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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