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Institute For Excellence In Writing US History-Based Writing Lessons, Explorers to the Gold Rush, Volume 1 Set

Encourage good writing while instilling lessons of American history! Easily adaptable to different grades/levels, this course may be used in group or individual settings, and includes notes for grading, materials needed and reproducible checklists. Based on the principles elaborated upon in Teaching Writing: Structure and Style, it is recommended that the teacher be at least familiar with Teaching Writing before using US History-Based Writing Lessons. Lessons follow the included scope & sequence, with scripted-teacher notes, examples, and instructions. Copies of the student pages are included as well. The book If You Lived in Colonial Times will be necessary to complete this course.

This kit includes:

  • Teacher's Manual; 158 pages, softcover, spiral-bound.
  • 1 Student Resource Packet; loose-leaf reproducible activity pages and set of 72 cardstock vocabulary cards. Three-hole-punched pages. 4th grade through high school.
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    Customer Reviews for US History-Based Writing Lessons, Explorers to the Gold Rush, Volume 1 Set
    Review 1 for US History-Based Writing Lessons, Explorers to the Gold Rush, Volume 1 Set
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    Great resource to practice writing

    Date:October 31, 2013
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    This resource combines writing with US History events. It also includes vocab. IEW naturally includes grammar instruction. This resource ends up being a decent English course, to supplement either other English or history courses. Takes about 30 to 60 min/day, depending on the student and your familiarity with IEW. It will be much easier with previous IEW exposure.
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    Review 2 for US History-Based Writing Lessons, Explorers to the Gold Rush, Volume 1 Set
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    Great!Easy to jump into if you've done IEW before!

    Date:November 9, 2011
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    My ninth grader and I just received this last week. She took an IEW class last year at a co-op. She was able to open this up and jump right in - which is really great. The downloadable Student Resource Binder is nicer than having to pay extra - it is over 100 pages and you print it at home. I plan to use this next year for my son who is right behind her and taking an IEW class this year at the co-op. God Bless!!
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    Review 3 for US History-Based Writing Lessons, Explorers to the Gold Rush, Volume 1 Set
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    Date:August 13, 2010
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    Sherri
    This is our second year using Excellence in Writing. I find the material to be of good quality full of good information. However, one thing that my husband and I did have issue with is, the fact that after purchasing the materials (which are labeled as a set), we then had to print out almost 100 pages of additional materials. We feel as though this material should have been included, (as is stated in the description of the kit). We found this a bit unnerving. If you say something is included then it should be, other wise update the description. Excellence in Writing has top-notch products but, you should not cut corners but instead include ALL required material in the sets. Especially since it says these materials are included in the kit.
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    Date:March 16, 2010
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    Amanda
    We used this text without having ever seen the Teaching Writing materials and it was not a problem. For the first time ever, my kids were excited about writing. They also learned more about history from this writing program than they did from their history textbook. There are very few materials that I recommend without hesitation, but this is top-notch.
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