Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book Sixth Edition

Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book Sixth Edition

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Item #: 023581
ISBN: 9781623413446
Grades: 4-7

Product Description:

TheStudent Book is consumable and provides all source texts as well as student pages. Reproducible (for families), all information the student needs is included in this book and, accordingly, the Student Resource Packet is no longer provided as a download. Removable, vocabulary cards (cardstock) are included. Some optional material as well as reproducible checklists are still available as pdf downloads with access information included in both the Student and Teacher Book.

Publisher Description:

New Edition for 2021. Experience the adventures of the ancient world! This theme-based writing curriculum exposes students to the ancient world through cultural literature and the study of famous places and events while they learn to write with the Structure and Style® Writing Method. Offering a full year of instruction for students in grades 4–7, these lessons cover all nine IEW Units. Vocabulary cards, literature suggestions, and access to helpful PDF downloads are also included.

The 6th edition has been updated for 2021 and features 30 lessons for grades 4-7 with source texts on topics and cultures from ancient history, the wonders of the ancient world, Greek Myths, Roman engineering, the people of ancient Asia and much more. IEW structural units 1-9 are taught in sequence. The course scope and sequence provides weekly vocabulary words as well as literature suggestions. MLA information is now included.

In this new edition, there have been numerous changes to both topics and source texts. The components of this edition are not compatible with any previous edition. The Student Resource Packet is no longer included as a download (or required) since all information the student needs to complete the lessons is in the Student Book.

The Student Book is consumable but is reproducible (for single family purchasers) and includes removable cardstock vocabulary cards. Purchasers are able to download free pdf copies of reproducible checklists (32 pages) as well as these optional resources: simplified source texts, advanced additions, and exemplars

The Teacher Manual provides reduced copies of student pages accompanied by teaching suggestions. It's assumed that Teachers have viewed and have access to IEW's Teaching Writing Structure and Style video course and own the Seminar Workbook.

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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We really enjoy the IEW approach to writing lessons. They break down the writing process in easy to understand steps for students who struggle with creative writing.
Mandy D on Sep 6, 2022
Experience from using it in the past - with CC and my older kids, - it's an excellent tool
Jennifer D on Aug 10, 2022
We really enjoy the IEW approach to writing lessons. They break down the writing process in easy to understand steps for students who struggle with creative writing.
Mandy D on Sep 6, 2022
Need an IEW book for coop.
Mercedes C on Aug 22, 2022
Experience from using it in the past - with CC and my older kids, - it's an excellent tool
Jennifer D on Aug 10, 2022
need for class
Rebecca P on Aug 1, 2022
Our tutorial is requiring it.
Samantha T on Jul 21, 2022
My twins are taking this course in our homeschool co-op class. This is the second course we've done with the IEW curriculum and my girls have grown so much as writers!
Julie J on Jul 5, 2022
My son's co-op will be using this for school next year.
OLIVIA H. on Jun 27, 2022
Trying IEW as opposed to Write Shop.
Ashley L on May 20, 2022
Needed for 5-6 class
Amber G on Oct 11, 2021
Part of curriculum at CC.
Susan S on Sep 11, 2021
Its required curriculum for my daughter's class.
Kristen V on Sep 6, 2021
We're in Classical Conversations.....
Katherine M on Sep 2, 2021
required for a class
Laura A on Aug 16, 2021
Required for Classical Conversations Essentials Program
Beth B on Aug 2, 2021
Part of my child's writing class for the year.
Stacy B on Aug 1, 2021
required by school
Robin E on Jul 16, 2021
School Requirement
Sara R on Jul 14, 2021
Classical Conversations Essentials class requires it
Donna S on May 30, 2021
We plan on using this in Classical Conversations Essentials class next year.
Laura P on Mar 5, 2021
Mary S on Sep 22, 2020
for a homeschool co-op class
Bridget J on Sep 16, 2020
On our school book list
Katie W on Aug 25, 2020
It's part of the curriculum used by our School.
Esther D on Aug 7, 2020
Teaches how to write from a basic level all the way up to high school.
Katherine H on May 9, 2020
part of child's school curriculum
Jennifer L on Jul 12, 2019
We are using this in my co-op.
Wayne M on Jul 1, 2019
My student with learning disability finally has started to write using IEW structure and style. Since we are studying World History this year, this Ancient History book will be a great companion. I have a gifted student, an average student, and one with multiple learning disabilities. All of them have done well using IEW.
Rebecca R on Oct 29, 2018
Part of our 6ht grade curriculum.
Virginia M on Oct 19, 2018
Good series
Nola S on Sep 19, 2018
Required by curriculum
Jeffrey K C on Jul 15, 2018
Needed for a writing class we are taking this fall
Anita F on Jul 9, 2018
Homeschool co-op class
Kelly S on Jul 6, 2018
CC Essentials materials - 2nd child
Patty C on Jun 13, 2018
Need for homeschool
Michael G on Jun 3, 2018
Wonderful adjunct to our Classical Conversations curriculum!
J A H on Jan 6, 2018
we will use it for our co-op homeschool group
Ivonne T on Aug 28, 2017
We love IEW ... My boys take a co-op class that uses IEW..
Megan K on Aug 16, 2017
My co-op will be using this next year
Daneale on Jan 13, 2017
IEW is one of the most rigorous writing programs for young students. Also used to prep for Classical Conversations Essentials.
User on Sep 10, 2016
Curriculum used for Classical Conversations Essentials Program
Lisa F on Aug 18, 2016
You have the cheapest price.
Amy C on Aug 15, 2016
We have used IEW for several years and really like the program.
Teresa K on Aug 8, 2016
for coop class
Tiffany K on Aug 7, 2016
required curriculum
Christine S on Jul 24, 2016
This is a book we will be using with our homeschool co-op class.
James C on Jul 22, 2016
Need for course child is taking.
Bethany M on Jul 7, 2016
A friend of ours will be teaching this class next year and we are participating.
Lori M on Jun 30, 2016
I am a huge fan of IEW writing. I have used it with my older 2 and now will bruising it with my youngest. It is a solid writing program.
Julie J on May 2, 2016
Suggested to me for dyslexic student.
Amanda B on Dec 28, 2015
For a child's writing class.
Mary S on Dec 9, 2015
Need an IEW book for coop.
Mercedes C on Aug 22, 2022
need for class
Rebecca P on Aug 1, 2022
Does this book come with a code to download the teacher book?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2021
BEST ANSWER: No, the Teacher and Student book can be bought as a bundle for $49. This is just a student book, so if you have more than one student using the course, you'd get extra of these for each additional student.
What books are recommended as supplementary reading for this Ancient History writing course? Thanks!
A shopper on Aug 8, 2021

You see several of the titles at this link.
Is the sixth edition student book compatible with the fifth edition teacher manual?
Kristi on May 13, 2021
is this the newest edition iew Ancient history based writing with last copywrite 2018?
User on Jul 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is the newest edition of IEW's Ancient history-based writing lessons. Yes, the copyright is 2018.
Do you have to have the teacher book?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Instruction in the teacher book is more extensive and both books are necessary as the course is designed to be interactive between the teacher and student.
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Excellent! IEW is some of the best curriculum in out there. I taught an 8 student class twice a week using this along with Story of the World 1 for History. The overlap was great. Kids produced amazing papers, even the reluctant writers. Used for 5th-7th graders.
February 2, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Just as I expected
October 18, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
I didn't care for the story content used.
September 27, 2018
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