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Essentials in Writing

Essentials in Writing

Essentials in Writing (EIW) aims to help produce confident writers who enjoy the study of language. The reason we study language/writing is so we can apply what we learn in everyday situations. The students learn how to effectively communicate with readers and are able to use this knowledge in real life applications. The study of language and writing is much more than dissecting sentences and committing a list of grammar rules to memory. It includes learning rules for writing, but it also encompasses learning the concepts that are critical to effective written communication.

The course uses the following approach:

  • Students watch Mr. Stephens as he teaches/reviews each concept in a methodical, step-by-step approach. Then students proceed with worksheet activities or writing assignments.
  • Mr. Stephens presents content and writing assignments small "chunks" to help students understand, apply, and retain concepts.
  • Writing assignments are modeled by Mr. Stephens. After a new or reviewed concept has been taught, he actually "shows" students HOW to apply the new concept in writing.
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    Options for ordering are as follows:

  • DVDs, you receive the teaching DVDs plus an electronic copy of the student workbook will be sent to you by email
  • Combo, you receice the DVDs plus a spiral bound copy of the student workbook
  • Workbook, if you have more than 1 student you may wish to purchase an additional spiral bound copy of the student workbook
  • Exciting World

    Exciting World

    This workbook is an excellent foundation for developing creative writing skills. Topics covered include the tools needed for writing, review of sentence structures, poetry styles and techniques, writing dialogue, outlining a story, writing powerful beginnings and endings, rewriting and proofreading, manuscript preparation and critiques, copy­rights, how to get published, and a Christian philosophy of writing.

    Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Excellence in Writing gives you tools to help you teach not just what to write, but how to write-in a way that is organized and stylish-guaranteed! Welcome to the Institute for Excellence in Writing, where we guarantee that you can learn to teach your students to write.

  • Begin with Teaching Writing: Structure and Style for the IEW basics.
  • Add a Student Writing Intensive to make your first year easy.
  • Advance their writing with one or more of the Student Continuation Courses.
  • Save money by purchasing the TWSS/SWI Combo course.
  • Other Writing

    Other Writing

    Other materials to help develop writing skills.