Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book

Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book

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Item #: 036001
ISBN: 9781623412326
Grades: 9-12

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While writing about U.S. history topics from Explorers to Modern Times, students will develop advanced writing skills such as thesis statements, MLA format, persuasive essays, research papers, and more.

This Student Book contains assignments, instructions, engaging source texts, blank outlines, checklists, sample compositions, and clever vocabulary cards.

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.

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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recommended by classroom teacher
Jennifer H on Sep 20, 2023
Chosen by our teen's tutor to work on writing over the summer months.
Angelina W on Jun 8, 2021
recommended by classroom teacher
Jennifer H on Sep 20, 2023
IEW is always a trustworthy pick for writing materials- I have been using them for 20 + years
Tanya A on Sep 12, 2022
Chosen by our teen's tutor to work on writing over the summer months.
Angelina W on Jun 8, 2021
Amparo C on Nov 17, 2020
Needed for a homeschool course
Megan L on Aug 15, 2020
Vicky C on Jun 6, 2019
Using it for homeschoolers
Ambur C on Sep 2, 2018
Using in a homeschool co-op
Megan K on Aug 18, 2018
Jennifer E on Aug 8, 2018
Required for an Eng. class
Melissa B on Jul 25, 2018
My son is taking this class at our co-op this year. IEW is the best!
Amanda Jean L on Jul 15, 2018
I have volume one of this series and this was a good price for the vol. 2. I'm hoping it is in good condition still as it is the first bargain book I have purchased!
Anna D on Oct 24, 2017
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
Curriculum selected by teacher of a homeschooler writing class.
Nanette P on Sep 4, 2017
required text for class
April T on Aug 25, 2017
Required for course
Beth E on Aug 12, 2017
required by our co-op
Jessica F on Aug 9, 2017
I choose this book to offer the array of writing style and grammar lessons in a teachable format. This book, incorporated with American Literature and SAT Grammar Workbook help fulfill a high school credit requirement for English.
Greater C on Apr 30, 2017
Need' topics for writing activities for this period in history
Sue V on Dec 12, 2016
Great writing program and learn US History at the same time.
Michelle M on Sep 7, 2016
I have used IEW products for about 13 years now. Their student books really help us stay with a good, wholesome plan.
Cynthia M on Aug 16, 2016
To teach my 16 year old advanced writing skills
Jana J on Jan 9, 2016
needed for coop
Stacey T on Sep 30, 2015
IEW is always a trustworthy pick for writing materials- I have been using them for 20 + years
Tanya A on Sep 12, 2022
Amparo C on Nov 17, 2020
Would this stand alone as to qualify as a Literature credit? 1/2 for composition and the other 1/2 covering American Literature?
A shopper on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We use this book mainly for composition and history. We are also reading the recommended books to
cover American literature. I believe if you read all of the books it is considered finishing an Advanced Placement Literature class. Hope this helps.
Is this the Advanced volume 2? I keep getting the wrong book.
A shopper on Jan 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The question is a bit confusing, but I will try my best to answer. Concerning U.S. History, there are two books: U.S History-Based writing Lessons and the Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons. The first covers the first half of American History. The Advanced book covers all of American History. Units 1-5 cover Jamestown, Pilgrims, the Revolution, and the Gold Rush, which are covered in the first book. We just skipped those lessons in the Advanced book. There is plenty to keep you busy in the Advanced book because literature is included, as well, unlike the first book. I love these courses. My children are implementing what they are learning in all their writing.
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Rated 4 out of 5
Creates solid writers
Somehow this student book is a bit different from the teacher's edition I purchased on IEW's site. While the writing requirements can be restrictive, it's what 90% of the students coming through our co-op need. Our language arts team agrees that the recommended literature is too difficult for the mid-level class using this book. Instead, we're doing 10 other books including Witch of Blackbird Pond, Slave Dancer, Tom Sawyer, Hiding Place, etc. while our highest level class reads material recommended here. I would like to see a non-consumable book released that is more friendly to large families for cost and reuse.
September 1, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Good if you like the mechanization of writing. Kind of kills the desire to write and an overdose of -ly adjectives.
September 7, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great way to have encouragement for a reluctant writer
Our co-op has the students using this book. When we pulled our son out of his last co-op, the headmaster said he would never write well and that he was a disappointing student. The teacher at the new co-op took this book and tutored him for a few weeks and then put him in the class. She said he was a good writer. Now after using this curriculum he has already passed out of Freshman Comp for college. This curriculum has helped him become a great little writer. He loves writing now.
December 19, 2016
over 7 years ago

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