What Are Learn-for-a-Month (LFAM) Writing Books?
The Write-for-a-Month (WFAM) and Write On! (WO) series of books is from Learn-for-a- Month’s (LFAM) line of digital publications. LFAM is a new primarily-digital arm of the small- press homeschool publisher, Character Ink Press, and houses a variety of month-long writing books, grammar downloads, readers, and more for teachers, parents, tutors, co-op leaders, and homeschoolers.
The WFAM and WO books are writing/composition books of two to four lengthy lessons each, between 50 and 120 pages per book (depending on the level). These books contain writing projects based on old books/current movies/characters that children and adults love or historical characters/animals/nature topics (indicated by titles/covers). The programs contain all types of writing, especially focusing on research reports, essays, and stories.
The projects in both of the series all use the author’s signature “Directed Writing Approach,” which takes students by the hand every step of the way from prewriting (brainstorming, character and plot development, research, etc.) to skill building (for projects requiring certain skills, such as quotes or imagery or persuasion, etc.) to outlining (based on the type of writing) to writing rough drafts to editing (via the Checklist Challenge) to final copy. Each project has detailed samples for students to see how the project was written by another student (a rarity in writing programs) and in-depth lessons of all of the skills needed in order to complete that project.
Each series contains five books*
Level I: Early Elementary
Level II: Upper Elementary
Level III: Junior High
Level IV: High School
Level V: Advanced High School
*See back matter for a listing of all fifteen series that are at the store or are coming soon!! (They are listed on the Write-for-a-Month and Write On! pages of the back matter.)
This book, Write on, Mowgli, Level V, is designed for upper high school students and contains the following projects (from pre-writing through final product with all the instruction and skills needed for each assignment):
- Predator and Prey Original Short Story
- Original Comparative Descriptive Writing–Before and After– Mowgli and Shere Khan
- Original Expository Essay–Character Analysis of a Jungle Book Character.
Each project in this book has detailed samples for students to see how the project was written by another student and in depth lessons of all of the skills needed in order to complete that project—Character Development; Hindrance Development; Direct or Indirect Paragraph Development; Scene Development; Animal Movements; Jungle Sound and Movements; Animal Sizes; Advanced Checklist Challenge; Skill of “Show Don’t Tell” by Describing a Character’s Actions and Mannerisms; Comparative Words and Sentences; Contrasting Phrases and Sentences; Thesis Statement; Transitions; LINK Sentences; Checklist Challenge Coding; Quotation Inclusion in Analyses Essays; and First, Second, and Third Person Writing.