We’re back to free writing using the methods of The Writer’s Jungle.* I think this program is a jewel. It is simple, and principle-based so that it always fits your family and your goals. It’s not gimmicky tricks or about rules. It’s about the fundamental principles of writing. It is the only writing program I’ve ever seen that makes parents better parents while also producing better writers and better editors.
From the overview at the bottom of the link:
“The missing ingredient in writing curricula isn’t how to structure a paragraph (information that can be readily found on the Internet). You don’t need more facts about topic sentences or how to use libraries. Grammar and spelling are not the key components in writing, either, much to the chagrin some English teachers.
Writing is first and foremost about writers — people with ideas, thoughts and insights they want to share. Readers are cultivated by risky writing—writing that hooks, fascinates, speaks, surprises, enlivens, and tells the truth. How do you help your kids reach inside and find those kinds of words?”
* I can’t seem to make the link work, no matter that I’ve gone in and looked at the code. Here it is: