Friday, April 13, 2012

Write with WORLD Review


I'm always on the lookout for writing curriculum.  Funny Bunny loves to write stories and anything that I can find to help and inspire her, is as good as gold to me!

Write with WORLD may be just that.  It is a new middle school Christian writing curriculum from the publishers of God's World News and WORLD Magazine.  The curriculum is loosely connected to both publications and occasionally news stories or published essays are used as subject matter. 

It aims to produce young writers who love writing, can write effectively, and intelligently share ideas, beliefs, and their worldview.  

The Student Book starts with a brief introduction, which I think, will get the student excited.  Below is an excerpt. 

"In this writing program, real, professional writers will be sharing what they have to say with you.  In each lesson, a writer from WORLD Magazine or God's World News will share tips on how they read, think, or write.  As the year progresses, these writers may even read some of your writing.  A few of you will even have your writing published online** or in one of the magazine.  From the very first lesson, we're going to treat you like real writers."

** There will be another website coming in September for users of the curriculum.  The site will provide an online publishing opportunity for the student writers, as well as additional writing subject to constantly freshen and augment what is in the textbook.

How can you not get excited about that? 

The book is comprised of four units, each unit consisting of four lessons, and the lessons are broken down into five capsules of reading and assignments.  Younger students could complete one capsule a day while older students could complete several.  Here you can see a sample of Unit 1/Lesson 1 and here you can see a full Table of Contents.

Students will be involved in:
  • reading and critical thinking 
  • contemporary subjects and professional guidance to pique interest
  • flexible exercises to build confidence and skill for using today's new media
  • a thoughtful and meaningful Christian worldview

My Thoughts:  I really like the simple flow of the book.  It gives the student the ability to complete as much or as little at a time as they would like.  I also like that it is a Christian curriculum and it is different from any other writing program I have seen.  Since it is a middle school program, I only worked with Funny Bunny a little on it.  She did complete a few of the Capsules in the first lesson, and I was surprised to find that it was easy enough for her to do with my help. 

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Write with WORLD.  Write with WORLD Full Curriculum for either Year 1 {which we received} or Year 2 is $95.  It includes one Teacher Textbook with Online Access {coming the Fall} and one Student Textbook.  Both the Year 1 and Year 2 Full Curriculum is $165 if bought together. 

My Crewmates are also reviewing , Write with WORLD so you can check out what they think HERE.


Disclaimer:  This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor.  I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own. 



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