Independent Study Charter Schools

Welcome! It is our desire to support your school, staff, and families in every way possible. The following information will be useful to you as you help your teachers and families implement IEW® materials with their students. We are here to assist you with any questions or needs you may have.

 

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Testimonials

“Thanks for producing and publishing these materials. It has completely transformed the attitudes in this house toward writing. Both of them actually look forward to learning more skills and honing their craft. That is no small feat when the written word has been the source of major frustration and extremely hard work for a child’s whole life. Thank you!” —Stacey

“And just for the record, I think IEW is such a great program! When our kids go on to other schools, inevitably their teachers ask where they learned to write so well or the kids are shocked at how little their new classmates know about writing. I taught for 12yrs in public schools before I learned about IEW, and I so wished I had had IEW with those classes!” —Kathy

“I wish I had known of this system when I taught 11th and 12th grade English! It is a phenomenal way to teach writing! The content is provided and our students are shown how to organize their thoughts and source material and given the structure to format every type of writing they will encounter. The checklist makes grading and expectations a breeze! I cannot recommend IEW enough!” —Katie

 

Our Top Product Recommendations

Structure and Style® for Students Video Courses

Watch Introduction to Structure and Style for Students

Our Structure and Style for Students (SSS) video courses for students in grades 4–12 are the most comprehensive  and enjoyable way to teach writing we have ever produced! To try three weeks of the SSS for free, visit IEW.com/free-writing

*For information about a 1-year consumable subscription to student streaming videos, contact Debbi Hall at DebbiH@IEW.com

Fix It!™ Grammar
 
Grammar mastery in 15 minutes a day! Each level provides thirty weeks of grammar instruction for students in grades 4-12. With free Fix It! Grammar sample lessons, discover how easy yet thorough grammar instruction can be. IEW.com/learn-grammar

 

Are you working with a younger student or a student with learning differences? Contact IEW for recommendations where to start.

 

Help and Support for Teachers and Families

  • IEW State Standards: State-by-state correlation of the IEW methodology to specific state standards. This information covers our Structure and Style for Students and Fix It! Grammar materials.
  • IEW Product Pathway: Suggested pathway of IEW course progression from grades K-12
  • IEW Product List: Master list of IEW products, prices, and SKUs that families can use to request materials.
  • IEW Gradebook: Coming soon! An online tool to help teachers and parents grade IEW writing assignments!
  • Learning Differences Page: A resource for teachers and families working with students with learning differences.
  • IEW Newsletter: All of the latest IEW updates, products, events, webinars, and other resources.
  • Structure and Style Overview Video: Two-hour overview video of the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style teacher training seminar, presented by Andrew Pudewa. Every parent who has a student using IEW materials would also benefit from this link since it will give them a better understanding of the IEW methodology.

 

Helpful Resources and Encouragement

  • IEW Blog: Weekly posts offer teaching resources, encouragement, and inspiration.
  • Arts of Language Podcast: Presents a wide variety of topics that are helpful to teachers and teaching parents.
  • Cultivating Language Arts – Preschool through High School: Listening and reading well, speaking and writing clearly, and thinking and debating effectively are abilities that most parents hope to cultivate in their children. With that goal in mind, Andrew Pudewa explores various environments and activities that accelerate the development of these language skills, beginning with the youngest students and continuing into the high school years.
  • Nurturing Competent Communicators: Many teachers and parents assume that good readers will naturally become good writers. Others think that writing talent is a natural ability. Some have it. Others don’t. Both are myths. History and modern research demonstrate how good writers develop the two most critical skills needed for a high level of aptitude in writing. With humor and insight, Andrew Pudewa explains these two easy but powerful skills, which build language patterns and nurture competent communicators.
  • Reaching the Reluctant Writer: Many children really do not like to write. Why? Andrew Pudewa answers this basic question and teaches a specific and successful method of separating the complex process of writing into the smallest possible steps. This process makes it possible for even the most reluctant writers to produce short but complete compositions so that they will be proud and motivated to write again. Results guaranteed!
  • Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing: After years of teaching, Andrew Pudewa realized that students’ frustrations were often caused by teaching mistakes. Have you committed one of these errors in your teaching? Overcorrecting, holding back help, unclear assignments, and over-expectation can frustrate your students and hamper your best efforts. Join Andrew Pudewa to learn how to overcome and avoid these four deadly errors of teaching writing.

 

Contact Us!

We are always glad to answer your questions about choosing curriculum and about other needs for your families or students! If you are a teacher or administrator at a charter school, contact Debbi Hall at DebbiH@IEW.com. Are you a charter school family with questions about curriculum? Contact our customer service team at info@IEW.com or 800.856.5815. Do you need help with an invoice or have a billing question? Our accounts team can be reached at accounts@IEW.com

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