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Did you start this yr for sixth? What did you do for 5th? Just dictation? Thinking ahead! For once!! LOL 🙂akirechelleParticipant
I am implementing BraveWriter in the next couple of weeks. Would love to hear feedback, also 🙂HeidiSParticipant
Will let you know how it progresses. So far I like it a lot! Are you wanting info on the novel studies, dictation etc? I have that coming up but right now I am reading and absorbing Writers Jungle. Such good meat in there. Takes a bit of time to read it and digest it, and then time to really trust in its outcomes and in yourself- its a pretty different way of tackling language arts.It is so natural, an extension of life. I just needed some fresh direction and motivation and I am finding that with Bravewriter and Writers Jungle. Check back in an month or so 😉missceegeeParticipant
I’m in the same boat as Heidi. However, dd11 will use the Arrow along with spelling wisdom this coming year. Ds8 will use the younger version. I’m still reading WJ and Jot It Down. Too soon to give feedback, but I like what I’m reading. Dd11will use easy grammar plus alongside. I looked at many things, but decided this was simplest for us.2flowerboysParticipant
Do you need to read WJ before implementing Arrow? And Christie, you don’t think it is enough to use alone? Since you are using easy grammar too?
I am hypervintaling over here thinking of 6th grade next yr! Sounds like I have a lot to plan AND get my ds “bottom” in gear to write more! He likes to write but not do cursive..still! He is a perfectionist..personally his writing is awesome! But he thinks it stinks!
Thanks for the feedback! Can’t wait to hear more! 🙂jeaninpaParticipant
We’re using Writer’s Jungle this year, implementing it slowly as I read and digest it. So far, we’re doing Tuesday Teatime (poetry and snacks!!) and the Friday Freewrite. This week we’re adding the narrowing the topic down, funnel aspect of it. It’s not a program that you can just jump into. I’ve read it over several times over the course of a few months, although you might catch on more quickly than I do!!
For LA I’m using the Boomerang for my 7th and 8th graders and the Arrow for my 5th grader. No, you don’t need to read WJ before implementing the Arrow. The Arrow comes with guidelines for use and the two programs can be used quite independently of each other, imo. Neither program — Writer’s Jungle or Arrow/Boomerang cover grammar. We use a separate grammar, going through it once at about 5th grade, doing a review in middle school, and probably one more review in high school.missceegeeParticipant
I agree with jeaninpa. WJ is not necessary before implementing The Arrow or Boomerang or any of the LA programs. None of the LA programs cover grammar, which is why we’re using Easy Grammar Plus.HeidiSParticipant
Yep. us too. We are using Winston Grammar this year because I already have it. Last year I subscribed for the whole year to the Boomerang novel studies so this year I have those to pick and choose from. We are studying Middle Ages so for Bravewriter we will be doing Robin Hood, and the Princess Bride for sure, maybe one or two others as well. Not all 10- too much for me. As for Writers Jungle, I agree with Jeaninpa as well, its not something you want to pick up and jump into- you really want some time to digest and think about what she’s writing- and, if you are like me, you have to give yourself permission to ‘give up’ the standard methods of writing and have patience to see how this works. I am super excited about it. My older kids all studied like this and I don’t know why I didn’t follow through with this youngest one- life got in the way I suppose I went the path of least resistance. The older ones are all doing well in their adult lives and still choosing to write so that gives me motivation!
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