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Continuing the Tradition: Twelve Days of Giving

Traditions bring joy and fond memories. They may be the same ornaments placed carefully on the tree each year or the beloved Christmas stories you read. Do you have recipes that you prepare... read more

Dec 04, 2023

Planning an IEW Lesson for Multiple Grades

We live in a time where there are many options for educating our students. Since the pandemic more and more families have chosen to educate their children in nontraditional settings. Many of these... read more

Nov 30, 2023

Using the Story Sequence Chart with Unit 3

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. After three to four weeks... read more

Nov 17, 2023

Assessing Student Growth with Fix It! Grammar

Teachers in school classrooms need opportunities for assessing student growth whether by traditional tests or by some other assessment. Educational assessments are methods of measuring students' learning and progress. They are essential tools... read more

Nov 16, 2023

Where are they now? Nick Buscemi: A Love for Learning

Growing up with the Pudewa family, Nick Buscemi had the opportunity to learn directly under Andrew Pudewa for years before pursuing his career in marketing and communication. In this post Nick shares his... read more

Nov 09, 2023

Virtual Teaching Writing: Structure and Style®

What: Three-session workshop for classroom teachers and administrators grades K-12 Where: Online When: June 11, 18, and 25, 2024 Time: 10:00 AM‒2:30 PM CT Presenters and Facilitators: Andrew Pudewa, Founder and Director            ... read more

Nov 09, 2023

Punctuation Marks: Colons and Semicolons

Look closely at the title. Why is there a colon? How does a colon differ from a semicolon? Fix It! Grammar has the answers, and students who use the grammar program will not only... read more

Nov 02, 2023

Recognizing Learning Disabilities Month

If you have a child with learning differences, at times you may feel isolated regardless of whether your child is homeschooled or attends a traditional school. If you have a child with special... read more

Oct 26, 2023

Identifying the Function of Past Participles

A recent blog post discussed the different functions that a participle ending in -ing can have. More confusion may arise when a participle ends in -ed. A past participle is formed by adding... read more

Oct 19, 2023

Better Late Than Early

Anxiety is high. Kids are stressed. Their health is suffering. What is the cause of this? Students rush from one activity to the next—sports, music lessons, extra tutoring, etc. Yet, are parents rushing... read more

Oct 12, 2023

Style Check: Learning about the -ly Adverb

In IEW’s list of stylistic techniques, the first dress-up students learn and practice is the -ly adverb. One of the eight parts of speech, adverbs modify (add information to) verbs, adjectives, or other... read more

Oct 05, 2023

Are -ing Words Verbs or Adjectives?

Students commonly struggle to mark -ing words correctly in papers and in Fix It! Grammar. Students who ask the right questions can know with certainty if an -ing word functions as a verb... read more

Sep 28, 2023

A Classic Resource

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... read more

Sep 21, 2023

Reinforcing Grammar Concepts in Students’ Writing

As a homeschooling mom, co-op teacher, and now a classroom teacher, I have found that Fix It!™ Grammar is the most practical and painless way to teach and learn grammar. In Andrew Pudewa’s... read more

Sep 14, 2023

To Use or Not to Use First and Second Person Pronouns

In this paper I will talk about. . . . For some of you, those words sound like fingernails on a chalkboard. Most writing resources tell writers to avoid using first and second... read more

Sep 07, 2023

One Step at a Time: Balancing Health and School

Parents decide to homeschool their children for different reasons. Many choose homeschooling because they enjoy selecting what curriculum they use and in what manner they teach their children. For others, however, the decision... read more

Aug 31, 2023

Building a Strong Foundation with Units 1 and 2

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. Each year they begin with Units... read more

Aug 24, 2023

Why the Same Nine IEW Units Year after Year?

When students complete their first year of an IEW Structure and Style course whether it is one of our theme-based courses or Structure and Style for Students video-based courses, parents often ask, “What... read more

Aug 17, 2023

Theme-Based or Video-Based? Either Is a Win-Win!

Whether you use one of IEW’s theme-based courses or a Structure and Style for Students video-based course, it is a win-win for your students. While both use a spiral method to teach the... read more

Aug 10, 2023

A Worthwhile Investment

One of the most frequent questions IEW’s customer service receives is “How much parent involvement does this program require?” This is understandable. Homeschool parents juggle multiple students at multiple levels, run a household,... read more

Aug 03, 2023

IPS in the Classroom

A word of warning from Dr. Webster. “A bad idea well presented can be more effective than a good idea poorly presented. History proved this.” Presentation matters, and IEW can help! Introduction to... read more

Jul 27, 2023

Continuing the Tradition: Twelve Days of Giving

Traditions bring joy and fond memories. They may be the same ornaments placed carefully on the tree each year or the... read more

Planning an IEW Lesson for Multiple Grades

We live in a time where there are many options for educating our students. Since the pandemic more and more families... read more

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Using the Story Sequence Chart with Unit 3

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

Assessing Student Growth with Fix It! Grammar

Teachers in school classrooms need opportunities for assessing student growth whether by traditional tests or by some other assessment. Educational assessments... read more

Where are they now? Nick Buscemi: A Love for Learning

Growing up with the Pudewa family, Nick Buscemi had the opportunity to learn directly under Andrew Pudewa for years before pursuing... read more

Virtual Teaching Writing: Structure and Style®

What: Three-session workshop for classroom teachers and administrators grades K-12 Where: Online When: June 11, 18, and 25, 2024 Time: 10:00 AM‒2:30 PM CT Presenters... read more

Punctuation Marks: Colons and Semicolons

Look closely at the title. Why is there a colon? How does a colon differ from a semicolon? Fix It! Grammar has... read more

Recognizing Learning Disabilities Month

If you have a child with learning differences, at times you may feel isolated regardless of whether your child is homeschooled... read more

Identifying the Function of Past Participles

A recent blog post discussed the different functions that a participle ending in -ing can have. More confusion may arise when... read more

Better Late Than Early

Anxiety is high. Kids are stressed. Their health is suffering. What is the cause of this? Students rush from one activity... read more

Style Check: Learning about the -ly Adverb

In IEW’s list of stylistic techniques, the first dress-up students learn and practice is the -ly adverb. One of the eight... read more

Are -ing Words Verbs or Adjectives?

Students commonly struggle to mark -ing words correctly in papers and in Fix It! Grammar. Students who ask the right questions... read more

A Classic Resource

Which IEW product has been around nearly as long as the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style (TWSS) seminar? The Writing Source... read more

Reinforcing Grammar Concepts in Students’ Writing

As a homeschooling mom, co-op teacher, and now a classroom teacher, I have found that Fix It!™ Grammar is the most... read more

To Use or Not to Use First and Second Person Pronouns

In this paper I will talk about. . . . For some of you, those words sound like fingernails on a... read more

One Step at a Time: Balancing Health and School

Parents decide to homeschool their children for different reasons. Many choose homeschooling because they enjoy selecting what curriculum they use and... read more

Building a Strong Foundation with Units 1 and 2

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

Why the Same Nine IEW Units Year after Year?

When students complete their first year of an IEW Structure and Style course whether it is one of our theme-based courses... read more

Theme-Based or Video-Based? Either Is a Win-Win!

Whether you use one of IEW’s theme-based courses or a Structure and Style for Students video-based course, it is a win-win... read more

A Worthwhile Investment

One of the most frequent questions IEW’s customer service receives is “How much parent involvement does this program require?” This is... read more

IPS in the Classroom

A word of warning from Dr. Webster. “A bad idea well presented can be more effective than a good idea poorly... read more

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