Write Shop has solved my problem! I really like this program written by Nancy Sanders. We had the privilege to review Write Shop Junior, Level D, recommended for 3rd and 4th graders, and have really had fun exploring the first few chapters. The plan was to save the rest for our upcoming school year, but since my 10 year old is enjoying it so much, we are now going to just continue through the summer.
One of the bonuses of this program is that you create a "Fold and Go" for each unit that covers grammar rules and makes a quick study tool for your child to use. You will need to supply the file folders, but we enjoyed putting these together.
Another neat aspect of the program sprinkled throughout the pages of the Teacher's Guide are sections called Parents Say. These sections are loaded with quotes of additional hints from fellow homeschooling parents...how they tweaked the program or things they added to make it more fun. If I could add one idea, mine would be this: I stapled clear quart baggies to instruction pages with the parts from the activities we did. That way, when I use the book again with the next child, all the parts for that specific activity are right there.
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You can also get this product in a PDF form. I will say that for me personally I liked having it all in front of me, including the Time-Saver Pack. Could you print these out yourself? Yes! But sometimes life is just easier when someone else saves you the time and effort. The pages are brightly colored and on card stock, making the pieces you cut out easier to use.Letter of Invitation
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From the company: Appealing to the visual, auditory and hands-on learners, the Book D Time-Saver Pack introduces new writing concepts in fun and clever ways.
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You can order Write Shop Junior here for $39.95.
As a special bonus, Write Shop is graciously offering 15% off Write Shop Primary and Junior products in their store (including e-books) using the coupon code CREW15 at checkout. Offer valid through June 15th, 2012.
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Disclaimer- I received The Teacher's Guide, Activity Pack and Time Saver Packet in exchange for my honest review of this product. The opinions stated are my own and were not influenced by the company in any way.