Laura

Greater Saint Louis

We met Laura at the Greater Saint Louis Area Home Educators Expo. After hearing how Essentials in Writing has blessed her family, we just had to share it with you!

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Laura

Greater Saint Louis

We met Laura at the Greater Saint Louis Area Home Educators Expo. After hearing how Essentials in Writing has blessed her family, we just had to share it with you!

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Abbie

fifth grade

Abbie is in the 5th grade and is almost finished with the curriculum.  She has enjoyed it.  This is a picture of her with her poster.  She loves having the DVD’s to watch, since I am so unsure about much of this subject!

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Abbie

fifth grade

Abbie is in the 5th grade and is almost finished with the curriculum.  She has enjoyed it.  This is a picture of her with her poster.  She loves having the DVD’s to watch, since I am so unsure about much of this subject!

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Sarah

Kentucky

Dear Mr. Stephens, I cannot thank you enough for providing this program. The changes I am seeing in my oldest son’s writing (6th grade) assignments have been amazing.  You have managed to really get across to him with your step by step directions and examples that he has finally made wonderful progress.  I will be starting my younger son on your program for the upcoming school year (1st grade) and just want you to know what a huge blessing you are in our homeschool family.  I highly recommend your program to everyone. The results have been priceless. God Bless you for being a wonderful teacher who was always willing to stop and help when I needed you. Thank you.

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Sarah

Kentucky

Dear Mr. Stephens, I cannot thank you enough for providing this program. The changes I am seeing in my oldest son’s writing (6th grade) assignments have been amazing.  You have managed to really get across to him with your step by step directions and examples that he has finally made wonderful progress.  I will be starting my younger son on your program for the upcoming school year (1st grade) and just want you to know what a huge blessing you are in our homeschool family.  I highly recommend your program to everyone. The results have been priceless. God Bless you for being a wonderful teacher who was always willing to stop and help when I needed you. Thank you.

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Jill

Illinois

My son is doing well with Essentials in Writing.  In fact, he was so excited to meet you after finishing 4th grade and was ready to purchase 5th.  I like the way the lessons are laid out in small, easy to understand and apply sessions.  My son loves this writing program!  Thank you, Mr. Stephens!

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Jill

Illinois

My son is doing well with Essentials in Writing.  In fact, he was so excited to meet you after finishing 4th grade and was ready to purchase 5th.  I like the way the lessons are laid out in small, easy to understand and apply sessions.  My son loves this writing program!  Thank you, Mr. Stephens!

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Cindy

Vancouver, Washington

Hello, we received the first grade Essentials in Writing curriculum quickly and put it to use right away!  My 7 year old son loves to watch the lessons and asks to watch more lessons even after we have completed our assigned lesson for the day.  When it came time to write his own personal letter, he wanted to write the letter to Matthew.   When I was taking the photo for the contest, his hand went up in response to a question.  I think it’s safe to say he’s engaged.  🙂  Thank you.

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Cindy

Vancouver, Washington

Hello, we received the first grade Essentials in Writing curriculum quickly and put it to use right away!  My 7 year old son loves to watch the lessons and asks to watch more lessons even after we have completed our assigned lesson for the day.  When it came time to write his own personal letter, he wanted to write the letter to Matthew.   When I was taking the photo for the contest, his hand went up in response to a question.  I think it’s safe to say he’s engaged.  🙂 Thank you.

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Stephanie

Lancaster PA

Dear Matthew, this email testimonial is long overdue. Yet here it is. First, I want to “thank you” for all your information and personal help to get started with Essentials in Writing mid-year. This step was best for our daughter. She is really enjoying the writing process for the first time. Since she is in 5th grade, one can only imagine how grateful we as parents are to have our creative daughter enjoying a subject that will serve her throughout life.

First, our daughter’s perspective. Mia appreciates how the lessons are taught in sections. She likes the example and hands on approach for learning writing. She shared that she is learning how to write and how to be a better writer for her reader.

Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have brought a smile to our face as we learn how to write to our readers! Smiles are so much better than tears.

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Stephanie

Lancaster PA

Dear Matthew, this email testimonial is long overdue. Yet here it is. First, I want to “thank you” for all your information and personal help to get started with Essentials in Writing mid-year. This step was best for our daughter. She is really enjoying the writing process for the first time. Since she is in 5th grade, one can only imagine how grateful we as parents are to have our creative daughter enjoying a subject that will serve her throughout life.

First, our daughter’s perspective. Mia appreciates how the lessons are taught in sections. She likes the example and hands on approach for learning writing. She shared that she is learning how to write and how to be a better writer for her reader.

Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have brought a smile to our face as we learn how to write to our readers! Smiles are so much better than tears.

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Natalie

Griffin, Georgia

My daughter loves you, Mr. Stephens. During school, she can’t wait to do her writing for the day. I’m so happy to have found this curriculum. When she heard you were going to be at our convention, she was so excited to meet you.

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Natalie

Griffin, Georgia

My daughter loves you, Mr. Stephens. During school, she can’t wait to do her writing for the day. I’m so happy to have found this curriculum. When she heard you were going to be at our convention, she was so excited to meet you.

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  • Merry

    Dear Matthew, We love Essentials in Writing, and I hope your showing at conferences goes well.  I met you last year at the Midwest convention in Cincinnati (I was working with Marie Rippel at the All About Learning Press booth) and was so impressed with your curriculum (and your son!).  Essentials in Writing is by far the easiest program to implement and teach that I’ve ever used, and I can’t wait to see your high school materials.  I routinely encourage people to check out your program.  The only negative I have found is that the sound quality on the DVD’s isn’t the best, and I hope that can be improved in time.

    I’m using your 7th grade level with my 9th grader, and his only complaint is that he doesn’t like the banana next to the white board, LOL!  Otherwise, your clear explanations and examples have really helped him with his writing, and he’s encouraged to keep using it.

    Thanks for all of your work!

    Linda

    Hi, First, let me say that I am really enjoying your writing program. The kids are doing the work, not complaining (too loudly), but most of all they are learning. Thank you for producing a writing program that offers instruction for those of us that struggle in this area. For the first time in this homeschool journey, I feel like I am heading in the right direction with our writing skills.
    I am currently using your writing program with my 4th, 6th, and 8th grade students (using 7th for my oldest). I am starting to plan ahead for next year. I plan to continue using your program next year with all three of my older ones and adding in my youngest (1st grade).

    Beverly

    Dear Mr. Stephens,
    Today I opened everything up, viewed the first lesson and read the “suggested approach” letter.
    You’ve bought peace to our high school writing. Thank you for helping me choose the level that I should buy for my son. He’s in 10th grade, but you had me begin with 9th. I am glad that I took your word on where to begin teaching. This is exactly where we need to be this year. We will probably do more lessons, one lesson right after another, in order to finish this level a little earlier in the school year. That way I can bump up into the correct level and work through the summer. We’ll have to see, I don’t want to make this a dreadful thing for my son.
    I also bought grade 2 for my daughter in 3rd grade. (By the way, I appreciate how we hear you thinking and how we hear your thoughts when your plan changes as your writing on the whiteboard.)
    I will continue to share with other homeschoolers and online reviews.
    Blessings.
     
  • Rebecca

    Hi Matthew, I just wanted to let you know that I finished grade 1 with my 4 kids-they loved it, the lessons are so easy to follow and they came away with being able to write a paragraph! We are starting Grade 2! Thanks!

    Renae

    Dear Mr. Stephens, My children (grades 5, 7, & 9) completed Essentials in Writing for the first time last year. I have to say I wish I had known about this excellent program sooner. We have tried other writing programs that were “okay”, however, not only do I like the program, but the children do too.
    Our transition to Essentials in Writing was very easy. I watched every single lesson of all three grade levels with each of my children and I like the clear, systematic, sequential approach along with clear expectations. The program is paced so that it is not overbearing and for us, the timing
    was perfect as we are finishing up research projects/papers in May. I felt that each lesson was well thought-out and I’m confident that my children will have a solid foundation for writing when they graduate high school. I have and will recommend this program to anyone in the homeschool market!
    On a side note, I also want to mention that your program has helped my seventh grade son who is a reluctant writer. The step-by-step approach with clear expectations helped him tremendously. Thanks again!

    Ginny

    Mr. Stephens, I thought I’d pass on the following from my son (who is in 7th grade) as a way of letting you know how much we appreciate your program. He said “No offense mom, but Mr. Stephens is my favorite writing teacher EVER!” He also commented that you are fun and he likes your sense of humor and also that you seem like you really love teaching and care about your students succeeding. Blessings on you and yours and a Happy Thanksgiving to you.