Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher & Student Set

Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher & Student Set

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Item #: 041246
ISBN: 9781623413132
Grades: 4-8

Product Description:

Lessons featuring Medieval History themes including knights, Vikings, Mohammed, Charlemagne, Battle of Hastings, King Arthur, Genghis Khan, and Men of the Reinaissance among others incrementally teach all the IEW models of structure and elements of style. Vocabulary cards, quizzes, and games are included. 30 lessons, 5th Ed. - made up of a teacher/student set with the student book also available separately.

Publisher Description:

Knights, Vikings, kings, and famous men of the Middle Ages come to life as students learn to write with Structure and Style.

From the Anglo-Saxons to the Renaissance, from chivalrous knights to Genghis Khan, students will improve their knowledge of medieval times while learning to write with Structure and Style.

This theme-based writing curriculum offers a full year of instruction for students in grades 6 to 8 and is perfect for homeschoolers, homeschool co-ops, tutors, and hybrid schools. Working through all of IEW's Units 19, students learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures, compose essays, and more. Includes vocabulary cards, literature suggestions, and access to helpful PDF downloads.

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.

The Student Resource Packet (SRP)* is no longer required/included with Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons, but all necessary writing tool pages for this course from the 174 page Student Resource Packet are now included in the 17-page Medieval History-Based Writing Tools PDF.

Lessons featuring medieval history themes including: Charlemagne, the Vikings, Genghis Khan, knighthood, men of the Reinaissance and more incrementally teach all the IEW models of structure and elements of style. Fifth edition (new for 2019).

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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It was recommended for our Classical Conversation Essentials class.
Gina G on Jan 18, 2023
I need something for writing that will be interesting to my son and I have used some of IEW's products before. I think it will be ideal for where he is with writing currently.
Eleanor on Oct 30, 2022
It was recommended for our Classical Conversation Essentials class.
Gina G on Jan 18, 2023
Love teaching history through literature and good writing instruction.
Cassandra K on Jan 16, 2023
I need something for writing that will be interesting to my son and I have used some of IEW's products before. I think it will be ideal for where he is with writing currently.
Eleanor on Oct 30, 2022
Looking forward to using this updated version with new stories and a better, more user-friendly layout.
Misty M on Oct 20, 2022
Part of Heart of Dakota Curriculum
DAWN F on Oct 7, 2022
Classical Conversations
Lori P on Aug 1, 2022
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IEW's writing lessons! I have used the Bible-Based writing and also the Ancient History-Based writing. I've used it with both my own and others' children, and I always see great results! I've even used them for tutoring high school and college students with writing skills. I'm looking forward to using this one with my granddaughter this year!
Angela W on Jul 29, 2022
Our CC group will use this for class.
Jennifer W on Jul 29, 2022
Classical Conversations Essentials required curriculum
Gabrielle O on Jul 4, 2022
I like the IEW approach to teaching writing, especially for reluctant beginners.
Annette C on May 30, 2022
A great writing program! We use it in conjunction with Fix It Grammar. Correlates with Cycle 2 of Classical Conversations.
Amanda M on May 23, 2022
This year we will be studying the middle ages and this writing set corresponds nicely. We have loved IEW products for years. I will use this tool with my reluctant writer to help her see how straight-forward it is to complete writing assignments using these books. No matter her grade level, IEW has always been the gentle and encouraging way for her to produce writing she is proud of.
Sigrid on Nov 28, 2021
Excellent writing program
Dona M on Feb 18, 2020
I will be teaching this at our co-op. This group of kids loves IEW!
Jennifer V on Oct 1, 2019
cc use this.
Yinshan F on Sep 11, 2019
Needed for Essentials co-op
Elizabeth R on Sep 6, 2019
We use it for classical conversation.
Gizelle O on Aug 21, 2019
We need it for Classical Conversations
Bianca V on Aug 16, 2019
Farra Shea C on Aug 15, 2019
This was the edition our homeschooling group uses. I LOVE the IEW history based lessons!
User on Aug 14, 2019
Need it for school
Dorcas M on Aug 7, 2019
classical conversations
CAtherine W on Aug 5, 2019
classical conversations
Nancy C on Aug 3, 2019
IEW is simple and easy to use.
Alice N on Jul 5, 2019
Use for Classical Conversations Essentials
Kimberly B on May 31, 2019
IEW is a great tool for budding writers.
User on Apr 30, 2019
For the class my child is taking at our co-op.
Teresa C on Aug 20, 2018
We've used it before for older children. They loved it and learned a lot.
Samantha B on Aug 12, 2018
If follows our history and literature theme this year.
Ashley P on Aug 8, 2018
Writing assignment to go along with our Mystery of History Volume II
Jenny A on Aug 1, 2018
required for a co-op
User on Jul 6, 2018
WE LOVE IEW and we are studying Medieval History next year
User on Apr 6, 2018
Because the COOP that we are part of chose it.
Chad S on Apr 5, 2018
I have several friends who have successfully used this writing program. They all say that their students respond well to knowing exactly what is expected of them.
Elizabeth J on Mar 21, 2018
Coincides with our history lessons
Stephanie W on Feb 2, 2018
Excellent for teaching
Karen S on Dec 15, 2017
we are in classical conversations...and you guys are cheaper!
Kirsten B on Aug 27, 2017
Great writing curriculum!!
Elizabeth B on Jun 24, 2017
I homeschool my daughter and she is in the 7th grade.
Delores I on Jun 17, 2017
My son loves IEW and really wanted to do this particular one.
Tara K O on Apr 20, 2017
Required material for Classical Conversations Essentials class.
Allison S on Oct 28, 2016
Our writing curriculum.
scott j on Sep 23, 2016
Required for class.
Anna Lissa M on Sep 19, 2016
I chose this because it's required for the writing section in Heart of Dakota Resurrection to Reformation.
Holly T on Sep 19, 2016
My children have been using IEW writing history based lessons for years. We find the system to be ideal for use with our co-op and valuable for our dysgraphic son, for whom the writing process is particularly painful. It gives him the structure he needs while reinforcing his history lessons.
Janice C on Sep 7, 2016
Need for Classical Conversations
Valentina M on Sep 6, 2016
Will be used for teaching an IEW writing class
Cheryl M on Sep 6, 2016
I heard amazing things about this curriculum and want to use the best with my children as they learn. And since I heard this is one of the best, I chose it! :)
Kimberley B on Sep 1, 2016
required for writing class
Shadie R on Aug 31, 2016
used in classical conversations
Christina S on Aug 24, 2016
Love teaching history through literature and good writing instruction.
Cassandra K on Jan 16, 2023
Looking forward to using this updated version with new stories and a better, more user-friendly layout.
Misty M on Oct 20, 2022
This says 5th edition in the discription. Is that different from the 4th?
A shopper on Apr 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Per the publisher (changes in the 5th edition):
• The individual lessons have the added components of daily lesson plans and clearer weekly lesson goals.
• Source texts are either new or have been modified to include more regions of the world.
• The pacing of stylistic techniques has been adjusted so that students have success and enjoy the writing experience more.
• Advanced elements of Structure and Style have been placed in the Advanced Additions optional e-book, which is a free download with the purchase of the Student Book. This means that that the basic Student Book along with the Advanced Additions e-book is a perfect fit for all Level B students.
• Vocabulary words have been reevaluated to coincide with the dress-ups being taught in the lessons, making it easier for the students to use them in their lesson assignments.
• The lessons align with the updated version of Teaching Writing: Structure and Style, both in the order and manner in which elements of Structure and Style are taught.
• The new edition is not compatible with the former.
Is this a stand alone curriculumn or is something else needed?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is a stand alone curriculum as long as you have the teachers manual. It is helpful to have taken the "Teaching Writing: Structure and Style" course as it familiarizes you with IEW's style. But they do a very good job in the teachers manual of explaining each step so it can be done without having taken that course.
Is this 4th edition?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. This is the 4th edition material.
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IEW - Medieval Writing Lessons
All IEW materials are fabulous, but this one in particular was a huge blessing! We are in Year 2 of Tapestry of Grace and these writing assignments paired beautifully with my 6th grader's history studies. Love it!
September 7, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great purchase
Love reading this out loud to my kids. It has made me fall in love with history!
September 8, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to use
We have used the Student Writing Intensives (SWI) for years. I like the video format of those, so I was a bit leery about using these Medieval Writing Lessons with NO video. However, the lesson plans are clearly written and follow the SWI format exactly. Also included in the plans and the appendix are extra ideas for making the class fun, such as review games and a ticket reward system. My boys (ages 12 & 14) are both dyslexic and do their outlines and writing on an i-pad. We did NOT use the student book, except to cut out the vocabulary cards, which are great for dyslexics with a cartoon drawing to show the meaning of the word on one side of the card and the definition and a sentence on the other.
October 22, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Medieval History
Looking forward to doing this with my 6 grader this year. He loves all of history especially this era.
July 11, 2016
over 7 years ago

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