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Twelve Days of Christmas with IEW

Twelve Days of Christmas with IEW
​One of my favorite writing curriculum resources comes from my friends at IEW. If you aren't familiar with IEW, Institute for Excellence in Writing, y...
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Guest — Jessica
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Thursday, 26 December 2019 14:28
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How to Confidently Grade Your Teen's Essays and Narratives

How to Confidently Grade Your Teen's Essays and Narratives
One of the hardest parts of teaching writing is knowing how to evaluate a paper. It seems like such risky business—a subjective effort char...
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Homeschooling High School: Favorite Writing Curriculum

Homeschooling High School: Favorite Writing Curriculum
If you ask 10 homeschoolers, you may get 10 different answers about favorite writing programs. Learning how to write well often starts with reading great writing. Having trouble finding books your middle schooler will love? I've done the work for you! Click to download: The HomeScholar Middle School Reading List Do you have any favorites for teaching composition beginning in 9th grade? Funny thing, I am a writer and editor by trade but haven't a clue...
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Guest — Lisa
We like IEW and started with level B this past year with a 5th and 7th grader. We didn't do a lot of formal writing before this pa... Read More
Saturday, 25 June 2011 18:14
Guest — Rebecca
I too was overwhelmed at the idea of watching hours of video to teach the IEW classes. So I didn't. I just purchased the student ... Read More
Friday, 24 June 2011 19:52
Guest — Alicia
I can't say enough about Institute for Excellence in Writing. They have a wonderful support loop with instructors who will help yo... Read More
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