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  • Item #: 005984
    ISBN: 9781623411183
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    Subtitled "Historical Context for the Good and Great Books" from the Institute for Excellence in Writing this collection of book titles includes writings, biographies, plays, recordings, and films to portray a history of mankind. Created in a simple spreadsheet format, the columns represent: description/time period, title of resource, author, and approximate age/ability level of student. The material is chronologically indexed using Ancients, the Middles Ages, Renaissance/Reformation and the Modern World.

    The purpose of this resource is to save parents/teachers time planning out lessons. It can be used with any homeschool approach or teaching style. Use this guide to organize your history and literature studies from elementary to high school. Add a date to when your student completed a resource, and you can then transfer that to a transcript. Literature for the Ancient period (5000 BC-400 AD) includes: Streams of Civilization, Book of Virtues, Adam and His Kin, Great Pyramid, Epic of Gilgamesh, DAulaires Book of Myths, and many more. Some examples from the Middle Ages (400 AD-1450) are: Tales from Shakespeare, Story of the World Volume 2, Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Making of a Knight, Lantern Bearers, Beowulf, and several more. Books for the Renaissance/Reformation (1450-1850) include: Americas God and Country, Leonardo DaVinci, Kite Fighters, Luther the Leader, Tempest, Under God, Along Came Galileo, Leviathan, and many others. Some selections for the Modern World (1850-present) are: Big Sky, David Copperfield, Uncle Toms Cabin, Little Women, Old Yeller, Moccasin Trail, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Winston Churchill, Dracula, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Hobbit and more.

    Each page has a quote from a resource and many of these have Christian content, mentioning God, the church, Christ, faith, Gods sovereignty and mercy, and prevailing with Gods help. 92 pgs, pb, spiral-bound. ~Sara

  • Item #: 047502
    ISBN: 9780984099085
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    Taught by a master! Were all familiar with the concept of military boot camps orientation, discipline, and training. Boot Camp seems just the right term to apply to this series of speech training videos. Conducted by Andrew Pudewa the master communicator behind the Institute for Excellence in Writing seminars these DVDs contain a series of lectures by Mr. Pudewa followed by example speeches given by the kids attending his personally delivered seminars. The Boot Camp experience is four intense sessions that cover the general characteristics of good speaking as well as the specifics for organizing, planning, and delivering various types of speeches. Introductory, narrative, descriptive, and persuasive speeches are covered. A downloadable ebook provides reproducible handouts for trainees and lesson plans (for either a four-day intensive or nine-week course) with evaluation forms for the parent/facilitator. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 016673
    ISBN: 9780985261146
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    The three DVDs in this set from the Institute for Excellence in Writing aim to help upper high school and college students improve their communications and information processing skills. Each DVD is 90 to 100 minutes long and is accompanied by a booklet containing models, exercises, and samples.

    Covers planning and writing a persuasive paper. Beginning with selection of a topic, the focus is on moving the reader or listener to your point of view. The first half of the tape deals primarily with a paper, while the second half coaches the student on public speaking techniques.

    Speaker Andrew Pudewa demonstrates a flexible stick and branch approach to note taking. He believes this is a more effective method of understanding complicated ideas taken from text or lectures. Mastering this technique can make a big difference in school and work performance.

    A basic model is presented which can be adapted to a variety of needs. The author also provides a method for identifying the preferences of the teacher and modifying the writing style to appeal to the teacher.

  • Item #: 051638
    ISBN: 9780984010875
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    IEW units-based writing lessons using the Holling C. Holling books and Beautiful Feets Literature Approach to Geography as source texts. An excellent way to extend the cross-curriculum value of this study. Spiral-bound, ~ Janice

  • Item #: 055766
    ISBN: 9781623410872
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    Theres a lot of versatility in this short course on creative writing a la IEW methodology. There are ten lessons (each will take one to three class periods/days). Lessons have three parts: learning about some aspect of writing stories and assigning homework stories, doing an in-class writing assignment to practice what was just learned, and reading aloud homework stories to each other with time for feedback. This book is written to the teacher, but most of the pages are for the student. These can be reproduced for a family or classroom. Instruction progresses from planning/writing a seven-sentence story to rewriting a fable in their own words, using pictures to write a story, point of view, creating memorable characters, crafting dialogue, writing scenes, creating conflict, recognizing satisfactory endings, starting, and revising. The purchaser is entitled to a downloadable copy of the Pictures for Unit 5 e-book (downloading instructions are included).

    Very flexible, this course could be used as a creative writing unit during the school year or as a special summer unit. You could also go through the entire course once a year for several years using alternate assignments or take 3-4 days per lesson rather than the 1-2 expected. This last option would allow your student to practice writing more stories. 96 pgs, spiral-bound. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 037559
    ISBN: 9780984549627
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    Think it might be fun to learn a little history from the land down under? This writing course will give you that option or it could be used to supplement a full-blown Australian history course (theres a book and movie resource list in the back). Either way youll find this course to be an interesting way to learn and practice the IEW writing skills note taking, writing from notes, summarizing narrative stories, summarizing references, writing stories from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essay composition, and writing reviews/critiques as well as their stylistic elements. There are 2-4 lessons for each of these units (23 lessons total) that cover history, animals, landmarks and biographical sketches all pertinent to Australia. Lessons typically include the objective, a source text(s), specific instruction about both structure and style skills, and a check sheet. The consumable text is written to the student and could be used as a sequel to the Student Writing Intensive or as a beginning writing course if the teacher/parent has viewed the Teaching Writing Structure & Style course. Note: the Australian author uses the British spelling of some words (i.e. summarising). 140 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice
  • Item #: 051639
    ISBN: 9780983297994
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    Writing and boys often dont go together but technology and boys? Thats a different story. These writing lessons will be right up your tech-y kids alley and girls are not excluded. The 30 lessons cover material like touchscreens, lasers, radar, iPods in the military, and much more. At the same time, they manage to cover all nine IEW units. Instruction, source texts, analysis, assignments, and checklists are all in one book which is designed to be used by students and teachers together. 116 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 054172
    ISBN: 9781623410414
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    It seems Im part of a growing number of people who prefer to purchase a hardcopy book rather than rely on downloading and printing. If youre with me, youll be glad to know that IEW has started publishing this notebook (long available as a free download to those who have purchased their courses). Used as a resource for all of their theme-based writing lessons, its also a good reference for any student using the IEW method of writing. Included are reference pages for stylistic techniques, models of structure, strong verbs, -ly words, quality adjectives, five senses/emotions, decorations, transitional words/phrases, grammar rules, and charts/checklists. 109 pgs. spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 005940
    ISBN: 9781623411176
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    Now theres no reason to wait until your student is in 3rd grade. Bible Heroes is an excellent language arts bridge from IEWs 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 Teachers E-book; this Teachers 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 #: 055765
    ISBN: 9781623410186
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    Theres nothing like a good resource to make you feel more confident as a teacher. And this is a GOOD resource for anyone teaching classes or students using the IEW writing methodology. The IEW elements of style can be a bit challenging, particularly the advanced dress-ups and decorations. This resource manual (available previously only as a download from IEW) is full of lesson ideas, samples from classic literature, exercises, and games. For your students there are lots of reproducible (for a family or class) student lesson pages plus master sheets to enable them to prepare a personal collection of style elements. For you there is a complete answer key, a selected bibliography, a review game and two versions (for younger and older students respectively) of a simile game. About half of the book is game pieces printed on colored cardstock. 125 pgs. spiral-bound ~ Janice
  • Item #: 005963
    ISBN: 9781623412135
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  • Item #: 005964
    ISBN: 9781623412142
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  • Item #: 005967
    ISBN: 9781623411268
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  • Item #: 051642
    ISBN: 9781623411015
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  • Item #: 051641
    ISBN: 9780984549689
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  • Item #: 049281
    ISBN: 9780984549658
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    Ace the AP Literature Exam with this Institute for Excellence in Writing course. After an introduction to the exam and frequently asked questions, the author guides students through the two parts of the exam (multiple choice and three different essays). Students will read four works when completing this study guide: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Richard III by William Shakespeare, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and one other novel listed within the guide (all must be purchased separately). After reading the books, students write numerous essays based on their reading and analysis. Additional units will practice poetry and prose analysis. A final unit allows for practice of the multiple choice questions. A lengthy Appendix is filled with helpful material: definitions of literary terms, how to analyze poetry and prose, useful adjectives and so much more. Answer key is included. Approx 160 pgs, spiral. Alissa

  • Item #: 051640
    ISBN: 9780984010806
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    We know we can trust IEW and now Mary Pryor to provide academically rigorous college prep material. With the goal of preparation for the AP English Language exam, the student is led step-by-step through style analysis as well as argument and synthesis essays (i.e. analysis of rhetorical strategies). Literature focal points are non-fiction works, mythology, and MacBeth. The student learns to evaluate and edit their own written responses, a major step toward confidently setting foot in the AP test room or a college classroom. Spiral-bound. Janice

  • Item #: 005975
    ISBN: 9781623410285
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    An odd word, freedomship is used in conjunction with education and means learning what it takes and means to be citizens of a free country. Its an extension of the Thomas Jefferson Education idea of Leadership Education (Oliver De Mille) teaching children to be leaders. In this video series, Andrew Pudewa (founder of the Institute for Excellence in Education) traces the relationship of the ideas of freedomship and entrepreneurial education and their relationship to both Leadership Education and to homeschooling. In the process, he takes a look at the history of American education and what constituted the foundation of the education of our Founding Fathers. He also presents a strong argument for the value of becoming an entrepreneur. This seminar is directed to parents and includes a question and answer session at the end. A bonus audio CD is included with the set. Mr. Pudewas talk on Nature Deficit Disorder will cause you to pause and evaluate not only our cultures attitude but also your own familys interactions with nature. Are you or your children operating from a nature deficit disorder? If so, you might find yourself making some changes in your lifestyle. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 022402
    ISBN: 9780984549665
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    While many believe that print media is a dying medium, the skills of collecting data, reporting on events, and writing articles in a straightforward way are still valuable in todays society. If you have students interested in print journalism or just want to expose them to this specific form of writing, this worktext from Institute for Excellence in Writing does a thorough job of presenting the basics and providing instruction. It focuses specifically on print media, and while it touches on blogs, magazines, etc., it really is concerned mostly with newspapers. Teacher instruction is minimal as the book is written directly to the student and leads into assignments during explanations of different aspects. The book gives a very brief history of journalism and then gets right into giving tips and practice for writing. Students will build background skills like knowing their audience, generating and narrowing ideas, investigating and interviewing, and more. An Associated Press Style Guide is recommended so students can use the proper style and learn how to quote properly and avoid plagiarism. Once students get an idea of the basic skills they need, they learn about the different types of stories, like news, features, and opinions, and the formats they are written in. Tips on drafting, editing, quoting, etc. are all included so writers learn how to write seamless stories using the format and style thats most acceptable in professional journalism. After each chapter are review questions that will make sure students understand the finer points, and of course additional writing assignments throughout the chapters give students hands-on experience at writing articles. Unlike my journalism classes in college, this book admits that the way a person reports on events depends a lot on their worldview. It discusses relativism and theism and gives examples of how a story can be different when told using these conflicting views. It shows how to truly keep your worldview out when reporting the facts, but how writers can apply their worldview in different writings like opinion pieces. Instruction is also given on how to find a market for your work and writing query letters, as well as the physical aspects of a newspaper, like how to do layout and design to pull an entire newspaper together. With good basic instruction and plenty of examples and prompts for students to write, this program is perfect for practicing writing skills and learning what the wonderful world of journalism is all about. Answer key included, reproducible, 148 pgs, spiral-bound, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 013349
    ISBN: 9781623410254
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  • Item #: 049763
    ISBN: 9781623410278
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  • Item #: 036002
    ISBN: 9780977986002
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    Rarely has a book appealed more to me at first glance. Remaining uncluttered, the concept of playing with words is evident in the colorful, graphic font manipulations (lines of type that sway), the cute illustrations, and the lists wonderful, whimsical, but never wayward words. This is a book about choosing the right word when you write. I use the word appealing quite a bit, so I thought I would look through the lists in this book and find a new one. I quickly discovered that this little diction worktext did not include appealing in any of its lists (or at least not that I could find). That means that I could put it in a my words section on one of the list. Would it best go on the Cheerful Clown Fish page or the Exuberant Sea Otter page or perhaps under the Ways to Describe Appearance or the Ways of Speaking list?

    Confused yet? This not-quite-a-vocabulary program, not-quite-a-thesaurus its all about discovering just the right word to use when writing. It features structured word lists organized around Character Traits, Ways to Describe, and Ways to Move with a few miscellaneous lists thrown in for good measure. Each list contains nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. Students are encouraged to playfully interact with these lists with the goal of acquiring quality word choices to incorporate into their writing. Using games and family activities to become familiar with the layout and content of the book, students can then use it independently as they endeavor to interject more definitive word selections into their compositions. Interspersed throughout the book are Quotes to Inspire Your Writing taken from classic literature as well as biblical quotes designed to underscore whatever topic is the focus of that pages lists.

    The suggested grade levels for this product indicate it should be used by emerging writers those who need to find exactly the right word as they practice their writing skills. Such a student might scan the Generous Manatee list looking for ly words (abundantly, bounteously, copiously), or strong adjectives (exorbitant, magnanimous, plenteous) or verbs (showered, bestowed) and feel quite empowered by the choices. However, I also think much younger children (upper elementary) could benefit from this book becoming familiar with the lists, playing around with the words, etc. I can also easily imagine using this book myself as I seek alternatives to my overused word choices.

    At less than 100 pages, one might think this spiral-bound volume by Loranna Schwaeofer published by IEW is a bit pricey. Although it is reproducible for one homeschooling family or classroom, some of the colorful charm will be lost. Also, each student may want to personalize his own well-worn copy. The fact is, I know of nothing else quite like it an opportunity to build ones vocabulary, a tool for strengthening ones ability to write with style, and a delightful immersion into the world of words. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 051636
    ISBN: 9780984010813
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  • Item #: 051637
    ISBN: 9781623410353
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  • Item #: 013350
    ISBN: 9781623410247
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  • Item #: 013351
    ISBN: 9780984099047
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  • Item #: 013352
    ISBN: 9781623410209
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  • Item #: 013353
    ISBN: 9780984099054
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  • Item #: 013354
    ISBN: 9781623410216
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  • Item #: 013356
    ISBN: 9781623410230
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