Suggestions for Writing for Middle School
Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:19 AM
My children have no learning disabilities, and are pretty decent at writing so far. We have been using Writing With Ease up until this point.
Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:45 AM
Perhaps there will be a "One Year Adventure Novel" booth at your curriculum fair. If so, check out their middle school writing program "Cover Story." My oldest and youngest have been involved in the OYAN universe for years. The middle school material was after our time, but we love Daniel Schwabauer's teaching.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:06 AM
I'm not a fan of teaching creative writing add an academic class, unless by student request.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:45 AM
When I want to see a list of options, I usually head over to Cathy Duffy's curriculum reviews.
For a child who is between WWE and WWS I like Writing Tales. There's also Paragraph Writing Made Easy!: 8 Classroom-Tested Lessons and Motivating Practice Pages That Teach Kids to Write Organized, Detailed, and Powerful Paragraphs Just depends on what you're wanting. I was pretty eclectic with my dd, because she had a gap between WWE and WWS. Almost anything you want to do will be fine. Make sure they learn to type and consider doing projects with tech (History Day documentary videos, powerpoints, etc.).
Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:53 AM
I never found one writing curriculum that would have worked for all my kids. Some books different kids have used with success and I'd use again (with the right kid) are Writing and Rhetoric from Classical Academic Press and Wordsmith Apprentice and it's sequels from Common Sense Press.
Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:59 PM
Ms Eva and her team of instructors are incredible. For writing and a ton of other subjects. They're 2018-2019 schedule is posted.