Janelle Knutson


Many years ago, I sat in on Andrew Pudewa’s talk entitled “Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day.” I thought to myself, “This guy understands boys and knows how kids learn! His curriculum must be amazing!” I couldn’t get to the IEW booth fast enough after the talk ended. I used up the rest of my curriculum money to purchase as many IEW products as I could afford.

Fix It! Grammar was a hit with my kids, and Teaching Writing: Structure and Style (for parents) gave me the tools I needed to teach my kids how to write with confidence. Fast forward to today. My kids and I are enjoying Fix It! Grammar as well as the new Structure and Style for Students.

From writing and grammar to encouraging audio talks for parents, IEW has something for every homeschool family. Make sure to check out my IEW favorites down below.









Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day

4 Deadly Errors

Reaching the Reluctant Writer

Nurturing Competent Communicators


  1. IEW.com/free-spelling – 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. IEW.com/free-pal – 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. IEW.com/theme-based – Find out more about IEW's theme-based writing books.
  4. IEW.com/magalog – View or download a digital copy of IEW's magazine catalog.
  5. IEW.com/podcast – Listen to IEW's weekly podcast, The Arts of Language.
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