Thursday, May 17, 2012

Write Shop

There are so many subjects that I teach in each home school day and most of them we are pretty good at staying on track and making sure it gets finished on a daily basis.  Math, reading, grammar, spelling, science, history, and Bible are never forgotten but I have struggled finding a writing curriculum for my "special needs" child.  He doesn't like to write because he can't spell very well and he always ends up very frustrated and of course we have tears and drama until I started reviewing WriteShop Primary B.  It's PERFECT for him, not to childish since he's in 4th grade, but just the right amount difficulty mixed in with some fun and and at the same time he's actually learning to write!  He's excited about writing now and I"m so grateful to Write Shop for that.  Although the recommended grade level for this is book is 1st-2nd grade or reluctant 3rd graders I felt it was appropriate for his needs.  An added bonus is I've noticed that his spelling has improved since he's writing on a consistent basis.

Teachers guide is $29.95

The outside of the book looks pretty cutesy so I was thinking that it was going to be too young for my 10 year old but he actually enjoys each lesson and has not found the graphics to be to childish for him.  He really liked the week that he wrote about Hockey.

The Teacher's Guide

I'm enjoying the teacher's guide since it walks you through all of the writing prompts and has shaded areas that tell if you need any advance prep.  There is quite a bit of advance prep for the teacher but it's been stuff that only takes a couple of minutes for each day.  I've been tempted to skip a couple of them but went ahead and just did them and my son ended up loving them.  It pays to finish all of them, they really seem to reinforce what you are learning during that particular lesson.

The WriteShop is offering 15% off on any WriteShop Primary or Junior products in the Write Shop Store including their e-books.  Just use coupon code CREW15 at checkout. Offer valid through June 15, 2012.

Worksheet pack is $4.95

Thanks for reading,

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