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Old 07-11-2022, 06:10 AM   #1
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Default High School IEW questions (or recommend another writing curriculum)

My son really dislikes regular language arts and literary analysis and such, so I was thinking of letting hime skip it and just do writing and grammar. He loves to read and will still keep reading on his own. He has already done a year of a more traditional language arts curriculum and may still do one more.

So I was wondering about IEW. A few questions-

Is it secular (our charter only reimburses secular curriculum).

Can the kids just do it themselves in high school? (We run our high school so the students are independent and I check their work and help when they have trouble- I do not sit down and teach them generally).

Is it literary analysis or other kinds of writing? What kinds of writing?

If it is literature, what is the literature?

Or can anyone else recommend a high school, self-taught writing curriculum that is only writing, preferably technical writing? My son wants to be an engineer so I figure writing that would be more informative style writing would be good.
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Old 07-11-2022, 06:46 AM   #2
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Is his writing already excellent? Just need LA for transcripts?
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Is his writing already excellent? Just need LA for transcripts?
He writes pretty good essays- just want to take to the next level for college admissions and scholarship essays and whatever else he may need to write in his life. I wouldn’t do anything just for transcripts.
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We will be doing classical academic press level 10 this year at our co-op. Thesis is the title. I haven’t used their materials before but wonder if it might be a good fit for you.


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He writes pretty good essays- just want to take to the next level for college admissions and scholarship essays and whatever else he may need to write in his life. I wouldn’t do anything just for transcripts.
I've never heard of a college not requiring transcripts until you said your dd didn't need hers! I know 4 years of English is always required for college entry.

https://www.analyticalgrammar.com/ou...tical-grammar/

shorter books if he's already great

https://www.analyticalgrammar.com/hi...reinforcement/

Might be all review, might not be

Beyond the Book Report covers literary analysis, journalism, poetry, drama, essays, oral reports, and research papers. The student video lectures and printables are on a computer DVD; the teacher schedule, examples, and glossary of terms come as a three-hole-punched packet. The program is flexible; you can use the modules with whatever works of fiction you and your children choose. No more boring book reports that simply get words on papers. BBR uses the idea of a “book report” to teach all the skills and knowledge necessary to have students fully prepared for high school level work.
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I started to answer but had to look up if we use IEW or EIW. Turns out DS1 used the other one (EIW). We were really satisfied with it though. It was secular, done independently, and had the option of sending assignments in to be graded. The 11th grade course started simple (reviewing the basics) but quickly progressed to covering different kinds of essays and how to do a research paper.


There was a literature add-on but we didn't use it.
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I started to answer but had to look up if we use IEW or EIW. Turns out DS1 used the other one (EIW). We were really satisfied with it though. It was secular, done independently, and had the option of sending assignments in to be graded. The 11th grade course started simple (reviewing the basics) but quickly progressed to covering different kinds of essays and how to do a research paper.


There was a literature add-on but we didn't use it.
This one actually looks like a great fit! Thanks!
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