Nomadic Missy

Looking for Comprehensive Outlining Curriculum

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Nomadic Missy

My DD has language processing issues so putting thoughts into words (orally or written) is really difficult for her.  An education specialist suggested that next year DD should learn to dissect paragraphs (from existing writing) into outlines in order to learn how good writing is composed.

 

She needs a workbook or something that really breaks this down into simple steps and includes lots of practice for each step.  Anyone have any suggestions?

 

Thank you in advance!

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Owl's Nest

The IEW style of teaching writing could be helpful.  It teaches the student to create outlines from paragraphs by pulling out keywords.  The student then uses those keywords to write their own paragraph.  We used their Student Writing Intensive (SWI) level A last year and my kids really enjoyed watching the DVD lectures.  Their courses are a bit pricey, but it's really been worth it for my two reluctant writers.  

 

Here's a link to their website: http://iew.com/shop/shopping-resources/decision-tree.  

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texasmomtothree

This is definitely what IEW does.  Definitely go with SWI-A. Go as slow as you need to.

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Nomadic Missy

The IEW style of teaching writing could be helpful.  It teaches the student to create outlines from paragraphs by pulling out keywords.  The student then uses those keywords to write their own paragraph.  We used their Student Writing Intensive (SWI) level A last year and my kids really enjoyed watching the DVD lectures.  Their courses are a bit pricey, but it's really been worth it for my two reluctant writers.  

 

Here's a link to their website: http://iew.com/shop/shopping-resources/decision-tree.  

 

I really appreciate the suggestion and have gone to IEW's website.  Unfortunately, I can't make heads or tails out of what the program is and what I might need.  I don't even understand how to request a catalog.  Help!

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Owl's Nest

Yes, you're right, their website can be a bit confusing.  We started IEW with their SWI level A, which you can find here:

http://iew.com/shop/products/teaching-writingstudent-writing-value-package-level.

 

You could also check out this page, http://iew.com/intro-iew to read what IEW is all about.  HTH!  :)

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