Complete Writer: Writing w/Ease Text Lvl 1-4

Complete Writer: Writing w/Ease Text Lvl 1-4

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ISBN: 9781933339771
Grades: K-5

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Now updated and revised with new content! Young students who learn to write well need one-on-one instructionsomething which your child's classroom may not offer.

In The Complete Writer series, Susan Wise Bauer turns every parent into a writing teacher. No experience is needed.

Drawing on her fifteen years of experience in teaching writing, Susan lays out a carefully-designed sequence of steps that will teach every student to put words on paper with ease and grace. This alternative plan for teaching writing combines the best elements of old-fashioned writing instruction with innovative new educational methodsand explains why so many writing programs fail.

Designed for elementary-aged writers and for older students who still struggle, Writing With Ease builds a sturdy foundation of basic skills for grades 14 (or levels 14 for the older student who needs more work) all in the same book. Diagnostic tests within the book will help the parent to determine where the child needs to start and which workbook the child will need.

You can use the text by itself as a guide, then choose your own copywork and dictation; or you can buy the workbooks, which do all the work for you. Each workbook covers one grade.

Category Description for Complete Writer: Writing with Ease:

Writing With Ease provides easy-to-use materials for introducing this comprehensive writing approach to young students; an approach that understands the need for one-on-one instruction and focuses on copywork (putting words on paper) and narration (putting ideas into words) then ultimately combining the skills (Years 3 & 4). Complete Writer: Writing With Ease Strong Fundamentals - the text (recently revised and with new information) for Levels 1-4 is a program overview. The first section - Understanding the Program - describes the three stages of writing instruction and why most writing programs fail as well as a four-year scope and sequence concluding with a segment on where/how to begin. Included are some short diagnostic exercises to determine if an older reluctant-writing student will profit by some portions of the program. Next is a short but practical section outlining preschool and kindergarten language instruction. The bulk of the text provides the weekly lessons for each level (year). Each year is divided into segments with a varying number of weeks. Each of these segments starts with a detailed lesson plan for the first week; then "tweaked" plans for the rest of the segment's weeks (i.e., use slightly longer sentences for copywork; look for sentences that contain the proper names of days of the week and months of the year). Each year concludes with a mastery evaluation. Copywork sentences and narration excerpts are provided for each of these "first weeks" but not for the remaining weeks. There are several valuable appendices at the back of the Text - what to do after program completion, troubleshooting (wise advice on student's writing problems), frequently asked questions, and resource lists.

The Workbooks provide all the needed teacher preparation for each level making the program very user-friendly. The first half of each book is the teacher's portion. This comes close to being scripted with all lessons carefully detailed. Copywork and narration excerpts for each lesson are included with background information provided and comprehension questions (with possible answers) that lead the child comfortably into narration. The last half of the books are the Student Pages. Grade-appropriate writing space is provided on these pages along with copywork models. Occasionally, pen-and-ink illustrations brighten the pages. It is suggested that these be removed and given to the student but they are reproducible for family use (schools and co-ops need to make other arrangements with Well Trained Mind Press). You can also purchase the pack of Student Pages separately if that is more convenient for you. These come 3-hole punched and ready to place in a binder.

Throughout Writing With Ease, the author suggests repeating the dictations three times. Some students may be able to hold the dictations in their heads after three repetitions and that's great! However, many students will need additional repetitions. And, as you get into the more complex dictations, the author has found that most students will need you to say the dictation sentences additional times - maybe a number of additional times. Don't worry about repeating - it's best not to frustrate your young writer. However, the author suggests two rules - 1) always ask the student to repeat the sentence back to you before he goes back to writing and 2) always repeat the dictation assignment from the beginning (don't allow the student to write one word at a time as you "dictate" word by word.

There is a relationship between Writing With Ease and First Language Lessons (from the same author). Both share the same philosophy and while these writing skills are presented in FLL they are extensively developed and practiced in WWE. The WWE Text could be used independently of the WWE Workbooks with the parent/teacher selecting all their own copywork excerpts from other school material. Criteria for selection are provided with each lesson segment. Likewise, it might be possible, although perhaps not desirable, to use the Workbooks independently of the Text. They are designed to be used together and there is material in the Text that is not repeated in the Workbooks (at the beginning and end of the Text). However, all lesson material is carefully repeated in the Workbooks and often expanded in terms of teacher instruction. The Workbooks also provide the needed copywork models and narration excerpts for all lessons making them very comprehensive. ~ Janice

Category Description for Complete Writer:

Susan Wise Bauer has an opinion about how writing should be taught to children. Not surprising! With years of experience teaching writing at the college level, she knows that The Complete Writer is the one who has mastered the three stages of writing - Writing With Ease (combining the two distinct mental steps of putting ideas into words and putting words onto paper), Writing With Skill (learning to organize sentences into short compositions), and Writing With Style (the persuasive expression of ideas). Seven years ago, Peace Hill Press started publishing her writing courses that have an emphasis on this progression of skills. Now that The Complete Writer sequenced writing program (Writing With Ease and Writing With Skill) has been used by thousands of parents/students, Mrs. Bauer has gathered excellent feedback about their experience with her program. And, to her credit, she's "tweaking" her recommendations a bit to conform to that feedback. For instance, although the Writing With Ease series was designed to be used for four consecutive years, she is now suggesting that many - perhaps most - students will be prepared after the first three levels to progress into the Writing With Skill books. Likewise, she now suggests that fifth grade is probably on the young side to begin the Writing With Skill series.

It's easy to see that these recommendations mess with the previous neat symmetry of the program (four levels of WWE, then three levels of WWS). Not to worry! Mrs. Bauer suggests you can 1) slow down WWE-3 and cover that course over two years, 2) continue narrations and summaries across the curriculum, or 3) insert another writing curriculum - maybe creative writing - into the 1-2 year gap. [See our website for a chart listing four possible progressions.] And, if you're not certain if your student is ready to progress, she provides mastery evaluations for each level (in the WWE Text) that will help you make that determination. These diagnostic evaluations are also very helpful if you have an older student that you want to integrate into the program at an appropriate level or if you have an older, reluctant writer that needs to "go back to the basics" and acquire some necessary beginning skills.

The Writing With Ease and the Writing With Skill programs make it possible for any parent to become a writing teacher - no experience needed! The beginning levels are scripted with later levels focused on the student becoming an independent writer; the parent functioning as a writing mentor. Although each level is designed as a year long course, they are flexible and you can use your own discretion as to the speed at which you progress through them.

Category Description for COMPLETE ENGLISH PROGRAMS:

These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.

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I love the classical approach to writing, and I want to successfully prepare my children for the future.
Caley Z on Mar 18, 2021
Recommended by peers for the classical education style
Michelle A on Jun 21, 2020
I love the classical approach to writing, and I want to successfully prepare my children for the future.
Caley Z on Mar 18, 2021
Help children with writing.
Manuel V on Jul 19, 2020
Recommended by peers for the classical education style
Michelle A on Jun 21, 2020
I've been looking for a sensible writing program for my child who is not an intuitive writer...I found this recommended in The Well Trained Mind and as I perused as much as I could online of the book, it seemed like a sensible, fairly simple approach. I'm looking forward to digging into it.
Rebecca M on Apr 2, 2020
I used it with my older children and loved it! Easy, short lessons
Tomika B on Aug 2, 2019
I was given the Level 1 workbook and really liked how it was going to walk the students through the writing process.
Jenna S on Jul 27, 2019
I haven't personally reviewed this text yet, but it looks like a simple, straightforward approach to teaching writing. I appreciate the fact that it's a non-consumable, reasonably-priced book that can be used for multiple grades and multiple children. Other programs I looked at were overly complicated, expensive, and for one-time use only.
Rebekah W on Aug 6, 2018
My son and daughter and both using this series for writing. Our family loves the classical and Charlotte Mason methods, so this encompasses of homeschool philosophy.
Hayley J on Jul 10, 2018
Looking for a writing program that is age appropriate and this looked good. I have used some of Susan Wise Bauer's other books and really liked them.
Thora J on Nov 18, 2017
Suggested curriculum for St Thomas Aquinas Academy 1st Grade.
Audrey M on Aug 21, 2017
recommended by a friend
Heather F on Dec 21, 2016
This writing book teaches writing in a simple format.
Terrie W on Oct 15, 2016
We are already using First Language Lessons and love it. I am expecting this curriculum to work well with it and hope we love it as much as FLL.
Kina S on Aug 26, 2016
My homeschooling friend recommended it!
Laura S on Aug 12, 2016
I love that is is L 1-4..this works out great for both my student
Anthony B on Aug 10, 2016
We homeschool and need a good writing curriculum that lets me combine several ages of children. I chose this because the reviews were great. One person mentioned that it helped their child with dyslexia learn to write better. I'm hoping the same will be true for us.
Warren D on Jul 11, 2016
I choose this because it was recommended as a supplement to FLL.
Brooke P on Jun 22, 2016
Recommended for pre-cursor to Essentials of the English Language program
Holly D on May 17, 2016
I love Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World, and loved a lecture she gave on teaching writing. I have high hopes about this writing program.
Mark F on Mar 10, 2016
I like First Language Lessons and am ready to tackle the next level of writing.
Renee R on Jan 13, 2016
School curriculum
Michelle S on Nov 30, 2015
I chose this book to help me teach these four writing books with the most information and help that is offered.
Kari T on Oct 16, 2015
Help children with writing.
Manuel V on Jul 19, 2020
I've been looking for a sensible writing program for my child who is not an intuitive writer...I found this recommended in The Well Trained Mind and as I perused as much as I could online of the book, it seemed like a sensible, fairly simple approach. I'm looking forward to digging into it.
Rebecca M on Apr 2, 2020
Do we need to purchase The Complete Writer and the Workbook? For instance I am interested in buying the Level 2 workbook and am wondering if the lessons in the workbook are also in the Complete Writer. Thanks!
A shopper on Jun 20, 2017
Complete Writer: Writing w/Ease Text Lvl 1-4
Complete Writer: Writing w/Ease Text Lvl 1-4
Complete Writer: Writing w/Ease L2 Stdt Wkbk
Complete Writer: Writing w/Ease L2 Stdt Wkbk
BEST ANSWER: The complete writer text has all 4 levels in one book. It gives you all the lessons but you need to provide your own stories or written material for each lesson. A few pieces of written material is provided in each level but mainly you need to come up with your own.
The workbook has only one level in a book. All the lessons and written stories are in this book. You can just open the book and do each lesson without having to find supplemental material. The workbook also has consumable sheets in the back for the student to use with each lesson. We used just the workbook. We loved this curriculum.
Our local library carried the text book. I checked it out just to look at it. It is a great resource but everything needed for one level is in the workbook.
We are going to be starting First Language Lessons 3. I was thinking of adding Writing with Ease into our schedule. Should I start at WWE 1? or would another better coincide with FLL 3?
User on Mar 30, 2016
Complete Writer: Writing w/Ease Text Lvl 1-4
Complete Writer: Writing w/Ease Text Lvl 1-4
First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
BEST ANSWER: Honestly? I've stopped using WWE. There were so many redundancies between it and FLL. I stuck with FLL and added daily writing prompts for my 3rd grader.
We are going to be starting First Language Lessons 3. I was thinking of adding Writing with Ease into our schedule and I'm trying to decide which workbook would be best... should we just start at 1 or would another work better with FLL3?
A shopper on Mar 30, 2016
Complete Writer: Writing w/Ease Text Lvl 1-4
Complete Writer: Writing w/Ease Text Lvl 1-4
First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
First Language Lessons Level 3 Instructor Guide
BEST ANSWER: We just started using WWE this school year, and are loving it! I have 6 sons, ages 9, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 8 months. I am flying through it with my oldest 2 sons, and slowly working through it with my 6 year old. We use MFW ECC this year, and are rounding out our LA with Language Lessons for Today, All About Spelling, and G.U.M. Drops, and I see my active, energetic boys really excelling and enjoying writing and LA now! And WWE is their favorite! I started them with level 1 this year, so it would be easy and enjoyable and a firm foundation in oral composition, which we are almost done, and these goals have more than been met! I feel like we made the right choice and we are looking forward to starting Level 2 of WWE soon! Hope this helps!
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Rated 5 out of 5
A must-have for reluctant writers
I am very grateful to have found this program. I, as well as my first two children, really enjoy writing and found it easy. Now I have two younger boys who are the opposite. They find it difficult and as a result, dislike it. The foundational approach in this program is genius...yet simple. It makes perfect sense to teach. Some children need the clear sequential learning steps that include: 1) taking an idea and putting it into words, 2) using those words to create a sentence, and 3) writing that sentence on paper. All this is done through a logical process of narration, discussion and copywork. The instructor aspect is completely planned out and organized, which is a relief for me. My boys' attitude toward writing has shifted. They don't love it...yet :), but they do derive a small level of enjoyment (and accomplishment- yeah!) from the exercises using the workbooks. I definitely think I've found a long term curriculum keeper.
September 12, 2016
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Last fall our daughter had requested to switch from �Writing with Ease� to a popular literature based writing curriculum After completing eleven weeks of the new curriculum she was asking to return to �Writing with Ease� When I asked her why she responded �Writing with Ease� teaches the �logic� of writing You learn how to organize the words in your brain put them on paper in a logical/sequential order and the end result is you become a good writer The literature based curriculum is like throwing a rock on a hopscotch board Wherever you land that is what you study for the day It doesn�t make sense� So the literature based writing curriculum was exiled to the storage tote and �Writing with Ease� was resumed Writing with Ease Work Book: Level 4 is authored by Susan Wise Bauer She is a faculty member of the College of William and Mary and co-author of "The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home"Writing With Ease Work Book: Level 4 is a companion to Bauer's text "Writing with Ease: Strong Fundamentals" Please see my review of "Writing with Ease: Strong Fundamentals" for a comprehensive overview of the curriculumWriting with Ease: Work Book Level 4 is arranged according to a thirty-six week scheduleEach week consists of the following components:Day 1Narration and Original Sentence ExerciseFocus: Identifying the central narrative thread in a passage/selectionIdentifying the central theme in a selectionIdentifying the central details in a passageSummarizing a passage with more than one main topicIdentifying central emotions in a passageIdentifying central details in chronological orderDefinitions of poetic termsIdentifying the central details in a passage that moves back in forth in time First person point of viewThe student will progress from writing original sentences to writing narrations independently Day 2Dictation ExerciseFocus: Remembering lengthy sentencesGrammar and Punctuation LessonPoetic FormDay 3Narration and Original Sentence ExerciseFocus:Identifying the central narrative thread in a passage/selectionIdentifying the central details in a passageIdentifying a central comparison in a passageSummarizing cause and effectIdentifying central details in chronological orderDefinitions of poetic termsSummarizing a passage with more than one main topicFirst person point of viewIdentifying the central theme in a selectionDay 4Dictation ExerciseFocus:Grammar and Punctuation LessonRemembering lengthy sentences and paragraphsPoetic formEnd of the Year EvaluationIncluded in the work book are a list of classic and modern literature selections and consumable student pagesOverall we have been pleased with Ms Bauer's logical approach to writing instruction Our child looks forward to utilizing �Writing with Skill� the next level in the �Writing with Ease: Strong Fundamentals� curricula
August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Writing With Ease Strong Fundamentals by Susan Wise Bauer�Writing with Ease Strong Fundamentals� is authored by Susan Wise Bauer She is a faculty member of the College of William and Mary and co-author of �The Well Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home� �Writing with Ease� teaches the student on how to take inarticulate ideas put the ideas into words and how to put the words down on paper The curriculum is divided into three stages: Writing with Ease (Grades 1-4) Writing with Skill (Grades 5-8) and Writing with Style (Grades 9-12) In Years 1 and 2 the student will focus on practicing narration copy work and dictation In Years 3 and 4 the student will focus on putting the steps of narration copy work and dictation together In Years 5-8 the student will focus on Diagramming: Sentence-Level Ordering and Outlining: Composition-Level Ordering In Years 9-12 the student will focus on the Thesis Statement: Deciding What to Write About The Progymnasmata: Techniques of Persuasion and Constant Short Papers�Writing with Ease� is divided into four parts Part 1: Understanding the Process Part 2: The Lessons Appendices and Bibliography of Excerpts Part 1: Understanding the Process consists of four sections: Why Writing Programs Fail The Three Stages Using This Book and Where Should I Begin Part 2: The Lessons consists of five sections: Preschool and Kindergarten Year One Year Two Year Three and Year Four The appendices consist of four sections: After Year Four Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions and Resources The bibliography of excerpts is included as a reference resource To accompany each level of the curriculum the author has created teacher/student workbooksEach work text is divided into a ed four day lesson plan for 36 weeks student pages and a reading selections index Presently the �Writing with Ease� curriculum consists of �Writing with Ease� hardcover book and workbooks for Levels 1-4 �Writing with Skill� Level 1 workbook is scheduled to be released in 2012 Future editions of the curriculum are presently in development I highly recommend purchasing the book along with the teacher/student workbooks
December 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5
As you would expect from this author this series is very well written Explanations are clear and concise In the past I have struggled with trying to incorporate dictation into our curriculum This course solves that problemThe text gives a great overview of the program and can be used alone for the parent/teacher who wishes to choose his or her own passages Placement tests help determine whether older students have mastered earlier material I found the workbooks indispensable as they took all guess work out of choosing passages their lengths and complexity They also introduced us to some stories we might want to read in full later! I initially bought this to try to help my struggling 5th grade writer Based on his placement test we started in Level 2 easily completing it in a year without placing too much pressure on him It has been very beneficial It has worked equally well with my 2nd grader As the course is designed more for auditory learners I have allowed her (visual learner) to read the passages along with me for the narration exercises increasing her retention of informationI highly recommend this series
June 22, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
This is a four-year non-consumable writing guide for the elementary writer I say "writer" instead of "student" because the material can be used for anyone learning to write Bauer is so sure that this book will be an asset to older students that may be poor writers that she labeled the courses "Year One" instead of "First Grade" (and so on) She teaches college students who would benefit from this kind of instruction! Older kids don't want to think they are 'as dumb as a first grader' and I'm sure they appreciate her choice of titlesIt starts with 27 pages of Bauer's calm confidence-inspiring way of talking to you about "Understanding the Process" She starts with three pages of "Why Writing Programs Fail" (writing a lot instead of learning to write); then spends 11 pages breaking down her methods for teaching writing to each of the three classical stages Especially helpful in this section are the parts entitled "what you're not doing" and "what you're still not doing" Here she comforts and reassures parents who have concerns about deviating from recent/current methods for those learning writing: write revise repeat She says there is definitely a time and a place for both original work and research papers just not when most students are doing them She doesn't want us to put the cart before the horse as they are doing in most school settings Here the cart is producing written work and the horse is learning to writeThe last section of "Understanding the Process" is four-page-long layouts describing how each year of instruction is going to pan out At the bottom of each layout you are directed to the page for that year's "Mastery Evaluation " so parents can determine which year their student should start with It was really easy to run my oldest through the evaluation and see where she stoodAlong with this non-consumable text goes consumable yearly workbooks At over $20 each though and four children of my own to educate I would buy one each of the workbooks and make my kids copy the work on their own paper When I considered purchasing this book I diligently looked at each of the pages from the table of contents that the Rainbow Resource staff put online I was really confused how week one takes up 4 pages but weeks two and three only took up 1 page Having the book now I see that week one is fully prepared with a chosen passage content questions (and answers) copywork sentences and dictation passages Then you are instructed to follow that pattern for the next few weeks on your own To complete the full course with only the text you would have to find passages yourself a task complicated by Bauer's suggestion to find passages that have certain requirements such as months capitals abbreviations etcAfter going through the fully prepared lessons in Writing With Ease I am convinced that I would rather spend the money on the workbooks than look for the passages myself Finding all those passages and creating your own questions and choosing a copy sentence is lofty and all but I'm sure that I would let it slide and end up doing a lot less than I would want to How does the saying go? "You have time and money If you have more time than money make it If you have more money than time buy it"The book is written in a way that a student could use it independently but there are the dictation segments which do require someone other than the student to read aloud I think that since this is a nonconsumable text it is a great value for the comprehensive instruction on HOW to LEARN to write Bauer always has a very inspirational style of writing that encourages homeschool parents When used with the workbooks it doesn't need any teacher prep time
December 30, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5
My only regret is that Writing With Ease wasn't published 1 year earlier so we could have used it alongside First Language Lessons 1! My son was a 2nd grader when he started it and it was a gentle introduction for learning how to write starting with the absolute fundamentals I loved that the reading excerpts are from classic children stories You could easily design a similar program yourself reading from literature and then taking excerpts out to narrate and use as writing models but this book has taken all the teacher prep work out The optional separate workbook even makes it simpler since the copywork is all ready to go written on penmanship practice-style sheets You can use this book alone without the workbook but then you'll have to write down models for your child to copy yourself It all depends on how much time/energy/money you want to invest-- the Workbook is a time-saver Some of the exercises in First Language Lessons can no doubt be skipped since they are covered more fully in Writing With Ease This is a logical and sequential method There are 36 lessons per year with 4 brief lessons per week I hope the author will go on to write a logic stage writing book as well!
August 2, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5
I couldn't help but write a review for this book written by Susan Wise Bauer author of The Story of the World books She has been a English/Writing professor at the College of William and Mary for over 10 years She has been shocked at the number of students in her classes that can't produce quality writing Her curriculum is designed to solve that problem! I believe it will do just that This the first book in her new writing program uses copywork dictation and narration as the tools to begin the writing process Her premise is that before we can expect children to write anything original they first have to learn how to organize what to say (narration) before they can write it down (copywork dictation) That takes lots of practice patience and years Organizing thoughts in one's head and the act of writing them down are two separate skills In the articles which are included in this book she lays out the stages of writing for children from 1-12 grade She also tells us why many children struggle with writing It is because they have not been taught how to use the tools they need to write successfully This book will develop those skills in themI have used narration copywork and dictation off and on in my homeschool for years I knew they were good skills but never knew why I wish I had had this book years ago! Now I know the why My older children are too old to begin this book but I am looking forward to using this program with my 9 year old We are using this book currently and I LOVE it It is so very easy to use I use it without the workbooks because I like to pick narrations and copywork/dictations from our studies It doesn't take but a few minutes to locate a sentence for her to copy I just have her narrate from her history nature or read-aloud books It is worth every penny and then some The articles on the writing process were so enlightening and helpful Combined with The First Language Lessons written by her mother Jesse Wise (which I also LOVE) you would have a Language Arts Program that can't be beat!
February 20, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5
I went to college to be an English teacher but as a home school teacher & Mom I struggled to help my own children like to write It's one thing to know how to write yourself and another matter entirely to teach someone else to do it Then we tried Writing With Ease - Strong Fundamentals Wow! The author's goal is to make every parent a writing teacher She could definitely accomplish that with this book Bauer spells out in layman's terms exactly what to expect from children at each grade level Writing With Ease takes students through the steps of reading challenging material and putting it into their own words It's designed for elementary aged writers and for older students who still struggle The text is mandatory The workbook is optional Yet if you have the workbook teacher prep time is zero I found both books to be well worth the expense
November 24, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5
This book is everything I needed in a writing program five years ago! I am very impressed with the sequential progression of writing instruction The author breaks down the writing process into small achievable goals She also explains why she has done this and why other methods may not work with your child I especially appreciated her advice for an older reluctant writer and how to use her book to get them where they need to beLevel 1 begins with simple copywork and narration Level 2 introduces dictation and longer narration passages Level 3 has the student read the passage independently and teaches them how to do short summaries Dictation sentences are also longer which develops the skill of holding the words in your head as you write Level 4 continues the same process with dictation paragraphs and longer summaries By the end of the book the child is doing summaries of chapters of classics such as Black Beauty Another helpful feature is the evaluations at the end of each level to determine mastery These can also be used to determine the level for a child to begin with if they are starting in the middle There are additional diagnostic exercises to determine where to start an older child I can't wait to begin this with my children I believe this is the solution to the writing struggles my older child has had This book can be used by itself for the elementary years but the companion workbooks make it even easier as all the copywork dictation and narration passages are selected for you to have the child completeI plan to use this book with all of my elementary aged children and to help my older children overcome their struggles with writing
July 9, 2008

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