Language Arts covers these areas: Spelling/Grammar/Reading/Writing. I have spelling and reading covered. I think I am pretty decided on Easy Grammar and Daily Grams also. So, I guess my question is about Writing Strands. I have heard mixed reviews, some have said it's boring. From what I know writing strands helps to put thoughts into perspective? I will already be having him do journaling. I am just not sure about writing strands or if I need it at all, or if there is something else I should check out. thanks.