Faltering Ownership (11-12 yrs)

11-12 years old

For your rapidly growing writers!

Watch your emerging writers take more and more responsibility for their writing with our 12 month-long writing projects found in this amazing program! You'll guide and coach your middlers in writing forms that facilitate growth in skills like:

  • summary,
  • reporting,
  • citing sources,
  • letter writing,
  • book reviewing,
  • and interviewing.

At the same time, you'll help your kids emotionally invest in their work by appealing to their creativity, personal passions, and expanding curiosity!

The Faltering Ownership program product:

  • Includes 12 month-long writing projects
  • Week-by-week plans for each project
  • A semester-long guide to writing a report (and throwing a party!)
  • BRAND NEW: Week in Focus and Skills Tracker for every project

Faltering Ownership is visually engaging, easy to use, and lasts an entire school year. The instructions for each project are detailed with illustrations as needed.

Bonus: The Art of Fiction and Poetry Play are writing projects for your creative writers.

Whether you are Charlotte Mason fans, classical homeschoolers, or unschoolers, this program will appeal to your family. There is plenty of room for personal adaptation. How you home educate will be supported by both the specific, helpful instructions, and the wide open space to interpret the projects individually.

NEW (included) in Faltering Ownership
Discover a Faltering Ownership universal Week in Focus Planner to use with every project, and for each project, Writing Skills Trackers and Student Monthly Project Planners.

  • a universal planner for all projects
  • 12 monthly planners for your child
  • 13 skills trackers (one extra for the Big Juicy Conversations project)
  • Over 25 pages in all!

The Week in Focus Planner will help you 

  • weave Brave Writer Lifestyle elements into your week 
  • schedule weekly oral practices such as memorization, narration, and word play
  • plan the weekly activities for the writing project of the month

The Writing Skills Trackers will provide you with 

  • checklists to note basic and project-specific writing skills 
  • a word bank of academic vocabulary 
  • a space to incorporate that language into a short narrative about your child’s learning experience

The Student Monthly Project Planners will help your child

  • develop greater independence in learning
  • plan for upcoming projects
  • schedule project-related tasks for the writing project of the month
  • track their progress with checkboxes

The Faltering Ownership Planner is included with any purchase of Faltering Ownership.

This product also appears in our Middle School Writers Bundle.

Listen to a podcast about Faltering Ownership, one of the natural stages of growth in writing.

This is a digital product. Feel free to print it for your own personal use.

  • Ages: Appropriate for middlers: 11-12 year olds. Also appropriate for multiple ages—younger siblings with the added parental support, or older students who need a little more hand holding before attacking high school level academic writing.

    Format: 4-color PDF file, 150+ pages. Download it to your computer, laptop, or tablet/iPad. Permission to print also included in every purchase.

  • Download a free sample of Faltering Ownership in our sample set here. Table of Contents included with list of writing projects.

  • For a complete writing program, you need three components:

    1. The Writer's Jungle —For original writing. Teaches a parent how to coach a child to self-express in writing.

    2. The Arrow —For the mechanics of writing taught through copywork and dictation, using quality literature. 

    3. Faltering Ownership —For writing projects. Faltering Ownership provides 12 month-long writing projects that combine original writing and skills in mechanics.

    The three together create a stable three-legged stool from which you will confidently perch as you lead your children into the adventure of writing and literature, both philosophically and practically.

    These can be purchased together in the Middle School Writers Bundle.

All purchases of digital products are FINAL. No refunds.

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