The 18 page "Quick Guide" for parents is a great read. I highlighted something on every single page. It includes the best methods for using this curriculum, how to evaluate writing, and just inspiration from Debra Bell herself. I spent a good deal of time combing over the pages before I let Apple begin the book. This section is phenomonal. I only wish it had been put in the separate "Answer Key" book that we also received. I think that would have taken a little away from the size of the Student Text and Workbook. Also I keep the Answer Key with my books, and it would have made that section easier for me to reference when needed.
"Writers ponder, write, retract, discuss, meditate, pray, rewrite, rethink, revise, stew, walk away, return, throw away, start again, eat chocolate, rewrite...and onward." ~Debra Bell, Writers in Residence
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