What is it that you want to understand?abrightmom wrote:Still trying to wrap my brain around this program.
Over the years of using WS, you get to help with skills (strands) in areas of
*Basics of stronger sentences, that build to stronger paragraphs. That's the building blocks of all writing.
*organizing your thoughts
it is then applied to
*Creative writing (point of view, plot, character development)
*and reports (non research style)
as they go into next books, more application will come with
and even a touch of expository writing.
As the years/level increase, more details of writing are introduced:
it goes past just tenses, into narrative voices, organizing into "persuasive" essays, more detail in writing.
Grammar and edit skills are taught alongside in small increments. Those are usually in little boxes in the lesson and there as check points in the year... such as if they are still writing in "dick and jane" style, make sure they vary sentence openers.
WS is not one of these writing programs where you study a skill, then do worksheets. It's really more about the art form of writing and less on the formula of writing. There's still plenty of structure taught, don't get me wrong. But it's more about the art of writing first.............