Write With the Best Vol. 1

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Item #: 011655
ISBN: 9780980030211
Grades: 3-12

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Publisher: Diagnostic Prescriptive

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I am an English teacher at heart and believe that all successful people need to be able to spell correctly and write well. We are now into the 3rd section of this book and I am extremely impressed with the progress of my two Sixth Graders thus far. WWTB intertwines grammar with excellent literature and solid writing.
October 28, 2015
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Wow! What can I say? This book has been so much fun for all of us with AMAZING results! My oldest (now 7th grade) has always struggled with writing assignments We have tried a variety of programs that have always ended with little success This has frustrated me especially since I am an English teacher! By the time we finished the first unit my 7th & 4th graders were hooked They felt excited by producing well written assignments and I was amazed by the quality of their finished work Even more amazing was the zeal with which they threw themselves into the poetry unit - and their poems impressed the grandparents I have loved how easy this has been to teach and grade Preparation was only a few minutes and teaching time would range from 2-20 minutes Somehow the lessons work the students through the steps of writing in a subtle and painless way yet the results are natural and do not sound like formula writing The compositions were usually half written before the actual writing assignment was given As we approached the end of the school year we had 2 units left I gave my kids the choice of fable ballad or just saying we were done They instantly chose ballad and are eagerly planning this out - even asking if they can do 2 assignments a day! I never would have believed that writing could become a favorite subject let alone so well done We are all looking forward to working through this book again next year and improving our writing even more
May 12, 2009
I used this program with my 16 year old son a young man who loves to read and hates to write He liked it because he loves literature and each unit begins with a wonderful excerpt to analyze It is also incremental and just gives the student a small piece of writing to do each time They may just list some descriptive words one day then write a few sentences the next day then put them in a paragraph the following day I liked it because there was no advance preparation for the teacher Doing a little bit every day worked better for us than doing a big project once a week--my son knew we would do it and that it would be short His projects turned out very imaginative and he made some good progress in writing this year For a child who hates the physical act of writing I would recommend his typing his projects on the computer This also makes editing a lot less painful Great program that I highly recommend!
April 14, 2008
Not only does this teach kids how to write (it follows a "formula" for writing that even my third grader could follow and end up with a well written paper) but it also teaches grammar! Children are given an example and then asked to write their own There is a dictation exercise in which the child finds another example to copy and parts of speech are covered in each lesson It is an entire English program in one The literature selections are from well known and respected works and the originals (or versions edited for age) can be found and used for a literature study My kids have actually started to enjoy writing and their writing has vastly improved There is very little teacher prep - it is almost scripted There is a section containing ideas for presentation to different learning styles which was helpful and not too overwhelming Best of all the program can be re-used for several years utilizing different literature selections (example for each lesson are included) An excellent program for the money!
March 4, 2008
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It came recommended from a friend and it looked like it would work well for our son.
Eddy A on Sep 27, 2018
Recommended by a friend and too expensive on Amazon.
Elizabeth G on Apr 26, 2017
It came recommended from a friend and it looked like it would work well for our son.
Eddy A on Sep 27, 2018
It looks like something Charlotte Mason would recommend! My kids love to read and narrate, so I think they will love using the classics to write their own stories. They are familiar with several of the writers used.
Amanda E on May 8, 2018
Recommended by a friend and too expensive on Amazon.
Elizabeth G on Apr 26, 2017
I chose this because it's required for the writing section in Heart of Dakota Creation to Christ.
Holly T on Sep 19, 2016
Goes with Heart of Dakota curriculum, but cheaper here!
Emily D on Aug 9, 2016
I chose this because we can use more classic books than what they have listed, making this book one that can be used for more than one year
Heather H on Jun 6, 2016
It looks like something Charlotte Mason would recommend! My kids love to read and narrate, so I think they will love using the classics to write their own stories. They are familiar with several of the writers used.
Amanda E on May 8, 2018
I chose this because it's required for the writing section in Heart of Dakota Creation to Christ.
Holly T on Sep 19, 2016
Is this a worktext for the student or a reusable textbook?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Kind of hard to answer that, a little of both. In each unit, the kids have to pick out adv/adj/nouns/verbs in a piece of great writing. They are supposed to underline each one in different colors. That could be done in the book, but I use with 2 of my kids at the same time so I make a copy.
Is it posssible to see a sample?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can download a good pdf sample from the publisher, Educational Diagnostic Prescriptive Services.
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