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    I have Essentials in Writing 12 available for the cost of shipping. The materials are in excellent condition. Please pm me if interested. 1togo

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    I have the following Math U See courses for sale: Algebra 1 Geometry Pre-Calculus Textbooks, Student Text (separated from binding and hole punched for Algebra 1 and Geometry), and DVDs are all in excellent condition. The Algebra/Decimal Inserts and Counting Blocks are included. I want to sell these to one buyer for $100. Shipping is included. Thank you for looking. Please pm if interested. 1togo

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    I have the following Apologia sets (Texts and Solutions/Tests) for sale: Exploring Creation with Physical Science - Second Edition Exploring Creation with Biology - Second Edition Exploring Creating with Chemistry - Second Edition The Human Body - Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - 6th Printing 2011 I want to sell all of the above to one buyer for $100. The price includes shipping. Everything is in excellent from a non-smoking home. I only accept Paypal. Please send pm if you are interested. Thank you for looking. 1togo

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  8. We're using Mr. Q and like it a lot. I am not a science teacher, so I can't compare it with other chem courses, but it has been easy to teach, and dd enjoys it. We do chemistry three school days and the kitchen labs on Saturday. Mr. Q has been a good fit for us, and it isn't expensive. No special lab materials needed.
  9. Lisa, Thank you, thank you for starting this thread! We will begin this in two weeks after the next ACT test and prep cycle. We're still putting some things in place for the school year, but we have to get going with the app process and still a few visits. Yikes! 1togo
  10. Adding this. If you are considering a writing curriculum, input from mothers who have used the curriculum for a few years might help you understand how that curriculum worked for them and their children. There are mothers on this board who have worked through the first level of WWS. Others have worked through a few levels of Classical Writing, IEW, etc. There is a wealth of experience on the boards.
  11. Sadonna, We're using CW Maxim, and the work is not based on narrative retellings, which is the primary composition work in CW Aesop and Homer. I think of fiction writing as story writing and that wasn't our focus in Aesop/Homer. In addition to the skills I mentioned in a previous post, we worked on narrative analysis, precis writing, and summaries. DD is using the skills she learned in Aseop/Homer with Maxim, which teaches a variety of paragraphs. Maxim also includes essay analysis, copia and grammar work, and in the last unit, it covers modern essays, which include all of the paragraph
  12. I agree that I wouldn't use Windows to the World with a weak writer before high school. Teaching the Classics is not a composition curriculum, but it is a fun way to begin literature analysis,and the work can be done orally if you need to focus on writing with a composition curriculum. I would not use anything with Classical Writing. It is complete. As I mentioned, we are using CW Maxim and have completed CW Aesop/Homer. I didn't need to add anything, and the lessons keep us busy. Likewise, WWS. Why would you need to use anything else? It's supposed to be a complete curriculum.
  13. Adding and agreeing with Cleopatra. I would like to add a few, general comments about CW and also CC. Since I've used both of them, I can say they are similiar in that each level focuses primarily on a specific level of the progymnasta, and the student really learns the types of writing needed for that level because the focus is narrow. However, the skills are universal. CW teaches many copia skills at the word, sentence and paragraph level, and it also includes modern writing, although I would agree with Cleopatra that the maxim writing isn't "un-modern." CC teaches less copia than CW and
  14. If you decide to use CC Fable, I would initially buy just the teacher book from the author's website and decide if you need to work through the entire level. The teacher book includes the student materials, so you can make copies of selected narratives if you decide to only use a few of them.
  15. Since you plan to use WWS, my suggestion is somewhat different. I would go through WWE 4, and when you are finished with that, run through as much of CC Fable as you need. All of the lssons in CC Fable focus on outlining and retelling narratives from three points in time; i.e beginning, middle, and end, and it also teaches figures of description. When we used CC Fable, I went through the lessons and chose lessons that covered all the types of narrative retellings and the figures of description. I think we only did 4 or 5 lessons before moving on to CC Narrative. In addition, since the tar
  16. Sweet Home, If you want to learn how to teach writing without curriculum, then check out Bravewriter. That is exactly what Julie Bogart does. The core of Julie's philosophy is covered in "The Writer's Jungle," and mothers who need help implementing her method have the option of her classes. Using Julie's approach, a writing piece begins with a topic that interests the student. From that point, the student learns to narrow the topic, expand, and revise, etc. until the piece is polished. When our older children took classes with Julie, I was able to see a good writing mentor in action. I
  17. In the Pompeii example, you are describing two different assignments - one a narrative story from first person point of view, and a report-type piece, which focuses on facts. The progym definitely follows a difference sequence because it doesn't teach report-type writing in the first levels. Thanks, everyone. I think I now understand something about WWS.
  18. I was referring to the progym, which are pre-rhetoric exercises, not specific curriuclum when I mentioned comparing progym to a rhetoric text. CC is straight progym. CW incorporates modern writing beginning with Diogenes.
  19. I am interested in mothers who are combining CW with WWS. How are you doing this? Are your students doing all the anlalysis work in CW; i.e. Basic Questions, Theon's Six, hierarchical outlining, summary sentences, summary, precis, word analysis and imitation, sentence analysis and imitation, diagramming, etc.? If so, do you alternate all of this with WWS on the same day or do you have some other type of schedule?
  20. I have a few questions and observations after reading these posts. The OP mentioned that the progym does not cover everything in Corbett, but it wouldn't since the progym are pre-rhetoric exercises. Also, CW Homer has an entire section on retelling non-fiction narratives, so the narrative work isn't limited only to fiction. We haven't found any significant difference in retelling a narrative, fiction or non-fiction. After the student learns how to retell a narrative, they should be able to retell any narrative. I asked this on another thread, but didn't get a response. I see mothers
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