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#1 GloriaMS

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 11:53 AM

Hi, I need a writing curriculum for my 11 year old day dreamer.  It is obvious to us that she needs to learn to organize her thoughts. She loves to read, she loves to listen to me reading, she loves to talk, but writing is  a different matter.  English is my second language and I am not as confident as I wished and we also live overseas. Where should I start?  I dread spending the time looking for something that I don't know much about. Are there any curriculums that come with online teaching or some kind of teacher.   How about any good written curriculum?  I forgot to mention, she is a native English speaker.


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#2 mamamoose

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 04:35 PM

We like the classical composition by Memoria Press...I wish I was doing more but it has a DVD instructor and the approach seems to work really well...

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 04:53 PM

Hi, I need a writing curriculum for my 11 year old day dreamer.  It is obvious to us that she needs to learn to organize her thoughts. She loves to read, she loves to listen to me reading, she loves to talk, but writing is  a different matter.  English is my second language and I am not as confident as I wished and we also live overseas. Where should I start?  I dread spending the time looking for something that I don't know much about. Are there any curriculums that come with online teaching or some kind of teacher.   How about any good written curriculum?  I forgot to mention, she is a native English speaker.

 

You might consider the Lux Writing Center



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 08:49 AM

We like The Write Foundation courses.  I especially like the way it has them organize their thoughts before writing.There are worksheets that help them do this.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:53 AM

this sounds a lot like us, minus the living overseas.  I will look into these programs, her writing is terribly unorganized.



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 07:39 AM

Does she enjoy writing? When she does write, does she like picking out what to write about?

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 12:31 PM

It sounds like Brave Writer might be a good fit for her and they do have an online class that helps you, as the teacher, learn to teach better.

 



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 05:54 PM

Just a thought -- as a basic start, since you use GWG, have you looked at Winning With Writing?  I saw the MUS and GWG in your signature, and WWW would have a similar feel -- incremental instruction, very clear directions.  No DVD but it isn't necessary. 

 

Farrar, would the Bravewriter class provide enough background for a non-native teacher to feel comfortable grading, do you think? 



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 09:00 AM

I haven't taken one of the classes, actually. But for this level, yes, I think it would be enough to help support a parent in evaluating a student's work. And they do provide feedback as well as modeling feedback. So much of Brave Writer is about developing your inner voice - her dd is a native speaker and has that voice - it would be about learning to trust that.