Recently, I was given the opportunity to use and review Writing and Rhetoric by Classical Academic Press for HipHomeschoolMoms.com. Below is part of that review – to read the full review, access a coupon code, and enter a give-away, CLICK HERE.
from Classical Academic Press.
Using Writing & Rhetoric with a student who loves writing:
with my daughter. She is nine years old and takes quite easily to writing. She enjoys reading and narration and coming up with interesting and creative ideas for stories. She also enjoys constructing stories using her language skills. She’s a pretty easy going girl when it comes to writing instruction. (She’s essentially the perfect student who happily does anything I ask!) Because we implement much of Charlotte Mason’s philosophies into our home, we hadn’t done much formal writing instruction beyond daily dictation and simple written narrations (a few sentences) before this year.
Using Writing & Rhetoric with a reluctant writer:
with my son. He is eleven years old and is a very reluctant writer. He’s the type of guy who counts every letter during his copywork assignments and cringes at the thought of coming up with creative writing ideas or really ANY writing ideas. He is wonderfully creative in many ways apart from writing (think constructing the Taj Mahal out of Legos from scratch…) but when it comes to the written word, he really does not enjoy the process.
A little bit about the structure of Writing Rhetoric: