I was looking at a write source textbook and I was very unimpressed. It was over 600 pages and only about 30 of them was dedicated to creavitve writing. It was a 5th grade level. My oldest is going into the 6th grade and just recently has been wanting to write more. I knew I needed something hands on and I also wanted a program were his writing involved more typing. It was very organized as far as the steps to writing but I knew it would not work for my sons. They are very hands on.
I found a prgram called write shop and I really love it. I am pretty sure my son will love it as well. It is filled with creative writing and very hands on. The book I am getting has 10 lessons which include hands on projects and fold and go lapbook style grammar foldables. The books are filled with helpful teaching tips as well. I ordered the e-book version. It involved printing 250 pages for one book and 144 pages for the activity book. I am also thinking of doing a reading log as well but a little different. I was thinking of building a giant tower of popsicle sticks with their books they read written on them. My son love to build so I think this idea will be fun for them. I am very excited to start very soon..
i just thought I would share incase someone was looking for a hands on writing program. Love to hear any other things people are using.
June 24, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Sounds good. I wish I had found it back when we were looking for something.
We used Write With the Best 1 and 2
and Wordsmith and Wordsmith Craftsman
at the high school levels. They had some good points but I wasn't entirely satisfied with either of the programs. They did work better for my kids than other materials prior to finding these though.
June 24, 2013 at 11:49 PMI just ordered Writing With Ease for my upcoming second grader. I've heard of Write Shop too. If this program doesn't work out then I'll try that next.