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These texts are excellent for improving writing skills and logic, and help both teachers and students.

Student Resource Notebook

Student Resource Notebook

by Lori Verstegen

New and experienced IEW students will be delighted by the abundant writing helps in this resource—Models of Structure, Style Charts, Word Lists, Decorations, Grammar Rules, and much more!

Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

Format: Spiral Bound

Price: £15.00

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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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click here to view an introduction to Dress-Ups, Decorations, and Delightful Diversions.

Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

No. of pages: 118

Format: Spiral Bound

Price: £20.00

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Portable Walls

Portable Walls

by Jill Pike

Not enough wall space available for posters? No problem! Your student can have a writing station at his or her own desk. Our “Portable Walls” are a single-pocket folder with an extra page, creating a tri-fold wall packed with all the Unit Models, several word lists including prepositions, substitutes for "said," and more!

Click here to view Andrew's introduction to Portable Walls

Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

Format: Laminated Sheet

Price: £5.50

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A Word Write Now..A Thematic Thesaurus for Stylized Writing

A Word Write Now..A Thematic Thesaurus for Stylized Writing

by Loranna Schwacofer

Containing word lists organized by character qualities and behavior traits, A Word Write Now is further divided by parts of speech to assist younger students. Quotations from classic literature give contextual meaning; new appendices offer teaching tips and games. For more advanced learners, sections on literary genres and devices have been added. Useful for writing across the curriculum, full colour, 100 pages for teachers & students.

Click here to view Andrew's introduction to A Word Write Now

Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

No. of pages: 96

Format: Spiral Bound

Price: £28.00

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Mini Posters

Mini Posters

With one poster for each of the nine units (three for Unit 8) and five posters representing IEW’s stylistic techniques, these full-colour, 8.5" x 11” cards provide a handy reference and teaching tool for families and small groups.

Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

Format: Ring Binder

Price: £15.00

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On Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

On Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing

by Andrew Pudewa

Recorded live in 2013, this 4-DVD set includes wisdom and insight from Andrew Pudewa as he shares his research and stories on his journey of 25 years of studying the arts of language.

Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

Format: DVD

Price: £23.00

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Portable Walls - Grammar on the Go

Portable Walls - Grammar on the Go

Are you looking for a convenient way to keep grammar rules organized? Then what you need is a Portable Wall for the Grammarian! Providing grammar terminology and tips for the IEW dress-ups and sentence openers, punctuation rules with a focus on commas, basic parts of speech rules, and advanced grammar concepts, this tri-fold resource organizes everything you need to know about grammar in an "at your fingertips" format. Keeping grammar concepts straight has never been so easy!

Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

Format: Laminated Sheet

Price: £5.50

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Portable Walls for the Essayist

Portable Walls for the Essayist

Are you looking for reminders about how to craft essays? Then what you need is a Portable Wall for the Essayist! Focusing attention on Unit 8: Essay Models, this tri-fold resource contains models and tips for writing many types of essays, as well as word lists, style techniques, and the ever-important introductory and concluding paragraph pointers. Get ready to write a powerful essay!

Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

Format: Laminated Sheet

Price: £5.50

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Printing with Letter Stories Card Game

Printing with Letter Stories Card Game

by Jill Pike

Perfect for learning centres or seatwork activities, this matching card game reinforces phonetics and printing.

Includes:

  • 52 game cards plus instructions
  • Printing with Letter Stories Overview [e-book]
  • Primary Writing: From Printing to Composition [Audio]
  • Mastery Learning [Audio]
  • Click here to view an introduction to Printing with Letter Stories.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Pack of Cards

    Price: £8.00

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    Printing with Letter Stories [Blackline Masters]

    Printing with Letter Stories [Blackline Masters]

    by Jill Pike

    Students learn each letter with a story—how it sounds and how to form. Includes practice pages and illustrated letter story cards.

    Example: The letter c is the happy letter, because he is a cookie that someone bit: c, c, cookie! The letter o is the sad letter, because he is a cookie that nobody bit. He says, “Ah,” (short o sound) “nobody took a bite out of me!”

    Click here to view an introduction to the Printing With Letter Stories.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 245

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £12.00

    Suggested Age: 4 to 8

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    Student Reference Package

    Student Reference Package

    Designed to present information "at the point of need," this packet and binder together allow a new or experienced IEW student to build a resource used again and again. Includes charts, reminders, style samples, tips, exercises, word lists, and much more.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Laminated Sheet

    Price: £17.00

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    Tools For Young Writers

    Tools For Young Writers

    by Carla Perez

    Here’s a “portable wall” for your primary student! Your students apply stickers to their folders as they build on their experience and understanding of writing with structure and style. Order one for each student.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    Format: Laminated Sheet

    Price: £15.00

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    Writing Source Packet

    Writing Source Packet

    Craft your own lessons with these source texts or provide additional practice at the point of need. All source texts in this packet are reproducible within a family or classroom.

  • Articles and Stories for Units 1 & 2
  • Story Sequence Sources for Unit 3
  • Mini-Book Set for Units 4 & 6
  • Pictures for Unit 5
  • Click here to view an introduction to Writing Source Packet.

    Published by: Institute for Excellence in Writing

    No. of pages: 301

    Format: Spiral Bound

    Price: £20.00

    Suggested Age: 4 to 8

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