IsabelC Posted September 8, 2012 Share Posted September 8, 2012 (edited) I am thinking it might be time to add a formal writing program to our mix of resources. WWE seems to be the go to curriculum, and I think the style might be less painful for my son than ones that have more emphasis on the creative side (he has a full-on meltdown if asked to think up something to write by himself). I would love to know: How American is it? Obviously it's a SWB effort so it's going to be US-centric to a certain extent, and that's perfectly understandable, no problem. But is it really biased, as in, would I have to change half the selections to make it more balanced for us? Are the literature selections quoted verbatim, or edited like in FLL (I loved the concept behind FLL, but I was irritated to find after my kids had learned their first ever poem to recite ['The Caterpillar'] that it had been changed, and we had to relearn it correctly; we won't be continuing with the next level)? Are there any other excellent writing programs in a similar vein? My kids aren't keen on creative writing. We have the basic grammar, sentence building stuff covered with Fitzroy Word Skills. So I'm just after something that would help them work towards writing good paragraphs and structuring an essay, letter or whatever. Edited September 8, 2012 by Hotdrink Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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