Write with WORLD is a new two year writing curriculum for middleschoolers from the publisher’s of God’s World News and World Magazine. What exactly is Write with World all about you might ask? It was “developed by education and media professionals ” in order for students to “become proficient communicators who can meet educational requirements and navigate today’s growing new media and conflicting worldviews.” Ok one other thing I need to mention is that when I said new I really meant “new” as in I received a pilot version of the first year of the curriculum and it is currently only available as pre-order because it is expected to be out sometime this summer.
The curriculum itself consists of a separate teacher and student book and available online content. In the future, there will be a website for “for updated examples, writing prompts, published student work, and helpful teacher forum.” The student needs to have a journal or notebook of some kind in order to record their work. Throughout the lessons there are other items such as a dictionary, thesaurus and items like photos and magazines that the student is asked to use. Through the lessons in Write with World, students learn to read, think , and write critically using contemporary material within a Christian worldview perspective.
The teacher book contains “objectives, methodology, and evaluation for each unit ” as well as the student text. The student book is set up as 16 main lessons divided among 4 units.
My daughter has been working through the Write with WORLD curriculum and has really enjoyed it. The individual lessons are broken down into smaller short and simple capsules of daily work which ends up making this curriculum non threatening for my daughter. I know that is the effect it has on my oldest who sometimes seems to overwhelmed by some of the other writing curriculum we have used before. She told me she also liked it because it was not boring like some of the others we have used. The first lesson started out by having her observe several pictures and discuss them by writing down her thoughts about them. It then proceeded to have her work on writing good paragraphs using stronger word choices. One thing I have liked so far is that although there is a teacher book that is there to guide and help you work with your child, you can also go pretty much hands off if your child is ready to work on her own like mine has been. My daughter has been keeping a notebook with all her work in it since the student book in itself is non-consumable. Also I am pleased to have a writing curriculum that promotes a Christian worldview and helps my daughter develop her writing and critical reading and thinking skills with that perspective in mind. The lessons contain lots of graphics and use contemporary items such as magazines that we may have on hand. I believe that is what makes this curriculum a little more fun for my daughter because it brings things more into a real life perspective rather than one that is all contained within the textbook itself.
To get a better idea of what Write With WORLD is all about I suggest you check out their website where there is much more information on the why and how of their new curriculum.
You can also check out a sample PDF from the Write with World website.
Currently you can only pre-order the writing curriculum from their website for $95 per year or both years for $165. It is planned to be available for shipment sometime this summer.
Check out what my fellow TOS Crew members had to say about Write with WORLD on our blog.
Disclaimer: I received the first year of Write with WORLD (pre-release copy) for free as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew in order to provide an honest review for my readers. All opinions are my own.