Because writing can be such a complicated subject to teach, many home school teachers just want a curriculum that presents writing in a clear, uncomplicated fashion. This is why we’ve broken this book into three parts:
Part I: Summary of the Steps
The summaries of the steps are listed on a few pages. This will help you know, at all times, where you should be, where you are headed, and where each step fits into the big picture of your child’s writing.
Part II: Pacing Charts
Pacing charts will help you decide where and when to begin and how much time to spend on each activity. If you are beginning this program with an elementary school student, you will see how to slowly build you child’s writing skills over time. If you are beginning this program with a high school student, you will be shown how to quickly, but effectively, deliver the same information.
Part III: The Road Map
Part 3 will show you how to implement each step and give you strategies to help reinforce the writing concepts. This section will not give you specific lesson plans. While Parts 1 and 2 tell you what to teach and when to teach it, this section points out key aspects of each section and provides sample worksheets and lesson plans. One of the greatest advantages of this section is that it will point you to high quality, low cost lesson plans for each step. Even better, it will show you how to make sense out of writing instruction using your existing curriculum.
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