mompotter Posted July 2, 2009 Share Posted July 2, 2009 (edited) I just received my Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons from IEW. I do not own the Teaching Writing - Structure and Style DVD set (I do have access through a friend so I hope to watch it at some point). It is purely because of finances. A couple questions. There are only 22 lessons. If you have used this before do you use other things with it or just spread it out over the year? Is it enough for one year? My other thought was....Could I just pick up the Student Writing Intensive set (probably B, based on my kids ages) and do that first then move right into this for the year? I really bought this for my ds (6th) and had planned to use WWE for my younger two (4th & 2nd) but starting to rethink some things. Thinking maybe I could use this for my two older ones and keep using WWE with my younger one. I am very "writing confused" can you tell?? I don't know what to use but WWE was not enough for my ds. He is really freaked out when it comes to writing and I need something "very practical" and effective with him. Doing copy work and/or dictation just doesn't seem to be doing anything. He still can't even write a paragraph on his own. I should note he is a very strong reader and his comprehension level is better than mine. His spelling is wonderful (if he has seen the word he can spell it). He is just very weak in writing skills. I have not pushed him (until last year). My other thought was... Using this and continuing to use WWE to help him learn to summarize the information. To do both I would skip some of the WWE week. I would have him listen, narrate back and write his narration down (as copy work). Then use the AHWL the rest of the week. Edited July 2, 2009 by mompotter Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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