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Love IEW!

December 5th, 2012

Just a quick post to say how much I love IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing)!

My kids are writing papers this week on Jericho and related happenings in history. This is the first real paper for my 2nd grader (just a paragraph, not a “real” paper). I found a paragraph for him to use as source material and gave him a crash course in IEW technique which involves writing a Key Word Outline. He typed it up himself, we tweaked one awkward phrase. Talked about titles and, in less than half an hour, here was his finished product!I guess I should up the standard for him next time. :)

Promised Protection

by Nathan

December 5, 2012

Jericho was the first city that the Israelites needed to conquer. Israelite spies got sent to scope out the land. The Israelites’ reputation made the people in Jericho scared. Rahab had believed in the Israelites. Rahab heard the Israelites crossed the Red Sea. Rahab hid the Israelite spies in her house. They told her to put a red rope out her window. The Israelites promised her protection when they were attacking Jericho.

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  1. Audrey Ringer
    December 5th, 2012 at 10:51 | #1

    Way to go, Nathan! Now it’s time to discuss the actual identity of the sea… :)

  2. admin
    December 5th, 2012 at 11:49 | #2

    @Audrey Ringer
    I agree! We did discuss it during the lesson time, but I think only the older kids really grasped it. Next time through . . . ;)

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