Like me, my middle son is a word nerd. He likes to read. He likes to write. So, when it came time to create a curriculum list for him, I naturally included resources that would help nurture his love for words.
Because he's only got one more year before high school, I'm slowly easing him into a more robust schedule. 8th grade will be a chance for him to dig deep without having the pressure of a grade point average or a transcript to maintain. It'll be like a trial run.