Abeka vs. Rod and Staff for 4th grade
Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:03 PM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:02 PM
Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:43 PM
I'm sure you all have had this question before. I'm really struggling choosing a writing curriculum for my 4th grader. I have already purchased Abeka Lang. Arts but the more I read about Rod and Staff Lang Arts, the more I'm thinking I should send Abeka back. Does Rod and Staff really have more writing than Abeka? Will this solve my need to supplement Abeka with a different writing source? By Rod and Staff offering more writing does this mean creative and reports or is this referring to the fact that the lessons require copy work? Last question: If I do go with Rod and Staff, should I go back to 3rd grade because they are suppose to be advanced? My daughter came from a great public school but I'm not sure how they compare to placement with Rod and Staff.
Rod & Staff adds more writing assignments as your child advances....we switched to R&S English for that reason plus I didn't want to add more books. My kids get overwhelmed with too many books! Plus sometimes we do the grammar assignments orally or together on the whiteboard/chalkboard so that then we can do the writing assignments and not be tired of writing!
Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:49 AM