This is the Institute for Excellence in Writing's "flagship course" which teaches the nine structural models (units), and the stylistic techniques (dress-ups, openers, decorations, triplets) of the Blended Sound-Sight writing program. It contains both fiction/creative and non-fiction models, allowing a teacher to easily integrate the practice of composition into the study of history, science, and literature.
Ideal for parents, teachers, and tutors working with students in grades two through ten, this two day seminar presents in detail the concepts, teaching strategies, and practice exercises needed for a thorough understanding of how to implement this program in the classroom or home school.
These DVDs in a leatherette case supplement the Structure & Style Notebook. The twelve discs include nine DVDs of the recording of the seminar for a teacher and three discs of sample classes for different ages.
To take this course, you'll need a DVD player and a pen. To teach it, you'll want a thesaurus, and you'll need a collection of short (one-paragraph) stories or articles, at or slightly below your student's reading level (a short list of possibilities is offered below). You might also want to acquire a copy of Dr. Webster's text, as it has numerous helps and more information than this course offers.
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