- Write with the Best Volume 1
- Write with the Best Volume 2
- Roots and Fruits
- The Complete Career, College, and High School Guide for Homeschoolers
Many of you know I am not a formal grammar/writing program user, so I was skeptical about how this would fit into our school. I was pleasantly surprised with the Write with the Best Volumes. The program uses excerpts from literature to illustrate and teach about various aspects of writing.
- Writing a descriptive paragraph about an object (20,000 Leagues under the Sea)
- Writing a descriptive paragraph about a place (A Christmas Carol)
- Writing a descriptive paragraph about a character (Robinson Crusoe)
- Write a Dialogue (The Wind in the Willows)
- Writing a Short Story ("The Gift of the Magi")
- Writing a Fable (The and the Grasshopper and the Shepherd Boy and the Wolf)
- Writing a Friendly Letter (Treasure Island)
- Writing Poetry Rhyming Verse (The Daffodils)
- Writing Poetry A Ballad or Narrative Poem (Paul Revere's Ride)
- Poetry Free Verse
- Business Letters
- Persuasive Essays
- Expository Essays
- Literary Critiques
- Newspaper Articles
- Dramatic Dialogues
Roots and Fruits- a vocabulary program which uses Greek and Latin based english forms of words. It uses a hands on method rather than workbook based activities. She provides a weekly schedule and it is usable for grades K-12.
The Complete Career, College and High School Guide for Homeschoolers- take a comprehensive look at careers, college majors and aligns them with interest and learning styles. This is a great program for anyone who is thinking about what direction to head. For middle school through adult ages.
Cost: The books are generally sold in three different formats.
Write with the Best Volume 1
- $19.95 for ebook ($14.95 on sale now!)
- $22.95 for a printed copy with no binder
- $24.95 for a printed copy in a 3 ring binder
- $24.95 for ebook ($18.65 on sale now!)
- $27.45 for a printed copy no binder
- $29.95 for a printed copy in a 3 ring binder
- $14.98 for ebook($11.25 on sale now!)
- $17.48 for a printed copy no binder
- $19.98 for a printed copy in a 3 ring binder
- $34.95 for ebook ($26.20 on sale now!)
- $39.95 for a softcover bound book
The second thing I have reservations about is that although it uses literature, I prefer to use the literature we are using in our unit studies. This is rather a minor point for most people. It is only a product of my personal homeschooling philosophy in this area and since I have been very vocal about my strategies with grammar and writing instruction, I feel I need to address this out of respect for my readers. I still think this is a well written and easily usable product with students. I really like the concept and will make use of this program. For others who like this approach of modeling, you cannot go wrong with this content!
In short, if you are looking for a program that will improve your student's writing, then this is a great choice. The cost is very nominal for the content you receive which is excellent. Overall a great product as long as you buy the print copy!