Every year IEW offers FREE SHIPPING from July 1st to July 10th, so it is a great time to purchase fall materials.
The following required materials are needed for each elementary class I am teaching in 2023-2024.
The following required materials are needed for each middle school class I am teaching in 2023-2024.
SSS1B + Fix It! Grammar 3 (one link)
US History-Based Writing (one link)
Here are my favorite optional IEW resources.
This thematic thesaurus contains a treasure trove of fascinating words to spice up your student's—and your own—writing! From character qualities to behavior traits to the five senses, you'll find a host of descriptive words to add interest and flair to any composition. I love using this with Unit 3 and Unit 5 papers.
Providing grammar terminology and tips for the IEW dress-ups and sentence openers, punctuation rules with a focus on commas, basic parts of speech rules, and advanced grammar concepts, this tri-fold resource organizes everything you need to know about grammar in an "at your fingertips" format. Keeping grammar concepts straight has never been so easy! This is a useful cheat sheet for concepts learned in Fix It! Grammar.
Designed to present information "at the point of need," this packet and binder together allow a new or experienced IEW student to build a resource used again and again. Includes charts, reminders, style samples, tips, exercises, word lists, and much more. All of the posters, guided key word outlines, word lists, and other useful resources are inside the wonderful product. Additionally, there are student example papers that students can reference for each unit. I have use this as a resource every year for students at all levels.
IEW App (free or expanded version)
Instantly improve your writing! Brought to you by the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW), this free app includes charts and lists to help you write organized and stylish papers. Based on the nine structural models and the many stylistic techniques presented in the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style program, this application gives you tools to organize your writing, whether you are writing short stories, reports, essays, or book reports. Also includes lists chock-full of interesting word choices to improve your writing and vary your sentence structure—the mark of a sophisticated writer. Perfect for the homeschooling student and the classroom teacher.
Serving as both syllabus and workbook for the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar, this essential resource also contains charts, word lists, sample lesson plans, and more. Purchase only if you already own or have access to the DVDs/video for the seminar—this Seminar Workbook is designed to accompany the DVDs/video, rather than to be used as a stand-alone.