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Book Reviews

From Cathy Duffy’s review of The Book on How to Really Teach Writing:

The Book on How to Really Teach Writing is a teacher’s manual that both trains the teacher and provides the tools for actually teaching students in grades 4 through 8 both creative and expository writing. While it is written for group classes, it can be adapted for use with a single
student.

From Cathy Duffy’s review of Expository Writing:

Students self-evaluate before turning in assignments. The parent/teacher completes a similar scoring rubric for the assignment, and student and teacher then compare their evaluations and discuss discrepancies. This process really encourages students to take more responsibility for completing assignments properly.

Lots of different graphic organizers are provided with the lessons so each lesson seems unique. These visual tools make the writing process easier for visual students who need extra help to develop their creativity, but they also provide interest and variety for everyone.

From Cathy Duffy’s review of Creative Writing:

A wide range of creative approaches is used to develop various writing skills. For example, students write a fairy tale from someone other than the main character’s point of view to learn how to plot a story and develop a theme. Another assignment asks students to describe an emotion to learn how to write with sensory language. Yet another lesson teaches students how to write dialogue as they write about one of their holiday experiences.

From Cathy Duffy’s review of Daily Dazzle:
Razzle Dazzle Toolbox

Daily Dazzle’s A through E target grades 4 through 8 respectively for daily language arts skill review. Lessons target more than 17 skill areas with 20 activities to be completed each week. Each volume has lessons for 32 weeks.
…quite unlike anything else I’ve ever seen…[Students] should be able to work independently and rather quickly.

Visit Cathy Duffy’s web site for the complete review.

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Teacher Testimonials

Dear Razzle Dazzle Learning Company,

Love the Daily Dazzle materials!! I have used them for years now and there is nothing better for language arts. This year I purchased the writing materials, Creative Writing, Expository Writing, and The Book on How to Really Teach Writing and they are just as amazing. I will not teach without them!!! Thanks, Judith!!!

Sincerely,
Jackie Knupp Johnson
Alaska State Teacher of the Year, 2010


Dear Razzle Dazzle Learning Company,

I’m writing to let you know how much I appreciate using your Daily Dazzle 6th grade warm-up program. As an eleven-year veteran teacher of middle school language arts, I have used many so-called “warm-up” programs, all with limited success. They were either too limited in scope or too monotonous to use more than a few times a week. They also often only related to a few of the State Standards at best.

Daily Dazzle is the program I have been looking for! It is very comprehensive in scope, covers everything from grammar to spelling, from analogies to creative writing. It contains a reproducible “Tool Box” for each student to use as a reference to rules of grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. Best of all, kids love it because they are learning and it is fun.

Thanks for your great, easy to use product!

Sincerely,
Steve Young
Colony Middle School


Dear Razzle Dazzle Learning Company,

I just spent time reviewing your latest book, Expository Writing by Razzle Dazzle, and I almost wish I hadn’t retired last year so I could use it. All of the lessons are great, but the lessons on writing a research paper are, “Worth their weight in gold!” I know from using your other books that they make a parent or teacher’s life so much easier because students are able to do the lessons on their own, and they really do learn the material.

Sincerely,
Barbara

Retired Language Arts Teacher of 25 years

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Parent Testimonials

Dear Razzle Dazzle Learning Company,

Just want to say we are about 13 weeks into our first year homeschooling and we are using Creative Writing for our 5th grader. We purchased it after meeting ya’ll in Houston this past summer at the THSC convention. We love it. Thanks so much!!!

Brian K.

Home School Parent


Dear Razzle Dazzle Learning Company,

Before the Daily Dazzle, Language Arts was arduous and unretainable. Nothing made sense to this eleven year old boy… Not anymore! The Daily Dazzle’s steady, predictable, and highly comprehensible structure has moved my son’s knowledge for language skills tremendously. He is an avid user of the dictionary and thesaurus. He is writing with a solid sentence structure and considering just the right words now! He is moving towards independence, confidence, and a love of writing.

We look forward to another year of this beautiful curriculum. We would also like to try your writing curriculum. Thanks you so much Razzle Dazzle Learning Company!

Bettina Mileur
Home School Parent


Dear Razzle Dazzle Learning Company,

I LOVE your Daily Dazzle programs. I have homeschooled since about 1985 and it is a dream come true. This is my 3rd year using the Daily Dazzle with my youngest girl and she actually looks forward to it. She has ADHD and the brief, daily exercises and the variety really suits her. She gets extremely high Benchmark scores on the Writing portion and I am convinced that this is one reason why.

Thanks!
Sally
Home School Parent

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