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IEW Writing Workshops with Andrew Pudewa

for grades 3-5, 6-8, and high school

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Feb. 15-16 at Grace Covenant Academy

8000 Sanctuary Drive, Frisco, Texas 75033

Andrew Pudewa is the director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he inspires parents and charms students with his insights into writing, thinking, spelling, music and teaching. His practical experience and humor inform and entertain parents, teachers, teens and children. Mr. Pudewa’s seminars have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

Mr. Pudewa is the only speaker at these workshops, so when you pay the very reasonable price, you are getting ALL Pudewa!

 

For Grades 3-5

IEW, Unit 1& 2 - Level A

8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15

Students will be taught to create a Key Word Outline—the foundation for all IEW writing—and retell, represent, and dress up that work using various stylistic techniques.

Grade levels are approximate; no previous IEW experience is presumed.

Cost: Introductory Student workshops: $25.00/participant
(Save with the Early Registration price of $25 through January 26, 2019. After this date the regular registration price is $30.)
Teachers and parents may observe at no cost.

Participants: 15 minimum, 25 maximum

 

For Grades 6-8+

IEW, Unit 1& 2 - Level B

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15

Students will be taught to create a Key Word Outline—the foundation for all IEW writing—and retell, represent, and dress up that work using various stylistic techniques.

Grade levels are approximate; no previous IEW experience is presumed.

Cost: Introductory Student workshops: $25.00/participant
(Save with the Early Registration price of $25 through January 26, 2019. After this date the regular registration price is $30.)
Teachers and parents may observe at no cost.

Participants: 15 minimum, 25 maximum

 

For Grades 3-8+

Advanced Workshop: Story Writing

1:30-4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15

Student should have some IEW experience or have completed one of the Introduction to IEW classes offered earlier in the day.

Students will learn to extract key ideas from a story and organize that information based on the Story Sequence Chart, then apply selected stylistic techniques.

Cost: Introductory Student workshops: $30.00/participant
(Save with the Early Registration price of $30 through January 26, 2019. After this date the regular registration price is $35.)
Teachers and parents may observe at no cost.

Participants: 15 minimum, 30 maximum

 

High School Essay Intensive

Text Analysis & College Application Essays

A one-day seminar for high school students and teachers

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019

 

Presented by IEW’s humorous and engaging director and master teacher, Andrew Pudewa, the High School Essay Intensive class provides immediate experience and inside tips toward high school essay writing, including

Text analysis: Students will learn to employ strategies required in many college entrance exams or in response-to-literature prompts, including how to

  • thoughtfully read the provided text

  • evaluate the ideas presented

  • select facts or examples to support an author’s claims

  • identify stylistic or persuasive elements, such as word choice or appeals to emotion, which add power to the ideas

The college application personal essay: Students will choose the question, create the outline, and polish a final version. Participants will leave with

  • a clear concept of the task

  • their own outline for an actual personal essay

  • several new tricks and techniques to add to their repertoire

 

Cost: $50.00/participant
(Save with the Early Registration price of $50 through January 26, 2019. After this date the regular registration price is $60.)
$25.00/Accompanying adult
(Save with the Early Registration price of $25 through January 26, 2019. After this date the regular registration price is $30.)

There will be a lunch break from approximately 12:15–1:00; students may bring a lunch, or go out and return promptly.


Open to all students regardless of their experience with IEW courses or methodology, this seminar also offers tools and tips for general composition skills. Come prepared to write a great deal during this six-hour class.

Parents are welcome to attend at a reduced cost.

We invite you to join us when Mr Pudewa speaks to adults at Grace Covenant Academy’s annual gala, the night of Friday, Feb. 15. Addressing what is important for parents and teachers to know about the way children learn, Mr. Pudewa will inspire and encourage you with your own children. This event is a fundraiser for Grace Covenant Academy and includes a delicious meal at the Marriott at Shops of Legacy in Plano.