Encountering fewer and fewer competent writers in her classes, Susan Wise Bauer has created a manual for teaching the fundamentals of the English language. Focusing primarily on the early elementary years, students will learn to put ideas into words and put those words down on paper utilizing copywork, dictation, and narration skills. During grades 5-8, students work on organization, including turning sentences into short compositions. Finally, the high school years emphasize rhetoric, persuasive expression of ideas, and creating papers with style and substance.
Writing with Ease will walk the teacher step-by-step through each level of assignments. A week of complete scripted lessons with reading passages, narration, and copywork assignments are given, which may be extended with personally chosen supplements. 4 levels are included, covering grades 1-4. Each is designed to be completed in a 36-week school year. 249 indexed pages, softcover.