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Writing with Skill is not just a writing curriculum While teaching students how to write clearly and effectively they are also introduced to good works of literature It introduces students to various genres of writing and helps the student analyze what they have read Many times my daughter has gone on to read the whole work of a featured excerpt Throughout the course students learn and practice numerous writing skills such as outlining summarizing describing and researching The course contains lessons for 36 weeks with 4 days of work each week There is a lot of reading involved in the course so it may not be the best choice for students who are not particularly fond of reading Writing with Skill was easy for me as the parent because preparation is minimal However the course does require parental involvement This involvement is mainly dialogue between the parent and student to help the student write in complete meaningful answers Students do most of the work independently coming to the instructor when they have completed each days work or if they have difficulties The teachers manual is necessary as it walks the parent through helping the student and gives a grading rubric for each final composition Writing with Skill has helped my 12 yr old daughter learn many composition skills as well as how to think through a writing assignment I have also seen her writing in other areas improve as well I think Writing with Skill could be a valuable course for slightly older students as well who don't have a strong writing background I look forward to using more writing resources from the same author or publisher
June 5, 2013
A thorough resource
We are doing this book in two years, as per the author's suggestion, 5th and 6th grade. We would have started it in 4th, and skipped WWE Level 4 if we had known the author also suggested that option. Best things about this program, and book in particular:
1. little steps that keep frustration to a minimum.
2. the steps help understanding develop
3. the progress is measurable and significant.
We have used this program from the beginning, and I believe my children have an exceptional writing education because of this method. It is high quality, high standards, high performance, but none of the pressure and frustration. From day one, Ms. Wise encourages small bites, and lots of support. And six years later, we have three good writers. My girl(9) and boy(8) are doing the first half this year, and my older son(11) is finishing the second half this year. 8 yo boy is two grades ahead of his age, and shows no sign of fatigue, or lack of understanding, which I attribute to this method.
October 29, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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Rainbow Resource Center Store
I need something that will guide my 7th grade son, who is resistant to writing.
Andrew H on Dec 7, 2017
Love First Language Lessons so thought would try this
Jennifer M on Sep 20, 2017
I need something that will guide my 7th grade son, who is resistant to writing.
Andrew H on Dec 7, 2017
heard good review
Theresa C on Nov 28, 2017
Love First Language Lessons so thought would try this
Jennifer M on Sep 20, 2017
This curriculum pairs well with the other grammar program we are using
Dawna B on Sep 13, 2017
We use Writing with Ease and love it, so naturally advancing to the next level.
Candace S on Sep 12, 2017
I love Susan Wise Bauer's advice and curriculum and have used her materials to homeschool my 5 children. I bought this workbook to teach a 7-8th grade Writing class.
Jill P on Aug 22, 2017
This resource has good reviews and a good success story with student achievement.
John R on Aug 22, 2017
I've used this before and it's great for helping kids write summaries and learning big concepts step by step. She really breaks things down so they are easier to do. My kids still don't cherish it though. My daughter calls it Writing with Skulls!
Karen L on Jun 8, 2017
Love the variety of writing assignments and literature associated with the program. Really helped prepare my older students for high school AP writing classes.
Catherine N on Jan 3, 2017
Like Susan Wise Bauer's other publications and need writing curriculum.
Bridget R on Dec 11, 2016
It's a gradual approach to teaching writing so my student has time to wrap her head around the concepts.
K Y on Sep 14, 2016
I've been looking for a writing program that would spark my children's interest and this seems to fit the bill.
Deborah S on Sep 3, 2016
For my 8th grader.
Luisa S on Sep 2, 2016
This came highly recommended as a writing program that can be done independently by my 7th grader.
Leslie K on Aug 20, 2016
I'm a fan of Susan Wise Bauer's method for teaching writing.
Esther L on Aug 16, 2016
Love anything Susan Wise Bauer creates!
Christine D on Aug 9, 2016
user friendly for student and teacher
Denise G on Aug 4, 2016
Recommended by My Father's World
Kristin B on Aug 2, 2016
Writing with Skill is the natural progression from Writing with Ease. This level is much harder, but your child should be up to the challenge from the previous level. The writing skills learned in this book are not learned in any other writing program for homeschool or school. Classical methodology, but tied with history and science readings. The teacher's manual is a necessity, especially for some of the poetry work.
Christina T on Jul 31, 2016
Recommended by My Father's World curriculum.
Jamie F on Jul 29, 2016
Thorough and logical order of necessary writing skills.
John H on Jul 26, 2016
suggested by the curriculum I purchased
Bonnie L on Jul 18, 2016
We enjoyed "Writing with Ease" and look forward to the next level.
Jennifer R on Jun 3, 2016
I liked the setup of Writing with Ease, and hope this is as good, especially for one child in particular who struggles with writing.
Nicole L on May 21, 2016
I love this writing curriculum! Susan Wise Bauer is brilliant for creating a curriculum that is student taught. She recognizes that home school moms aren't able to teach everything and she designed this to be self-taught by the student. The Instructor Text is written with the parent in mind, knowing the child may bring her a question that seems completely "out of the blue." With each step Susan helps the parent help the child without the parent having to learn the whole lesson.
Jessica L on May 16, 2016
A Friend recommends
Hueymei H on Apr 3, 2016
Needed a good writing program. It was recommended by My Father's World.
User on Mar 15, 2016
It is a complete, self-paced grammar and writing curriculum. I need a curriculum like this for the group of home schooled students that I will be teaching through a one-day kind of academy.
Chaun M on Mar 9, 2016
The My Fathers World Curriculum that we use recommends this book for 7th grade writing. I have not been disappointed with the MFW choices thus far, so I continue to use their recommendations.
Aubrey B on Feb 18, 2016
After much research, the incremental approach using real literature and a 4 day schedule.
Kari E on Dec 23, 2015
highly recommended for improving writing skills
Susan L on Nov 21, 2015
This was recommended as a good source to help a student struggling with composition.
Dawn W on Oct 27, 2015
We've progressed through the Writing With Ease instructor's guide. I liked it and wanted to try the next level.
Elaine B on Oct 23, 2015
heard good review
Theresa C on Nov 28, 2017
This curriculum pairs well with the other grammar program we are using
Dawna B on Sep 13, 2017
Do students write in the workbook? If I'm using the program with 2 students will they each need their own workbook?
A shopper on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes, there is some underlining or marking, crossing off that happens in the book. it could be avoided by copying pages, i did not. but majority of writing in done on notebook paper. i really like this program, it is a lot of work to do as it prescribes. i had my son go at a much slower pace. you most definitly need the teacher book; at least i did. ;}
About how long does a lesson take to complete?
A shopper on May 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The lessons are progressive. Each builds on the previous day. 15 to 20 minutes each day is sufficient, both each lesson takes from 1 to 5 days to complete.
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    Writing with Skill is not just a writing curriculum While teaching students how to write clearly and effectively they are also introduced to good works of literature It introduces students to various genres of writing and helps the student analyze what they have read Many times my daughter has gone on to read the whole work of a featured excerpt Throughout the course students learn and practice numerous writing skills such as outlining summarizing describing and researching The course contains lessons for 36 weeks with 4 days of work each week There is a lot of reading involved in the course so it may not be the best choice for students who are not particularly fond of reading Writing with Skill was easy for me as the parent because preparation is minimal However the course does require parental involvement This involvement is mainly dialogue between the parent and student to help the student write in complete meaningful answers Students do most of the work independently coming to the instructor when they have completed each days work or if they have difficulties The teachers manual is necessary as it walks the parent through helping the student and gives a grading rubric for each final composition Writing with Skill has helped my 12 yr old daughter learn many composition skills as well as how to think through a writing assignment I have also seen her writing in other areas improve as well I think Writing with Skill could be a valuable course for slightly older students as well who don't have a strong writing background I look forward to using more writing resources from the same author or publisher
    June 5, 2013
    A thorough resource
    We are doing this book in two years, as per the author's suggestion, 5th and 6th grade. We would have started it in 4th, and skipped WWE Level 4 if we had known the author also suggested that option. Best things about this program, and book in particular:
    1. little steps that keep frustration to a minimum.
    2. the steps help understanding develop
    3. the progress is measurable and significant.
    We have used this program from the beginning, and I believe my children have an exceptional writing education because of this method. It is high quality, high standards, high performance, but none of the pressure and frustration. From day one, Ms. Wise encourages small bites, and lots of support. And six years later, we have three good writers. My girl(9) and boy(8) are doing the first half this year, and my older son(11) is finishing the second half this year. 8 yo boy is two grades ahead of his age, and shows no sign of fatigue, or lack of understanding, which I attribute to this method.
    October 29, 2015
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
  • Q & A
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    I need something that will guide my 7th grade son, who is resistant to writing.
    Andrew H on Dec 7, 2017
    Love First Language Lessons so thought would try this
    Jennifer M on Sep 20, 2017
    I need something that will guide my 7th grade son, who is resistant to writing.
    Andrew H on Dec 7, 2017
    heard good review
    Theresa C on Nov 28, 2017
    Love First Language Lessons so thought would try this
    Jennifer M on Sep 20, 2017
    This curriculum pairs well with the other grammar program we are using
    Dawna B on Sep 13, 2017
    We use Writing with Ease and love it, so naturally advancing to the next level.
    Candace S on Sep 12, 2017
    I love Susan Wise Bauer's advice and curriculum and have used her materials to homeschool my 5 children. I bought this workbook to teach a 7-8th grade Writing class.
    Jill P on Aug 22, 2017
    This resource has good reviews and a good success story with student achievement.
    John R on Aug 22, 2017
    I've used this before and it's great for helping kids write summaries and learning big concepts step by step. She really breaks things down so they are easier to do. My kids still don't cherish it though. My daughter calls it Writing with Skulls!
    Karen L on Jun 8, 2017
    Love the variety of writing assignments and literature associated with the program. Really helped prepare my older students for high school AP writing classes.
    Catherine N on Jan 3, 2017
    Like Susan Wise Bauer's other publications and need writing curriculum.
    Bridget R on Dec 11, 2016
    It's a gradual approach to teaching writing so my student has time to wrap her head around the concepts.
    K Y on Sep 14, 2016
    I've been looking for a writing program that would spark my children's interest and this seems to fit the bill.
    Deborah S on Sep 3, 2016
    For my 8th grader.
    Luisa S on Sep 2, 2016
    This came highly recommended as a writing program that can be done independently by my 7th grader.
    Leslie K on Aug 20, 2016
    I'm a fan of Susan Wise Bauer's method for teaching writing.
    Esther L on Aug 16, 2016
    Love anything Susan Wise Bauer creates!
    Christine D on Aug 9, 2016
    user friendly for student and teacher
    Denise G on Aug 4, 2016
    Recommended by My Father's World
    Kristin B on Aug 2, 2016
    Writing with Skill is the natural progression from Writing with Ease. This level is much harder, but your child should be up to the challenge from the previous level. The writing skills learned in this book are not learned in any other writing program for homeschool or school. Classical methodology, but tied with history and science readings. The teacher's manual is a necessity, especially for some of the poetry work.
    Christina T on Jul 31, 2016
    Recommended by My Father's World curriculum.
    Jamie F on Jul 29, 2016
    Thorough and logical order of necessary writing skills.
    John H on Jul 26, 2016
    suggested by the curriculum I purchased
    Bonnie L on Jul 18, 2016
    We enjoyed "Writing with Ease" and look forward to the next level.
    Jennifer R on Jun 3, 2016
    I liked the setup of Writing with Ease, and hope this is as good, especially for one child in particular who struggles with writing.
    Nicole L on May 21, 2016
    I love this writing curriculum! Susan Wise Bauer is brilliant for creating a curriculum that is student taught. She recognizes that home school moms aren't able to teach everything and she designed this to be self-taught by the student. The Instructor Text is written with the parent in mind, knowing the child may bring her a question that seems completely "out of the blue." With each step Susan helps the parent help the child without the parent having to learn the whole lesson.
    Jessica L on May 16, 2016
    A Friend recommends
    Hueymei H on Apr 3, 2016
    Needed a good writing program. It was recommended by My Father's World.
    User on Mar 15, 2016
    It is a complete, self-paced grammar and writing curriculum. I need a curriculum like this for the group of home schooled students that I will be teaching through a one-day kind of academy.
    Chaun M on Mar 9, 2016
    The My Fathers World Curriculum that we use recommends this book for 7th grade writing. I have not been disappointed with the MFW choices thus far, so I continue to use their recommendations.
    Aubrey B on Feb 18, 2016
    After much research, the incremental approach using real literature and a 4 day schedule.
    Kari E on Dec 23, 2015
    highly recommended for improving writing skills
    Susan L on Nov 21, 2015
    This was recommended as a good source to help a student struggling with composition.
    Dawn W on Oct 27, 2015
    We've progressed through the Writing With Ease instructor's guide. I liked it and wanted to try the next level.
    Elaine B on Oct 23, 2015
    heard good review
    Theresa C on Nov 28, 2017
    This curriculum pairs well with the other grammar program we are using
    Dawna B on Sep 13, 2017
    Do students write in the workbook? If I'm using the program with 2 students will they each need their own workbook?
    A shopper on May 28, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: yes, there is some underlining or marking, crossing off that happens in the book. it could be avoided by copying pages, i did not. but majority of writing in done on notebook paper. i really like this program, it is a lot of work to do as it prescribes. i had my son go at a much slower pace. you most definitly need the teacher book; at least i did. ;}
    About how long does a lesson take to complete?
    A shopper on May 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The lessons are progressive. Each builds on the previous day. 15 to 20 minutes each day is sufficient, both each lesson takes from 1 to 5 days to complete.
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