A Classic Resource

Sep 21, 2023 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team

Which IEW product has been around nearly as long as the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style (TWSS) seminar? The Writing Source Packet is one of the original resources that IEW produced for parents and teachers using the Structure and Style method. In the TWSS, Andrew Pudewa talks about creating a collection of source texts to have on hand. Comprising a single collection of over three hundred pages of source texts that cover a wide variety of subjects, the Writing Source Packet is the Structure and Style teacher’s go-to resource for engaging, ready-to-use source texts for writing instruction.

The Writing Source Packet includes

  • a collection of forty-eight general paragraphs for teaching Units 1 and 2.
  • thirty lighthearted stories based on fables, myths, fairy tales, and legends for teaching Unit 3.
  • thirty-six Mini-Books covering a variety of animal topics, perfect for teaching report writing in Units 4 and 6.
  • twenty humorous, sequential pictures for teaching Unit 5.

The Writing Source Packet is one of the most flexible resources to teach the Structure and Style method.

  • If you have completed the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style video course and wish to create your own lessons, begin with the Writing Source Packet so that you don’t have to spend hours gathering sources.
  • If you are in a co-op that meets for less than a semester, the Writing Source Packet is a perfect resource. You can easily teach a 10–12 week introductory writing class without asking parents to invest in a theme-based book or video course that won’t be completed.
  • If you are using one of IEW’s theme-based books or video courses, the sources can provide additional practice for Units 1–6.
  • If you are a writing tutor, the Writing Source Packet texts are perfect for individual tutoring sessions. Because the articles and stories are labeled with reading levels, you can choose an appropriate source at or below your student's reading level.

The Writing Source Packet, one of the lesser known perks of the Premium Membership, is included as one of the Premium downloads. As long as you maintain your Premium Membership, you are free to make copies to use in your physical classroom.

If you are not a Premium Member, you may purchase the Writing Source Packet in print form.

Take some time to peruse sample pages from the Writing Source Packet. Whether you are a parent, tutor, or teacher, this classic resource will assist you as you teach your students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.

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