This writing program comes with a teacher guide and CD ROM and this is really all that you need to get the job done! Robin's program offers a "recipe or a formula" for successful essay writing.
Even if you have no clue how to write literary essays yourself, it's okay because Robin's program instructs you the teacher in a clear and non-intimidating manner on exactly what goes in to the literary essay and why. The CD ROM follows along with the teacher guide giving you the teacher detailed information and background for each assignment. This includes things like a short synopsis of the reading assignment and historical context and just what details should be included in the student's work and why. The accompanying teacher guide gives you step by step day by day instructions for each activity. This guide includes reproducible copies of the required reading material, reproducible worksheets for the student's analysis, ideas for evaluation including a scoring rubric and even ideas for extending the curriculum.
This program is great for the "reluctant writer" because they can actually learn a "formula or recipe" for successful writing. This is also great for the "reluctant parent" because Robin literally "holds your hand" through the process so that you know your not over your head. Appropriate for middle school/high school levels, this is definitely made for homeschoolers.
I liked this product because it took something my son found difficult (writing) and solved the mystery for him. I wish the program could have been longer, covering others types of essays and reports.