"Thank you is not enough to express my gratitude, Debra Bell!! Finally, I have found THE writing curriculum that doesn't drain the joy from my 5th grade. Writing has been an area of much angst for me the last couple of years, and I am so thrilled!”
"My daughter’s spelling has been rough at best and this has made writing such a chore until we found Writers in Residence!"
"I am thrilled that Writers in Residence guides me to better teach my daughter. The rubrics are genius, and the fact that it so gently holds the writer's hand and guides them.--hat is pricelss to me."
"I love how grammar and writing are so fluid in Writers in Residence. Amazing! This really is everything I was looking for and could not find. We are so excited for the journey ahead."
Today’s young writers are tomorrow’s leaders. Yet we live in a world dominated by abbreviations and emoticons and in a culture where recycling the thoughts of others substitutes for compelling communication. We must help our children capture, polish, and share their unique, God-given voices for His glory.
Writers in Residence™ is a a writing curriculum authored by Debra Bell and published by Apologia Educational Ministries.
Writers in Residence™ provides a biblically-based framework for kids to think about language and communicate effectively in writing.
Your family will love this powerful learning tool because it includes:
❶ A complete writing curriculum that
integrates grammar, punctuation, and
❷ An easy-to-use All-In-One Student Text
❸ A helpful answer key with directions,
checklists, and evaluation rubric for every
writing assignment that takes the guesswork
out of evaluating your child’s writing
❹ A detailed lesson plan outline for four days
a week for thirty-two weeks, make
planning and teaching a breeze
❺ Appropriate content for grades 4 through 8
❻ Lively and engaging tone, written to the
student in grades 4 through 8
❼ Visually pleasing page layouts, designed to
guide your student through the lessons
❽ Compelling interviews with favorite Christian
Writers in Residence™ includes the All-in-One Student Text and Workbook and the 144-page Answer Key with answers, tools for evaluating your child’s writing, and more. The All-in-One Student Text and Workbook is a spiral bound, consumable resource. The conversational style, engaging visual layout, and step-by-step instruction makes it easy to use for both moms and kids!
Writers in Residence™ is for grades 4 through 8.
Debra Bell's goal is to give each young writer confidence, purpose, and a sense of calling. Now more than ever, we must be able to express ourselves compellingly in writing if we hope to be heard or to make a difference in our culture.
You can use Writers in Residence™ with several different children at multiple grade levels at the same time. Be sure to adjust your expectations for each child accordingly. You can start the program when your student is able to read chapter books independently.
Writers in Residence™ requires very little prep time for the teacher. There is a detailed, day-by-day lesson plan provided in the introduction of the All-in-One Student Text and Workbook, as well as helpful ideas for how to make it work for your family. The introduction also includes Debra’s philosophy of writing, the six traits of good writing, and much, much more.
Writers in Residence™ was designed to work seamlessly with co-ops and writing groups. The suggested daily schedule lists assignments for four days per week. The fifth day of the week can then be used for a co-op day or writing group. There students can share their drafts and final versions with others, and adult leaders can provide further instruction and feedback based upon the various rubrics and checklists provided in the curriculum.
Purchase Writers in Residence™ at Apologia.com.