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I need a writing curriculum to...

Posted by on Mar. 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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finish off the year for my 10 year old. Any suggestions? Something free, that I could print off at home would be nice.
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blueyedbaker
by on Mar. 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM

I just saw  another post by a member looking for 7th grade writing curriculum and I checked that out. It looks like the Essentials in writing would work for next year. I just need some work for her to do the rest of this school year. 

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Mar. 15, 2013 at 12:24 PM

 What are you looking for her to do?  Fiction, essays, poetry?  What has she done up to this point?

kirbymom
by Sonja on Mar. 15, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Hi. :)  Here are some links you might want to check out....

http://fivejs.com/free-writing-curriculum-from-nanowrimo/

http://suite101.com/article/free-online-writing-curriuculum-for-homeschool-a171408

http://www.squidoo.com/DIY-writing-curriculum

http://www.tikatok.com/writing

http://www.createbetterwriters.com/


mem82
by Platinum Member on Mar. 15, 2013 at 2:04 PM

This

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 What are you looking for her to do?  Fiction, essays, poetry?  What has she done up to this point?


kirbymom
by Sonja on Mar. 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Here are some more...

http://homeschoolgiveaways.com/2013/02/writing-curriculum-free-dvd/

http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/handwriting.html

http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=42084

blueyedbaker
by on Mar. 15, 2013 at 2:10 PM
I can't think off the top of my head of the name of the work book she has been using I've already put it away. It was a standard work book. She has learned just about everything for 5th grade I'm sure. I just wasn't sure if I should let her end the writing class or pick up a new work book so she has something to do in that subject until the end of May.
Quoting bluerooffarm:

 What are you looking for her to do?  Fiction, essays, poetry?  What has she done up to this point?

blueyedbaker
by on Mar. 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

She already has a journal which she has to write in every morning. I was thinking of just having her do that since she has completed the curriculum for writing. I always second guess what I should do that's why I come to you ladies!

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Mar. 15, 2013 at 2:20 PM

 If you think she has already learned everything for the fifth grade level, why not just have her take some of her journal entries and rewrite them.  Add action verbs, adjectives, dialogue, anything she needs a bit of extra practice in using?  Just keep her writing instead of starting a new curriculum this late in the year (assumption you are around 3/4's of the way through your year). 

Or there are dailies for writing...  I have some from Writer's Inc, and I think there are some through Evan Moore.

Quoting blueyedbaker:

I can't think off the top of my head of the name of the work book she has been using I've already put it away. It was a standard work book. She has learned just about everything for 5th grade I'm sure. I just wasn't sure if I should let her end the writing class or pick up a new work book so she has something to do in that subject until the end of May.
Quoting bluerooffarm:

 What are you looking for her to do?  Fiction, essays, poetry?  What has she done up to this point?

 

blueyedbaker
by on Mar. 15, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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We end at the end of May. I like the idea of writing a book. There is a link in a different post that looks interesting. I think we will look through that and see if she likes it.
Quoting bluerooffarm:

 If you think she has already learned everything for the fifth grade level, why not just have her take some of her journal entries and rewrite them.  Add action verbs, adjectives, dialogue, anything she needs a bit of extra practice in using?  Just keep her writing instead of starting a new curriculum this late in the year (assumption you are around 3/4's of the way through your year). 

Or there are dailies for writing...  I have some from Writer's Inc, and I think there are some through Evan Moore.

Quoting blueyedbaker:

I can't think off the top of my head of the name of the work book she has been using I've already put it away. It was a standard work book. She has learned just about everything for 5th grade I'm sure. I just wasn't sure if I should let her end the writing class or pick up a new work book so she has something to do in that subject until the end of May.
Quoting bluerooffarm:

 What are you looking for her to do?  Fiction, essays, poetry?  What has she done up to this point?

 

blueyedbaker
by on Mar. 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM
http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/files/ywp/Elementary_School_Workbook_Customizable_V2.pdf I like this idea: writing a book, looks pretty neat!
Quoting kirbymom:

Hi. :)  Here are some links you might want to check out....

http://fivejs.com/free-writing-curriculum-from-nanowrimo/

http://suite101.com/article/free-online-writing-curriuculum-for-homeschool-a171408

http://www.squidoo.com/DIY-writing-curriculum

http://www.tikatok.com/writing

http://www.createbetterwriters.com/


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