Well-Trained Mind Press planned to create a K-12 writing curriculum which would flesh out the writing guidance provided in The Well-Trained Mind:
- Writing With Ease is for the the elementary/grammar student
- Writing With Skill is for the intermediate/logic student
- Writing With Style was intended for the advanced/rhetoric student.
Given the advanced writing curriculum available from other vendors, we decided to stop with Writing With Skill, and have no plans to add more levels.
A student who has completed Writing With Skill, levels 1-3 is ready for a rhetoric-level program. Susan Wise Bauer has written updated guidelines for using our writing program based on the first years of customer feedback. These guidelines include recommendations for rhetoric-level writing curriculum (see pages 2-4).
A student interested in creative writing should check out our Creative Writer series, an optional guide to sharpening skills at fiction and poetry. This doesn’t replace the Complete Writer series, but is an elective supplement.
For further recommendations and discussion about teaching writing in the high school years, see the section starting on page 578 in The Well-Trained Mind, 4th Edition. You can learn more about Writing With Skill in its Scope and Sequence.