Are you looking for a good way to get your kids excited about writing? The Weekly Real-World Writing workbook Timberdoodle recently sent me to review may be just the ticket!
It is chockfull of practical assignments designed to give students word-smithing experience they’ll be able to repeatedly apply to real-world situations for the rest of their lives: writing thank you notes, penning opinion pieces, recording recipes…
… submitting lab reports, composing journal entries, writing product reviews, leaving comments online, and a bunch of other fun tasks. I love this book!
Folks who know me as an author, blogger, newspaper columnist, or co-op composition teacher might assume I’ve always enjoyed writing. But that’s not true.
Writing was my absolute least favorite subject back when I was in school. Getting a five-paragraph essay out of me as a high schooler when was like pulling teeth. And don’t even get me started on term papers! Given the chose between ten pages of math problems or two paragraphs of writing, I would’ve chosen the math every time.
But while I definitely do still use math every day, I use writing even more. And I can’t help but think I would’ve learned to enjoy that process much earlier if I’d had a book like Weekly Real-World Writing that demonstrated the practicality of polishing and perfecting this incredibly useful real-world skill.
Whether you’re looking for a way to get reluctant writers excited about the writing process or you’re hoping to help enthusiastic writers branch out into something besides essays and book reports, Weekly Real-World Writing can help. I hope you’ll check it out.
It is available both for individual purchase and as part of Timberdoodle’s Fifth Grade Curriculum Kit, so check it out.
While you’re on the Timberdoodle website, I’d encourage you to look around. I love everything I’ve ever ordered from this small family-owned company!
PLEASE NOTE: As a member of the Timberdoodle blog team, I routinely receive free or deeply discounted products in exchange for writing honest reviews. Opinions expressed in these posts are 100% my own. I’ve been a happy and enthusiastic Timberdoodle customer for decades — long before I ever started blogging for their company.