Hello, I am an ex-teacher who for very strong reasons has had to bring our daughter home to be schooled. We have been using stereotypical homeschooling curriculum and materials and they are not rigorous enough, they do not have proper scaffolding for teaching writing properly & have are not updated to include technology in the real world, or links to the real world. I really want to provide her with at least the quality that she would be getting from a school. I have been studying a number of samples of different language arts and reading programs provided by their publishers. Two of these are Reading Street & Journeys. Reading Streets appears to be on steroids and looks very disjointed. I would like to find whether you think this program builds proper scaffolding for the writing process, has any retention for the skills taught and any other thoughts you may have. How does this program compare to Journeys. From the sample online, it appears to be concise, clearly written, following one topic at a time compared to a plethora of topics thrown at the student on one page. What are the pros and cons of using this program. Is it 'enough' compared to what Reading Street offers. Does it cover the skills I should be teaching? Do you recommend either of these, or any others? I appreciate your time.