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  1. I have been immersing myself in all the posted topics regarding Language Arts for high school on the High School boards and have reviewed the WTM (not 4th edition because I don't own it) as well as my copy of Teaching the Trivium for guidelines about what to do as I plan my oldest DS's 4 yrs of high school. And yes, I've read Ruth's epic post . . . . My head is swimming. Please offer help if you can wade through my post! I'm most thankful for anyone to jump in here and give advice! I hate to be a "needy" mom on here, but I need some shoulders to lean on from those of you who have gone
  2. Has anyone used Lost Tools of Writing 2? Is it worth the investment? We were very successful with LTW 1, but I don't know if I should invest in the 2nd level or just apply what we've learned across the curriculum.
  3. Hi all, I would appreciate it if you would share with me some of your experiences, both good and bad with the program - online or curriculum. We are considering the LToW during our High School years. I have heard that it's hard to teach from a number thread searches. However there are claims that the latest edition is easier. Can someone describe a bit more what a typical day looks like for you? How much work/prep time is required of you, the teacher? Can this be done somewhat independently? I'm just trying to gauge how difficult this would be for my wife while teaching our t
  4. I've been searching the website for a loooong time and still can't find a TOC or recommended schedule. Does anybody know?
  5. I'm planning for logic stage which might as well start at 5th grade for us. We have 4 years to prepare well before I enroll DD in PS high school. This is most likely the plan for us unless I completely lose my fear of homeschooling high school or win the lottery and enroll her with Stanford Online. I wish we could take all the writing classes from WWS all the way to Rhetoric, but we only have 4 years. I don't know how well our local high school will prepare DD for college writing, so I'm hoping that we get in the necessary foundation during the logic years. I just preregistered for WWS
  6. I didn't have any luck with this on the high school board, so maybe I'll have better luck on this board... I have a 9th grader who stared homeschooling this year. While in school, writing was not a priority, at all! Luckily, she's a decent writer and doesn't stress when I ask her to write something, however, she definetly needs instruction in writing. I have looked into LAoW and LToW and they both have gotten great reviews. I'm just wondering what exactly are the differences are in them? From what I'm understanding LToW is geared more towards persuasive essays, correct? What about LAoW, d
  7. Would you advise teaching it yourself or taking an online class and WHY???? Thanks! :lurk5:
  8. Will you guys help me figure out whether to get LToW? Background: Ruth's post reviewing & comparing LToW here: http://forums.welltr...of-wws-to-ltow/ made me think that LTOW would be great for my dd. She will have completed 3/4 of WWS and 1/2 of Essay Voyage in 5th grade, and we would finish those two programs in the first half of 6th grade. So, we could either jump straight into WWS2, or we could do LTOW first (or do them somewhat concurrently) beginning halfway through 6th grade. Pros of LTOW: based on Ruth's review, I think it would really fit dd's learning style. She th
  9. My ds(10) is finishing MCT Paragraph Town and I am looking for the next thing. For those who have BTDT, would you recommend using Lost Tools of Writing first and then moving to Essay Voyage, or doing them in the reverse order? I have heard that they complement each other. Is this true? Thanks, Ruth in NZ
  10. ENTER IF YOU DARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am NOT responsible for any purchases that may be incurred upon reading this post. Here's a link for the Lost Tools of Writing 4th edition sample pages. This edition looks A LOT LOT LOT LOT more clear than the 3rd edition. My friend is upgrading to the 4th edition so I'll get to take a look at it in a few weeks once it starts shipping! http://www.losttoolsofwriting.com/pages/demo Capt Uhura
  11. I don't know how to write. I mean really write. I didn't learn HOW to do it in high school. I learned how to fill out index cards, arrange them and create a really uncomfortable, boring paper or facts and info. I don't know how to come up with an idea, gather the information around that idea and them put it all into an interesting, well-organized form. I love Lost Tools and think it's a great idea. However, since the day I opened the box from them I'm nearly completely lost and overwhelmed. The DVD's are the only thing in there that doesn't have my head spinning after 15 minutes tryin
  12. There was some discussion a ways back on how this potentially could be a good combo... I know at least one or two people have both programs in their hot little hands... has anyone had a chance to parse/review this? Please please please? I want to do what Sahamama suggested over in the Breadth/Depth thread and sit down with everything and some chamomile tea and figure out what to include and what to trim, but LToW is too expensive for me to buy and then find I don't really need! But then I've kept reading such wonderful things about it - does it overlap at all with MCT? Would it compleme
  13. For those of you who use/used Lost Tools of Writing have you taught it to only one student? Is it difficult to adapt since it appears to be written for teaching in the classroom or co-op setting? For example, in the Teacher's Guide on page 50 for the Introductory Lesson, it's suggested that you start the class with introductions where students name a favorite book, movie, etc., and one thing they dislike about writing. Now I know I can adapt this to my 7th grade son and only student by taking an even more active part in the conversation and obviously prompting him to come up with more tha
  14. I've been scouring the net for an online/video/scripted writing or rhetoric class, and wound up on the Lost Tools site - which has always been a huge mystery to me. I have never investigated further because I figured if I couldn't understand the site, how could I ever teach from their materials??? (And, why can't they have DVD's like IEW?) Today I was intrigued; just at the moment I was about to give up understanding the site once again, I read that LTOW is, in fact, a "rhetoric" course. I haven't run into any other program labelling themselves as such. So...these are the things I
  15. Has anyone used The Lost Tools of Writing program from the Circe Institute? I would be interested in hearing pros and cons about it. Thanks! Amanda
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