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of writing to a 7th grader and would prefer the curriculum meet the following criteria: Quote:


Strategies that provide a common language across grade levels and content areas


*Interpreting textbooks

*Varieties of writing for different purposes

*Note taking and study skills

*Listening and speaking skills


Stategies that increase critical thinking skills


*Analyzing text

*Producing organized, clear communications

*Synthesizing information into knowledge


Strategies that teach the writing process


*Narrative, personal narrative, and expository writing

*Sentence, paragraph and multiparagraph writing


Stategies that improve reading Comprehension


*Response to literature




DS will be coming home in the Fall and he's dyslexic. I've been looking at WWE4/WWS but am now wondering if I should supplement WWS with something that teaches more structure of sentences, paragraphs, and explores writing styles. Help me please, as I'm a total N00b to this curriculum selection thing....






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You might look at BJU Press literature and english. It would fit the criteria. I'm not sure how it would work with a dyslexic child, though. Maybe you could work on it together, or at a lower grade level? I really love BJU reading/literature. I pick and choose which topics we cover, and use lots of visuals (charts and bulletin board sets from the teacher store). The english does cover a lot of the stuff you mentioned, but I don't care for it myself. You might also check into Winning with Writing.

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