5LittleMonkeys Posted September 14, 2012 Share Posted September 14, 2012 Here are the writing programs that I have and have come to love: IEW WWE (most of it...the long dictations and I do not see eye to eye) WWS Killgallon (not really a full writing program, but an amazing supplement) Classical Composition Lively Art of Writing I have discovered over the course of a few months that my dc learn more about grammar through the study of Latin and composition than they do by isolating it as it's own subject. Vocabulary has also increased as we have spent more time on literature, composition and Latin. Spelling ... after having a solid phonics background, going over misspelled words during the course of writing seems to be doing the trick. Basically what I'm getting at is that I am amazed at how efficient we've become at incorporating language arts skills into one "subject". Now, the question becomes, how do I use all of the programs I've listed above? They all provide something that I want my dc to learn. Granted some of them would be used at a certain skill level and then the dc would graduate to the next program as with WWE\WWS. But, there are at a minimum 2 programs for my 1st grader, 4 for my 4th grader, 3 for my 7th grader and 9th grader, that I would like to be using. However, all these other subjects (math, science, history) are getting in the way and taking up precious time!:tongue_smilie: So, tell me of your successful endeavors to incorporate the skills and ideas of your most loved writing programs into your day. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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