Monday, April 9, 2012
TOS Crew Product Review ~ Write With World (Middle School Edition)
The publishers of WORLD Magazine and God's World News have created a terrific new writing program called Write With WORLD. This curriculum is primarily aimed at 6th-9th grade students, comes with a Parent/Teacher book and a Student book, and can be used with God's World Publications magazines (but the use of WORLD or God's World News is not required).
The introduction in the Parent/Teacher book says, "Write With WORLD aims to produce young writers who love writing, can write effectively, and intelligently share ideas, beliefs, and their worldview." Without gushing and ooh-ing and ahh-ing too much, I can tell you that Write With WORLD does exactly what it sets out to do.
Write With WORLD contains 16 key lessons, which are divided into 4 separate units. Here are some examples:
Unit 1/Lesson 1 - Reading Images and Advertisements
Unit 1/Lesson 4 - Developing Critical Readers: Essays
Unit 3/Lesson 1 - Writing Autobiography: Reporting Facts
Unit 4/Lesson 4 - Crafting Narratives: Writing a Fictional Narrative
Some supplies that will help your student get the most out of Write With WORLD include a dictionary, a thesaurus, a timer, highlighters, a few magazines, and some family photos.
I should also mention that you can use a separate grammar curriculum if you choose, but the company assumes you won't be using one. Write With WORLD covers the top 20 grammar errors most college students make and some other common problems younger writers encounter, so grammar instruction is covered using this curriculum. In our family, we did not add an additional curriculum for grammar while using Write With WORLD.
The Write With WORLD Middle School Edition is priced at $95/year (the 2 books I reviewed are Year 1; there will be 2 similar textbooks available for Year 2) or $165 if you purchase both the 1st and 2nd year books at the same time. This price includes access to the user website that will be coming in the fall of 2012. God's World Publications may create a high school curriculum at some point in the future, so be sure to check their website for updates.
To purchase Write With WORLD, or to look at a sample lesson, visit www.LearnWithWorld.com/WriteWithWorld.
For more information on WORLD Magazine visit www.WorldMag.com; for info about God's World News, visit www.GWNews.com.
In closing, I'd like to offer thanks to God's World Publications for creating Write With WORLD. As a Christian homeschooling mother, I truly appreciate this strongly Christian curriculum and their goal to bring glory to God and advance His kingdom by training the next generation. I am very blessed to have received this product, and I hope my blog readers will consider it for their family's homeschool needs.
To see what my fellow Crew Mates had to say about Write With WORLD, click HERE.
Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge for review purposes. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.
Lord bless you as you homeschool for His glory!
Day 174 done :)
Jan L. Burt