Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Institute For Excellence in Writing Review

Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, a homeschooling father of seven, and a grandfather of three. Presenting throughout North America, he addresses issues relating to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students and teachers have helped transform many reluctant writers into competent communicators and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students' skills.
Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan (Suzuki Method) and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him "the funny man with the wonderful words." He and his beautiful, heroic wife Robin currently teach their three youngest children at home in Locust Grove, Oklahoma.

My Review:

Thank you to Institute For Excellence in Writing for letting us review the Structure and Style Overview and the Student Writing Intensive A Notebook and Packet.

 We are doing this curriculum with one other family. At first was wasn't convinced to have my child (9yrs old, boy) do any structured writing other than copy work. But when I reviewed this program and realized that my child needed to learn how to write and the why behind it. They start pulling out the key words and build upon that afterwards. Some of the things they cover are dress-ups,"ly" adverb,banned words, which clause and much more.  I'm so impressed with this program and how our son is having fun doing writing which has always been a struggle for him. I highly recommend this program. Andrew integrates grammar into the writing in a discrete way. This program doesn't hinder the child but rather they let the child develop at there own pace.

Our Son's Story:

The Selfish Boy
By: D Man

A young boy reached his hand into a pitcher of nuts. He grabbed a big handful of nuts and tried to pull his hand out which his fist was bulging with nuts and he could not get his hand out. Unwilling to let go of any nuts he was unable to pull his hand out. He burst into tears. A nearby man quietly came up to the boy that was cryign and said you will have to be satisfied with fewer nuts. Sometimes you ahve to give a little to get what you wish.

Bear of the Mountainside
By: D Man

In the video Teaching Writing: Structure and Style method of teaching writing Andrew is very informative and very inspirtual and encouraging. . This video definitely gave me an overview of the program and what there beliefs are of teaching writing. I loved what Andrew said: You can't help a child to much. There is a wealth of information in this video, definitely worth it.
In this 2 hour and 20 minute DVD and accompanying handouts, Andrew Pudewa introduces you to the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style method of teaching writing. Briefly covering the nine units of structure and introducing several stylistic techniques, Andrew gives the audience insight into why this method is so effective in teaching even the most reluctant writer.
Ideal for teachers to give to the parents of students in their classes

 Andrew teaches in such a way that is understandable to the child. Andrew makes it fun so it's not like work. Andrew is very knowledgeable about writing so you know your child is getting what he needs.

Please check out there website for more resources and information.

You will be pleasantly delighted with Institute For Excellence in Writing.

Thank you again for the opportunity to review this wonderful product:)

1 comment:

Kelly @ In Everything said...

I've heard soo much about this program!!! Really hoping to use it next year:)Since I got a rough start on writing... I'm really hoping my children will have a better start and love writing;)

returning the visit;)