BakersDozen Posted June 24, 2009 Share Posted June 24, 2009 OK, I figure I should have posted this before I bought a writing program however since I've only bought one program (so far) I figure if I find something else that may work better it's OK. My older 3dc are amazing writers. (I would say that even if they weren't my dc. ;)) I have not used a formal writing program with them since they were in 3rd grade and I took them through the Paragraph Book series. I invested an enormous amount of $ on a set from IEW that we used for about 4 weeks until my dc begged me to do something else. So from there I just came up with my own writing assignments: take a simple child's storybook and rewrite it, write a poem about the painting above our fireplace (those turned out so well I thought about sending their work in to a local contest). They can outline very well, do key word outlines, rewrite work, summarize, etc. So I don't have struggling writers. I would like a more formal writing program from here on out, however, simply because the less I have to come up with on my own the better. I can't have something that is teacher-intensive which is why I have balked at even looking at some of the programs mentioned on this board. I want something fun yet not remedial. I can't afford more IEW material and after our first experience with it don't know that I want to even consider IEW again. Any suggestions before I go off the deep end and buy more writing programs? For the record, I just bought Jump In and was eyeing Write Shop or WordSmith. My goal was to use this next year to nail down paragraphs and then focus on essays and research papers. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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