US History-Based Writing Lessons, Explorers to the Gold Rush, Volume 1 Set
Great resource to practice writing
This resource combines writing with US History events. It also includes vocab. IEW naturally includes grammar instruction. This resource ends up being a decent English course, to supplement either other English or history courses. Takes about 30 to 60 min/day, depending on the student and your familiarity with IEW. It will be much easier with previous IEW exposure.
October 31, 2013
Great!Easy to jump into if you've done IEW before!
My ninth grader and I just received this last week. She took an IEW class last year at a co-op. She was able to open this up and jump right in - which is really great. The downloadable Student Resource Binder is nicer than having to pay extra - it is over 100 pages and you print it at home. I plan to use this next year for my son who is right behind her and taking an IEW class this year at the co-op. God Bless!!
November 9, 2011
This is our second year using Excellence in Writing. I find the material to be of good quality full of good information. However, one thing that my husband and I did have issue with is, the fact that after purchasing the materials (which are labeled as a set), we then had to print out almost 100 pages of additional materials. We feel as though this material should have been included, (as is stated in the description of the kit). We found this a bit unnerving. If you say something is included then it should be, other wise update the description. Excellence in Writing has top-notch products but, you should not cut corners but instead include ALL required material in the sets. Especially since it says these materials are included in the kit.
August 13, 2010
We used this text without having ever seen the Teaching Writing materials and it was not a problem. For the first time ever, my kids were excited about writing. They also learned more about history from this writing program than they did from their history textbook. There are very few materials that I recommend without hesitation, but this is top-notch.
March 16, 2010