Why I Like Andrew’s Student Writing Lessons So Much?
Children are given DVD tutorials using a set of well organised videos filmed when Andrew Pudewa teaches a small class of homeschool students.
Andrew Pudewa presents the skill of writing to children using a very formulaic approach. He does it in a daggy dad sort of way that amuses children.
His style is clear and uncluttetered so children know what is expected of them.
Practical examples are provided and children are given an opportunity to immediately put their knowledge into practise with the well set out lessons.
Australian children will have no difficulty relating to the lessons and enjoying Andrew’s corny jokes.
DVD lessons allow your children to learn independently of you but I must confess I watched all the DVDs with my kids and I learnt so much.
It’s affordable for what it gives you and it’s very popular as a second hand item.
This product can only be purchased in the USA. Here is the direct link to IEW. Shipping takes approximately 2 weeks. The DVDs work on Australian players and if you need replacement because one may is faulty (as happened to me once) they will replace it.
My Favourite IEW Products
Student Writing Intensive Level B – This is great for teaching writing skills especially when you have a reluctant writer. Your child will learn, amongst other things, how to tell back information using key words, strong verbs and vary sentence styles. If your child has been writing narrations or their own little stories this will begin to consolidate their style and teach them a model for writing well. You do not need to do Level A before starting Level B. I think it’s great to start this Year 7 or 8.
Student Writing Intensive Level C – This reviews the concepts from Level B and begins developing skills in essay writing, comparing a range of articles and writing about them and shows you how to use these skills in everyday writing. You could do this without doing Level B but it would be harder to grasp some of the concepts. I think it would work best around Year 8, 9 or 10.
I became an affiliate for IEW because I wanted Australian homeschoolers to know about this exceptional product.