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The Student Writing Intensive course from the Institute of Excellence in Writing is based on the IEW teacher's seminar Teaching Writing: Structure and Style, and provides a solid foundation of writing skills through direct writing instruction. This Level B course is designed for middle school students in Grades 6-8 and presumes no previous experience in the IEW writing method; it differs from the higher levels in the type of texts used, speed of presentation, and vocabulary level. While it will be helpful if teachers have gone through the TWSS course, it is not required, and an overview DVD is included in this kit.
This four-DVD course covers 15-30 weeks (suggested schedule is 30 weeks; doubling lessons allows course to be completed in half the time), and was recorded live with Andrew Pudewa. It teaches students how to use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques as they learn to write paragraphs, stories, reports, and inventive writing pieces.
The handout packet includes a scope & sequence, complete teacher's notes, source texts, assignments, and checklists. Each lesson indicates what portion of the disc to watch at each sitting; after the lesson, students use the checklists to complete the assignment. Extra practice assignments plus lessons that don't require the DVD are also included. Each lesson begins with teacher's notes that include a chart notating what to watch on the DVD with viewing times, step-by-step lesson instructions, reinforcement exercises, lesson handouts and practice handouts, and whiteboard notes from the DVD.
Level B DVD Units are:
- Disc 1: Outlines, Summary (Units I/II), Dress-Up
- Disc 2: Story Summary (Unit III), Dress-Up
- Disc 3: Reference Summary (Unit IV), Paragraph Structure, Sentence Openers
- Disc 4: Creative Writing, Sentence Openers
Reproducible for home use only-for multiple children within your immediate family.
This Student Writing Intensive Level B Kit includes:
- Student Writing Intensive Level B DVDs: 1 Structure & Style overview for teachers plus 4 Level B instructional DVDs for students
- Level B Instructions & Lesson Plans, Student Handouts
- Three-ring binder with dividers
Vendor: Institute For Excellence In Writing
Publication Date: 2015
gracefildOnt.Age: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5STudent Writing Intensive, Level BJuly 28, 2015gracefildOnt.Age: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have always loved IEW, and have used the TWSS for years. This year I just couldn't find the time to prepare and teach it, and my son (gr. 8) was willing and ready to learn to write. So, we are using this set to get the job done this year. It's like hiring a tutor who knows just what you want taught. We've started the first lesson, and his younger sister wanted to join him before 5 minutes were over. She has her own binder set up, and they were working on it side by side already. He was pausing the video in all the right places so she could copy the key words. I appreciate that this is so easy to do even at different levels. We can even download easier materials for my younger son to use with this instruction. This program supports the teacher's program very well. A thankful Mom.
HomeSchoolingMama5 Stars Out Of 5THE BEST I HAVE TRIED!!May 29, 2015HomeSchoolingMamaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My son is in 8th grade, has a speech problem, and is terribly behind in writing, grammar, spelling, etc. This program is a God send! Andrew Pudewa uses humor in his teachings and makes learning fun. This program breaks writing paragraphs down into bite size peaces that are easy to swallow. I cannot express how PROUD I am of what my son is able to accomplish in his writings after watching each lesson. No more tears!! Thank you Andrew Pudewa!! God Bless You.