Monday, September 12, 2011

Rock N Learn "Writing Strategies" DVD Review/Giveaway

Kids start at such a young age in school learning things that we learned when we were in the 4th or 5th grade but now it is the 2nd grade. I at times am very happy that I went to school when I did because now they expect the kids to know so much so early. My daughter comes home with usually 3-5 pieces of pages, 2 books, and usually 3 tests to study for every week which are on Fridays. It is like I am the teacher at home because it takes usually 2 or so hours to get the homework done. Then it is eat, baths and maybe at that time she is able to play for a hour before bed. The other day she brought home homework that she had to do that had to do with writing. Basically write a story and she is only in the 2nd grade. Now this can't just be a normal kiddie story it actually had to make sense and really mean something. That is why I am so happy that Rock N Learn has given me the chance to review another DVD called Writing Strategies. Which I am sure is a much better teacher then I could have been lol.


About the company: Rock ’N Learn, Inc. began as an idea to help children learn by putting educational material to music with a current sound—the kind of music that kids enjoy and find motivating. Now with nearly 50 products, we have sold millions of audio/book and video programs to teachers and parents throughout the United States, Canada, and other countries. Our mission at Rock ’N Learn is to develop entertaining programs that help students learn math, phonics, reading, early childhood concepts, social studies, Spanish, test-taking strategies, writing, and science. All of our DVDs incorporate cool music with exciting, colorful imagery, and each of our audio CD programs come with a book for students to follow along. We now have apps for Apple products available so you can take our fun way of learning along with you!
Writing Strategies $19.99: For grades 4 & up with a total run time of 70 mintues. Captivate readers, ace writing tests, and express yourself clearly-Marko the Pencil will show you how. His Writer's Toolbox, packed with easy-to-implement strategies, will take your writing from mediocre to magnificent. Stories, essays, term papers, or standardized tests-whatever you write, Marko gives you proven strategies for getting remarkable results. This is the fun way to sharpen your writing skills.

Join in the fun as Marko helps a friend develop a real writing passage-demonstrating each of his tools in action. You'll learn how to:

  •     brainstorm ideas for your assignment
  •     consider your audience and identify your purpose
  •     find a hook to interest readers
  •     organize sentences and ideas effectively
  •     avoid unclear pronouns
  •     use transitional phrases
  •     involve your readers with effective dialogue
  •     enrich your work with similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, personification, and more


When I first got this DVD I at first thought maybe I picked the wrong thing to review with my little girl only being in the 2nd grade. But, after the stories she is already having to write and understanding the different parts of writing stories I knew it was a really great thing. This really talks to the kids in away that keeps them focused and makes it really easy to understand. I know there are parts that she is still not understanding but I am sure she will catch on. Plus, the pencil talking is great for kids. I really like how not only does it tell you how to do things and explains but it also shows you in detail which for a lot of kids is much better seeing how to do something. I know that when she gets into the grades where this is really important she will already understand it and not struggle. This is one thing that is really hard for kids so for me I feel I am attacking it with her early. Which makes it where we can work and practice at a slow pace. Plus, for kids that are already in grades 4 and up this would help this so much in understanding and maybe enjoy writing.

Rock N Learn also offered these great free websites where you can download free learning materials.
www.markothepencil.com

You can Purchase: Right from their website and prices will vary depending on what you will purchase. Plus, you can go here and see where you can purchase these at a store. Also there is a coupon code that you can use on a purchase and get 25% off your entire purchase JQ7711.

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