Jump In, 2nd Edition
By the time your child hits middle school, you will be glad to find an easy-to-use creative writing program that is aimed at independent learning. Jump In’s illustrated workbook, lots of white space, large font, and short incremental daily assignments camouflage the workhorse that it is, teaching your child how to write persuasive papers, expository essays, descriptions, narration, and poetry. The necessary parent/teacher guide includes how to evaluate an assignment, how to help your child proofread, and daily writing prompts designed to appeal to this age group. Some of the improvements for the second edition include additional lessons in paragraph writing, specific student checklists for each essay assignment, and specialized grading grids to make grading the essays even easier. Jump In’s highly engaging, light-hearted tone takes the tears out of creative writing.
Note: To build persuasive writing skills, Jump In encourages your child to write about any controversial topic of their choosing. Two suggested topics, among many others, are abortion and homosexual marriages. We feel that in most families this will be age-appropriate and that Jump In, written from a Christian perspective, will not be offensive to you. However, if you have never discussed these subjects with your child, you will want to be aware of their inclusion in Jump In.
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Author: Sharon Watson
Publisher: Writing with Sharon Watson
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Cathy Duffy's 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
review by Big Family Blessings
”Jump In breaks writing into small pieces, keeping the student from getting overwhelmed with new information and big assignments.”Read the Review
Prior to pulling my son from public school in 4th grade, he seriously struggled with writing. He could not get his ideas from his head down on paper, and he often became frustrated when it came time to complete ANY writing task. We are using this in our 2nd year of homeschooling in 6th grade and my son ENJOYS this curriculum. I love the way the assignments are broken down into manageable tasks, and he even says it has an element of humor in it. I'm so glad we went with this purchase!
I have a daughter that struggles with writing assignments. This approach is much better and very friendly toward the student. I like how it is structured.
We haven't used this yet but it looks great. I am looking forward to getting started with it. It seems very different from anything else we have used and we were looking for a change.
My daughter had finished her writing curriculum for the year so we decide to just Jump In to this one! So far it is going great! We have mostly done a classical writing approach so she has had less traditional writing instruction. This is refreshing and introducing her to all the basics of writing. She doesn't put up a fuss, pages are clean and speak to the student, topics are kid appropriate, I say this is a win!
I can’t wait to get this one started with my 5th grader!