Ummto4 Posted October 31, 2012 Share Posted October 31, 2012 My son is 5th grade and he's not one w/ natural ability in language art. His usage and punctuation are shaky. His writing also sometimes doesn't flow well. Plus he sometimes cannot make good sentences to explain something. His 8 yo sister uses the same thing as him, but all is well with her. This is what we use for his 4th and 5th grade : - Grammar: KISS and Evan Moore editing. - Usage: ILL. - Writing: ILL w/ writing strand 3 - Spelling: Apples and Pears. I also have one of reading comprehension book for him to do once a week. He learns to summarize via content subjects. He summarizes pretty well verbally, but got messed up in writing. In light of his weaknesses for punctuation and usage as well as his trouble in articulating his thought in writing, I am just wondering, whether I should instead get curricula which teach these skills more explicitly and repetitively. I know he hates GWG (used this for his 3rd grade), so I'm thinking of getting him Hake for grammar and keep Evan Moore for editing. So what I'm thinking is like this: - Grammar and usage: Evan MOore and Hake (dump ILL- uusage and KISS) - Spelling: keep A& P - Writing: WWS 1 (dump WS and ILL-writing). - keep ILL for the poetry and prose part Do you think I need to give him a chance till he finishes 5th grade and just try to do the same thing dilligently or get a more explicit curricula (above) now? He loves ILL and KISS, but I get a feeling that Hake = GWG except that it's spiral. So, he may hate this, but my gut feeling is that he needs repetition (aka boring curricula) and what we're using, although is good and work really well for my daughter, are not enough for my son. Advice ? TIA Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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