For years I thought I couldn’t write. I am a horrible speller, and I can really butch the pronunciation of words without really even trying, lol. I had wondered for years, how am I going to teach my kids about the English language if I have so many problems with it myself, and yes English is my only language! I was so thankful when we were picked to review Essentials in Writing, I picked Grade 6 for Amber since I am still working on Phonics with Leann (more about that next month).
Before we received our package, I explained to Amber that she would have to watch a DVD and then do a worksheet that goes with the lesson. She didn’t seem very thrilled with the prospect of doing the program, but after the first lesson she was hooked. Lessons 1-32 focus on grammar and the writing process starts on lesson 33. Each lesson takes approximately 20-40 minutes.
This program is such a blessing to this family. EIW (Essentials in Writing) has took a load off my shoulders, and Amber really enjoys it. Amber said “Mom, I really like this program, the teacher, Mr. Stephen’s doesn’t get all stressed like you do!” Plus she really gets it!! EIW is super easy to use, look over the worksheet, watch the video, do the worksheet and look over the next lesson. Amber did mention that it would be nice if there was a pause between lessons, instead of moving quickly onto the next lesson.
Sixth Grade Curriculum – $40
Included: DVDs with lesson-by-lesson video instruction and a CD-ROM with printable worksheets/assignment sheets/answer key in PDF format.
OPTIONAL: Buy Pre-Printed Workbook
If you don’t want to take the time to print worksheets, purchase a pre-printed workbook for $20.
“Prices are accurate at the time of this review.”
From Essentials in Writing website “In Sixth Grade, your child will learn: detailed sentence structure, additional grammar, additional capitalization/punctuation rules, proper use of a friendly letter, using the writing process to compose narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive writing (including formal paragraphs), and five paragraph essays, compare and contrast writing, effective writing skills, multi-paragraph composition, the process to complete a research project, other forms of written communication, and other topics.”
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