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Advanced Writing
Can we help you prepare your students prepare for college entrance exams and essay writing? Absolutely! For the advanced student, these materials will accelerate communication growth.

Dress-Ups, Decorations, and Delightful Diversions

Dress-Ups, Decorations, and Delightful Diversions

by Lori Verstegen

Inspire and motivate students to write with impressive style! This delightful collection of lessons and activities are perfect for teaching and mastering the IEW decorations and advanced dress-ups. Games and exercises are designed for level B–C students (grades 6+) or sharp level A students (grades 3-5) already successfully adding IEW's basic stylistic techniques into their writing.

Bonus: The games section includes Simile Shenanigans, a game of completing and sharing similes from classic children's literature. It may be reproduced to be played beyond the classroom for hours of family fun.

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Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

No. of pages: 118

Format: Spiral Bound

Price: £20.00

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A Guide to Writing Your Novel..

A Guide to Writing Your Novel..

by Lee Roddy

Aspiring writers will learn from best-selling author Lee Roddy how to craft a novel from start to finish.

This unique book shows aspiring writers what they need to know to write their first novel.

  • Designed especially for teenagers and older hopeful writers, instruction is based on 30 years of proven, practical methods of developing an idea into a complete story.
  • This guide covers the common elements of all category novels as well as the special requirements of the key genres: suspense, mystery, romance, juvenile and others.
  • Checklists and helpful workshop suggestions can be found periodically throughout the book providing a distinctive and valuable feature.
  • This is the answer book to questions beginning writers have on all aspects of novel writing.
  • Click here to view an introduction to A Guide To Writing Your Novel.

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    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 141

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £23.00

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    Advanced Communication Series

    Advanced Communication Series

    Students will learn how to take notes, craft college-level papers, and write or speak persuasively to many audiences.

    This 3-DVD set is primarily for older students and teachers, but is also applicable for professionals who wish to hone their communication and information processing skills. These disks teach pupils persuasive writing and speaking skills, advanced note taking, and powerful tips for planning and writing a college level paper. A CD-ROM contains the seminar handouts, lesson plans, and other supplemental materials.

    Disc 1: Persuasive Writing & Speaking

    Reviewing and expanding on the persuasive essay model from the Structure & Style syllabus, this class goes into specific detail of how to plan and construct a persuasive paper. The strategic model shows how to select topics and prepare a presentation that will catch the reader’s attention and keep him reading, gradually swaying opinion in the desired direction. The second half of this disc gives insightful tips on powerful public speaking techniques, coaching exactly how to deliver a message to an audience in a dynamic and engaging way. (95 min.)

    Disc 2: Advanced Note Taking: A Dynamic Key Word Approach

    Although the Structure & Style syllabus presents a simple and useful method of Key Word Note taking that helps students transfer an idea from a source to an outline, the advanced techniques presented in this class take Key Word Notes to an entirely different level. Using a flexible Stick and Branch approach, this powerful system is extremely effective as a method for processing more complicated ideas, whether taken from source texts or from live lectures. In-class exercises provide practice with simple as well as more complex content. This easy-to-grasp technique may be, for many people who will learn and practice it, one of the single most useful tools they can possess for success in school and work. (96 min.)

    Disc 3: Power Tips for Planning and Writing a College Level Paper

    Facing a variety of assignments from many different professors, the typical college student often finds that when he tries to write well, he can please only some of his instructors some of the time. With strategies to evaluate and respond to diverse requirements, this class is a secret weapon for beating the system. (116 min.)

    Accompanied by a CD-ROM which includes 20 pages of seminar handouts containing the models, exercises, and samples presented during each class, as well as the newly created lesson plans and other supplemental materials--over 100 pages--designed to aid you/your student in implementing the materials presented in the DVD Seminar.

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    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: DVD

    Price: £55.00

    Suggested Age: 14 and above

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    Advanced Communication Series [Handouts & Lesson Plans]

    Advanced Communication Series [Handouts & Lesson Plans]

    by Andrew Pudewa

    This spiral-bound book includes 20 pages of seminar handouts containing the models, exercises, and samples presented during each class, as well as the newly created lesson plans and other supplemental materials—over 100 pages—designed to aid you or your student in implementing the materials presented in the Advanced Communication Series DVD Seminar.

    A copy of the student handout is contained on the CD included in the Advanced Communication Series set. However, if you would prefer a hardcopy, you can order one separately

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    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 158

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £10.50

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    Blended Structure and Style in Composition

    Blended Structure and Style in Composition

    by Dr. James B. Webster

    Covering all nine units, Dr. Webster's core text contains abundant student samples and composition examples, charts, motivational ideas, and explanations. It is the definitive reference for the IEW writing program. Recommended for serious teachers and parents with advanced students.

    Included free with the purchase of this book is the Mini-Book Set for Units 4 & 6 e-book.

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    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 306

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £24.50

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    How to Write a Story

    How to Write a Story

    by Lee Roddy

    Learn from a master storyteller how to craft effective plots, create realistic scenes, develop authentic characters, and much more!

    A natural extension of the IEW Unit 3 model for students in years 7–13, this resource provides explanations and exercises for each stage of story construction: getting ideas, developing effective plots, creating realistic scenes, and characterization.

    This is ideal for students who want to write longer stories and for teachers who are seeking ideas on how to teach original fiction writing.

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    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 89

    Format: Ring Binder

    Price: £23.00

    Suggested Age: 11 to 18

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    The Elegant Essay [Student Book only]

    The Elegant Essay [Student Book only]

    by Lesha Myers

    Purchase this if you need extra student books to teach the The Elegant Essay: Building Blocks for Analytical Writing. Third Edition.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £23.00

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    The Elegant Essay [Teacher's Manual only]

    The Elegant Essay [Teacher's Manual only]

    by Lesha Myers

    Purchase this Teacher's Manual if you already own the accompanying Student Book and need to complete the set.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 110

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £19.00

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    The Elegant Essay [Teacher/Student Combo]

    The Elegant Essay [Teacher/Student Combo]

    by Lesha Myers

    Now in its third edition, The Elegant Essay walks students through the entire essay-building process. The student book includes instruction, practice exercises, modelling, and grade sheets. The separate teacher’s manual provides a sample schedule, grading helps, and lesson-by-lesson instructions regarding how to teach the material and includes sample models and answers. After practising the elements of an essay, students apply all they have learned by completing two essay assignments: a descriptive and a persuasive essay. With clear explanations and practice exercises, The Elegant Essay is an excellent extension and refinement of IEW Unit 8. Consumable.

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    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £39.00

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    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Student Book only]

    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Student Book only]

    by Lesha Myers

    Why do certain literary works have the power to move us? With step-by-step instructions, Windows to the World teaches students how to analyze elements of literature: setting, plot, characterization, imagery, allusions, parallelism, and much more. This course also gives numerous examples and suggestions for helping students develop Christian discernment skills.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £23.50

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    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Teacher's Manual only]..

    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Teacher's Manual only]..

    by Jeff Myers

    Purchase this Teacher's Manual if you already own the accompanying Student Book and need to complete the set.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 129

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £19.50

    Suggested Age: 14 to 18

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    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Teacher/Student Combo]

    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis [Teacher/Student Combo]

    by Lesha Myers

    Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis

    Why do certain literary works have the power to move us? With step-by-step instructions, Windows to the World teaches students how to analyze elements of literature: setting, plot, characterization, imagery, allusions, parallelism, and much more. This course also gives numerous examples and suggestions for helping students develop Christian discernment skills. The accompanying Teacher’s Manual is suitable for both new and experienced teachers.

    Click here to view an introduction to the Windows to the World

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £39.50

    Suggested Age: 13 and above

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    Writing Research Papers: The Essential Tools [Student Book only]

    Writing Research Papers: The Essential Tools [Student Book only]

    by Lesha Myers

    Moving students beyond basic essay writing, this course teaches students to conduct research, manage note-taking, and craft a well organized paper. Perfect for completing high school and college-level term papers. This is an extra student book. Designed to accompany the Writing Research Papers Teacher's Manual.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £20.00

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    Writing Research Papers: The Essential Tools [Teacher Book only]

    Writing Research Papers: The Essential Tools [Teacher Book only]

    by Lesha Myers

    Purchase this Teacher's Manual if you already own the accompanying Student Book and need to complete the set.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 188

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £17.00

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    Writing Research Papers: The Essential Tools [Teacher/Student Combo]

    Writing Research Papers: The Essential Tools [Teacher/Student Combo]

    by Lesha Myers

    Writing Research Papers: The Essential Tools

    Moving students beyond basic essay writing, this course teaches students to conduct research, manage note-taking, and craft a well organized paper. Perfect for completing high school and college-level term papers.

    Click here to view an introduction to the Writing Research Papers

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £39.00

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