Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons  Teacher and Student Set

Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher and Student Set

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Item #: 036000
ISBN: 9781623412302
Grades: 9-12

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While writing about topics from U.S. history, from the Explorers to Modern Times, students will develop more advanced writing skills such as thesis statements, MLA format, persuasive essays, research papers, and more. This course isdesigned for students with at least one year ofexperience with IEW.

The Student Book contains assignments, instructions, engaging source texts, blank outlines, checklists, sample compositions, and clever vocabulary cards. The Teacher's Manual includes creative lesson planning tips, vocabulary quizzes, and answer keys.

These lessons are designed to be used by an instructor who has been through the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar, either live or on DVD.

Perfect for homeschoolers, homeschool co-ops, tutors, and hybrid schools, this theme-based writing curriculum supports parents and teachers in teaching writing to high school students with prior experience in IEW.

Suggested activities in Janice Campbell's Excellence in Literature: American Literature are optional.

Note: The Student Resource Notebook 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 and spiral bound. (please check the copyright page for download information.)

A new course for high school covering U.S. history topics from the early explorers and Native Americans to 20th century events. An increasing complexity of lessons and assignments designed for the experienced IEW high school student (at least one year of prior experience in IEW). Writing skills practiced include persuasive essays, research papers, MLA format, thesis statements and literary analysis.  Please note there is Christian content.

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 have used IEW theme based writing in the past and it helped my child learn to write more effectively.
Bradley A on Jul 20, 2023
Writing curriculum to match our history curriculum
karen r on Nov 10, 2021
We have used IEW theme based writing in the past and it helped my child learn to write more effectively.
Bradley A on Jul 20, 2023
We have been using IEW for years, and we love it! It's an amazing program!
Amy R on Aug 26, 2022
Writing curriculum to match our history curriculum
karen r on Nov 10, 2021
I plan to use this next year with my 8th and 10th grader.
ELIZABETH on Jan 28, 2021
We loved All Things Fun and Fascinating, and couldn't find a program that came close to this very sequential, direct type of writing instruction.
michelle n on Sep 23, 2020
IEW is an excellent writing curriculum. It will pair very nicely with our American History curriculum for 10th grade.
Tatia W on Aug 9, 2020
Our Catholic Schoolhouse chapter is studying U.S. History this year and our dialectic students will use this for writing.
Elizabeth Z on Jul 23, 2020
The program goes right along with some other subjects where we are also studying US History. We will be using the Classical Conversations Essentials program with our teens and they will need this.
Elizabeth D on May 31, 2020
We have been using IEW products in our home school for many years, but I have not yet tried this product. I am excited to use it next year!
Rebecca C on Mar 3, 2020
Vicky C on Jun 6, 2019
IEW is the best writing program I have ever used. I have used it at home as well as in the classroom with spectacular results. I am planning on using this book with my senior.
Coleen P on Sep 21, 2018
IEW is the most effective program that I have found to teach my children HOW to write.
Nicole H on Mar 3, 2018
Writing course to go along with 11th grade literature and history.
kristen a on Feb 21, 2018
We are studying US History, and we have used IEW before. I like having the girls' writing assignments coordinate with their other studies.
Rebekah P on Oct 13, 2017
Required for course
Beth E on Aug 12, 2017
8th grade writing.
Maria S on Jun 26, 2017
I use Excellence in Writing Materials to teach a co-op class. I am checking this version out for possible use.
Kimberly H on Jun 13, 2017
Great method of writing instruction that interfaces well with different eras of history.
Jocelyn on Nov 11, 2016
Excellent writing course in how to take notes, write from memory and add writing style.
Katherine B on Aug 15, 2016
IEW is a great way to teach your children to write
Angelica H on Aug 11, 2016
homeschool class chose this curriculum
Andrea G on Jul 30, 2016
I have used other IEW curriculum and find them to be an invaluable resource for teaching strong writing skills while having fun along the way.
Tiama C on Jul 13, 2016
We have been using IEW for years, and we love it! It's an amazing program!
Amy R on Aug 26, 2022
I plan to use this next year with my 8th and 10th grader.
ELIZABETH on Jan 28, 2021
Can a high school student begin with Advanced US History-Based Writing Lessons without having used previous IEW writing products?
User on Jun 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In my opinion, "no". The advanced writing lessons are built around all the foundational elements of IEW. These are all presented and taught in the grograms with the DVD and the writing lesson books are designed to give your student more opportunity to practice those elements. They are not a program teaching tool, but a program reinforcement tool.
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Rated 5 out of 5
excellent writing series! Highly recommended!
September 5, 2020
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