I first learned the IEW method in 2001! I began my training with the teacher training videos and workbook, Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. In those early days, the only additional resources were a few videos for elementary, middle, and high school students. Parents were encouraged to learn the IEW method using the videos and … Continue reading Why don’t you use IEW publications for your classes?
None of my levels can be described as "easy." Even Level 1 is plenty challenging for a high school student who puts in genuine effort instead of "cruising." I was in my 40s when I first began learning IEW. I still remember the brain strain as I worked on implementing the first few structure and … Continue reading Won’t Level 1 be too easy for my high school student?
I do not use any IEW publications in my writing classes; I write and publish my own curriculum. Here are the covers of my handbooks for my three writing levels: Level 1Level 2Level 2 Supplement Level 3 My writing courses are reviewed and approved by IEW every two years when I go through reaccreditation. Over … Continue reading Which IEW books do you use for each class?
The only differences are the location, day, and time. Local classes meet in my home in my dedicated classroom, which was recently renovated. One local Level 2 class is available: Thursday at 1-2:30 PM. The online Level 2 class is held live on Zoom. The class sessions are exactly like the sessions I hold locally in … Continue reading What are the differences between the two Level 2 classes?
The only differences are the location, the day, and the time. Local classes meet in my home in my dedicated classroom, which was recently renovated. Two different local Level 1 classes are available: Tuesday at 1-2:30 PM and Wednesday at 1-2:30 PM. The online Level 1 class is held live on Zoom. The class sessions … Continue reading What are the differences between the three Level 1 classes?
Level 2 writing requires well developed abstract thinking skills, as well as a command of the IEW skills taught in my Level 1 class. Students who have completed my Level 1 are eligible for Level 2 provided they earn: A cumulative grade of 80% or higher for Level 1 assignments and final examProficient or Outstanding … Continue reading My student is very bright and already a good writer. Can he/she skip Level 1?
Students who have completed my Level 1 are eligible for Level 2. Additionally, students 10th grade and up with a strong foundation in IEW are eligible to be assessed for Level 2. High school students who have had little or no IEW training must begin in Level 1. I have many high school students in … Continue reading Can my high school student enroll in Level 2?