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FAQs

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Who is this program for?

Anyone who wants to homeschool with high standards and an open mind. Our members include K-8 families from worldschoolers, to bookschoolers, to families supplementing school, to gifted and talented families, and everyone in between.

Among countless others we’ve helped a...

 

  • ​Brand new homeschool family overcome their fear of grammar.

  • 10-year-old reluctant writer become a published novelist.

  • 8-year-old get recognized by the US Coast Guard for his fundraising efforts.

  • 11-year-old launch her very own clothing line.

  • Family of academics homeschool with confidence during a year abroad.

  • Swiss third-grader become fluent in English.

  • Pair of siblings enter and win a major science fair.

  • A level 5 student secure funding for her water filter invention.

Curiosity is a universal skill that helps kids explore, examine, and overcome obstacles. The fact that TSW gives you the tools to adapt your homeschool to the things that spark curiosity in your child is what’s going to make your days magical.
 

What subjects does this curriculum cover?

The Story Weavers covers everything required by most US states for homeschoolers, with the exception of math. Many of our lessons combine subjects, so your learner will be exercising several skills at once. You’ll find lessons on…

  • Reading

  • Phonics

  • Spelling

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Grammar

  • Writing

  • Communication

  • Social-Emotional

  • Critical Thinking

  • Handwriting

  • Geography

  • History

  • Art

  • Music

  • Science

You’ll also find a little bit of…

  • Coding

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Engineering

  • Debate skills

  • Technology skills

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Citizenship

  • Field Trips

  • And lots more!

So why don’t we include math? We’ve found that each child has very unique needs when it comes to a successful math program. We’re working on a TSW math program to help support every child where they are, but it’s still in development. In the meantime, you’ll need to add a separate math program to fulfill the basic homeschool subject requirements.
 

What will my week look like?

Most of our members homeschool four days per week. You are of course, free to spread out the content over the week in whatever way works best for your family. In a poll of over 400 of our homeschooling parents, most people stated that Fridays were free days in their households. Depending on the Deep Dives you’ve purchased, it is recommended that you choose at least one day per week to devote to a Deep Dive project.
 

How much time does it take to complete each day’s lessons?

Depending on your level, it is estimated to take between 15 and 60 mins to complete one chapter. Check out the table below for level-specific estimates. We provide estimates because every child is different and every family is unique. Kids may need more or less time depending on their environment, skills, and their energy from day-to-day.

The daily reading selection is not officially included in our estimated time to complete each chapter, but most families report that they are able to finish the full chapter within the estimated time frame even when they do include the reading time.

Deep Dives are not included in the estimated daily lesson time. These are optional and often highly creative activities. Some children might take five minutes to complete a project, some might find themselves following the project for days of creative exploration. We highly encourage allowing time and space for kids to lost themselves in these kinds of creative ideas.

 

Estimated Time to Complete Each Lesson

Level 1: 20 minutes
Level 2: 20 minutes
Level 3: 30 minutes
Level 4: 45 minutes
Level 5: 50 minutes
Level 6+: 75 minutes

How long does it take to complete a full level?

The Story Weavers program was designed to be completed over 32 weeks. We have allotted four weeks per month of lessons, making the core program span about 8 months. For members with access to our bonus books, you’ll have an addition 4 books to supplement with either in addition to your normal programming or during the 4 extra months of the year. 
 

What if I’m teaching multiple children?

The Story Weavers is a communication focused program, meaning that many of our activities and projects are designed to be spark questions, discussions, and collaboration. This makes TSW particularly suitable for family-style learning. If you’re teaching multiple kids at different levels, we recommend having the kids read their daily literature selections aloud in a group setting, then devoting a little time to working with each child one-on-one to help them complete their writing or grammar activities for the day. Critical thinking, social emotional lessons, and reading comprehension activities can be completed as a group. Deep dives are excellent group activities, too.
 

How do I know which level to choose?

Our levels are grade-level aligned. Just choose the level that represents the grade your child will be working on. Still not sure which level to choose? Click here to download a placement test.

Do the booklists ever change?

Each year TSW updates and improves the curriculum for all levels. Sometimes this means that the book lists will change slightly. If your book list changes, you’ll receive an email notification with the change. The samples available now reflect the official booklists for the 2024/2025 academic year.
 

Do you offer refunds?

The Story Weavers comes with a 100% Money-Back Guarantee. Our hope is that your homeschool and your family are forever transformed with the skills you develop through this program. We also expect you to give it your very best effort. That’s why in order to be eligible for our 14-Day Money-Back Guarantee, you must submit proof that you did the full Book 1 coursework.

If you do the full coursework and don’t feel we’ve delivered on our promise, submit your work within 14 days of purchase, and we’ll promptly refund your curriculum fee.
 

 

Are you accredited?

In the United States, accreditation refers to the process by which schools are certified as compliant after being reviewed by an outside agency based on a particular set of standards and qualifications. These factors include the qualifications of faculty and the hours required for each subject taught. Neither of these factors is relevant to the quality of the curriculum. Accreditation applies to schools but not to a particular curriculum. Schools can be accredited, and teachers can be credentialed, but there is no accreditation process available for homeschool curricula.

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