I’ve blogged a few times about it, but E13 has been using the One Year Adventure Novel as his writing program this year. He’s on the downhill side of 8th grade at this point and we plan to revisit OYAN in another couple of years to experience it again and see how his writing has matured. I cannot say enough about this program! We have learned so much about story and what makes a good book. I highly recommend it to all homeschooling families. Actually, I would recommend this program to any family regardless of their schooling choices. I challenge any of you to look at any story the same way after going through this curriculum. It has been a great talking point for E13 and I to discuss all stories old and modern and how they fit the model Mr. S shares in his lessons.
The program consists of 78 lessons each with a video lesson segment, a text reading, a workbook page/or novel writing portion, and read alouds from various adventure novels. Sometimes they are novel excerpts in the text but we have also been reading Prisoner of Zenda regularly.
E13 loves this program and R11 can hardly wait until it’s her turn. We’ve recently added the forums to E’s routine and he’s had fun reading what other kids are writing and it’s been fun for him to see other kids his age enjoying some of the same tastes in stories! On the forums, you can also read the work of other students which is pretty cool as well.
Not so long ago, he finished the summary of his novel. Would you like to see it?