Guest Posted March 7, 2008 Share Posted March 7, 2008 OK, Oh, Elizabeth got me thinking when I posted with my year's plan about how...lame...our writing has been. I REALLY, REALLY need help here, ladies and gents. I talked to my sister who is a 2nd grade PS teacher about it. She said the last thing her kids wrote was a 2 page bio. on Abe Lincoln with paragraphs. I'm just getting my guys to give me 3-4 sentences at a time narrating SOTW sections and book summaries! And my guys are 11, almost 12 and 91/2yrs old. They can't outline even after using Remedia's beginning book. I have looked at all the CW, Writing Tales, IEW, Logos Writing Imitations books and used Writing Strands (Did NOT like that one at all!) I don't get how they teach writing. I tried some samples with my guys. They don't get it, either. We found all of them frustrating. So that approach doesn't fly here with these two. I am planning on buying Susan's new book and was going to start with level 2. Now I am not so sure. How do I get them to move on? BTW, we use GWG4. We tried R&S 2 and 3 and I would switch back just because the writing is included. The groans of so much writing out of the exercises would be deafening, though. We also like how clear and direct GWG is in explaining concepts. Can one still get the grammar if one does all, or most R&S exercises orally or on a whiteboard? What book would we start with? 4 or 5? Thanks in advance for your help. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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