Archive for the ‘Natural Stages of Growth in Writing’ Category

Podcast: Eavesdropping on the Great Conversation

Eavesdropping on the Great Conversation

Finally!! We are at the end of our series “The Natural Stages of Growth in Writing.” This podcast features discussion about the high school writing life, on into college. Don’t miss it! It will help to shape your philosophy of writing, not just your program for writing. Enjoy!

Julie


To help grow writers at this stage, Help for High School is a self-study program written for and to teens, and the Boomerang provides teens with continued copywork and dictation practice—as well as quality literature to read and examine.

The Eavesdropping on the Great Conversations bundle combines Help for High School and The Boomerang at a discount!


Ready for more?

Below are links to the complete Stages of Growth in Writing podcast series.

Jot It Down!
Partnership Writing
Faltering Ownership
Transition to Ownership Part 1
Transition to Ownership Part 2
Eavesdropping on the Great Conversation

Podcast: Transition to Ownership—Part 2

Transition to Ownership: Part 2

This is our 5th podcast in the series related to the Natural Stages of Growth in writing. We started discussing the Transition to Ownership stage in the last episode and this is the second half of that conversation. You’ll want to listen to Part One first.

We continue our discussion of your role in the “Big Juicy Conversations” you need to be having with your fledgling thinkers.

Enjoy!

Julie


To help grow writers at this stage, Help for High School is a self-study program written for and to teens, and the Boomerang provides teens with continued copywork and dictation practice—as well as quality literature to read and examine.

The Transition to Ownership bundle combines Help for High School and The Boomerang at a discount!


Ready for more?

Below are links to the complete Stages of Growth in Writing podcast series.

Jot It Down!
Partnership Writing
Faltering Ownership
Transition to Ownership Part 1
Transition to Ownership Part 2
Eavesdropping on the Great Conversation

Podcast: Transition to Ownership—Part 1

Transition to Ownership: Part 1

This is our first of a two part discussion of the Transition to Ownership stage of writing growth. This is the time when your 13-14 year olds (8th-9th graders) are making the somewhat treacherous journey from adorable, fact-centered child to rhetorical imagination (the awareness that the world is inhabited by unlimited numbers of perspectives). Noah helps me make this discussion especially engaging.

We’re having a great time making these podcasts (we hope many of you are listening). Share them around, please! I find myself utterly charmed by the chance to express all this build up of thinking I’ve cultivated over years of writing instruction and ponderings.

Julie

Quick footnote: there are a couple of gaffes – the way there are when you record yourself mid-roll talking. For instance, I say “posterior” baby when I mean “post-term”! 🙂


To help grow writers at this stage, Help for High School is a self-study program written for and to teens, and the Boomerang provides teens with continued copywork and dictation practice—as well as quality literature to read and examine.

The Transition to Ownership bundle combines Help for High School and The Boomerang at a discount!


Ready for more?

Below are links to the complete Stages of Growth in Writing podcast series.

Jot It Down!
Partnership Writing
Faltering Ownership
Transition to Ownership Part 1
Transition to Ownership Part 2
Eavesdropping on the Great Conversation

Podcast: Faltering Ownership

Faltering Ownership
Today’s podcast features the characteristics of writers between the ages of 11-12. Join us as we look at how you can create the conditions for growth and joy in writing with your kids.

Julie


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Faltering Ownership

A year-long language arts program for 11–12 year olds (age range is approximate).

Faltering Ownership gives you step by step instructions through developmentally appropriate writing projects. It provides 10 month-long writing projects that combine original writing and skills in mechanics.

Pair Faltering Ownership 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 Arrow or A Pouch of Boomerangs—for the mechanics of writing taught through copywork and dictation, using quality literature (Arrow for 3rd-5th grades, Pouch for 6th-7th grades).

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.

Jot It Down!
Partnership Writing
Faltering Ownership
Transition to Ownership Part 1
Transition to Ownership Part 2
Eavesdropping on the Great Conversation

Podcast: Partnership Writing

Partnership Writing

We press on! This week’s podcast is the second in the series where we look at each of the natural developmental stages of growth in writing.

This particular episode focuses on the most overlooked stage of development in the writing journey and accounts for the development of writer’s block and writing resistance in kids. If you successfully navigate the Partnership Writing phase, your kids will not be plagued with the “blank page, blank stare” syndrome. You’ll both know how to create writing and what role you each play in the process. Enjoy.

Julie


Partnership Writing product

Partnership Writing

A year-long language arts program for 9–10 year olds (age range is approximate).

Partnership Writing gives you step by step instructions through developmentally appropriate writing projects. It provides 10 month-long writing projects that combine original writing and skills in mechanics.

Pair Partnership Writing 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 Arrow—for the mechanics of writing taught through copywork and dictation, using quality literature.

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.

Jot It Down!
Partnership Writing
Faltering Ownership
Transition to Ownership Part 1
Transition to Ownership Part 2
Eavesdropping on the Great Conversation