At the beginning of August, four of the teachers of Immaculate Heart of Mary School were able to attend two seminars on Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. The seminars were taught by IEW's senior educational consultant Linda Mikottis, who did a fantastic job of presenting the methods and materials. Here at IHM, we are excited to put into practice the training we received and to implement this wonderful program in our classrooms.
IEW stands for Institute for Excellence in Writing, and Andrew Pudewa is the director. Here is a description of their program from their IEW Handbook for Administrators and School Leaders:
Our methodology presents a powerful method of teaching writing, which consists of two main components.
Structure refers to organizational models for writing, which are explored...