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Item #: 004017
ISBN: 9780446370295
Grades: 5-AD

Product Description:

A massive 1,361-page tome which includes more than 1,500,000 words. At our house, this 3 1/4 pound reference comes in handy all year as the children use it for their schoolwork, but gets a real workout when we're writing descriptions_1 for our catalog. Paperback.

Category Description for Theme-Based Writing Lessons (IEW):

Based on specific topics or on events in history, these sets of writing lessons (same grade-range levels as the SSS) offer comprehensive, almost scripted instruction. All necessary source texts have been developed for busy parents and teachers like you. An IEW veteran and aficionado myself, I couldn't conceive of anything more complete than what is provided here. Each lesson offers comprehensive (just short of totally scripted) instruction. All necessary source texts are provided and are reproducible for one parent/one homeschool. Clear assignments (sometimes differentiated between levels) along with a checklist to aid both the student in preparation and the parent in grading. These are also designed to be used by the student to work on throughout the week. Based on specific topics or events in various segments of history, the lessons include grammar exercises, vocabulary development, quizzes, and games for review and reinforcement - along with the writing instruction, of course.

In all lessons students are encouraged to polish their final draft perhaps even adding illustrations. At the end of each course the student will have a personal portfolio collection of poems, stories, reports, essays and research papers. Lessons are taught at the beginning of each week allowing the rest of the week for students to complete the assignment which they should be able to do on their own. Teacher preparation is minimal. (Do I hear an emphatic "Yes!"?)

The courses are targeting a progressively more competent student with the assumption that students are working through the courses according to suggested grade levels. Therefore, there is an increasing complexity to the instructions, expectations, and assignments. Accordingly, teachers are encouraged to be flexible with plans. The beginning writer may need to spend more than the suggested week on difficult lessons or omit some of the grammar. Mature students may move more quickly to allow time for additional research writing and/or more creative essay writing.

Many of these courses can be used equally well within a homeschool with several different aged students and all can be used in a co-op/support school setting with more grade-specific groupings of students. It's assumed that parents/teachers have completed Teaching Writing Structure & Style (TWSS), IEW's DVD seminar for parents and teachers.

Some courses have both a Teacher and a Student Book. In these courses, instruction for the teacher is more extensive and both books are necessary as the course is designed to be interactive between the teacher and student. Teachers should plan to read over the lessons with the students and help as necessary, especially with outlining and brainstorming. A roll of tickets (available at office supply stores) is optional but very useful for encouragement and motivation. ~ Janice


Now a one-year course, this revised edition covers from the early explorers to the 20th century. Designed to be taught in weekly class sessions (about 1.5 hr. each) with students completing assignments over the remainder of the week. Topics include colonial life, Declaration of Independence, Louisiana Purchase, Civil War, the gold rush, WWI, Civil Rights and more. 30 lessons. Teacher guide features reduced student pages. Six related novels may be added for optional literature study.


Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
5
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9780446370295
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
376
Edition
Reprint; Revised
Language
English
Audience
General Adult
Author
J.I. Rodale
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Warner Books
Weight
3.15 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.0" x 6.0" x 2.5"
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Recommended by Classical Conversations to use with IEW.
SARAH R on Jul 28, 2022
Came highly recommended by a veteran home school parent and former teacher. This price was better than Amazon.
Tracy L on Aug 24, 2021
Recommended by Classical Conversations to use with IEW.
SARAH R on Jul 28, 2022
An excellent addition to help my writers add variety to their vocabulary. So many beautiful suggestions that actually work!
Bridget M on Jul 25, 2022
Came highly recommended by a veteran home school parent and former teacher. This price was better than Amazon.
Tracy L on Aug 24, 2021
to aid in our writing program and help develop a broader vocabulary
Dana M on Jul 17, 2021
My kids need an easy to use thesaurus for writing that is not computer based. Used for middle school and high school.
Laura D on Jul 16, 2021
Better price than on CC website.
Michelle A B on Sep 20, 2020
Classical Conversations Challenge 1 curriculum
Kelley B on Jun 27, 2019
Recommended to use with Write Shop 1 program.
Susan B on Jun 8, 2019
Taking Write Shop Workshop class
Elizabeth M on Aug 30, 2018
I picked this item because it is recommended by IEW. I am a writing instructor, and I am always on the look-out for tools my students can use to increase their writing vocabulary.
Jennifer T on Aug 8, 2018
required
Lisa P on Aug 5, 2018
It's a recommended resource for Write Shop
Margaret G on Mar 21, 2018
It was suggested for the IEW package and on sale.
Jennifer M on Feb 28, 2017
Need this for IEW. Like bargain book option. Also free shipping
Lara H on Dec 16, 2016
It was recommended by The Write Shop, and I plan on using that program with my son.
Victoria S on Sep 14, 2016
For writing lessons. Recommended by IEW.
Lida S on Aug 25, 2016
This book was recommended by Write Shop.
Rhea B on Jul 28, 2016
I've heard great things about this book. I am finally giving in and buying it for this year since writing is so huge...I might as well try to have the best resources to add to our homeschool.
User on Jul 28, 2016
Recommendation from Write Shop website.
Tracy W on Apr 25, 2016
Recommended as a supplement in IEW Writing.
Stephine R on Mar 28, 2016
An excellent addition to help my writers add variety to their vocabulary. So many beautiful suggestions that actually work!
Bridget M on Jul 25, 2022
to aid in our writing program and help develop a broader vocabulary
Dana M on Jul 17, 2021
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