I have used Progeny Press.Mom1669 wrote:I bought a TLP guide to try it with my son (6th grade) to see which we may want to use next year -- Progeny Press or Total Lang. Plus.
The teacher's guide suggests planning an hour a day to do TLP. My question is how does that fit in with the MFW schedule? Would I drop Spelling Power and use the scheduled reading time? Then it would add up to an hour. I may do SP instead of the spelling in TLP though, at least in the guide I have.
I think one of the things with TLP is you do have to decide if you want to do it all or skip parts of it. Spelling is a good example. If you have a good speller who really does not seem to need very much extra spelling help, then using the spelling in the TLP guides is a good idea, but if like my daughter they really still need to be working on spelling then I think it is better for them to stick with Spelling Power. So you get rid of that part in TLP.
Also when I do either guide I stop working on the grammar for that period of time and then pick it up again after we have finished the study. That is not to say you have to do all the activities in TLP but just decide which ones you want to focus on and cross out the others. You have lots of freedom to adapt it for each child.
Hope this helps a bit.