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Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing

This powerful and inspiring seminar will transform the way you teach writing to children (and perhaps your own writing as well)! You'll learn how to incrementally teach students to write with clear structure and compelling style. Begin with the basics—rewriting a paragraph—and continue all the way into advanced creative and essay writing. Learn how to nurture excellence in writing and thinking in students of any age.

Student Writing

Student Writing

Student Writing
This course for the student on DVD provides writing lessons to get your student started with the methods described in our course for the teacher: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style.

As a supplement to the TWSS course (see our Combination Set special), the SWI will greatly enhance parent/teacher understanding of the syllabus, while providing a humorous and energizing boost for students of all ages. For teachers, it can be used in a classroom as a jump-start for each new unit, while students who are in school can use it as an extra-curricular crash course to help them complete other writing assignments with greater ease and ability.

Each group (A, B, or C) presumes no previous experience and differs mainly in the type of source texts used, speed of presentation, and sophistication of vocabulary. Consequently, you should choose the level based on your child’s age and maturity, rather than writing ability; and, if you wish to use the SWI with children of mixed ages, you can generally “shoot for the middle” and get excellent results.

The SWI package contains four DVD discs, a binder with dividers, a packet with the resources, source texts, and checklists needed for the video classes, along with a set of three to five supplemental lessons (source texts and checklists) for each of the units. The video classes alone could be completed in as little as four days, whereas the course with the additional assignments could be stretched out to four weeks or even four months, depending on how much time is spent each day.

Even students with little writing experience can immediately enjoy Andrew’s humour, realise the process is not so overwhelming, and get started. Once they learn techniques to create a more enjoyable finished product, their concept of writing as being “too hard” changes; they now have the tools for success!

For families with more than one student, there is no need to purchase more than one DVD series. You can simply order an additional notebook, or photocopy the student materials.
Click here to view Andrew’s introduction to the Student Writing Intensive.
Click here to view an excerpt from the SWI Level A Video Seminar.

Click hereto see which topics are covered in each product.

Student Continuation

Student Continuation

Student Writing Continuation If your student loved the Student Writing Intensive, they will enjoy this continuation course! Picking up where the original SWI of that level left off, these DVDs provide 32 more lessons to take your student through the rest of the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style writing units. Because the lesson plans are chock full of material, you can use this product for 1-2 years of writing instruction. All the student handouts, reinforcement lessons, and teacher’s notes are provided on a CD-ROM included with the DVDs for unlimited printing for any number of students. Samples of the handouts and teacher’s notes for each level are included on the product page. Click hereto see which topics are covered in each product.

Teaching Writing/Student Writing Value Packages

Teaching Writing/Student Writing Value Packages

These combination packages are the best way to begin with Excellence in Writing. They include:-

  • Teaching Writing: Structure and Style (TWSS)
  • Tips and Tricks DVD
  • Student Writing Intensive (SWI)
  • Comes with 2 sets of DVDs (one for the teacher, one for the student), TWSS Seminar Workbook, and Student Notebook with handouts and daily lesson suggestions.

    Deluxe Combo Teacher/Student Writing Package

    Deluxe Combo Teacher/Student Writing Package

    These deluxe packages give you everything you need to start your elementary student on the road to writing with ease and confidence! (includes two years of beginning grammar)

    Includes:

  • Teaching Writing: Structure & Style DVD set
  • Seminar Workbook
  • Student Writing Intensive DVDs, including the Structure & Style Overview
  • Student Notebook with handouts and lesson plans
  • Fix-It! Grammar Books with downloadable student e-books
  • A Word Write Now
  • Portable Walls
  • Choose Level A (Grades 3–5), B (Grades 6–8), or C (Grades 9–12). If you wish to use this course with children of mixed ages, you can generally select Level B, “shooting for the middle."