Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tapestry of Grace and Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW) explained

I know this post was promised last year.  Can you believe what I can do to put off things?

Today, I am working on doing just that.  I look at Writing Aids (the Red pages) on the Tapestry of Grace week.

As you all know the first few weeks, instead of writing suggestions, they have "set up notebook times".  So this year, to pursue excellence in writing, we will be using Poetry Memorization.  I purchased the  Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization  through IEW.

The biggest treasure is found by joining the Yahoo group.  IEW Families  is an active group for all IEW teachers, especially home educators. With over 10,000 members and a monthly average of 500 posts, this group provides significant support to IEW parents and teachers. It is open to anyone who wants to learn more about how to teach children to write. Of particular benefit to members is an extensive Files archive with a vast array of resources from years past, with everything from lesson plans to grammar resources, all available in .PDF format.

Once you join that Yahoo Group (you will need to make an account).  Then you click on the left hand side to the tab labeled "FILES".  You scroll down and click on the file labeled "Comparisons and Using IEW with other programs" Then you click on "Tapestry of Grace".  Yes, you have made it.

1. join IEW Families  from Yahoo group
2.  click on "Files" (left hand sidebar)
3.  click on Comparisons and Using IEW with other programs
4. click on "Tapestry of Grace" on the top

Enjoy many source text for all the years of Tapestry.  I know have all the source texts for Key Word Outlines for the entire year for TOG 4!  Yes!  Thank you "busymom77772000" for putting together sources for good writing all year.

After talking with Danielle, she recommended doing the "Following Narnia" (IEW) for the Middle school kids.  I am so excited.  It will be a great blend and enough writing for all three children.