Podcast: Jot It Down
In this week’s podcast is the first in a series where we look at each of the natural developmental stages of growth in writing. In my years of working with families, I’ve found that it is much more effective to look at how writers grow naturally than to focus on scope and sequence, grade level, ages, or the types of writing that ought to be done in some “established sequence.” Learn more about how to identify where your children are in that course of development and take the stress away from the writing journey you share with each other.
A year-long language arts program for 5–8 year olds (age range is approximate).
Jot It Down! gives you step by step instructions through developmentally appropriate writing projects. It provides 10 month-long writing projects that maximize a child’s narrating skills, while their thoughts and ideas are transcribed by the parent.
Pair Jot It Down! with The Writer’s Jungle. The Writer’s Jungle teaches a parent how to coach a child to self-express their original thoughts in writing.
For a complete writing program, combine the two products above with The Wand (K–1) or The Quiver of Arrows (1–2)—for the mechanics of writing taught through copywork and dictation, using quality literature. Pick either The Wand or The Quiver based on age and reading ability.
We’ve made it easy to purchase the whole bundle of these products (at a discount) here.
Ready for more?
Below are links to the complete Stages of Growth in Writing podcast series.