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  • Item #: 012487
    ISBN: 9781623412234
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    The new, updated 2nd edition set of Teaching Writing: Structure & Style includes 12 DVDs, the Seminar Workbook/Syllabus and a Premium Subscription (access card) for one year of online streaming and additional online resources.

  • Item #: 032562
    ISBN: 9781623412227
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    Includes all TWSS DVDs, but no Student Syllabus/Workbook.

  • Item #: 032561
    ISBN: 9781623412210
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    The 2nd edition of the Seminar Workbook/Syllabus now features 230 pages with additional content. Although the pages in the workbook are not reproducible, the workbook includes access information to the coordinating blackline masters online which you can print for your students.

  • Item #: 016667
    ISBN: 9780984099016
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    ISBN: 9780984099023
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    ISBN: 9781623412043
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  • Item #: 022338
    ISBN: 9780980100594
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    This program can be used for Levels A, B or C. 30 lessons are included in a spiral-bound book with ready-made lesson plans, Scripture used as a subject for writing, and multi-level checklists. Each lesson provides a specific objective, at least two translations of Scripture, an assignment with checklists, and a space for the final copy to be written or pasted into the book, which creates a portfolio of the year's work. Checklists are provided for the three different levels. Sample compositions are plentiful, as well as vocabulary development and review exercises to strengthen understanding of stylistic techniques. The story of Noah forms the core of the first two units. Unit 3 focuses on sequencing and sources include the miracle at Cana, the parable of the talents, the story of Jonah, the Good Samaritan, and the Prodigal Son. Unit 4 lessons have students read and summarize Paul on Charity, Jesus' Miracles, Christ's Last Words, along with stylistic exercises taken from Psalms. Custom pictures have been created for Unit 5 lessons (Esther, Daniel, Nativity, Paul's conversion), and Unit 6 uses the synoptic gospels to teach multiple reference summarizing. With Unit 7, a few creative writing opportunities are suggested, and Unit 8 continues the five paragraph model with essays on Job's suffering, Christ's condemnation by Pilate, and the duties of a Christian. Unit 9 presents an analysis of the books of Ruth and Jonah, as well as the story of David and Goliath.



  • Item #: 041244
    ISBN: 9780977986040
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    Would you like to combine writing lessons with quality biographical information that inspires and challenges your students? The twenty-four lessons in this course take you systematically through the various structure-building and stylistic skills associated with TWSS. Each of the nine TWSS units has 2-3 lessons featuring source texts from the lives of Mother Theresa, Abraham Lincoln, and St. Francis of Assisi. Also included are lessons on the key virtues of a strong character and the responsibilities of a Christian. Each lesson includes a checklist of the various elements to be included in the final written product. The lessons build upon previous lessons. Spaces for outlines (required for most writing assignments) are included in the workbook, but most students will find it more convenient to use separate paper. ~ Janice



  • Item #: 046917
    ISBN: 9780980100532
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    The IEW writing lessons are an excellent way to augment learning in one area – in this instance economics. There are 23 lessons covering the skills in all nine units at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Lesson material includes economic principles and theory, business practices, and entrepreneurialism with both U.S. and International scenarios. Teacher and student material is in one book. ~ Janice



  • Item #: 051639
    ISBN: 9781623412050
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    Writing and boys often don't go together but technology and boys? That's a different story. These writing lessons will be right up your tech-y kid's 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. Reprinted with a new cover in 2015. 116 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 013352
    ISBN: 9781623410209
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  • Item #: 013354
    ISBN: 9781623410216
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  • Item #: 013356
    ISBN: 9781623410230
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  • Item #: 018270
    ISBN: 9780984010837
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  • Item #: 018271
    ISBN: 9780984010844
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  • Item #: 018272
    ISBN: 9780984010851
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  • Item #: 047351
    ISBN: 9781613220238
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  • Item #: 048442
    ISBN: 9781613220245
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  • Item #: 047350
    ISBN: 9781623411831
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  • Item #: 042562
    ISBN: 9781623411039
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  • Item #: 022407
    ISBN: 9780983297949
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  • Item #: 022406
    ISBN: 9781623410551
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  • Item #: 013349
    ISBN: 9781623410254
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  • Item #: 049916
    ISBN: 9781623411367
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    Hmmm. I think you would call this series of DVD lectures "in-service training". Don't we need a certain number of credits each year? Oh, wait! I'm getting us homeschoolers confused with the other guys. Nevertheless, these are wonderful lectures. From Andrew Pudewa's description of the four arts of language (yes, just four, not the umpteen that we normally think of) – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – to Andrew Kern's lost tools of writing, these lectures are inspiring; they're insightful; and they're practical. The Christian, classical home educator will find herself recommitted to the development of strong language skills in her children as well as better able to facilitate that development. The three DVD set provides five lectures plus a question and answer period with both Andrews. Lectures: The Four Language Arts, The Five Paths to Great Writing, The Distinctives of Classical Rhetoric, Developing the Essayist, and Assessment. Handouts to the lectures can be downloaded from the IEW website. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 013350
    ISBN: 9781623410247
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  • Item #: 027812
    ISBN: 9781623411848
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  • 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 (there's a book and movie resource list in the back). Either way you'll 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. Please note there is Christian content. ~ Janice

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