Jot It Down! (5-8 yrs)

5-8 years old

The joy of writing without requiring your child to lift a pencil!

You will act as secretary and transcriptionist, giving your child's young, quirky, brilliant voice access to the world of print. Your little bundle will discover that a writer already lives inside. These ten engaging writing projects include word play, photography, teatimes, body art, and fairy tales, to name a few!

The Jot it Down! program product:

  • Developmentally appropriate writing projects
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • BRAND NEW: Week in Focus and Skills Tracker for every project

Jot It Down! is visually engaging, easy to use (open-and-grow), and lasts an entire school year.

The projects are equally valuable to Charlotte Mason fans, classical homeschoolers, and unschoolers alike! How you home educate will be supported by both the specific, helpful instructions, and the wide open space to interpret the projects individually. Adapt this product for older students by handing the pencil to them.

Jot It Down! can be used as a stand-alone product for your young writers.

NEW (included) in Jot It Down! 

Discover a Jot It Down! Week in Focus Planner and Writing Skills Tracker for every writing project!

  • Ten planning sheets
  • Ten skills trackers
  • Customized to each project—20 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 Tracker 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 Jot It Down! Planner is included with any purchase of Jot It Down!

If your children are not yet 8 years old, you can wait to purchase The Writer's Jungle until they are handwriting and reading more easily. 

This product also appears in our Beginning Writers Bundle.

This is a digital product. Feel free to print it for your own personal use (see photo sample).

  • Ages: 5-8 years old, or any child who is not yet comfortable with reading and handwriting.

    Format: Four color, 80+ page PDF file suited to all screens; 20 page planner and tracker tool and permission to print also included.

  • Download a sample of Jot It Down! in our free sample set. In it, you'll find the Table of Contents which gives a list of the year's writing projects.

  • Jot It Down! is the product to use for your children who are not yet reading fluently and who are still learning to handwrite. It is the third component of your family’s writing and language arts instruction for 5-8 year olds. It gives you the practical, step-by-step implementation of what to write, not just how to write.

    Jot It Down! works with The Dart (ages 8-10) and The Writer’s Jungle (all ages).

    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.

    Here’s how it works.

    1. The Writer’s Jungle —For original writing. Teaches a parent how to coach a child to self-express in writing.
    2. The Dart (ages 8-10) —For the mechanics of writing taught through copywork and dictation, using quality literature.
    3. Jot It Down! —For writing projects. Jot It Down! provides 10 month-long writing projects that maximize a child's narrating skills, while the parent transcribes his or her shared thoughts and ideas.

    The Jot It Down! program completes your language arts and writing program for the coming year.

    Save money by purchasing the Beginning Writers Bundle.

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