Here's a snapshot of us working on pages in the notebook. The great thing about this program? Everything you need is all together!
Fix It Grammar - Now these are a favorite of mine. Grammar has never been a favorite subject of mine. There are so many rules to remember and it's just wild sometimes. Enter in the Fix It Grammar part of IEW.
Each lesson is just a few minutes long. Your child has one passage to copy down each day of the week into their own binder you have set up. They will fix any grammatical errors along the way as they copy it down. They also learn different parts of speech and grammar as they are doing the copy work. The lessons are short and sweet and by the end of the book, you have an entire story copied down in your own binder.
Boo Bear loved this part of his writing lesson because it only takes a few minutes and we are learning grammar at the same time. He could be done with a subject in less than ten minutes depending on the length of the passage for the day. In our first book we are working on it really is one sentence a day. You learn the paragraph markers for indention, homophones, verbs etc. It is a fun way to get in those sometimes boring parts of speech.
A Word Right Now - So how many of you when you're writing have a hard time coming up with just the right word? Maybe you've used something in the previous sentences and you want to use something similar but not the same word over and over. Enter A Word Right Now!
This book offers a large word list including everything from character traits to your senses. You'll find a variety of words for your child to use or if you need them in your own writing.
Portable Wall - As homeschoolers we tend to have tons of posters and things on the wall already. Well IEW thought of that and introduced the portable wall for your desk. This tri-fold item works well on your students desk or yours to offer reminders of all the models that are taught in IEW. It offers word lists, helps for different writing techniques and even replacements for words so you do not repeat the same word over and over.