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  • Item #: 027130
    ISBN: 9781118024317
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    Teaching children to write can be accomplished through many of the curricula in this catalog. But how do you encourage a passion for writing? All children are not created equal-what inspires one child may not excite the next. Yet all children are capable of great writing, and this book has been written to create a passion for writing in all elementary students.

    Based on the successful 826 system, this book provides 50 creative writing lessons that parents, teachers and tutors will find easy to implement in their classroom, homeschool room or co-op. The rigorous writing lessons are a compilation of successful lessons utilized in the 826 National Writing Centers and cover topics such as tragic love tales, writing for pets, make believe science, space exploration (meet an alien!), a fairy tale do-over, writing jokes and riddles, using picture prompts, create your own mad-libs, how to be a detective, create your own country, poetry and much more! The lessons will take 1 -2 hours to complete, are adaptable for multi-ages and contain all of the instructions and tips necessary for teaching success. Also included are evaluation rubrics, handouts and common core correlations for those seeking to meet CCSS. An excellent resource to bring fresh enthusiasm to your student's writing assignments. PB. 257 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 032558
    ISBN: 9781623412661
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  • Item #: 065718
    ISBN: 9781623410599
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  • Item #: 022394
    ISBN: 9780984549603
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    Do you have a writer in your home? Someone who always has a good story floating around in his head and is eager to "get it out?" Lee Roddy, author of more than 50 novels, has a passion for helping young writers move from that "wannabe" stage. Published by IEW, this does not follow the IEW pattern. It's more like participating in a one-on-one training session with the author. Writing directly and conversationally to the student, in each chapter Mr. Roddy first shares his insight and wisdom on the topic, then provides a checklist so the student can be sure of his understanding of the discussion. Then the student is invited to pick up her pen and do a bit of writing, applying the instruction. Chapters include characters, specific novel genres (i.e. suspense, romance, mystery, etc.), plot development, scenes, researching/interviewing, and marketing. Thorough to the end, Mr. Roddy even includes a section on recent changes in the book industry. Highschoolers will be able to work through this course on their own but will, undoubtedly, appreciate encouragement from the parent's corner. It could be used either as the composition portion of any year's English credit or as a special (i.e. senior?) project. 139 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 022409
    ISBN: 9780983297932
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  • Item #: 022407
    ISBN: 9780983297949
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  • Item #: 025267
    ISBN: 9781930443747
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    A 30 week course with text covering the following composers: Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Joplin, and Copland.

  • Item #: 035997
    ISBN: 9780977986033
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    For years, teachers and aspiring writers have asked Lee Roddy (author of "Grizzly Adams," countless short stories, and over 50 novels) to compile a guide from his 20 years of convention seminars. This is that much-anticipated guide. Whether adults use this book to instruct young students or utilize the guidelines to write a best-selling short story or novel of their own, the practical system for writing laid out in this guide will be beneficial. This is not a workbook, and it's not very fancy either, but it lays out a straightforward approach to writing which has been proven to work for the author and many others. It's filled with tips, outlines, suggestions, and rules for writing techniques that will get students to write proper stories and enjoy it as well. The guide begins with a helpful introduction that tells teachers how to use the book and then contains eight lessons on ideas, story building, objectives, obstacles, outcome, characters, plots, and scenes. Goals and the importance of these eight story aspects, outlines, ideas for writing, examples, and so much more are included in each lesson. The end of each lesson also includes a few short-answer questions and a simple writing assignment that will help them use what they have just learned in their own writing. An encouraging conclusion is also included in the guide, with the author giving final tips for making sure your writing is strong and successful. A handy guide presenting a solid method for writing fictional stories. 88 pgs.

  • Item #: 025268
    ISBN: 9781930443730
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    A twenty-six week course covering John Herschel, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Johann Kepler, Francis Bacon, Robert Boyle, Isaac Newton, Carolus Linnaeus, Michael Faraday, Samuel Morse, Charles Babbage, Louis Pasteur, Robert Koch, and George Washington Carver.

  • Item #: 018615
    ISBN: 9781623411381
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    Here's a tremendous resource if you've been through the Teaching Structure and Style video workshop (as a teacher). Saving you the trouble of gathering all your own source material and creating assignments, this four-section packet provides blackline masters for source texts for supplemental assignments in Units 1-6 as well as teaching helps and assignments. Also included are some of the reproducible handouts from the TWSS course. Written materials are labeled according to reading level, and instruction is included for adjusting teaching for different age/grade levels. All of the source materials are reproducible for one family/class. Part 1 provides 39 articles for note-taking and summarizing (Units 1 & 2) and a "User Guide" - instructions for these articles which include the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level, discussion questions, and assignments. Part 2 provides 30 story sequence sources for Unit 3 and a "Success Guide" for these stories that includes model outlines, tips for teaching students how to rewrite the stories, the Story Sequence Chart and helps for teaching through it. Part 3 provides 41 mini-books – source material for Units 4 & 6. Part 4 provides 19 pictures for Unit 5 along with teaching procedures and suggested outlines and stories. About 100 pgs, 3-hole-punched, loose leaf. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 018593
    ISBN: 9781623411428
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  • Item #: 018481
    ISBN: 9781623411718
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  • Item #: 041246
    ISBN: 9781623413132
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    Lessons featuring Medieval History themes including knights, Vikings, Mohammed, Charlemagne, Battle of Hastings, King Arthur, Genghis Khan, and Men of the Reinaissance among others incrementally teach all the IEW models of structure and elements of style. Vocabulary cards, quizzes, and games are included. 30 lessons, 5th Ed. - made up of a teacher/student set with the student book also available separately.

  • Item #: 044599
    ISBN: 9780980100525
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    What do crows, peacocks, and bird nest soup have in common? They're just a few of the fun and fascinating things that your student will WANT to write about. Within its 24 lessons (a year's worth) it covers TWSS Units 1-7 (taking notes, summarizing narrative stories, writing from pictures, mini-research report, and creative writing) and several stylististic elements. Teacher prep is non-existent – you only need to read through the lessons with your student and be prepared to be "wowed" by their writing (and, of course, do a little evaluating). Although your student will want to make a final portfolio copy of their writing assignments, all the preliminary work – outlines, brainstorming charts, along with checklists – are provided in the consumable, 159-page spiral-bound text. Appendices include: banned words & prepositions and substitutes, -ly words. The purchaser may download an optional accompanying teacher e-book from the publisher's website. ~ Janice



  • Item #: 018594
    ISBN: 9781623411435
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  • Item #: 018499
    ISBN: 9781623411794
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  • Item #: 033849
    ISBN: 9781623413118
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     The student component only of the Medieval History Based Writing Lessons course, this resource contains student assignments for the lessons: outlines, source texts, vocabulary and grammar material and more. No teaching information is included, so if you are purchasing for use with one student, you may need the Student & Teacher Set.

  • Item #: 016667
    ISBN: 9780984099016
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  • Item #: 001583
    ISBN: 9781623410797
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  • Item #: 016668
    ISBN: 9780984099023
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  • Item #: 046432
    ISBN: 9781623412449
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    Sometimes a product is so intuitively genius that one is spellbound. That's my reaction to this deceptively simple idea. First of all, it is a succinct summary of the really important stuff that is covered in the Student Writing Intensive seminars – unit synopses (models and checklists), dress-ups, sentence openers, decorations, and triple extensions. They've even managed to find a place to list all the "-ly" adverbs, synonyms for "said," strong verbs, etc. This is a great list to keep in mind while writing, and that brings us to the second aspect of genius in this product – the fact that you can stand it up right before you. In fact, by standing it becomes a sort of mini wall divider (hence the name – portable walls). Additionally, the whole affair can double as a carry-your-papers-to-co-op-class folder because there's an inside slip pocket for papers. There's enough basic and valuable information here that even if your student has never used IEW, their writing would probably improve just by setting up these "walls" and giving them a glance or two. New edition for 2016 has updated cover and layout. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 018520
    ISBN: 9781623411725
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  • Item #: 005940
    ISBN: 9781623411176
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    Now there's no reason to wait until your student is in 3rd grade. Bible Heroes is an excellent language arts bridge from IEW's Primary Arts of Language to their theme-based writing lessons. Or you might decide to use it as a new entry point for the IEW program (as you finish your favorite phonics/reading program). Either way, I think you will be very pleased with what this program supplies – lessons that not only provide instruction in writing with structure and style (as the name implies), but also introductory grammar and Bible. The 27 lessons cover IEW Unit 1 (two lessons teaching Key Word Outlines), Unit 2 (seven lessons on Writing from KWOs), Unit 3 (twelve lessons on Summarizing Narrative Stories), Unit 4 (three lessons on Summarizing References), Unit 5 (three lessons on Writing From Pictures), and Unit 7 (one lesson on Creative Writing) The approach is solidly multi-sensory. Lessons include verbal and written activities as well as games for reinforcement and all source material is taken from the Bible. Although the target audience for this course is 1st-2nd grade, material can be adapted for up to 5th grade.

    The consumable Student Book provides instructions which are to be read to the student, additional gray boxes that have notes to the teacher, and space for students to complete lessons and writing assignments. Appendices include: styles helps, game pieces (cardstock), and vocabulary cards (also cardstock).

    Purchasers of this course have access to two free downloads from the IEW website. One of the downloads is the Student Resource Notebook (also available for purchase in hard copy format). It provides supplementary and reference material needed by the student. The other download is the Bible Heroes Teacher's E-book; this Teacher's Manual is a vital part of the course and its use is expected. It provides more detailed instructions for each lesson, a scope and sequence chart, ideas for discussion of each hero and virtue, answers to review questions, sample key word outlines, brainstorming pages, instruction for games and activities, copies of checklists, and copies of game boards. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 035998
    ISBN: 9780988898998
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  • Item #: 018441
    ISBN: 9781623411756
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  • Item #: 013352
    ISBN: 9781623410209
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  • Item #: 001733
    ISBN: 9781623410810
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  • Item #: 068566
    ISBN: 9781623412715
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  • Item #: 042561
    ISBN: 9780980100518
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  • Item #: 032560
    ISBN: 9781623412586
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