Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wordsmith Apprentice Review

Funny Bunny and I had the opportunity to review Wordsmith Apprentice, a self- directed writing program for grades 4-6 in the Wordsmith Series.

I had never heard of Wordsmith, but after researching it, it looked promising and I was hoping Funny Bunny would like it!

And to top it off, it's one of Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks for Curriculum, so I couldn't go wrong!

About Wordsmith Apprentice:  

It's an easy to use writing course encouraging students to develop their writing skills as they participate in every role on a newspaper staff: editor, reporter, writer, etc. Children develop a love for writing as they express themselves through sentence and paragraph writing, persuasive writing, and much more. 

I knew right away after receiving this book that Funny Bunny would LOVE it...and she does!!  

It starts with a note to the student explaining that they will be working for a small town newspaper.  They'll start with little jobs like classified ads, picture captions, and "fillers."  They will then move on to advertising, book reviews, and recipes and finally they will become a "staff reporter" and be ready to write news stories and editorials. 

They start with a Application For Employment

Then they write their own.  Funny Bunny decided to write an Application For Cleaning Toilets {I was cracking up}

Here is a sample of her poetry {gotta love it}

She is enjoying this writing curriculum so much that we plan to continue it throughout the year. 

Find Out More:  You can find out more online by visiting Wordsmith Apprentice at Timberdoodle.  Wordsmith Apprentice is only $14.50 and is recommended for ages 9-12 or grades 4-6.  The Wordsmith Series also has books available for grades 7-12.  You can also visit Timberdoodle on Facebook.  

Timberdoodle also has Language Arts for Homeschoolers and you can request a Free Homeschool Catalog! 

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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