The Old Schoolhouse® Lab
Compiled and edited by Kate Kessler,
Product Reviews Editor
Welcome to the middle of sum- mer and to
Lab We have some really
great reviews to share with
products, notebooking pages,
a brand-spankin’-new writing program, and a critical
thinking product too!
Now that summer is here,
next year’s school plans.
Don’t forget the more than
website at www.TheHome
don’t forget to check out the
Homeschool Crew reviews
.com Our team of homeschool families does a tre-mendous;job;of;bringing;you
solid, helpful information.
Let’s get on with the product reviews!
Write with WORLD (middle
God’s World Publications
about;the;thought;of;reviewing;the;la-test offering from WORLD Magazine—you;know,;the;folks;that;bring
God’s World News to us. Their newest endeavor is Write with WORLD,
program? WORLD Magazine had an
program. They have produced Write
with WORLD, a new writing curricu-
lum for homeschools and schools that
requires students “to think and make
choices, not just follow a formula. We
don’t want to tell students always to
combine sentences [or] . . . start a new
The website also talks about what
makes them different. One thing I ap-
thinking. Another is the idea that these
kids can be contributing to social me-
rates their worldview.
The TOS Homeschool Crew had the
chance to view the pilot program, so
reflect what will be out there for purchase. For one thing, the regular program is supposed to have some online
component, which my seventh-grade
son, William, has been wishing we had.
We pulled it out, dug in, and immedi-ately;were;drawn;to;a;few;things.
The biggest is that this program uses
things out from that. Considering that
love when one program supports what
we’re doing in another!
In one lesson (each lesson consists of
a magazine. WORLD Magazine, of
course, is suggested, but William had a
stack of WORLD, Boys’ Life, and some
duck hunting thing or another. Once he
chooses a photo, he then has to work
through the parts of speech, coming
up first with a couple of descriptive
William is familiar with parts of speech
Overall, William really enjoys this
writing program and has asked that
we continue using it past the review
period. He was having a hard time ver-balizing;it,;but;mostly;it;seems;to;boil
down to liking the manageable chunks
news magazine angle.