I'm really going to be fence sitting on this product because, unlike other curriculum products that we sell, I can go either way with your decision to invest in this course or pass it up. If you have children who love to write, as a couple of ours do, you will not find a better, more complete program than Learn to Write the Novel Way. Because this is a complete, comprehensive language arts curriculum, in the process of producing their own novel your child will practice all his writing skills. (Although you should not need anything else for the year, if your child is not functioning at grade level in spelling you will need to address that need.) Thoroughly Christian in its perspective, Learn to Write the Novel Way is a nice blend of humor, grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure and the mechanics of writing. Broken into 13 manageable sections to be completed over the course of a year, or galloped through in one-semester for the older well-motivated child, parental involvement is minimal, but required. From coming up with a story to publishing the book, there is nothing author Carole Thaxton has left out. This unique, finely done program will fill a hole in many home education programs.
However - and this is where I hop over to the other side - contrary to what others may say, not all children are meant to write novels. I do not believe in catering a curriculum to what a child wants to do, but rather what his or her God-given bent is. There are children who can write but are too lazy; that is a discipline issue. But there are children who struggle with writing of any sort, and a project of this magnitude can be demoralizing. Carefully consider the bent of your child. If it is towards writing, you've just discovered a treasure. But if otherwise, we would encourage you to consider another language arts program.Not reproducible, but easily adapts to being used with a notebook so that other family members can also benefit from the same book.