Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) has been on my curriculum wishlist for awhile now. A couple of years ago, we participated in a homeschool co-op in which IEW was used to teach Ben’s writing class. His teacher was well-versed in the ways of IEW, but the videos with Andrew Pudewa teaching were not used. Ben wasn’t convinced he wanted to use this curriculum, but being a big fan Mr. Pudewa myself, I knew better.
It was obvious IEW was going to be a hit the moment Mr. Pudewa announced that neatness didn’t matter and students should write in pen, because erasing wasn’t going to be necessary. Ben literally yelled, “hooray!” and ran off to find his favorite pen. Mr. Pudewa was obviously on his side and this was going to be the beginning of a great new friendship.
I feel very blessed to be able to share this review with you.
Over the course of the past six weeks, Ben has used Student Writing Intensive (SWI) 3-4 times a week, while I have been working through the Teaching Writing Structure & Style (TWSS) program.
To avoid any confusion for those of you not familiar with this writing program, TWSS is a DVD Seminar led by Andrew Pudewa for the teacher to work through in order to learn how to teach writing. SWI is the student curriculum, also taught by Mr. Pudewa via DVD class. I’ll begin with TWSS.
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