As part of The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew, I received a copy of Write with World curriculum. Write with World is a middle school curriculum from the professionals at God’s World News and WORLD Magazine.
From the Write with World website:
Write with WORLD consists of:
- Separate teacher/student books and online content for first and second years
- Web site (Sept. 2011) for updated examples, writing prompts, published student work, and helpful teacher forum
- Students will need their own notebook/journal to record their work
Teach writing with confidence, with the professionals from God’s World News and WORLD magazine.
Write with WORLD is the middle school writing curriculum developed by education and media professionals. Use it to inspire and train your students to become proficient communicators who can meet educational requirements and navigate today’s growing new media and conflicting worldviews.
Write with WORLD exposes students to:
- reading and critical thinking that develop discernment
- contemporary subjects and professional guidance to pique interest
- flexible exercises to build confidence and skill for using today’s new media
- a thoughtful and meaningful Christian worldview
Your students learn to write with purpose.
Writing skills are commonly deficient among students entering college, but the problem and its fallout begin years earlier. Poor writing skills hurt a student’s performance on exams and in courses requiring composition. For Christian students, poor communication hinders the believer’s voice from influencing their social circle and, ultimately, the broader public square.
Christians in particular should try to be the best communicators. They possess the truth and need to articulate a biblical worldview. Just as important, today’s students must be discriminating media consumers – able to read, hear, and watch what the world is saying and to recognize the truth.
We have used God’s World News in our homeschool in the past and liked it. We currently have a subscription to World Magazine (our magazine subscription is not associated with this review). I was very interested in seeing what this curriculum had to offer. I was not disappointed. I’ve been using Write with WORLD with my 7th grade daughter for a few weeks now. I have found this curriculum to be very thorough and engaging for the student.
You do not need a separate grammar curriculum when using Write with World. Write with World covers 19 of the top 20 grammar errors made by college students. Such as it’s /its, to, too, two, and apostrophes & ownership. In every unit, the first 3 lessons cover one error each, and with the 4th lesson being a review of the grammar issues in that unit.
One of the tasks asked of the student is describing pictures. This teaches the student to analysis the picture, really paying attention to details. This will lead to them being more descriptive in their writing. I am having my daughter finish Write with World and will be using it with some of my other children as well.
Here’s a quote from my daughter:
“The pictures are really awesome. It helped me be able to describe pictures better. I liked the way it had me look up words in the dictionary. I liked the way the way it described things and pictures.” - Abby
Note: I wanted to include a sample of my daughters writing that she did using this curriculum, but she said no. She wants to keep her writing private.
You can view some Write with World Sample Lessons.
Write with World Year One full curriculum which includes the teacher text, the student text and internet access is available for $95. on the Write with World website. Also available is Write with World Year Two curriculum for $95. You can purchase both years as a combo pack for $165.
See what other The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew Members are saying about Write with World.
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a free Write with World Teacher and Student books (I received no internet access, books were $68. ) in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. My opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”