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  1. Jump In Kit 2 Volumes
    Jump In Kit 2 Volumes
    Sharon Watson
    Apologia Educational Ministries / 2006 / Trade Paperback
    $26.49 Retail: $40.00 Save 34% ($13.51)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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    CBD Stock No: WW437014
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  1. Groundhog
    Illinois
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Warning: Mature topics randomly inserted
    October 22, 2013
    Groundhog
    Illinois
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    When I saw this book online, I was very excited about it. And just to preface, I still feel like the structure of the book as far as teaching the writing process, is very well done.

    However, I must, in good conscience, give warning to parents whose children are still on the "innocent" side of childhood. When you reach the chapters that teach about writing opinion and persuasion, this book suddenly inserts topics such as abortion and homosexual marriage. Abortion is actually mentioned multiple times in this book.

    If you have a child who doesn't even yet know "where babies come from", this book will quite suddenly take you into territory your child was nowhere near ready for.

    As a Christian parent, the subject matter of this book is quite concerning. This is a book that will mention giving Christian testimony, how inventions such as the telephone helped society with the example of a church phone prayer chain, and kids' magazine publications by Focus on the Family on one page, and then abortion on another. There are very "innocent" examples given such as "persuade your reader to believe there should be a skate park in your neighborhood" or "why every student should eat a chocolate bar each day" and yet, the topics of abortion or gay marriage tossed in as well.

    Though maybe less shocking, I'll also mention that there is a passage from a book quoted, and it talks about a child being given to another mother who could nurse him. Again, if your child knows nothing of these things, it might not be something you're ready to discuss.

    I have not gone through the entire book yet, as it is quite an undertaking, but I have gotten 2/3 of the way through it and had to cross through or re-write several sections for my 6th grader to be able to use it.

    I know every child is different in terms of maturity, but I feel that it was irresponsible of the publisher to not make those mature topics known in either their description or their sample pages.

    Again, if your child is ready for mature topics and you simply need help with writing style, this is an excellent book to help him/her through the creative process, but if you want your child to remain innocent a bit longer, you may want to skip this book for now, or do as I've done and insert your own preferred subject matter into those sections. Thankfully, the book is printed on heavy enough paper that you can line through those mature sections with a black Sharpie and it won't bleed through to the other side that you do want to use.
  2. Lynn Hand
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Transforms poor writers.
    July 18, 2012
    Lynn Hand
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I am so thankful for this product. Writing essays came naturally to me and so I didn't have a clue how to teach the art to my three, more math-biased, children. They have all improved so much after using this course. It breaks the task of writing down into achievable skills. It allows a lot of freedom in topic choice, which helped increase their motivation. Excellent value for money as it could easily supply two years worth of work.
  3. Chari
    Indiana
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Product for Individual or CoOp use
    June 30, 2012
    Chari
    Indiana
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have used this product to help my daughter practice her writing. It was easy to use and she learned a lot from it without a lot of time or stress on her part. I have also used this product with a CoOp class of 5th thru 9th graders. All improved their writing and enjoyed the process at the same time.
  4. Ruth Miller
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 1, 2010
    Ruth Miller
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a wonderful writing program! The short daily lessons are perfect for my son. He writes without complaining now. I recommend the teachers edition too! It is full of great tips!
  5. Michelle Duker
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 15, 2008
    Michelle Duker
    We are also delighted with this program. My reluctant-writer son has written three very impressive pieces, his first ever! And he enjoys the assignments. Now if only there was a high school program from the author! We couldn't be happier with this product.
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