Conversation Between Fiddler and Bad Lad

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  1. Hi, I am slow to thanking you for responding. I did get MCT lit program. I think we will like it. I had already purchased Saxon Grammar and Writing (oldest love the math and wants the expected routine of the lessons for grammar) So, youngest wanted to try it too. It looks boring but rigorous to me, hope they like it. MCT looks so lovely and looking at our lit program, he is so detail oriented. It is not so cheap, but if Saxon doesn't work, I hope to find funds for it. I was thinking of the MCT poetry. You said you didn't do much of it last year, is that because it is time consuming to implement? I want my guy to understand and appreciate poetry. Thanks for advice.
  2. We fell way off the path with poetry, though I really hope to add it in as a family thing this coming fall, probably during Tuesday teatime a la Bravewriter.

    I've already made arrangements to buy a friend's copies of the books we don't have in the next level, and bought the Lit. program, as well. That being said, Susan Wise Bauer has a new writing program coming out that looks pretty fabulous. She has a large sample of the first book (and TM) on the WTM site. What we may end up doing is using MCT plus this new writing series (comes out in October at Peace Hill Press, January at Amazon and the rest), and treating Essay Voyage as extra writing to do as needed.

    HTH!
  3. Hi! I haven't been here for a while so I missed this message. My eldest LOVES Caesar's English (the Latin and Greek root vocabulary part of the program), likes the grammar/practice part (and I think he's learned a lot this year), and is so-so with the writing part. Writing is a struggle--Jazz is probably mildly dysgraphic, though he's never been diagnosed. Add to that the fact that he's way over on the right-brained side of things, so getting the swirling mass of ideas in his head to turn into cohesive thoughts on paper is difficult to say the least.

    continued (SHS just told me the message was too long so I'm putting it in two parts). . .
  4. Hi. I found the following post from you from 2010. How did MCT's LA work out? I am thinking of using it for my rising 4th & 6th graders. Any specific suggestions would be much appreciated...esp. on levels. I see that he has now produced aLiterature Program. Any thoughts on that? I was thinking of trying that. I am not an old pro at this. We just finished our first year at home and it was ok, but took most of the year to figure wthings out.
    U wrote: For language arts, I plan for DS (12) to use the Town level of Michael Clay Thompson's LA. I think the grammar will be easy for him, but he should benefit from the review. We may go back and use Music of the Hemispheres for poetry (for both kids) before moving on the the Town level poetry book. After I get the books in hand, I may decide to use them with DD (9)
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