Writing Aids can be used as an independent writing handbook, or as an economical, custom-designed supplement to the Tapestry of Grace curriculum.
Designed to be purchased once for each family, this one product serves Tapestry families for all learning levels using all four year-plans (Classic and Redesigned). It includes a Teacher's manual, student pages, worksheets, graphic organizers, grading rubrics, and more.
A few subjects covered in Writing Aids:
We offer Writing Aids in two delivery options:
Writing Aids does not contain grammar instruction; you will need to supplement our writing program with a grammar program of your choice. (Here at Lampstand Press, we recommend the Easy Grammar series.)
See a sample list of topics that Writing Aids covers!
"[Writing Aids] really is a bargain since this one book might well replace yearly purchases of composition texts or workbooks for your entire homeschool lifetime."
— Cathy Duffy, author of
100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
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Patrick works on his Year 2 mind-map.
"My son was a very reluctant writer last year in 3rd grade. He cried just writing a few sentences. Forget doing paragraphs!
We switched from a traditional program to Tapestry of Grace this year, and are using Writing Aids. He has already written a paragraph about Life on Noah's Ark, Life in Ancient Sumeria, and the Burial Customs of Ancient Egypt. The last two weeks, he has written a 5 paragraph report on Jewish Holidays, doing the research himself from his history/literature.
I really didn't think he could do it, but he did a paragraph a day. I just want to sing the praises of this writing program. Breaking it up into little pieces each day has really helped, but I think the biggest benefit is the fact that he is writing about what he's already been reading about all week. Thanks so much for this program, and I encourage all new Tapestry of Grace users to give it a try!"