Staceyshoe Posted January 23, 2011 Share Posted January 23, 2011 I'm really struggling with what to do for grammar and writing for next year. We are condensing WWE and FLL, but it's still painfully slow. I think ds has already mastered the intended objectives of both programs (in his current level). He's so hungry to learn and what we are doing now is busywork. Here is what I'm thinking about, but I'm very open to other possibilities: 1) R&S English for grade 3. Right now almost every subject ds has is teacher-intensive, so the thought of getting him something independent would make such a difference in my days. I'm not excited by the samples I see online because it reminds me of boring grammar worksheets that I did as a kid, but I recently ordered a copy so I can get a better feel for the program. If there is a lot of writing, that may cause a problem with ds's fine motor skills. (He will be 6 y.o. next year.) We may stick with an accelerated WWE for his writing because I like SWB's approach. What are your thoughts? Too much writing? Will it turn into busywork? 2) MCT. I keep hearing raves about this, especially for kids who hunger for more more more info. Ds and I are both very structured thinkers. Ds likes getting a framework and then plugging in info into neat little categories in his mind. From the comments I read, this program is not structured that way. I'm also very concerned that my grammar knowledge may not be adequate to teach it. (I think I read that there's not much hand-holding for the instructor?) I've read and read and read about it, but I can't seem to get a good feel for exactly what this program is like. Maybe I need to purchase it so I can actually look through it. Is it too scattered for a learner like ds? It's also teacher-intensive, right? How time consuming would it be? 3) Stick with FLL and WWE and accelerate as possible. I've been pouring over this decision for months now. Please help me decide! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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