Sarah Constantine


We jumped into IEW about a year ago when I saw how well my son responded to explicit, systematic reading instruction and searched for something similar for writing. I dove in, starting with Teaching Writing: Structure and Style, and haven't looked back. I have since picked up Primary Arts of Language: Writing and like the set-up and pacing, especially how easy it is to differentiate the lessons for multiple developmental stages.

I love that I can integrate the IEW methodology (thanks to TWSS) into our literature and content area work. Instead of teaching children what to write, IEW teaches children how to write. As an educator, I value the built-in scaffolding for students who need a step-by-step, systematic approach — especially students struggling with dyslexia.

As my children grow in their writing development, I'm eager to try out more IEW programs down the road and am excited to share this journey with you!








Spelling and the Brain

Reaching the Reluctant Writer

Dictation and Narration


  1. – Learn how to spell with an auditory, mastery approach that works! This link gives free access to the talk Spelling and the Brain, the first lesson of The Phonetic Zoo Spelling course (Levels A, B, and C), and The Phonetic Zoo Teacher’s Notes e-book PDF.
  2. – Teach language arts to primary grade children (grades K–2) using the Blended Sight and Sound method. Get a free sample of Printing with Letter Stories to try on your own!
  3. – Find out more about IEW's theme-based writing books.
  4. – View or download a digital copy of IEW's magazine catalog.
  5. – Listen to IEW's weekly podcast, The Arts of Language.
  6. Sign up to receive IEW's monthly newsletter and blogs.








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