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Marsha
10-25-2009, 01:50 AM
I need something for 8th grade that is not teacher intensive and is a more laid back approach, more CM instead of WTM.

Rachel Jane
10-25-2009, 08:38 AM
http://www.teach4mastery.com/handsonessays.html

We used this last year to get our essay writing skills up to par. The student watches the DVD, reads the very short lesson and then does an short well- defined assignment.


http://www.oneyearnovel.com/

I am doing this with my 13yo and 15 yo this year. It may not be what you are looking for at all, but it is totally student oriented. You watch a DVD lesson, read the text (short) and do the writing assignment. I am doing it with them as a fellow student.

I ~L~O~V~E~ this curriculum. My sons, who dislike putting pen to paper, enjoy this curriculum and can't wait to do the next lesson. They are so looking forward to reading their novel at the end of the school year. :)

I will be doing it again with the younger when he is a jr for high school credit.

Nedra
10-25-2009, 11:36 AM
Another plug for the One Year Novel. It really is fabulous.

Before that, we use the writing assignments in Queen's Language Lessons and Karen Andreola's "Story Starters."

Rachel Jane
10-25-2009, 11:39 AM
Another plug for the One Year Novel. It really is fabulous.


Are you writing as well?

molly in cr
10-25-2009, 05:54 PM
http://www.teach4mastery.com/handsonessays.html

We used this last year to get our essay writing skills up to par. The student watches the DVD, reads the very short lesson and then does an short well- defined assignment.

Can you share the youngest age you think this would work for? Do you feel much writing experience was needed beforehand? Is the link you provided the only place to buy this? TIA :)

Rachel Jane
10-25-2009, 07:29 PM
Can you share the youngest age you think this would work for? Do you feel much writing experience was needed beforehand? Is the link you provided the only place to buy this? TIA :)

:unsure: Probably somewhere between 10 and 12 would be the youngest in my opinion. Does the website have a suggestion for age of child?

I don't know of anyplace else to buy this.

molly in cr
10-25-2009, 09:24 PM
:unsure: Probably somewhere between 10 and 12 would be the youngest in my opinion. Does the website have a suggestion for age of child?

I don't know of anyplace else to buy this.

It just said middle school, but I wanted to hear from someone who had used it. So I could definitely have my 13yo use it with my 17yo.

Susan A
10-26-2009, 09:59 AM
I teach writing to a group of homeschoolers in 7th and 8th grades. (I taught college English for 11 years) My new favorite is Jump In published by Apologia. I love it b/c it is written to the students and all I have to do is moderate and grade!!!

CJ
10-26-2009, 02:05 PM
My 8th grader is doing Wordsmith Craftsman.

Scarlett
11-01-2009, 09:07 PM
Thanks to Jane Claire's recommendation awhile back, I'm using Hands on Essays (http://www.teach4mastery.com/) for my 13 y/o this year. And the author is a former FIAR mom! :cool:

Meg
11-01-2009, 09:38 PM
I used Wordsmith with some success and I have just discovered this[URL="http://sheilawraygregoire.com/anynovelnovelstudyguidep410.php?hop=downloado"] and it is great.
I hope this link works.:) If it doesnt look up the Any Novel Novel Study Guide

Meg