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  1. Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, Fourth Edition--Teacher/Student Combo
    Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, Fourth Edition--Teacher/Student Combo
    Lori Verstegen
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2014 / Spiral Bound
    $49.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW412043

Designed to teach structure and style in writing as based on Institute for Excellence in Writing's Structure and Style course, these Ancient History based-lessons will encourage plenty of quality adjectives and verb usage. Examples are set in ancient history (Sumner, Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Greece & Rome); "history note" sections are intended to provide insight into the civilizations students will be writing about. However, this book is not intended for use as a curriculum replacement, but rather as a tool for broadening subject knowledge while teaching writing.

Each unit in the student book follows the IEW S&S unit outline structure of key word outlines, narrative stories, summarizing, etc. Thirty-two lessons teach students about "Keyword Outlines", rough draft checklists, practice sentences, and other strengthening exercises for "polished" writing. The Appendix includes a stylistic techniques chart, lists of quality adjectives, strong verbs, -ly words, five-senses words, proofreading marks, and vocabulary words. A set of vocabulary cards printed on light green cardstock is also included at the back of the book for parents to cut out.

The teacher's manual features reduced-size, inset copies of the student book pages with the correct answers overlaid. Teacher's notes are inserted into the pages where needed, with instructions given in the surrounding margins. Instructions to teachers, answers to questions, sample key word outlines, brainstorming, ideas, review games, and helps for motivating students are included. Teachers can read through the manual and following the special inserted instructions and helps.

Adaptable to multiple age groups for students Grades 3-5 and in Grades 6-8.

This course assumes the teacher is familiar with "Teaching Writing: Structure and Style," which is necessary to teach this program well; teachers should own a copy of the TWSS seminar workbook.

This kit includes:

  • Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons in Structure and Style Student Book, 266 pages plus cardstock "vocabulary cards" to cut out, spiralbound softcover. This book may be photocopied for children within the same family. 4th Edition

  • Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons in Structure and Style Teacher's Manual, 271 pages, spiralbound softcover.
  • Access to the Student Resource Notebook and Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Reproducible Checklists ebook

  1. Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, Fourth Edition, Student Book
    Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, Fourth Edition, Student Book
    Lori Verstegen
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2014 / Spiral Bound
    $29.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW412036

Designed to teach structure and style in writing as based on Institute for Excellence in Writing's Structure and Style course, these Ancient History based-lessons will encourage plenty of quality adjectives and verb usage. Examples are set in ancient history (Sumner, Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Greece & Rome); "history note" sections are intended to provide insight into the civilizations students will be writing about. However, this book is not intended for use as a curriculum replacement, but rather as a tool for broadening subject knowledge while teaching writing.

Each unit follows the IEW S&S unit outline structure of key word outlines, narrative stories, summarizing, etc. Thirty-two lessons teach students about "Keyword Outlines", rough draft checklists, practice sentences, and other strengthening exercises for "polished" writing. The Appendix includes a stylistic techniques chart, lists of quality adjectives, strong verbs, -ly words, five-senses words, proofreading marks, and vocabulary words.

The purchase of this book entitles the owner to a download of the student resource notebook (110 pages) as well as Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Reproducible Checklists ebook (37 pages). A set of vocabulary cards printed on light green cardstock is also included at the back of the book for parents to cut out.

This course assumes the teacher is familiar with "Teaching Writing: Structure and Style," which is necessary to teach this program well.

266 pages plus "vocabulary card" on cardstock to cut out, spiralbound softcover. This book may be photocopied for children within the same family. 32 lessons plus appendices. Adaptable to multiple age groups; schedules are given for students in Grades 3-5 and in Grades 6-8.

  1. Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons (Teacher's Manual Only)
    Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons (Teacher's Manual Only)
    Lori Verstegen
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / Other
    $24.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW412029

Designed to teach structure and style in writing as based on Institute for Excellence in Writing's Structure and Style course, these Ancient History based-lessons will encourage plenty of quality adjectives and verb usage. Examples are set in ancient history (Sumner, Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Greece & Rome); "history note" sections are intended to provide insight into the civilizations students will be writing about. This book is not intended for use as a curriculum replacement, but rather as a tool for broadening subject knowledge while teaching writing.

This teacher's manual features reduced-size, inset copies of the student book pages with the correct answers overlaid. Teacher's notes are inserted into the pages where needed, with instructions given in the surrounding margins. Instructions to teachers, answers to questions, sample key word outlines, brainstorming, ideas, review games, and helps for motivating students are included. Teachers can read through the manual and following the special inserted instructions and helps.

Adaptable to multiple age groups for students Grades 3-5 and in Grades 6-8.

This course assumes the teacher is familiar with "Teaching Writing: Structure and Style," which is necessary to teach this program well; teachers should own a copy of the TWSS seminar workbook.

271 pages, spiralbound softcover. Access to the Student Resource Notebook and Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Reproducible Checklists ebook included.

  1. Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons--Teacher/ Student Combo (Fourth Edition)
    Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons--Teacher/ Student Combo (Fourth Edition)
    Lori Verstegen
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2016 / Spiral Bound
    $49.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW412488

Bring the Middle Ages to life while improving students' writing skills!

Institute for Excellence in Writing's Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons features 31 lessons that will acquaint young learners with Charlemagne, the Vikings, knighthood, and Renaissance geniuses as they write using IEW's Teaching Writing: Structure & Style stylistic techniques and nine structural units. This curriculum is designed to be taught by an instructor who has been through the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar and who is familiar with the IEW writing method.

The Student Book includes instructions, assignments, blank outlines, source texts, checklists, and grammar helps for two levels of students-basic and advanced. More advanced students can make use of an included download for more advanced source texts and use suggested advanced elements of structure & style. Vocabulary cards and a suggested weekly outline with ideas for adaptation included.

The teacher's manual features the student text with correct answers overlaid; when clarifications or teaching tips are necessary, they're inserted in grey shaded boxes within the student pages . These inset notes include instructions to teachers, sample answers to questions, sample key word outlines, brainstorming ideas, review games, and helps for motivating students.

Upper-elementary and middle school students (grades 5-8).

Changes to this 4th Edition include the addition of some new source texts and updated checklists. The order in which the structural units are presented has also been changed to reflect the order in TWSS (i.e., Units 1-9 in order).

This 4th Edition Kit Includes:

  • Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book 4th Edition, 274 pages plus 36 cardstock pages, spiralbound softcover. Pages are reproducible for in-family use.
  • Medieval History-Based Writing Teacher's Manual 4th Edition, 283 pages, spiralbound softcover.
  • Access to the following downloads: Student Resource Notebook, the optional Medieval History-Based Writing Blackline Masters, and optional Advanced Writing Lessons Sample Key Word Outlines ebook

  1. Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book (4th  Edition)
    Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book (4th Edition)
    Lori Verstegen
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2016 / Spiral Bound
    $29.00
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW412472

Give your knights and fair damsels a tour through the Medieval World as they work their way through the models and concepts taught in Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. This student book includes 31 lessons that help students learn to make notes and outlines, write from notes, retell narrative stories, summarize a reference or references, write from pictures, write a formal essay, and more. This Student Book includes assignments, blank outlines, source texts, checklists, vocabulary cards, and grammar helps; extra assignments are given for more advanced students. Access to a complimentary copy of the Student Resource Notebook e-book is included.

These lessons are designed to be used by an instructor who has been through the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar. Grades 5-8. 274 pages,spiralbound softcover.

This fourth edition has been updated with the following changes:

  • This new edition aligns with the updated version of Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. The biggest change is that the structural units are now presented in order (Units 1-9).

  • Lessons have been revamped, some with new source texts, and checklists have been updated.
  • The Teacher's Manual now includes student pages inset
  • The pace is a bit more relaxed than in the previous edition, but for older, experienced IEW students, a free download is included that adds more advanced source texts and style challenges for many of the lessons.
  • The new edition is not compatible with the old (due to the changes in multiple lessons).

  1. Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher Book (4th Edition)
    Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher Book (4th Edition)
    Lori Verstegen
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2016 / Spiral Bound
    $29.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW412494

Bring the Middle Ages to life while improving students' writing skills!

Institute for Excellence in Writing's Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons features 31 lessons that will acquaint young learners with Charlemagne, the Vikings, knighthood, and Renaissance geniuses as they write using IEW's Teaching Writing: Structure & Style stylistic techniques and nine structural units. This curriculum is designed to be taught by an instructor who has been through the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar and who is familiar with the IEW writing method.

This 4th edition teacher's manual now features the student text with correct answers overlaid; when clarifications or teaching tips are necessary, they're inserted in grey shaded boxes within the student pages . These inset notes include instructions to teachers, sample answers to questions, sample key word outlines, brainstorming ideas, review games, and helps for motivating students.

Upper-elementary and middle school students (grades 5-8).

Includes access to the following downloads: Student Resource Notebook, the optional Medieval History-Based Writing Blackline Masters, and optional Advanced Writing Lessons.

  1. U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Pack (Teacher/ Student Books)
    U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Pack (Teacher/ Student Books)
    Lori Verstegen
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2016 / Other
    $49.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW412678

Teach middle-school students (Grades 6-8) to write using the IEW Structure & Style method through assignments that also teach U.S. history - - from Columbus to the Space Race

This course is designed to be used by teachers who have been through the Institute for Excellence in Writing's Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar.

The course moves through the units taught in TWSS, helping students to learn to write from notes, retell narrative stories, summarize a reference, write from pictures, summarize multiple references, write inventively, write using formal essay models, and write a formal critique.

The teacher's manual provides a scope and sequence, lesson planning helps, vocabulary quizzes, and answer keys. Inset pages of the student book are provided along with teacher instructions, question answers, sample key word outlines, and helps for motivating students.

The Student Book contains assignments, instructions, engaging source texts, blank outlines, checklists, sample compositions, and cardstock vocabulary cards. Lessons are written directly to the student, and include easy-to-follow assignments plus in-book exercises. An optional literature component is provided; students are instructed on chapters to read in books (not-included). A weekly literature response sheet and a final is provided in the appendix. Books used for this component include The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Johnny Tremain, The Sign of the Beaver, By the Great Horn Spoon!, Rifles for Watie, Hattie Big Sky, and Journey to Topaz.

This edition replaces the previous US History Volume 1; the scope and sequence suggested schedule covers 30 weeks.

This set includes access to a free download of the Student Resource Packet, which is a necessary component of this course, as well as the optional US History-Based Writing Lessons Reproducible Checklists eBook, Blackline Masters eBook, and Sample Key Word Outlines eBook.

Grade 6-Grade 8.

This kit includes:

  • US History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book, 264 pages, spiral-bound softcover plus cardstock vocabulary cards to cut-out; reproducible for in-family use.
  • US History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher's Manual, 273 pages, softcover spiral-bound.
  • Access to free downloads of the Student Resource Packet plus the
  • US History-Based Writing Lessons Reproducible Checklists eBook, Blackline Masters eBook, and Sample Key Word Outlines eBook

  1. U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book
    U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book
    Lori Verstegen
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2017 / Spiral Bound
    $29.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW412662

Teach middle-school students (Grades 6-8) to write using the IEW Structure & Style method through assignments that also teach U.S. history - - from Columbus to the Space Race

This course is designed to be used by teachers who have been through the Institute for Excellence in Writing's Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar.

The course moves through the units taught in TWSS, helping students to learn to write from notes, retell narrative stories, summarize a reference, write from pictures, summarize multiple references, write inventively, write using formal essay models, and write a formal critique.

The Student Book contains assignments, instructions, engaging source texts, blank outlines, checklists, sample compositions, and cardstock vocabulary cards. Lessons are written directly to the student, and include easy-to-follow assignments plus in-book exercises. An optional literature component is provided; students are instructed on chapters to read in books (not-included). A weekly literature response sheet and a final is provided in the appendix. Books used for this component include The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Johnny Tremain, The Sign of the Beaver, By the Great Horn Spoon!, Rifles for Watie, Hattie Big Sky, and Journey to Topaz.

This edition replaces the previous US History Volume 1; the scope and sequence suggested schedule covers 30 weeks.

Access to a free download of the Student Resource Packet, which is a necessary component of this course, is provided, as well as the optional US History-Based Writing Lessons Reproducible Checklists eBook, Blackline Masters eBook, and Sample Key Word Outlines eBook.

Grade 6-Grade 8.

273 pages, softcover spiral-bound. Reproducible for family use.

  1. U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher's Manual
    U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher's Manual
    Lori Verstegen
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2016 / Spiral Bound
    $29.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW412685

Teach middle-school students (Grades 6-8) to write using the IEW Structure & Style method through assignments that also teach U.S. history - - from Columbus to the Space Race

This course is designed to be used by teachers who have been through the Institute for Excellence in Writing's Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar.

The course moves through the units taught in TWSS, helping students to learn to write from notes, retell narrative stories, summarize a reference, write from pictures, summarize multiple references, write inventively, write using formal essay models, and write a formal critique.

This teacher's manual provides a scope and sequence, lesson planning helps, vocabulary quizzes, and answer keys. Inset pages of the student book are provided along with teacher instructions, question answers, sample key word outlines, and helps for motivating students.

This edition replaces the previous US History Volume 1; the scope and sequence suggested schedule covers 30 weeks.

This set includes access to a free download of the Student Resource Packet, which is a necessary component of this course, as well as the optional US History-Based Writing Lessons Reproducible Checklists eBook, Blackline Masters eBook, and Sample Key Word Outlines eBook.

273 pages, softcover spiral-bound.

  1. Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons
    Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons
    Lori Verstegen
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2015 / Other
    $49.00

Teach students to write with assignments that also teach U.S. history - - from Explorers to the Modern Times!

Designed to be used by teachers who have been through the Institute for Excellence in Writing's Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar and students who have at least one year of experience with the IEW model of writing, this course teaches students more advanced writing skills such as thesis statements, MLA format, persuasive essays, research papers, and more.

The course moves through the units taught in TWSS, along with advanced essay models, helping students to learn to write argumentative, personal, narrative, descriptive, persuasive, research, and literary analysis essays.

The teacher's manual provides a scope and sequence, lesson planning helps, vocabulary quizzes, and answer keys. Inset pages of the student book are provided along with with teacher instructions, question answers, sample key word outlines, brainstorming ideas, review games, and helps for motivating students.

The Student Book contains assignments, instructions, engaging source texts, blank outlines, checklists, sample compositions, and clever vocabulary cards. Lessons are written directly to the student, and include easy-to-follow assignments plus in-book exercises.

Advanced students may do U.S. History, Volume 1 and Advanced U. S. History-Based Writing Lessons in one school year, if desired; the scope and sequence suggested schedule covers 32 weeks. Suggested activities are included for Janice Campbell's Excellence in Literature: American Literature, 3rd Edition; these are optional.

This set includes access to a free download of the Student Resource Notebook, which is a necessary component of this course, as well as the Advanced US History-Based Writing Lessons Reproducible Checklists e-book (31 pages).

This kit includes:

  • Advanced US History-Based Writing Lessons in Structure and Style Student Book, 308 pages, spiral-bound softcover plus cardstock vocabulary cards to cut-out; reproducible for in-family use.
  • Advanced US History-Based Writing Lessons in Structure and Style Teacher's Manual, 317 pages, softcover spiral-bound.
  • Access to free downloads of the Student Resource Notebook & Advanced US History Writing Lessons Reproducible Checklists.

Teach students to write with assignments that also teach U.S. history - - from Explorers to the Modern Times!

This student book is perfect for students who are in a co-op or additional siblings taking the course; this unit is designed to be taught by a teacher familiar with the IEW Teaching Writing Structure and Style seminar, and who is using the Teacher's Manual, which is sold in a set with this student book.

The course moves through the units taught in TWSS, along with advanced essay models, helping students to learn to write argumentative, personal, narrative, descriptive, persuasive, research, and literary analysis essays.

This Student Book contains assignments, instructions, engaging source texts, blank outlines, checklists, sample compositions, and clever vocabulary cards. Lessons are written directly to the student, and include easy-to-follow assignments plus in-book exercises.

Advanced students may do U.S. History, Volume 1 and Advanced U. S. History-Based Writing Lessons in one school year, if desired; the scope and sequence suggested schedule covers 32 weeks. Suggested activities are included for Janice Campbell's Excellence in Literature: American Literature; these are optional.

This book includes access to a free download of the Student Resource Notebook, which is a necessary component of this course, as well as the Advanced US History-Based Writing Lessons Reproducible Checklists e-book (31 pages).

308 pages, spiral-bound softcover plus cardstock vocabulary cards to cut-out; reproducible for in-family use. 3rd Edition.

  1. Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons (Teacher's Manual Only)
    Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons (Teacher's Manual Only)
    Lori Verstegen
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / Other
    $29.00
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW412321

Teach students to write with assignments that also teach U.S. history - - from Explorers to the Modern Times!

Designed to be used by teachers who have been through the Institute for Excellence in Writing's Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar and students who have at least one year of experience with the IEW model of writing, this course teaches students more advanced writing skills such as thesis statements, MLA format, persuasive essays, research papers, and more.

The course moves through the units taught in TWSS, along with advanced essay models, helping students to learn to write argumentative, personal, narrative, descriptive, persuasive, research, and literary analysis essays.

The teacher's manual provides a scope and sequence, lesson planning helps, vocabulary quizzes, and answer keys. Inset pages of the student book are provided along with teacher instructions, question answers, sample key word outlines, brainstorming ideas, review games, and helps for motivating students.

Advanced students may do U.S. History, Volume 1 and Advanced U. S. History-Based Writing Lessons in one school year, if desired; the scope and sequence suggested schedule covers 32 weeks. Suggested optional activities are included for Janice Campbell's Excellence in Literature: American Literature, 3rd Edition.

317 pages, softcover spiral-bound. Access to free download of the Student Resource Notebook included. Grades 9-12. First Edition; 2015.

    1. Student Resource Notebook
      Student Resource Notebook
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2013 / Other
      $19.00
      Availability: In Stock
      Stock No: WW127997

    Originally written to be used alongside the sold-separately US History Based Writing Lessons, this student resource notebook can be used as a supplementary resource for anyone using Institute for Excellence in Writing curriculum. This resource notebook conveniently organizes IEW's valuable tools in one, easy-to-refer-to notebook. Stylistic techniques, models of structure, strong (and banned) verbs, --ly adverbs, adjectives, decorations, transitions, grammar, charts, and checklists are included. 109 pages, softcover, spiralbound. 3rd Edition.