Institute for Excellence in Writing Curriculum

The IEW Writing curriculum by Andrew Pudewa is a homeschool writing curriculum that will instruct you on how to effectively teach writing, from the basics of paragraphs through advanced essays.

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In this DVD (2 hours and 8 minutes), Andrew Pudewa introduces you to the Teaching Writing: Structure & Style method of teaching writing. Briefly covering the nine units of structure and introducing several stylistic techniques, Andrew gives the audience insight into why this method is so effective in teaching even the most reluctant writer. Ideal for teachers to give to the parents of students in their classes. This DVD has been updated to align with the 2015 edition of Teaching Writing: Structure & Style.

The definitive text for Teaching Writing: Structure & Style, this text covers the nine units in depth using the blended sight-sound method. For all grade levels, this manual includes creative writing, essay writing, and writing that can be transferred to other subjects and units. Modeling writing is stressed, as well as practical application by the student through continual writing exercises. Units covered include Note Making, Summaries from Notes, Story summaries, Summarizing references, stories from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essays and critiques. 306 pages, paperback, spiral-bound.

  1. The Elegant Essay Writing Lessons: Building Blocks for Analytical Writing, Third Edition
    Lesha Myers
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2011 / Other
    Our Price$29.00
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The Elegant Essay walks students through the entire essay-building process from captivating introductions to compelling descriptions; students will learn to bring their words and their arguments to life. Focusing on both the form and content of an essay, this course will help students mature their thesis sentences, organization, transitions, conclusions and other elements of successful writing. Written in a conversational style, students will delight in reading the author's writing, as she deftly weaves unique examples of good writing with the principles they're founded upon. Clearly designed exercises will have your students writing well-and enjoying it-in no time. Includes student material. 79 pages, softcover, spiral-bound. Teacher guide sold separately.

  1. The Elegant Essay Teacher's Manual Only
    Lesha Myers
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2011 / Other
    Our Price$24.00
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The Elegant Essay Teacher's Manual is designed to be used alongside the Elegant Essay Student Book (not included and sold-separately). Each lesson begins with instruction in the students' book. After instruction, teachers model each lesson concept and lead students through assignments. Students are then allowed to practice ideas in a group or with the teacher, and finally complete a second set of "on your own" exercises independently.

This teacher's manual includes a course overview, schedule, notes on teaching methods and each step in the lesson, and information on grading & evaluation with a rubric. The lesson plan section includes a chapter overview, an explanation of the concepts taught in the chapter, modeling instruction, and "practice with help" and "on your own" assignment notes. Select sample answers are also included throughout.

The course may be adapted to cover 3-4 weeks or 13-16 weeks. Two sample schedules are included. 100 pages, spiralbound softcover. Includes access to "The Elegant Essay" e-resource download.