Connections Posted March 16, 2012 Share Posted March 16, 2012 I have two very different learners. I would prefer to have them do the same writing program (at different levels). I once purchased IEW TSS and watched the first video and returned it. I was looking into it for my oldest DS and it did not seem like a good fit. That said, with all of the people here who seem to love IEW I am looking at it again. Oldest DS is very well read and it shows in his creative writing. However, he is overcome by the blank page when I assign him academic topics. I am hoping to give him a structure that will help him to know where to start while allowing him to use his creative voice. The problem I had with IEW TSS (remember, I only watched the first lesson, though) was the focus on dress-ups. He already writes with wonderful dress-ups and strong verbs. Does IEW TSS move beyond this emphasis and provide the structure I need for him without dictating the style? This DS says he wants to be a writer. I am even considering taking a year (or longer- he is only finishing 5th grade) to complete the One-Year Adventure Novel. Should I focus on that for awhile and simply tackle the academic writing a little at a time with key word outlines and rewrites? Middle DS loves to follow rules and is just coming into his own with writing. He tends to tackle academic topics and creative writing topics equally. He is a beginning writer and I want to support his growth. Please share your thoughts and help me make a decision! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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