Bible-Based Writing Lessons Student Book

Bible-Based Writing Lessons Student Book

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Item #: 022338
ISBN: 9781623413156
Grades: 6-9

Product Description:

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.

Publisher Description:

This collection of writing lessons provides an incredible opportunity to increase your students’ understanding of Scripture as they improve their writing abilities. Working through all of IEW's nine units—and beyond, these writing lessons use actual passages from Scripture as source texts.

This Student Book includes assignments, blank outlines, source texts, checklists, and vocabulary cards.

This book is designed to be used by an instructor who has been through or is currently viewing the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style video course.

This theme-based writing curriculum offers a full year of instruction for students with previous IEW experience and reading comprehension at grades 6–8+. Includes vocabulary cards, literature suggestions, and access to helpful PDF downloads.

Note: The Student Resource Packet is a necessary component of this course. This supplemental resource is included with your purchase as an e-book for you to download and print, or you may purchase it printed with a binder here. (If you did not place your order online through our website, please check the copyright page for download information.)

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

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Jessica S on Aug 5, 2022
we love IEW this looked like a great fit as a next level IEW course.
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I'm teaching this class
Jessica S on Aug 5, 2022
Homeschool Co-op
Waschika M on Aug 3, 2022
we love IEW this looked like a great fit as a next level IEW course.
Denise H on Aug 3, 2022
I love IEW's systematic format for teaching writing. I purchased this for a co-op class.
User on Jul 30, 2022
Student is taking a co-op class
Jennifer D on Jul 3, 2022
My student's curriculum for a class.
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Teacher's pick for home schooling co-op class
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Required for child's christian school curriculum.
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Brenda Z on Aug 5, 2020
We have used IEW the past 3 years and we absolutely love it. I chose this book because I needed a second student book for this fall.
Melinda L on Jun 26, 2020
Love IEW and the bible.
Casey V on Jun 2, 2020
We are using it in our home school group.
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Amy V on Aug 14, 2018
This is the IEW that was agreed on by all parents in the Co- op. This program seems to make writing easier for the children to understand.
Hannah K on Aug 5, 2018
IEW's first theme based writing and their favorite.
Sarah G on Aug 30, 2017
Shelly R on Aug 28, 2017
Required for my son's English class at homeschool tutorial
Marja H on Aug 17, 2017
IEW is the best writing curriculum out there. We love their products.
Connie H on Feb 24, 2017
IEW has great reputation. All other products that I have used have been wonderful.
Lori T on Oct 13, 2016
Required for my son's class for 7th grade co op. recommended by everyone whom I ask about what writing course to use.
Carrie M on Sep 18, 2016
Bible based
Keith A D on Sep 4, 2016
This curriculum was needed for a co-op class my teens are joining.
Jennifer S on Sep 2, 2016
Co-op required curriculum
Abigail P on Aug 9, 2016
I chose this curriculum because I love IEW and have been very happy with the results.
danielle t on Aug 2, 2016
I love IEW products, and my middle schoolers will gain Bible enrichment and communication skills by using it.
Nancy L on Jul 20, 2016
The boys are enrolled in a classical school and it was included on their book list for this coming year.
Christy P on May 20, 2016
I believe the IEW program creates strong writers. My daughter chose this one specifically because of her biblical interests.
Wendy W on Oct 27, 2015
Homeschool Co-op
Waschika M on Aug 3, 2022
I love IEW's systematic format for teaching writing. I purchased this for a co-op class.
User on Jul 30, 2022
Is there a teacher's book or any other material that you need to go along with this book?
jenna on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The only additional materials that I use with this book is a notebook for longer pieces and a dictionary for general reference. I do recommend getting one book for each child so that s/he can write directly in book for the short response activities. The Bible texts are already written out for the user, but it wouldn't hurt to have a Bible handy. Hope this helps!
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We LOVE Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)! I have found it to be the easiest way to teach writing to any age any academic strength child (mother of 4) It is easy to get started teaching the children that they are "dressing up" their paper as we dress up to go to church Mine really get into it Children as young as grade 2-3 can easily be taught to do key word outlines and begin writing adding the most basic dress-ups We have used it in a co-op with multiple children from grade 2- high school It is so simple to work on that child's level tailoring it to him/her You will likely find ample opportunities to add in grammar lessons as the dress-ups involve adding adjectives adverbs and prepositional phrases Using these parts of speech in their writing actually helped "cement" them in my children's heads The children have checklists (as do you) to help identify what is missing from their paper I do recommend either attending a seminar or watching the DVD's I was blessed to have a friend who owned them and we borrowed them The up front cost would be great purchasing the DVD's also however I do think it is worth it You can use it over and over with all your children at all ages
December 18, 2007

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