Both Shurley English and IEW are award-winning curricula that complement each other, with some overlap.Rivendell uses them in a cyclical two-year program; this affords students a comprehensive writing program that moves from parts of speech to essay writing and back again.This post contains affiliate links, which help maintain the running of this site, without costing you anything extra. Also, IEW provides a lesson plan with many of their products, so I have simply taken their plan and put dates on it that correspond with our school year. It’s pretty easy to take the included one year lesson plan and double up lessons each day to complete the entire course in one semester.
The cyclical approach is also a benefit to students in a mixed classroom—no writer is left behind!
Writing is an extremely important skill for any adult.
We used a mixture of a file folder and Dropbox to turn in completed work.
The included lesson plan deviates from the included SWI-C materials slightly by using material from other courses, as is suggested in the Teaching Writing with Structure and Style videos.
I encourage cramming for an exam just for the sake of passing it, but rather, I aim to teach a well rounded subject area that happens to line up with many goals the exam covers.
With that said, if Care Bear is teetering around the pass/fail line, I’ll get a focused study guide to give her a leg up.
So far this year we’ve been really happy with everything we’ve selected and so we’ll be sticking with everything we started out with.
We are doing great with everything I picked for my 4th and 7th grader this year, so no change there.
I will be weaving this in as she goes along using a handbook I had to buy in college, much like the The Brief Mc Graw-Hill Handbook.
I that Fix-It uses literature as the backbone to teach the skill of fixing grammar.