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World Emoji Day ?

  It was late in the evening on July 17, and I was mindlessly scrolling through my news feed on my tablet when a small blurb caught my eye. It was World Emoji Day.... read more

Jul 19, 2017

Jill’s Gems: Graphic Organizers or Key Word Outlines?

  Not long ago in the forum, we had a member ask about using a graphic organizer in place of a key word outline. Jill Pike, IEW Accomplished Instructor and author, responded with her... read more

Jul 17, 2017

Customer Service Answers: Reading and Literature

  As you begin to plan for the upcoming school year, you may have questions about what types of products IEW offers that focus on literature. This post will help you identify and clarify... read more

Jul 14, 2017

Spelling and the Brain: A Method of Instruction that Makes Sense

  Do you have a student in your life who struggles with spelling? The odds are likely as spelling in our country has gotten progressively worse over the past fifty years. I certainly found... read more

Jul 12, 2017

Special Education Series: Structure and Style™ and Language-Based Learning Difficulties, Part 2: Teaching Grammar

by Linda Mikottis and Jean Nichols   In part one of this series, we described the importance of a multi-sensory approach to language development and how IEW’s Structure and Style™ key word outline method incorporates... read more

Jul 11, 2017

Where Are They Now? Ethan Sink: Journalist with a Passion for Communication

  Occasionally at IEW we receive questions from parents wondering if our curriculum will work for students who are interested in pursuing careers in journalism. We would unequivocally say yes! As proof, we would... read more

Jul 07, 2017

Imagination: An Engine for World Change

  I am a game designer and a world builder, and so imagination is as much a part of my everyday existence as a scalpel is to a surgeon’s. I desire to infuse my... read more

Jul 06, 2017

Sue Ewing: Helping Students Overcome Their Writing Obstacles

  At IEW, we mean it when we say our Structure and Style™ method works for students who have a wide range of abilities. This includes special learners. Sue Ewing is a Certified IEW... read more

Jul 05, 2017

Four-Wheelers and Make-Up: A Radio Drama: Podcast Episode 100

  Andrew interacts with two students in a writing workshop. Dirk is sullen and reluctant while Penelope is verbose and eclectic. Will Andrew be able to rein in Penelope and motivate Dirk while encouraging... read more

Jun 30, 2017

Fix It! Grammar for Internationals

                 I am excited to share a new way to use Fix It! Grammar that I have discovered this year. Starting with Book 1, The Nose Tree,... read more

Jun 26, 2017

Excitement, Experience, and Education: NCFCA Debate

by Ellie Pudewa   “The function of education . . . is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. . . .                       Intelligence... read more

Jun 23, 2017

Dad is Reading: Podcast Episode 98

  With Father’s Day just around the corner, Andrew and Julie discuss the important role fathers have in the home including the tremendous benefits to be gained when dads read aloud to their children.  LISTEN... read more

Jun 21, 2017

Begin Reading and Writing with a Pal: IEW’s Primary Arts of Language

  Do you have a new or struggling reader in your home? If so, find direction and encouragement in our June 26 webinar with Jill Pike, author of Primary Arts of Language (PAL). Jill’s... read more

Jun 19, 2017

Poetry In the House: A Tribute to Mothers

  About a month ago shortly before Mother’s Day, Andrew Pudewa issued a challenge around the IEW office—to write a poem about our mothers. Much reflection ensued, and then began the writing. It is... read more

Jun 17, 2017

O Flag, Fair and Bright!

  by Jacob Mauser When people think of patriotic holidays, the first thing that comes to mind for many is probably Independence Day. Memorial Day and Veterans Day follow, and after that (if remembered at... read more

Jun 14, 2017

Fathers Matter

  This month we celebrate Father’s Day, that time of the year when we take a special moment to cherish all of the phenomenal dads who encourage, support, and believe in us. Not only... read more

Jun 09, 2017

Let’s Get Personal(ity)!

#   There are a lot of different personality tests floating about on the Internet these days. I have even taken a few, intrigued by the notion of what I might learn about myself. I... read more

Jun 06, 2017

Special Education Series Part One: Structure and Style™ and Language-Based Learning Disabilities

  by Linda Mikottis and Jean Nichols If you are a classroom teacher, chances are you have a number of students in your classroom with a language-based learning disability. Whether your students have been formally... read more

Jun 02, 2017

Where are They Now? Alayna Mitchell: A Passion for Writing

  Occasionally we get calls from parents of older children who are just starting out with IEW. They are worried that their students are starting too late for it to really work well. Alayna... read more

Jun 01, 2017

Interrogative Thinking – Writing from Pictures

  When I first heard the phrase interrogative thinking, I was immediately drawn to follow this idea. What an interesting combination of words. Of course we want our children to think clearly, quickly, carefully,... read more

May 22, 2017

From the Forums: Penmanship and Perfectionism

  Our forums are a wonderful community space where members gather to ask questions, encourage each other, and share successes. Jill Pike, Accomplished IEW Instructor and author, pops in from time to time, offering... read more

May 15, 2017

World Emoji Day ?

  It was late in the evening on July 17, and I was mindlessly scrolling through my news feed on my tablet... read more

Jill’s Gems: Graphic Organizers or Key Word Outlines?

  Not long ago in the forum, we had a member ask about using a graphic organizer in place of a key... read more

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Customer Service Answers: Reading and Literature

  As you begin to plan for the upcoming school year, you may have questions about what types of products IEW offers... read more

Spelling and the Brain: A Method of Instruction that Makes Sense

  Do you have a student in your life who struggles with spelling? The odds are likely as spelling in our country... read more

Special Education Series: Structure and Style™ and Language-Based Learning Difficulties, Part 2: Teaching Grammar

by Linda Mikottis and Jean Nichols   In part one of this series, we described the importance of a multi-sensory approach to language... read more

Where Are They Now? Ethan Sink: Journalist with a Passion for Communication

  Occasionally at IEW we receive questions from parents wondering if our curriculum will work for students who are interested in pursuing... read more

Imagination: An Engine for World Change

  I am a game designer and a world builder, and so imagination is as much a part of my everyday existence... read more

Sue Ewing: Helping Students Overcome Their Writing Obstacles

  At IEW, we mean it when we say our Structure and Style™ method works for students who have a wide range... read more

Four-Wheelers and Make-Up: A Radio Drama: Podcast Episode 100

  Andrew interacts with two students in a writing workshop. Dirk is sullen and reluctant while Penelope is verbose and eclectic. Will... read more

Fix It! Grammar for Internationals

                 I am excited to share a new way to use Fix It! Grammar that... read more

Excitement, Experience, and Education: NCFCA Debate

by Ellie Pudewa   “The function of education . . . is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. .... read more

Dad is Reading: Podcast Episode 98

  With Father’s Day just around the corner, Andrew and Julie discuss the important role fathers have in the home including the... read more

Begin Reading and Writing with a Pal: IEW’s Primary Arts of Language

  Do you have a new or struggling reader in your home? If so, find direction and encouragement in our June 26... read more

Poetry In the House: A Tribute to Mothers

  About a month ago shortly before Mother’s Day, Andrew Pudewa issued a challenge around the IEW office—to write a poem about... read more

O Flag, Fair and Bright!

  by Jacob Mauser When people think of patriotic holidays, the first thing that comes to mind for many is probably Independence Day.... read more

Fathers Matter

  This month we celebrate Father’s Day, that time of the year when we take a special moment to cherish all of... read more

Let’s Get Personal(ity)!

#   There are a lot of different personality tests floating about on the Internet these days. I have even taken a few,... read more

Special Education Series Part One: Structure and Style™ and Language-Based Learning Disabilities

  by Linda Mikottis and Jean Nichols If you are a classroom teacher, chances are you have a number of students in your... read more

Where are They Now? Alayna Mitchell: A Passion for Writing

  Occasionally we get calls from parents of older children who are just starting out with IEW. They are worried that their... read more

Interrogative Thinking – Writing from Pictures

  When I first heard the phrase interrogative thinking, I was immediately drawn to follow this idea. What an interesting combination of... read more

From the Forums: Penmanship and Perfectionism

  Our forums are a wonderful community space where members gather to ask questions, encourage each other, and share successes. Jill Pike,... read more

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