Does this exist -- like WWE, but whole books?
Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:00 PM
Is there anything like the WWE workbooks (systematic copywork and narration) that schedules short stories or picture books instead of excerpts from full-length novels?
Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:19 PM
Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:42 PM
Brave Writer's The Arrow does whole books, but it's holistic, not systematic, so it might not be what you're looking for.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:03 PM
I just love the idea of using picture books or short stories for this kind of thing, because you could read the full text in a sitting, without it totally hijacking your literature plans. Maybe I'm dreaming.
Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:22 PM
Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:35 AM
You could also consider books of short stories, like 50 Famous Stories Retold and similar. These are only a page long, perfect length for narrating.
Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:15 AM
Writing Tales uses Aesop and short stories from James Baldwin to teach language arts through copywork, narration, games, and free writing. It is meant for 3rd-4th, though.
ELTL sounds closest to what you want, even if it does use full length novels for multiple dictation exercises.
Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:47 AM
Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:39 AM
Your reasons are the same as my reasons for switching to English Lessons Through Literature. ELTL is actually like WWE and FLL rolled into one, though you could certainly skip the little grammar lessons if your choose. If you like WWE, except the part where you are working purely from excerpts, then you will be satisfied with ELTL. http://barefootmeandering.com/site/
Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:06 PM
Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:25 PM
I just put ELTL 2 on hold at the library, so I can flip through. I passed it over because the titles didn't seem like an especially good fit for my wild little boys. I might be wrong about that. We like FLL but it has felt slooooow. It might be nice to fold in grammar and drop FLL too.
I was really fixated on Lightning Lit 2 earlier this year, but I never see it discussed much and the samples are really skimpy. I wish I could see more of it. It's not the WWE approach exactly, but I just love the book choices.