And what does Ben think?
Thankfully, this would not be the last time we would get to enjoy Mr. So, being the brilliant program that it is, IEW hands your student a few paragraphs already written and then teaches him how to re-write them.
The DVDs allow him to show and not just tell you how to put this method into practice. To make this easy, the theme-based books include source texts, checklists, and assignments centered around a particular theme, as well as detailed written instructions for the student and the teacher.
I know for Ben, if I hand him a piece of paper and pencil and ask him to write a paragraph about anything he wishes, he will still be sitting there 2 hours later with a blank page. His teacher was well-versed in the ways of IEW, but the videos with Andrew Pudewa teaching were not used.
The student materials contain all the source texts, checklists, and assignments that will be needed for the course. For more information or to enroll your student, call Holly at or email at holly.