July 23, 2008

It came! It came!
The writing book I mentioned here, came yesterday. I was so excited to dive into it and see if it was all I had hoped it would be. It really is!!

In case you don't feel like looking at the link, the book I was waiting for is called, " Writing with Ease" by Susan Wise Bauer. I have been so frustrated with teaching writing and not understanding the whole concept behind copywork, dictation and narration. I know for those of you that understand the why and how of all of this you are probably wondering what my problem is. I have always been a reluctant writer and totally insecure about anything I put down on paper.

I probably should not admit that while writing a blog, LOL!

Not only is this book written by a faculty member of a college (teaching writing and literature) but she was homeschooled AND she homeschools her own children. What better person to assist me in helping my children succeed with writing? I have also had the pleasure of hearing her speak and was not only impressed (and entertained) but I was greatly encouraged by her.

I have also ordered the First Language Lessons, level 3. I had the first one but ended up dropping it with my son. It was just to repetitive. This one however, looks to be just right and I am excited to use it. I am a little unsure about where to start with my reluctant writer. I was also not sure if I needed both but according to the publisher, the writing book is meant to go with the First Language lesson books.

I am sure I will be posting about this some more as I start to use the material. My next step is to evaluate my oldest and see where to start him off. I think I will be backtracking to cover some things I missed along the way. He will also catch some more as I work with his younger sister, I am sure. Hope to make up for lost time this year!

Still feeling very overwhelmed but now there is a little hope thrown in.

I CAN do this!


Luke said...

Yes, yes you can.


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