Instead of waiting until after the homeschool year is over, I wanted to share a few posts featuring new-to-us curriculum choices. We have not used this curriculum yet, but after much research, I have decided to give it a try. Stick around and see if we end up liking it!
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I have decided to use Compass Classroom Writing Through the Wardrobe for my rising 8th-grade daughter.
INFO FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Writing Through the Wardrobe is a video-based self-study, made with the assumption that attentive readers can improve their own creative writing. Join Jonathan Rogers on a journey into the literary elements of Narnia. Admire the description, dialogue, concision and pacing of the classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Dr. Rogers has written The Wilderking Trilogy, The World According to Narnia, and other books.
Writing Through the Wardrobe is part of the new series Creative Writing with Jonathan Rogers. Purchase the whole series or explore one of the other lecture sets for your homeschool:
WHY I CHOSE THIS CURRICULUM:
We have used IEW for years and I really like it but she requested something different for a change this year. She is very creative and IEW feels restrictive to her. Personally, I love the guidelines and checklists with IEW, but I wanted to let her try something new. I watched the first couple of videos and looked at the assignments and decided this would be a good change for her.
They have a preview video of two of the classes on this page, just click “SAMPLE LESSONS” to see them.
You can also take a look at their membership area with their free trial.
They provide lesson plans, but I have a format I use so I create an at-a-glance page for each subject every year. You are welcome to download and use these also. There is a cover sheet for a binder as well. I like to have a simple checklist like this for each subject. My kids have a copy and I keep a copy for myself. Each week I check lessons off so I can see where we are at-a-glance.