in their learning. Beginning with the Age 8-10 level, many hands-on and engaging science kits are used to teach the science topics being covered.

The Age 8-10 level uses these and many more activities to thoroughly cover the state and national standards in science, social studies, and language arts. Add a math program such as RightStart Math for a complete and comprehensive homeschool curriculum.

AGES 9-11

Beginning at this level, students to begin taking more responsibility for formulating their own ideas and directing their day. For this reason, the 9-11 units are all student directed. The primary lesson plans are written for your child to read and follow. As a parent, you will still be actively involved. We provide parent overviews of each lesson that include descriptions of the activities and answer keys for you. There are still many activities and opportunities for you to work with your child.

The Age 9-11 level uses these and many more activities to thoroughly cover the state and national standards in science, social studies, and language arts. Add math for a complete and comprehensive homeschool curriculum.

AGES 10-12

Explore how earthquakes, climate, ocean waves, and volcanoes make the world such a dynamic planet. Journey to the microscopic world of cells to learn how building blocks of life function and reproduce. Read incredible stories about men and women in our country’s past who sacrificed to ensure freedom and equal treatment for all. Experiment with chemical and physical changes.

In this level, students to begin taking more responsibility for formulating their own ideas and directing their day. For this reason, 10-12 units are all student directed (absoultely, amazing!). The primary lesson plans are written for your child to read and follow. As a parent, you will still be actively involved. We provide parent overviews of each lesson that include descriptions of the activities and answer keys for you. There are still many activities and opportunities for you to work with your child (separation is hard!).

AGES 11-13

Age 11-13 level is the first level in the two-year middle school homeschool curriculum. During these two years, your child will prepare to excel in high school science, social studies, and English. In science s/he will receive one semester of Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. In social studies he will have an appreciation for the course of human civilization for every corner of the globe as well as an understanding of American history and government. The language arts program is a great precursor to high school English as students will do in-depth literature studies and rigorous writing assignments while continuing to improve grammar knowledege and application. When your homeschooler finishes our middle school curriculum, he will be well prepared for high school.

The Age 11-13 level of curriculum is the first year of middle school homeschool curriculum. All units are student directed, and students take responsibility for formulating their own ideas and directing their day. The primary lesson plans are written for your child to read and follow. The parent overviews include activity descriptions and answer keys for you, and we provide plenty of opportunities for discussion and active involvement in your child’s education. This level is usually used for seventh grade, but is often used in sixth grade or eighth grade as well.

AGES 12-14

The Age 12-14 level is the second and final level in our middle school homeschool curriculum. When your child finishes this level, he will prepared to excel in high school science, social studies, and English. Over the two years of middle school he will receive one semester of instruction in each of the following subjects — Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. In social studies he will have an appreciation for the course of human civilization for every corner of the globe as well as an understanding of American history and government. The language arts program is a great precursor to high school English as students will do in-depth literature studies and rigorous writing assignments while continuing to improve grammar knowledege and application. When your homeschooler finishes our middle school curriculum, he will be well prepared for high school.

In this level students take responsibility for formulating their own ideas and directing their day. All units are student directed. The primary lesson plans are written for your child to read and follow. As a parent, you will still be actively involved. We provide parent overviews of each lesson that include descriptions of the activities and answer keys for you. There are still many activities and opportunities for you to work with your child.

High School 1

High School 1 Language Arts from Moving Beyond the Page will provide freshman and sophomore level students with a challenging and comprehensive language arts curriculum. Through this year long program, students will be exposed to a variety of different genres — including novels, short stories, poetry, nonfiction, drama, and informational texts. This challenging array of texts will help prepare students for future college courses and will help them develop more sophisticated ways of understanding the world. Students will also be challenged to become strong and effective writers. They will improve their mastery of writing through formal expository, comparison/contrast, and persuasive essays as well as shorter reflective and analytical assignments. They will also compose their own short story. Students are encouraged to write effectively by improving their ideas, organization, support, and word choice. They will also be challenged with two advanced grammar units that will focus on areas that give writers difficulty.

You will not find a more engaging and challenging language arts curriculum for your high school student. The nine language arts units that comprise this level will cover all of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for either a freshman or a sophomore level student. They don’t stop with the CCSS, however. This is seen as a bare minimum requirement for a quality language arts curriculum.

This such a rich homeschool program that will really make homeschooling memorable for both you and your child. My family and I would never invest our time or money if it wasn’t a million times worth it. Click on any of the links about to get an more in-depth description of each level and check out samples!


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