I’m homeschooling my two younger daughters after having homeschooled my sons through high school. You would think I’d have this all figured out by now but I don’t! 🙂 I don’t feel confident at all with narration. I used IEW with my boys but my current 5th grader really, really doesn’t like it. My question is how do I know what to ask in a narration to get my daughter to write expository essay, narratives, etc? I have the SCM books on narration but I just don’t feel confident in my own abilities to use narration for composition. How do I take a few lines from my daughter and turn that into 5 paragraph essays later at high school levels? IEW was so formatted I didn’t need to think about how to teach it at all. It was all right there. Help! Thanks!Sonya ShaferModerator
The five-paragraph essay can easily be taught in just a few weeks using Analytical Grammar’s “Beyond the Book Report #3.” It also covers how to write a research paper. (Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to see Season 3.)retrofamParticipant
I am not very good at the transition from beginning narrations through the advanced ones.
For composition, we are using Jump In, starting sometime in junior high depending on when each is ready. From there we are using the other Sharon Watson high school courses.
I have a son who loved Writing Strands, and one who loves IEW. So far my children have been very different in their composition preferences.
I’m sorry I never came back to this. I do have another question for you. Do you recommend the first 2 seasons of BBR or just continue narrating?
Currently we are recommending only BBR3 for those who want to teach the essay and the research paper.
Thank you, Sonya!
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