Do You Waste Your Time & Your Kids' Time
By Not Integrating Your Writing Lessons
With Another Subject?

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Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Student/Teacher Combo
Is Your Solution to Writing!

February 8, 2014
Dear Fellow Writing Teacher, Homeschool Mom or Parent,

The lessons in this book are designed to teach structure and style in writing. As they move through Ancient World History themes, the lessons incrementally introduce and review most of the models of structure and elements of style found in the Institute for Excellence in Writing's Teaching Writing: Structure & Style.

Instructions are directed to the student, but teachers should read them with their students and help as necessary, especially with outlining and brainstorming.

It is assumed that teachers have attended IEW's Basic Seminar, either live or via DVD, and own the seminar workbook.

With 24 lessons moving through all nine IEW units, this series uses source texts touching on Ziggurats, Gilgamesh, Pyramids, Mummies, The Trojan Horse, Olympics, Ancient Rome, Persecution of Christians, and more.

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For students grade 3-6...

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Watch the following video for a general overview of History-Based Writing products.

Table of Contents

Lesson In Poetry
Lesson 1 - Adjective Poem: "The Ancient World"
  Lesson 2 - Strong Verb Poem: "The Great Flood"

Writing From Key Words (IEW Units I & II)
Lesson 3 - Ziggurats (The Sumerians)
  Lesson 4 - The Oldest Story Know (The Sumerians)
  Lesson 5 -
(Three Parts) "The Epic if Gilgamesh" Story (The Sumerians)

Summarizing References (IEW Unit IV)
Lesson 6 - Pyramids (Ancient Egypt)
  Lesson 7 - The Sphinx and Mummies (Ancient Egypt)
  Lesson 8 - Putting It All Together (Wonders of Egypt)

Narrative Stories (IEW Unit III)
Lesson 9 -
(Three Parts) "The Exodus" (Israel)
  Lesson 10 -
(Three Parts) "The Fall of Babylon" (Babylon and Media-Persia)
  Lesson 11 -
(Three Parts) "The Trojan Horse" (Ancient Greece)
  Lesson 12 -
(Three Parts) "The Curse of Sphinx" (Ancient Greece)
  Optional: "Borrowing a Conflict" (Original Story)

Critiques (IEW Unit IX)
Lesson 13 -
(Two Parts) "Pandora's Box" (Ancient Greece)
  Optional: Critiquing an Ancient Greek Myth of Choice

Research Reports (IEW Unit VI)
Lesson 14 - The Olympics (Ancient Greece)
  Lesson 15 -
(Three Parts) Ancient Rome

Formal Essays/Reports (IEW Unit VIII)
  Lesson 16 - Adding an Introduction and Conclusion to Ancient Rome Report
  Lesson 17 - Putting It All Together: Five-Paragraph Report on Ancient Rome
  Lesson 18 - Library Research Report on Ancient Rome Subject of Choice

Writing From Pictures (IEW Unit V)
Lesson 19 - Persecution of Christians (Rome)

Creative Writing (IEW Unit VII)
Lesson 20 - Greek and Roman Gods (Contrast Essay)
  Lesson 21 -
(Three Parts) "A Very Different Life" (Personal Essay)
  Lesson 22 - Polishing "A Very Different Life"

This is a great way of combining both your history and writing!
When you use IEW, you will spend time teaching your students HOW TO WRITE, instead of so much time worrying your kids with what to write about.

SAVE TIME and SPEND MORE TIME with your FAMILY by using these writing lessons that work!

For Newbies & experienced teachers.

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I lead a co-op and used the American History Text this year and was very pleased.

For me, the most appealing aspect of the "topic" based writing programs is that they generally coincide with something that I'm already teaching. Therefore, although the writing may be a new aspect of my History lesson, the material still parallels with a subject we're covering. And, although the writing assignments don't always correspond with my lesson plans, they either reinforce something we've already covered or they introduce something yet to come.

One of my favorite parts of the American History program is the way vocabulary is introduced and integrated into the writing. It is great! Another favorite, yet very challenging concept was the idea of eliminating "to be" verbs. Wow! Very difficult, but it made an incredible difference in the kids' writings.

We struggled in only one portion of the program --- the Preamble, the Constitution and the significance of the American Flag -- all close together. Most fifth graders have heard of the constitution but don't fully understand it. The preamble in particular is a very complex concept. And I don't believe that 10- and 11-year-olds have fully developed an ability to emotionally attach themselves or comprehend--well, much of anything, much less the American flag.

We had to stop and specifically cover these topics before the kids were truly able to write about them. Unfortunately, I knew we missed the boat when my son said, "I'm just going to write, that when I see an American flag, I feel proud to be an American and I think of what my forefathers sacrifice for me."

"Wow! You're pretty amazing. Is that how you really feel every time you see a flag?"

"No, not really, but that would be the easiest thing to write. Besides and it would make a good poem." I guess I need to buy the Character packet next!

Co-op Leader

Throughout the Manual, You Receive

  1. Stylistic Charts & Helps - You should refer to these charts when your kids need help brainstorming or developing an outline. Some of the lists include:

    --Quality Adjectives
    --Strong Verbs
    --"-ly" Words

  2. Stories - The stories and lessons are right here in the book for you. You do NOT have to spend time searching for each fairy tale and/or making it appropriate for the age of your child.

  3. Samples & Examples - There are samples of other children's work, as well as examples of the concept Lori is teaching for that lesson.

  4. Vocabulary Cards - Students will be instructed to cut out one set of cards each lesson. They will be expected to include some vocabulary words in each composition they write. The student will also be quizzed (include in teacher's manual) over the words periodically. The goal is that these words will become part of each student's natural writing vocabulary.

  5. Games for Review/Fun Ideas for Your Students

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As an ADDED BONUS... when you grab your copy of Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons

1.  Student Resource Notebook eBook (digital download for each of your own children)
  Structure Models
  Strong Verb Charts
  -ly Words (Adverbs)
  Quality Adjective Charts
  Five Senses & Emotions
  Transition Words & Phrases
  Grammar Rules - Punctuation, Confused Words, Clauses, Phrases, etc
  Charts & Checklists
  Answers to Exercises

2.  Teacher Manual

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