Writing exercises so often rely on standard writing prompts and rote exercises with an oppressive emphasis on grammar; in such an environment, no wonder the creative urge to write is stifled! Learning to Write the Novel Way utilizes a holistic approach to writing that actually motivates the student's creative impulses. Designed for students in grades 5-12, the course incorporates writing a complete novel, a full year's worth of English Comp with weekly lesson plans, grammar skills learned within the context of authoring a book, teamwork, and the joy of a finished novel. 218 pages, three-hole-punched, softcover.
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We used this book last year (4th grade) for writing class. A friend who is a writer selected Learn to Write the Novel Way to use as the guide to teach novel writing to her daughter and my daughter. It was a great, fun curriculum which guided the girls through the writing process. Both girls wrote complete novels which were published by a small local publisher and are now available for purchase.
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Date:September 15, 2003
In my eleven years of homeschooling, I've not found a writing curriculum as wonderfully written, and as fun, as Carole Thaxton's "Learn to Write the Novel Way." My l4-yr old is having a great time with it and I am extremely pleased with the tools and techniques provided in the book that can help her through those difficult stages of creating a story. Bravo, Ms. Thaxton!!!