My problem is that my dd is picking up the methods and techniques from WWE much faster than I had planned. I think that after the holidays I want to add a meatier writing program for her.
She does copywork daily, a couple of sentences of unstudied dictation once a week, and four lines of poetry from studied dictation once a week. She gives good summaries for her narrations and can write them. She is currently writing her own fairy tale. She loves different versions of classic fairy tales and is writing her own with elements from several others.
She was an unwilling captive during her brother's IEW C lessons and endured years of listening to us discuss literature and writing. I thought IEW Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales might appeal to her love of tales and leverage the recent work I have done with IEW.
My ultimate plan is to have us work through CW. I am certain she is ready for Aesop A. Is this the best place to start her? Would something more gentle like Writing Tales be better?
And of course, since she is only in second - I haven't actually started formal grammar yet. We have talked about grammar in dictation. She knows basic parts of speech and punctuation. Is it time to add in formal grammar if I move to a more formal writing?
My other option is to just keep doing what we are doing and increase the length or complexity of the passages. There is merit in this option, but I think she is ready for more.
Edited by Karen in CO, 06 December 2008 - 10:37 PM.