Debated whether to put this in unschooling or the general HS forum. I especially want unschooling friendly recommendations and recommendations from those familiar with the way u/s kids tend to learn, so I've put it here. If it feels inappropriate, say and I'll ask for it to be moved.
In a nutshell, my 10 year old needs/wants to learn how to write essays. He has never done it and needs to be able to. He needs to be able to do this because he is considering school and doesn't want this to be an issue.
He'd prefer a structured program he can work through at his own pace, with not too much need for me to help him. (he can read perfectly well so an adult self-teaching book would be fine). He doesn't want me to set him regular essays, for example, and he already has an occasional blog. He really wants the security and structure of a course.
Free is good, but quality is more important.
Does anyone have anything they can recommend?
The ideal for us would be something ideally online, but at least previewable online.
In case anyone knows of any apps, we have an Android tablet and an ipad.
(oh and I know there is a meta-debate here...he does need to be able to write for school and he will not get much help with it at our local school. This is really a given so..... But he has a lot to say for himself-like all our kids, I expect- and I think he'd enjoy having the ability to structure his thoughts anyway-its not a waste of time)
Edited by Fillyjonk - 10/10/13 at 4:50am