IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons

A large part of the IEW philosophy is that students learn to write by imitation, so, naturally, you'll need content to imitate. You can pull material from anywhere you like—for instance, Writing Trails, Imitation in Writing, and DK Eyewitness books all provide great source texts—but IEW has published a variety of pre-made lesson plans with assignments to help students implement the writing theory they’ve learned in Teaching Writing: Structure and Style and the Student Writing Intensives.

The Theme-Based Writing Lessons guide kids through writing assignments based on the TWSS methods, while teaching them about a variety of subjects from science and history to literature and economics through interaction with important texts. To be clear, these are not intended for use as a curriculum replacement—you should still have your students cover these topics with other courses—but they are an excellent tool for broadening subject knowledge while teaching writing.

These books cover from K-12, but use the four color-coded "levels" to see which are appropriate for your situation: Tan for primary, grades K-2; Green for grades 3-5; Blue for 6-8; and Purple for 9-12.

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Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons - Set
by Lori Verstegen
3rd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 9th-12th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$49.00
Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons - Student Book
by Lori Verstegen
3rd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 9th-12th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$29.00
All Things Fun & Fascinating
by Lori Verstegen
2nd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 3rd-5th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$29.00
Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons - Set
by Lori Verstegen
4th edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 3rd-7th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$49.00
Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons - Student Book
by Lori Verstegen
4th edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 3rd-6th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$29.00
Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons - Student Book (old)
by Lori Verstegen
3rd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 3rd-5th grades
in Clearance: Language Arts (Location: B16-05B)
Bible Heroes
by Andrew Pudewa and James Webster
from Institute for Excellence in Writing
Writing Curriculum for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$29.00
Bible-Based Writing Lessons
by Andrew Pudewa and James Webster
2nd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
Writing Curriculum for 3rd-12th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$29.00
Economics-Based Writing Lessons
by Daniel K. Weber
from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 6th-12th grade
in IEW Advanced Materials (Location: B16-03E)
$29.00
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales - Student Book
by Maria Gerber
2nd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 3rd-5th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$29.00
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales - Teacher Book
by Maria Gerber
2nd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 3rd-5th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$20.00
Following Narnia 1 - Set
by Laura Bettis
3rd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 6th-8th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$49.00
Following Narnia 1 - Student Workbook
by Laura Bettis
3rd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 6th-8th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
Following Narnia 2 - Set (July 2016)
by Laura Bettis
1st edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 8th-12th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$49.00
Following Narnia 2 - Student Workbook
1st edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 5th-8th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
Geography-Based Writing Lessons
by Maria Gerber
from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 3rd-8th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$19.00
Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons - Set
by Lori Verstegen
4th edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 6th-8th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$49.00
Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons - Student Book
by Lori Verstegen
4th edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 6th-8th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$29.00
Rockets, Radar & Robotics - Student Book
by Danielle Olander
2nd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 6th-8th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$29.00
Rockets, Radar & Robotics - Teacher Book
2nd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 6th-8th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$20.00
U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Volume 1 - Set
by Lori Verstegen
3rd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 4th-9th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$49.00
U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Volume 1 - Student Book
by Lori Verstegen
3rd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 4th-9th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$29.00
U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Volume 1 - Teacher Edition
by Lori Verstegen
3rd edition from Institute for Excellence in Writing
for 4th-9th grade
in IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons (Location: B16-03C)
$16.00 (3 in stock)