May I photocopy the book for use in my home-school cooperative or private school?
No, the book is protected under US copyright laws. The book may only be used by single families. Quantity discounts are available. We also have a licensed CD of the forms that you may purchase. We ask you to please abide by our requests and to be a good example to the students that you teach.
Why did you include handwriting and fine motor tips in the curriculum?
Many young writers need to develop fine motor and handwriting skills so fun activities to develop these were included. The handwriting exercises are fun and may be included with some of the writing lessons.
Do we have to do the lessons in order?
You do not necessarily have to do the lessons in order but it is essential to do the first lesson first because it sets the tone for the workshop method. Students learn from the first lesson even the best writers accept literary criticism.