New Apologia Press Writing Curriculum FREE DOWNLOAD
New writing curriculum is always a cause to celebrate. Recently, well-known homeschool author and speaker, Debra Bell, has written the first book in a homeschool writing curriculum series entitled Writers in Residence.
And, here's the exciting part: currently, you can download a one-hundred page sample of this curriculum. This writing curriculum, which is designed to work for grades 4-8, integrates grammar with the writing lessons. Other authors add their input throughout the curriculum, helping to show students how different "live" authors write and use different principles in their own writing. Additionally, Debra has written this curriculum so that ANY parent (meaning those who aren't necessarily comfortable teaching writing) can pick up the book and teach their children how to write. As a matter of fact, a lot of the book is simply meant to be done independently by the child. In my opinion, this sounds like a really great curriculum. Go here to find out how to download your sample! ENJOY.
If you decide to use the curriculum, ask to join the closed Facebook group over here. Debra Bell has been asking the members on there a lot of interactive type questions and has admitted that, in addition to helping our children/students become better writers, she hopes to encourage the moms/teachers in their writing skills along the way, too. Sounds like a win/win situation to me!
For more information on Debra Bell, visit her website, DebraBell.com. Here is some of the information in the "About" section: Debra Bell is the best-selling author of the award-winning Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling,Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens and the Ultimate Planners for moms, teens and students (Apologia Press). A former high school and college English teacher, Debra and her husband Kermit home educated their four kids K-12; all of whom are now married and college graduates. Her articles on homeschooling have been published in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Homeschooling Today, The Teaching Home and Thriving Families Magazine. She has been a keynote or featured speaker at numerous international and national venues for more than twenty years. Debra holds a B.S. in communications education, an M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.