Torchlight Constellation Series Level 6+

Torchlight Constellation Series is our Level 6+ curriculum for learners 11+.

The “middle school years” and beyond are a transitional time for many learners. They are ready for more agency and independence in their learning choices. To meet these needs, Torchlight’s format for Levels 6+ has shifted. There are so many shining learning opportunities in our vast cosmos, but not all of them are the right fit for all learners at any given time. We wanted to create options that allowed families to curate a constellation of literature and topical studies into the image they felt worked best for this moment in their journey. Our Constellation Series will enable families to choose the studies that are the right fit for them right now, catering to their needs and preferences perfectly.

Each study includes a Learning Partner Guide, a Novel Study, and a Student Book. Our Literature Studies include:

  • A weekly schedule
  • Literature Primer & discussion
  • Annotation & reading assignments
  • Structured & paced writing assignments with guided instruction
  • Vocabulary with definitions and contextual usage
  • Activities & projects
  • Poetry study & analysis
  • Literature quotes for dictation or study
  • Weekly extensions (can include books, videos, adult and older learner recommendations)

Download the sample to get an idea of Torchlight’s Constellation Series Literature Studies!

If you prefer to follow a pre-curated list of novels that will eventually be coupled with Torchlight’s plans for stand-alone social studies, history, and mental/physical health studies, keep an eye on this page. We have full-year novel lists that will be available once the majority of the Literature Studies for the first year of study are published and available.

*Bundle pricing will be available once multiple studies have been published.

Torchlight Constellation Series Sample

Preview sample pages of the Torchlight Constellation Series Study

Torchlight Constellation Series: The Last Cuentista

Price: $15.00 
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What’s Coming Next?: Our Future Plans

Within the Torchlight Constellation Series, you will eventually find complete learning-year studies in social studies, history, and mental/physical health. Coupled with the Literature Studies, these studies will allow families to choose their academic focus’ each year. These studies will carefully be created over the next few years, one component at a time, with literature being the priority.

To make it easy for families to create their tailored year confidently, we are working on creating a specialized tool that will allow you to drag and drop individual studies into a year-long weekly timeline, so you can see what the yearly flow will look like and cover all your bases before your purchase. However, creating innovative tools like this takes time, so sign-up for our e-mail list if you want notifications as Constellation Series Studies and tools become available.

To give you an idea of what is to come, our first S.S. topic will be The Morals of Our Stories: Folktales, Fairytales, and Comparative Religion (Finalized titles are still in the works). This study will include a treasury of tales from around the world, creation myths, and a secular academic look at many world religions, belief systems, and non-belief. Understanding human culture, social structures, and how they influence political structures is pertinent to a better understanding of the past and present in our second run through history that will follow. The first Literature Studies to be made available will align with these themes and be labeled so they can easily be aligned with other topics in your planning. All S.S. and History Studies will include:

  • A weekly schedule
  • Inquiry-style discussion
  • Book Club Reading assignments
  • Structured & paced writing assignments with guided instruction
  • Vocabulary with definitions and contextual usage
  • Activities & projects
  • Weekly extensions (can include books, videos, adult and older learner recommendations)

 

As always, within our curriculum, we will continue to offer recommendations for curricula in the subjects Torchlight does not cover.

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