Showing posts with label Writing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Writing. Show all posts

Friday, May 13, 2011

TOS Crew Review: IEW Student Intensive Writing Pack-level B plus the Portable Wall (a huge review on a huge program)

Before I even begin this review, Mr. Pudewa-if you are reading this-I hang my head in shame.  It is not IEW worthy.  I write my reviews as I would if I were sitting face to face with you, expounding the wonderment or the horrors of a product-not as though I were writing a report or something I would share with the class.  I pray that you will turn a blind eye to my review, as I simply cannot poignantly pen all the check list-ables here.  I love ya man-but I just cannot, as it would just be too much against my front porch, yammering it up with you style.  Oh,  just another nugget of information for you-I love the commas, dashes, the brackets and parenthesis, of which I am sure breaks many grammar and punctuation rules.  I am just that way.

A few years back, my daughter and I were invited to join a group of homeschoolers who were working through a supplementary writing course from the Institute for Excellence in Writing [better known as IEW], and at first, we were rather excited to try out this "new to us" program. Once we started to attend, the charm quickly wore off. It was then, that we began to truly question the process, and the man (some mysterious guy named Andrew Pudewa) behind it.  You see, they (meaning all the other families, say for mine and my friend's) had been using the Student Intensive Writing series for several years.  We had not.  I just didn't get the "why" behind all the Key Word exercises and the rewriting needed, to basically say the same thing. Especially since we got the super shortened, Reader's Digest version of the method on our first day. My daughter and I walked away from that experience with a sour attitude toward IEW.  In fact, I usually did not recommend using it.  I avoided it like the plague, which I now know to be a terrible shame in deed.

When presented with the opportunity to review this, I hesitantly accepted the challenge.  I felt I could give it the "ole college try" (and yes, I meant to imply I would need a drink or two to get through it, even though I don't really consume alcohol); plus at the very least, I would be able to justify my aversion to the program especially if it did back my original opinion of it. Well, wouldn't you know-I am a changed woman.  Yes, I am.  And now that I have your curiosity peaked, regarding how a gal can go from a plague-like aversion to a love for the program in just a few short weeks-here is the reason in a nutshell... 

We missed the foundational explanation of the very fiber of the program. Mr. Pudewa's DVD instruction classes found in the Student Intensive Writing [SIW] course [where we would have received the 'splaining of it all], was a huge  M.I.A. component from our initial experience .  I didn't have access to the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style [TWSS] workshop series either.  We were that proverbial crew up a creek without a paddle.  We drifted along the course without an accurate map, guide  and adequate survival gear. But no more my friends, no more.

I received the B level Combo pack to review, which contains both the SWI and the TWSS set.  This level is geared for your average 6th-8th grade students, but is really a great fit for those who have a wide variety of ages to teach-including high schoolers.  It is consider the "middle ground" course, which certainly contains difficult enough material to suit an older student (who has had no previous exposure to IEW or writing courses in general) because you can tweak it out to require a bit more from them.  It can be watered down enough to meet the needs of a savvy fifth grader too.  So if you have oodles of children to teach, and their age range is somewhere betwixt the upper elementary to high school level, this is a good choice.

Let's take a look-see at each program 
contained within the Combo pack :

The Student Intensive Writing series can be used as a stand alone course if need be, but I don't recommend doing so-the TWSS adds so much to the program. The SIW contains 15 units which can take anywhere from 15-30 weeks to complete.  Each lesson has a section on the DVD which correlates to it, and the necessary material [provided in the student packet/binder] needed to complete the assignment. The included Teacher's Guide lists [gosh it also has the DVD disc times listed to the second for you] all the possible KeyWord choices from the sources, along with additional material to assist the instructor.  The most useful is the suggested schedule. This actually breaks the lessons down into 5 day sections, of varying lengths (some only last 15-20 mins) and lists the homework assignments; so that you can better manage the time spent on the program-which ultimately avoids bored, overstressed new writers.

Starting at the basics [finding Key Words, to writing it in their own words], then gradually working up to more complex skills [such as the ever joyous research paper], the student will fine tune their writing techniques in less than a year.  The ultimate goal is to create within the student, the ability [as in second nature] to take various other source texts, then easily "trim the fat" to rewrite a unique piece of work. Most importantly, doing this without plagiarizing or producing incredibly inadequate "junk".

The lessons are concise; asking just enough of the student to not overwhelm them; yet all the while remaining light-hearted, and fun due to Mr. Pudewa's charming lectures.  All that, and it will stretch the student's writing skills. Furthermore, IEW allows you to advance through the lessons which the child quickly grasps, or to slow down when necessary, for more practice and/or a better understanding of the concept being taught.  After completing this, you can choose to move on to the Continuation course, switch over to theme based supplements, or you can simply continue on with using new sources for inspiration. 

The SWI  B level course covers:

*Key Word Outlines  
*Summary [from Notes] and Dress-Ups
*Story [Sequence] Summary and Dress-Ups
*Reference Summary, Paragraph Structure 
and Sentence Openers
*Creative Writing and Sentence Openers

Included in the package is the binder with divider tabs, 
all necessary worksheets/source texts,
 and of course, the DVD lessons.

**If you are concerned your high school student will be lacking the essentials, this chart show that only two areas are not covered in the B level. This is where the TWSS [which shows you how to teach your students the IEW method of writing] is worth it's weight in gold! You can certainly address those upper level necessities after completing this program.  Some friendly advice here from a HS veteran: don't get your panties in a bunch about it not being "tough enough" or that it won't push the student.  If they struggle with writing in the first place, you want them to feel confident and at ease when learning these skills-so sometimes setting the bar at a height they can leap over, is better than creating a wall they have to catapult over-which may lead to them "hitting the wall" instead.  With the TWSS as your assistant advisor, you can beef up the required material to a high school level, without traumatizing your reluctant or "not-so-swell of a writer" student.


The meat and potatoes of the IEW series is the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Course.  This dear mother (or father) is meant for you.  You will work your way through ten hours of instruction which explains each concept covered within the lessons, along with opportunities to test drive the method [IE: doing the assignments] for yourself-before you teach your students. As an added bonus, you will walk away from this course having a clear understanding regarding Mr. Pudewa's not so crazy design behind the program.  Jam packed with notes, helpful tips, samples of real student (not faked by adults) writings, extensive offerings of additional nuts and bolts and extra source texts; the course will leave you with so much material and know how, you will be able to teach your kiddies from grades 2-12th and beyond (and perhaps yourself too)! If that isn't enough for you, they also have the website bejeweled with areas of assistance, such as the FAQ, Articles, Where to Start, Conference Handout sections and a Yahoo Group dedicated to IEW. On top that, they have honest to goodness actual peeps on the other end of the phone line [otherwise known as customer service representatives] full of extra help, knowledge, and kindness that you can rely on as well.  

The TSWW course covers:

*Overview of the program  
*Note Making and Outlines
*Summarizing from Notes  
      *Summarizing Narrative Stories 
*Summarizing References
and Library Reports
*Writing from Pictures  
*Creative Writing with Structure
*Formal Essay Writing  *Critiques

*Stylistic Techniques 
(referred to throughout the course)
explanation and practice regarding the Key Words,
 Dress-Ups, Sentence Openers, 
Decorations, etc. that are the main components behind
 the program's success

Included in the package is the binder, 
section divider tabs, 
Syllabus Appendix [includes lesson plan sheets] 
and a Quick Start Guide and of course the DVDs

Now, if you have to make a choice between the two programs [due to finances]-your safe bet is to purchase this one.  It has everything (including the Tips and Tricks DVD) that you will need to adequately instruct all of your students for years. Plus they include 3 DVDs [A, B and C levels] with the first lesson found on the SWI course, so you can "see" the concepts in action. This is a treasure trove of info for you,  dear homeschooler. Lest I forget to mention this -teachers in public and private schools can use the IEW program with great success too (and have); as it is meant for anyone wanting to see better results in their student's writing abilities.

A last side note here regarding the TWSS-this is a big program and probably a totally different way to write than you have been taught or use. You will need some time to simmer the material in your head, so I highly recommend you get this long before you want to start teaching it.  No, you do not have to watch the entire thing before you do, just the section on the lesson you will be covering next. But I found that I do better if I have time to "let it sink in", or allow for those moments when I need to go back and re-watch/learn something so that I feel confident in teaching it.  I know this is a spency product, but if you really want to get the writing "thang" down pat in your children's noodles-this is one of the best programs I have come across that will actually do just that. Now remember, as you have read, skimping and forgoing the major parts of the program simply leads to a downtrodden affect, all the while losing the effectiveness of  the basic understanding and reason behind it.  What's more-the SWI matches the lessons found within this, so with the combo pack-you will get the best of both worlds.  If you are "ify" on a particular section, the SWI will clear it up for you-visually and through verbal instruction.  Now that is totally awesome.

One last product here:

The Portable Wall   is a recent addition to the IEW product line.  This handy little foldable [when closed it fits nicely in the binder pocket, when opened it forms a self-standing knowledge center] that contains all the necessities to super charge their writing assignments.  Think of it as a large-sized, laminated version of a "crib sheet" on steroids. The students will keep track of the lists in their notebooks [on provided worksheets], but this is a great extra to have.

The Wall has been nicely organized into sections listing Dress-Ups, Sentence Openers, Decorations, Triple Extensions, "-ly" Adverbs, "-ly" Imposters (which can also be spelled Impostors), Prepositions, Synonyms for "Said", Strong Verbs, and flow charts highlighting the key points of all the units found within the IEW program.

Snippets into our IEW world:

We worked (still are) through the sections with my high school level student.  She was somewhat familiar (as noted above) with the idea of the Key Word and rewriting techniques, so we were able to move quickly through the first several lessons.  We slowed down and simmered over the Summarizing Narratives unit,  to be sure she understood and meet the "check list" components in her assignments.  She actually got so excited, she penned a small novella when only asked to write three paragraphs.  So that alone is a huge improvement in her 'tude toward writing in general-especially using the IEW method.  When I needed to "pump up the jam" in her requirements, I would refer to the TWSS section/pages conveniently noted (so kind of them) in the Teacher's Guide of the SIW course.  This allowed for me to personalize and "upgrade" the necessities to her skill level.  I appreciate that.  We are now embarking on the Report Writing section, which I purposely have held off until the end of this semester. I want to allow for the entire summer to pour over this extremely needful skill, without too many other subjects vying for her attention.  I will then add in the Formal Essay lessons found within the TWSS guide, to be sure we have covered the "must haves" for a well-rounded high school student.  Again, this highlights the flexibility of the program. 

I have seen in just a few short weeks, how my precious daughter has become a better writer,  having developed techniques that she can use her entire life (to apply to any writing situation really).  And that is why I am a changed woman regarding the whole IEW fiasco.

As for the TWSS-I am still pouring over it (again and again), to get a crystal clear know how and ability to apply this IEW technique to any subject matter we cover in our schooling. I will be able to pull source texts from our daily work for the children to rewrite and improve upon.  I am very pleased to have this major source of excellence at my fingertips, and even more excited about sharing my new found love of the Institute for Excellence in Writing program.

[I simply cannot expound everything there is about this huge program on this undeniably long post.  You need to visit the site, and do your own research (down load the freebies, watch the clips and if you can-look through the material to get a better idea of how immense this is) to see if this is a good fit for your family.]

You will have a bit more pre-work when using the TWSS-esp. if only using this program,
as you will need to locate/figure out what source texts you want to use.
 The student can handle most of the SIW lessons on their own, 
with a bit of teacher assistance/grading involved

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$239 for the Pack
target age range: 6-8 grade
This combination package is the best way to begin with Excellence in Writing. It includes Teaching Writing: Structure and Style (TWSS), Tips and Tricks DVD and Student Writing Intensive (SWI). Comes with 2 sets of DVDs (one for the teacher, one for the student), TWSS Seminar Workbook, and Student Notebook with handouts and daily lesson suggestions. [taken from the website]

$7.00 each
all students

Components can be purchased separately. 

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***The Institute for Excellence in Writing provided me with on free Writing Intensive Pack-level B kit and one Portable Wall, so that I would use this with my children and write this review. I did not receive any financial compensation for my honest opinion of this product.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

TOS Crew Review: Bonnie Terry Learning-10 Minutes to Better Study Skills

With a teenager in the home, you can bet we have plenty of material that is in depth, and in need of being broken down into more manageable study notes. But that is where the problem arises-how do you teach a child to pull out the necessary information, whilst foregoing the rest? It isn't quite as easy as one would think-especially if your child simply isn't naturally gifted in such things. Studying to remember is a talent! I think that may be something folks don't even realize. One can stare at the pages for hours, hoping the material will transfer itself into their brain cells through osmosis; while others spend so much time pouring through way too much information, that they miss the important parts or it becomes hopelessly lost amongst gray matter-to ever be of much use.

So when the 10 Minutes to Better Study Skills arrived, my interest was peaked. Could my child truly learn the "tricks of the trade" in ten minutes a day? Or was this some sort of "snake oil" being peddled to the education community? Thankfully, what we have here is the genuine article.  And this requires just a wee bit of time, oh say 10 minutes (as the name suggests), going through the worksheet-so that through frequent use, it simply becomes a natural skill.   This book is jammed packed with various helps for many different studying needs. It not only has a great introduction section with a Weekly Planning Calendar (which is coming in handy for configuring my daughter's biology reading schedule), but there are sections on Story Organizers, Book Reports, the Story Star, Note Taking (text books-this has been the most used around here so far), Cause and Effect, the 5 'W' Organizer forms (Who, What, Where, When and Why-this is the sort of questions a mom will ask their children, when they find something broken in the home or see that the last cookie has mysteriously disappeared. Come to think of it-I may have to print and laminate one to pull out on said such occasions!), Compare and Contrast forms, a Hamburger Paragraph chart (now this one was new to me-never thought one could create a hamburger from a paragraph but you can, because you isolate the topic sentence, the details and the conclusion-very cute), a Hamburger Essay chart (same concept as the previously noted burger form), 5 Paragraph Essay and Research Paper Writer (most helpful when your child simply cannot figure out where to start when penning their essay), Formal Outline form and a Letter Writing form too.  There are also extra goodies stuffed in here too-such as the Study and Writing Tips section and a Reference section with all those most helpful charts we all can use from time to time (like the Parts of Speech, Capitalization and Punctuation Rules and so on).  Quite impressive-and to make it easier to figure out what should on the forms, there is a page with overlaid notes to assist you with ideas and suggestions for those particular areas on the forms.

The nice thing about the 10 Minutes to Better Study Skills, is that they (the student) are not expected to spend more than the prescribed time on these forms-which is especially nice because this ties into the Charlotte Mason method we favor around here.  This is a reproducible book, so I can make as many copies of the forms, as I need, throughout each of my children's school careers.  When I notice that my child's skills are weaker in one area, then I can easily focus on just that-as this is not a 7 course meal approach, but rather a buffet of options.  My daughter is working through a mighty big history text, and those Note Taking forms have been rather helpful for her to isolate the main points so she can better study for her tests.  The Story Star is perfect for my 8 year old.  It doesn't require too much of him, so I can easily introduce the boy to the skill of picking out the main idea and a few details from a story- and not overwhelm him.  All in all-we're quite pleased with the Bonnie Terry 10 Minutes to Better Study Skills!

Obviously the instructor will need to give some assistance and direction-but for the most part it is a child-led activity

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I am thinking this particular book is most helpful for the upper elementary through high school (more toward Jr./Sr. high) but there are a few forms that can be used for the lower elementary-middle elementary age. I am not one to push these skills at that age-but that is a personal choice. So you will have to decided for yourself if this will meet your elementary aged student(s) needs.

10 Minutes to Better Study Skills
$37 (spiral bound book-which makes it very easy to copy the forms)

Bonnie has many other fine products available and I see she even has a section discussing Dyslexia-which is close to my heart because 3 of my 4 deal with mild issues with it.
To learn more about Bonnie (the author) visit her Bio page.

Please note: " As with all Bonnie Terry Learning Products, the Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills™ comes with a 60 Day Money Back No Questions Asked Guarantee." So there is no risk in trying it.

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**Bonnie Terry provided me with the free copy of 10 Minutes to Better Study Skills book in order to test and use it with my family, so I could write this review.

Friday, March 13, 2009

TOS Crew Review: Write Shop Primary Book A

Write Shop Primary Book A is designed to take a young child (K-1st or 2nd grade) through eight activities per lesson set; in order to build writing skills. It is meant to be led by the parent, who is supplied with lesson plan options, helpful ideas for teaching several children at once (who have different ability levels), as well as ideas to set up an environment to spur the budding writer(s) into action. Everything is laid out in a orderly fashion, and with a just a little prep work the lessons can commence. As an additional bonus, they sell the Activity Set Worksheets containing 2 pages designed to note the student's progress called The Writing Skills Evaluation Chart , and a double-sided page to complement each lesson as well.

At the start of each lesson there is a run-down on all of the objectives and materials needed for this particular set of activities (which is a very nice feature) listed in a very user friendly way. Also, each day's discussion or writing process is then presented for you to follow through. Usually on day 6, the worksheet will come into play, highlighting the previous information learned. The book itself lays flat due to the spiral binding, so the overall design is very impressive.

That said, I have my own opinion on "teaching" writing to younger children, which may cause the audience to toss a few tomatoes up on stage, after they hear what I say about it. I really am not one to push formal writing, even if this is not as overboard as some programs can be, for this age level. I tend to veer toward narration/dictation by them to me to record (verbally telling a story), and fun activities to spur on the imagination of my children, with limited copy work and formal (hand to paper) writing. This came across a bit bookish or "schoolish" to me. Not that I could not glean valuable information from it, because I have-it is just not how I like to approach writing with young children overall. I actually used a lot of the ideas they offered up for extra writing activities, all though I edited and deleted some of the other ones because they were just irrelevant to our situation. We did the worksheets as well, and my son liked them for the most part. I wanted to mention that these are pretty typical of what a child would use if attending public school, so if you are anti-worksheet, you could simply not purchase them. Actually, these were such a small part of the program, only used to round out the lesson (so for the five dollars), I wouldn't hesitate to recommend using them.

If you are new to teaching your own, or have no idea on to how to encourage writing skills in a young child, this could be a helpful product for you. There is enough ideas listed that you can pick and choose what to do, yet not lose the essence of the program. Overall it is a decent introduction to the writing process, and could be beneficial to teaching the young child about putting their thoughts on to paper.

for us personally (I would like to give it a raft and a half actually)

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Direct link to Primary Book A
for ages 5-7 but a late bloomer could benefit from it as well

Write Shop Homepage

Primary A Teacher Guide-$26.95 or e-Version $24.95 (I recommend the printed version)
Student Packet for Primary A-$4.95 or e-Version $4.50
as with any ebook, you do not pay shipping and handling and you get instantly-the student packet doesn't contain a ton of pages, so that is up to you...but the TG does, so I tend to suggest the printed version-as printing the material will still involve money and time. But again, for those who like instant access and no shipping fees, the e-version is a great option.

Also available at the TOS Store.

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**Write Shop provided me with the free copy of Write Shop: Primary Book A in order to test and use it with my family, so I could write this review.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

TOS Crew Review: Write Shop StoryBuilders: World of Animals and World of Sports

Trouble keeping little minds focused, or front and centered? Usually, the mind wanders when they are becoming "stupid over their lessons" as Charlotte Mason was fond of saying. I find that some of the best ways to combat this "troublesome trolley" (which is a Thomas the Train phrase) is to stop what we are doing, and switch up to something that is fun, engaging, and a bit playful.

Write Shop StoryBuilders are a perfect solution to this menacing problem. Not necessarily a writing program, but rather a skill building activity which incorporates fun into the process. Simply start with the card set of choice, choose one of the many suggestions listed for utilizing it, and then let the creative juices flow! You could spend ten or fifteen minutes doing this "warm up" exercise, before settling into the regular writing assignment. But don't stop there-pull them out whenever the need strikes. Use it to redirect their minds, or to move them along with their studies.

For instance, my family decided we would do a "round robin" type of game using the World of Animals StoryBuilding cards. Everyone had to take their own cards, come up with a goofy sentence using them; and then as the story continued they had to remember what the previous sentence(s) were to string it all together to form the silly story. We played quite a few rounds of this only to find that the more we continued, the better we became at creating stories. By using the Character, Character Trait, Setting, and Plot Cards we were able to come up with some real whoppers and loads of laughs. This is a "dangerous" product for my family, as we tend to be a rather humorous bunch! I look forward to the next round to see what those fascinating critters are up to.

There is also the World of Sports StoryBuilders set which opens a whole new door to crazy mixed-up story lines for my family to create. If you have kids who live, eat and breathe sports, this is a sure hit for them. One of the hidden perks with Write Shop StoryBuilders is that they are learning a whole new set of vocabulary, and sentence structure, while "playing" a game. It is sort of like hiding the veggies in the dessert so they will eat them.

For the price, these babies earn a piggy bank. Please remember, these are eBooks, so you will have to download the product and then copy off the cards. They offer up two ways to accomplish this. The first is to print in black ink on colored card stock (yes, use card stock as they will be handled a lot and need to stand up to it) or print them on white card stock with colored ink (each section has a different color-for instance: Character cards have blue ink). Really, it only takes a few sheets per section and you can find a pack of mixed colors at your local craft store for less than $5. Just keep an eye out for the sales (JoAnn Stores constantly run their card stock packs for 40% off-so you spend $2.40 for 50 sheets). There are no pictures, only words, so the ink use is not too problematic. If you can, laminate them. But using the card stock, they will hold up pretty good without doing it.

for the littles, if they cannot read-you'll have to help them a bit.
but the older kiddos will be able handle the reading/writing
(if partaking in those suggestions)

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StoryBuilders eBooks: $7.95 each

Also available at the TOS Store: StoryBuilders: World of Animals

other WS products at TOS

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**Write Shop provided me with a free copy each of the StoryBuilders: World of Animals and World of Sports eBooks, in order to test and use it with my family, so I could write this review.

TOS Crew Review: One Year Adventure Novel

"What makes a story a story? Why do we look for for truth in books? Could it be, that our hunger for story, and thirst for meaning are somehow related? Or do these merely point to something else? What if this is just another word for adventure?"

As the author/creator of the One Year Adventure Novel program playfully states in the beginning of every lesson, we are left to ponder what really does make a story a story?As a homeschooling mom, I would like to add, "What's it going to take to get my kids to want to do their writing assignments?" How can I facilitate excitement and enthusiasm, to get past the introduction of the latest and greatest curriculum I spent good money on? Sadly, up until this point, not one of them has engaged their willingness and ambition to write without distress.

Recently, my answer arrived in a white box containing a program called the One Year Adventure Novel. My 14 year old daughter actually looks forward to doing her writing lessons! Her excitement and willingness almost shocks me! She truly enjoys the engaging presentation of the material, and eagerly delves into each assignment. The seventy-eight lessons (all on 7 DVDs) intertwine with the Student Textbook, which corresponds to the lesson, explains the reading assignment and any other pertinent information they may need; and the Map Workbook which is where they layout their novels. They work in this after watching the lesson on the DVD, and will use this as their "notebook" to write their novel during the second semester. Also included is a teacher guide which explains the program, and suggest ways for the teacher to best encourage, guide and grade the student's work. The package comes with the book, The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope (most likely to help encourage and give them some ideas for their own novels), which is to be read while working on their masterpiece as well. Finally, a resource disk is included, which contains the interactive quizzes, and other various teaching aids. I especially appreciate the quiz section since it grades them for you, and stores the information as well.

This program is not like any other we have seen. Designed for the high school student, they will learn how to create and write their own fiction novel. This course does not cover the mechanics of writing but rather, shows a student how to use their creativity, and storytelling skills, to pen something they will be proud of. You could easily tag-team this with a mini-course on the mechanics of writing, but I suggest just letting it be on its own. No need for a buzz kill while on this adventure. What they will learn with this program will excite and promote the writer within your child.

A little side note here: The website is loaded with extra helps, such as the Student's Novel Showcase, and a forum with several different boards designed to aid the young author with their writing experience. The One Year Adventure Novel also hosts a yearly contest for best student novel and more! Who knows, your child could be the next featured author!

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This page literally describes everything about the program.
Order your free DVD sampler here. This is a great way to really get a taste of this program, so do take advantage of this offer.

One Year Adventure Novel Home Page
Whole Kit: Includes Student text, Teacher's guide, DVDs and novel for study
$199.00 which includes shipping Homeschool license info

or see the options for (falls under classroom use) co-ops here

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**One Year Adventure Novel provided me with the free copy of The One Year Adventure Novel Student Wkbk/Text and the TEbooks, in order to test and use it with my family, so I could write this review.