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IEW Writing Level A

Teacher: Veronica Pedraza

Teaching writing can be challenging and frustrating. However, using the IEW Structure and Style method will prepare elementary-age students with writing skills far above their peers.  It provides a solid foundation for exceptional performance in high school and univeristy.  The syllabus of style is taught throughout the units at the speed with which the students can understand and utilize it.  Techniques are introduced one at a time.  Only some students will master everything taught, but all students will master some of what is taught.  While advanced style techniques will keep the brightest students excited about their writing, the basics of the syllabus allow all students to achieve variety and competence in expression.  The syllabus in style provides valuable communication tools which will serve them always.

Designed for students in grade school who are concurrently completing grammar and literature exercises in their home studies, this lab does address some grammar issues along with style and structure elements, but is not a complete instruction course for mechanics and use. 

In each lab students will learn and review concepts and exercise some in-lab writing.  This allows the student to practice the material taught and ask any questions needed to futher understanding.  We will be using the NEW IEW A notebook material.  This is perfect for any student who has done Level A but needs more practice.  

IEW level A course material will be incorporated throughout the lab and the current level A student notebook is required. Those registered will have the opportunity to order this notebook with the group to avoid individual shipping costs. The purchased material is reproducible within a family. 

This lab will require some at home writing in order to complete the components of the practicum. I advise that parents eliminate most writing within a language arts curriculum in order to alleviate excessive writing and to allow ample time to complete the at-home writing portion of this lab. Should a student arrive without the writing assignments repeatedly, it may be necessary to reevaluate participation in this lab. 

Compositions will be evaluated through a point system to help each child determine how to accomplish mastery and all written work is also evaluated for grammar and mechanics as well as structure for the benefit of the student and parent.
Grades will be kept so that, at the parent's discretion, they may be incorporated into each student's Language Arts grade. 


          Lab Cost: $243/yr. payable $27/mo.

Membership with Lighthouse Home School Support is required to register. 


Teacher Bio: I am a lover of Jesus Christ and am passionate about learning about Him through Him and His creation. In teaching,  I hope to share with students a desire for learning for His glory. The Bachelor of Science degree I hold has only a small impact upon my teaching, since I have learned most of what I really know through home teaching my own children over the past 28 years as I have learned how to meet their needs. My husband, Don, and I reside in Groves with the youngest three of our eight children. Each of the grown children value their home education. We love to encourage others who are considering homeschooling and those who are actively homeschooling. It is for this reason that we have established or helped establish a variety of homeschool groups or co-ops and continue to look for ways to encourage, edify and equip those who have taken on the task homeschooling. Grace and peace to you on your journey!!