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Earth to Children: Come Out and Play!

Once upon a time in a neighborhood perhaps not all that unlike your own, it was common to hear the happy sounds of children playing outside. Rather than send a text when supper... read more

Jun 13, 2024

Critiquing Literature with Unit 9

IEW teaches students to write with structure and with style. Style includes vocabulary. Structure is the elements found in compositions. Throughout the year students progress through nine structural units. At this point in the... read more

Jun 06, 2024

Furnishing the Mind with Time Spent Outdoors

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Spending intentional time outside provides many benefits, including building writing skills. In a recent podcast, Andrew Pudewa discussed... read more

Jun 04, 2024

Planning Summer with Purpose

The finish line is in sight! I know that we are all counting down the days until the end of the school year. We are looking forward to the summer months when our... read more

May 30, 2024

IEW Curriculum Aligns with State Standards

School teachers and curriculum directors often call IEW’s Schools Division asking if our curriculum meets state educational standards. Some schools or charter schools are not allowed to recommend items if they are not... read more

May 23, 2024

Adjust the Checklist to Sharpen Students’ Saws

The school year is nearing the end, and summer is close at hand. Teachers and families alike eagerly anticipate a chance to slow down a bit to relax and renew. A recent IEW®... read more

May 16, 2024

Writing Essays with Unit 8

IEW teaches students to write with structure and with style. Style includes vocabulary. Structure is the elements found in compositions. Throughout the year students progress through nine structural units. At this point in the... read more

May 08, 2024

IEW Appreciates Teachers!

The school where I last taught celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day in grand fashion. Early in the morning National Honor Society students scurried the halls, delivering breakfast to the faculty and staff. Parents volunteered... read more

May 07, 2024

Sharpen Your Saw with IEW Events and Resources

“Renewal is the principle – and the process – that empowers us to move on an upward spiral of growth and change, of continuous improvement” (Stephen R. Covey). In this quote, fans of... read more

May 02, 2024

Spotlight on the Sonnet

“Sonnet is about movement in a form” (Seamus Heaney). What is a sonnet? It is a short poem whose structure opens the way for debate or subtle argument. The typical sonnet is a... read more

Apr 25, 2024

Poetry Festivals and Language Fairs

April’s theme of “Furnishing the Mind with Poetry” reminds me of my teaching days at Parker Whitney Elementary School in Rocklin, California, and our annual Oral Language Fairs. The events began in our... read more

Apr 18, 2024

Filling the Blank Page with Unit 7

IEW teaches students to write with structure and with style. Style includes vocabulary. Structure is the elements found in compositions. Throughout the year students progress through nine structural units. At this point in the... read more

Apr 11, 2024

Incorporating Poetry into Your Lessons

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” This first line of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 is familiar to most people. As we continue with our theme of “Furnishing the... read more

Apr 02, 2024

All in the Sussmann Family

In 2023 IEW released Introduction to Public Speaking. In honor of this, IEW hosted its first annual speech contest and received submissions from all over the country. After much deliberation, the winners were... read more

Mar 28, 2024

Simplify Grading with IEW Gradebook

In the fast-paced world of education, teachers are constantly seeking tools that simplify their workload without compromising the quality of feedback they provide to students. One such revolutionary online tool is IEW Gradebook.... read more

Mar 21, 2024

Strengthening Students’ Reading Comprehension

What elements need to be in place for a student to have solid reading comprehension? In 1986 psychologists William Tumner and Philip Gough distilled it down to a simple mathematical formula: reading comprehension... read more

Mar 14, 2024

Streamlining Research with Unit 6

IEW teaches students to write with structure and with style. Style includes vocabulary. Structure is the elements found in compositions. Throughout the year students progress through nine structural units. At this point in the... read more

Mar 07, 2024

Furnishing the Mind with Grammar

This year at IEW, we are focusing on furnishing the mind. Just as we arrange furniture in our homes to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment, the mind too requires intentional furnishing.... read more

Mar 04, 2024

Product Spotlight: Theme-Based Writing Lessons

  IEW offers many excellent programs for language arts. Among them are products dedicated to written expression, speaking, literature, spelling, and handwriting. In this blog post we take a closer look at our theme-based... read more

Mar 01, 2024

But . . . but . . . but . . . What about Grammar?

Everyone has opinions about grammar. Because grammar is foundational to writing, IEW is often asked about the teaching of grammar. In his talk But . . . but . . . but .... read more

Feb 29, 2024

Furnishing the Mind with Great Sources – ReadWorks®

IEW is widely recognized for exceptional writing courses for the homeschool, classroom, co-op, and tutorial, providing students with excellent content to cover a wide range of subject matter and topics. Whether you use... read more

Feb 22, 2024

Earth to Children: Come Out and Play!

Once upon a time in a neighborhood perhaps not all that unlike your own, it was common to hear the happy... read more

Critiquing Literature with Unit 9

IEW teaches students to write with structure and with style. Style includes vocabulary. Structure is the elements found in compositions. Throughout... read more

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Furnishing the Mind with Time Spent Outdoors

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Spending intentional time outside provides many... read more

Planning Summer with Purpose

The finish line is in sight! I know that we are all counting down the days until the end of the... read more

IEW Curriculum Aligns with State Standards

School teachers and curriculum directors often call IEW’s Schools Division asking if our curriculum meets state educational standards. Some schools or... read more

Adjust the Checklist to Sharpen Students’ Saws

The school year is nearing the end, and summer is close at hand. Teachers and families alike eagerly anticipate a chance... read more

Writing Essays with Unit 8

IEW teaches students to write with structure and with style. Style includes vocabulary. Structure is the elements found in compositions. Throughout... read more

IEW Appreciates Teachers!

The school where I last taught celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day in grand fashion. Early in the morning National Honor Society students... read more

Sharpen Your Saw with IEW Events and Resources

“Renewal is the principle – and the process – that empowers us to move on an upward spiral of growth and... read more

Spotlight on the Sonnet

“Sonnet is about movement in a form” (Seamus Heaney). What is a sonnet? It is a short poem whose structure opens... read more

Poetry Festivals and Language Fairs

April’s theme of “Furnishing the Mind with Poetry” reminds me of my teaching days at Parker Whitney Elementary School in Rocklin,... read more

Filling the Blank Page with Unit 7

IEW teaches students to write with structure and with style. Style includes vocabulary. Structure is the elements found in compositions. Throughout... read more

Incorporating Poetry into Your Lessons

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” This first line of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 is familiar... read more

All in the Sussmann Family

In 2023 IEW released Introduction to Public Speaking. In honor of this, IEW hosted its first annual speech contest and received... read more

Simplify Grading with IEW Gradebook

In the fast-paced world of education, teachers are constantly seeking tools that simplify their workload without compromising the quality of feedback... read more

Strengthening Students’ Reading Comprehension

What elements need to be in place for a student to have solid reading comprehension? In 1986 psychologists William Tumner and... read more

Streamlining Research with Unit 6

IEW teaches students to write with structure and with style. Style includes vocabulary. Structure is the elements found in compositions. Throughout... read more

Furnishing the Mind with Grammar

This year at IEW, we are focusing on furnishing the mind. Just as we arrange furniture in our homes to create... read more

Product Spotlight: Theme-Based Writing Lessons

  IEW offers many excellent programs for language arts. Among them are products dedicated to written expression, speaking, literature, spelling, and handwriting.... read more

But . . . but . . . but . . . What about Grammar?

Everyone has opinions about grammar. Because grammar is foundational to writing, IEW is often asked about the teaching of grammar. In... read more

Furnishing the Mind with Great Sources – ReadWorks®

IEW is widely recognized for exceptional writing courses for the homeschool, classroom, co-op, and tutorial, providing students with excellent content to... read more

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