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Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)
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Listen. Speak. Read. Write. Think!
Listen. Speak. Read. Write. Think!

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New Blog Post: A Simple Focus on What Works: Dr. Webster’s Two-Question Test

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New Blog Post: The Magnum Opus Magazine: A premier collection of great works by homeschool students around the world

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New Podcast: Episode 86: Latinam Discamus (Let's Learn Latin), Part 2

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New Blog Post: Frank Nicely: Inspiring Teachers and Motivating Children

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New Blog Post: A Slip of Spring - Spring is never late in her arrival by date, although some of us may be embracing her warmth a little more quickly thanks to our favorable geographical location. Regardless of whether you are in New York or Albuquerque and your temperature gauge reads 24 or 72, sit back and enjoy a beautiful spring poem written by Harlem Renaissance poet Claude McKay.

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New Blog Post: Vocabulary Victorious! - One of the many hats I wear (and as homeschool moms, we all wear a lot of hats!) is reading and writing tutor. The vast majority of my students are dyslexic. I tutor students who are homeschooled as well as ones who attend public school. One common characteristic I find with nearly all of them is that they have extremely weak vocabularies because of their reading difficulties.

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New Blog Post: Fix It! Grammar: Digging Deeper - Last week we answered some of your general questions about Fix It! Grammar. This week we thought we’d take a closer look at each of the books in the series and go a little deeper to answer your questions. Many of these questions were first posted in our online forum.

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New Podcast: Episode 85: Latinam Discamus (Let's Learn Latin), Part 1

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New Blog Post: Amy Wormald: IEW Student, Teacher, and Advisor

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New Blog Post: Editing Matters! - For every benefit that our modern device-based technologies bring, there is a cost, and autocorrect is no exception. For those who use this tool, muddled messes can arise when they send messages without first stopping to check their words. While most people understand accidental texting mistakes, the phenomenon is a painful reminder of a declining value—the importance of editing for precision in written communication. In an age of Microsoft Word and spell c...
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