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    I need some good suggestions for a writing curriculum for a 2nd and 4th grader. To put it in perspective, writing gives me anxiety. My kids HATE it. I HATE it. I had a beer just to ready myself to research writing curriculums. I have done my best not to pass down that anxiety, but kids are perceptive y'all.

    I'm not worried about grammar nearly as much as I am about being able to write cohesive thoughts and paragraphs. We need scaffolding. For the rest of ELA, I'm probably going to use Reading Eggs Express along with Readworks, along with just plain reading books for fun. (Actually, the reading books for fun is my main plan.) But I'm open for suggestions for the rest of ELA as well.

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    Reading books for fun is pretty much all you need to do with littles. Look at a program like BraveWriter for its gentle philosophy. She has zillions of blog articles and podcasts, I believe.
    The Critical Thinking Company makes expensive but better than average workbooks, if you feel the need for a more structured approach. Starting 8n second grade workbooks, they give guidance and short writing assignments. (Make a story about the picture. Gather ideas, draft, revise...) They also touch on various other parts of ELA. (Im required to produce work samples for every subject area on a monthly basis, these worksheets are the easiest way for me to do this, and I dont pay out of pocket for them.)

    Good luck, and this wont be a big trauma! Worst case (or best case, really) you can learn alongside your kids!
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.


    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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