Thursday, August 4, 2011

IEW Posters

Free IEW Posters Link
They've mocked up a set of posters to go along with Institute for Excellence in Writing's "Teaching Writing with Structure and Style" syllabus. Sized to print out on 8.5" x 11" card stock, they're bigger than his examples but smaller than the classroom-sized ones commercially available... perfect for your kitchen or reading nook!.

(However, Page 5 had a spelling mistake... Use this one instead.) Click to enlarge, and then print.

The following 11x17 Tabloid prints are for motivating your IEW Class.
We are following also the Classical Conversations Essentials for the English Language also,
and that is why it is listed as 24 weeks for classes.  The grammar rules & punctuation rules coordinate with that program, but you could easily make up your own list of rules you would like memorized, and add a sticker when completed.
Click on the image to enlarge.  Choose Tabloid setting to print.

This is a sample of doing IEW over a 24 week period.
Click on image to enlarge.
Print on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.

This poster I found helpful.  Especially for younger students who are struggling.  They don't need to complete everything.  Have them focus on grade level items listed.  8 1/2 x 11.

Below, is an example of what I wrote on the poster also.
(Texting Words are banned)
(Verbs & Adjectives)
I wrote it in marker on the original poster printed above.
(Sorry this is such a poor example below.)

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Homeschool Planner

Every year it seems I re-invent the Weekly Planner for our Homeschooling adventure.  This year's invention is going to be for each child to keep track of their own schedule, by marking off what they did each day.  They circle the day of the week at the top, and then put a check mark by the things they've done.  For our Portfolio Review, we need to show what we've done each day in each subject, so this is how we are going to accomplish it this year. 

We follow the Accountable Kids program... (see other post).  The Morning, and Evening Routines come from this.  We reward the kids after 10 days of getting everything done with a Special Date with a parent.

Click on each image to see full size:  8 1/2 x 11
Print the first page back to back.
The second page is the title page.

Place in a Mead, 3 Prong folder.  It's designed to fit perfectly inside one of these.
Also, it can be taken easily with you if needed.

MEA34030 - Folder,w/ Pocket and Flap, 3-Prongs, Assorted