Student Writing Intensive A Workbook
The Student Writing Intensives (SWIs) by the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW®) were the most popular VHS and DVD writing programs they offered for the first two decades of this century. In January of 2020, IEW® discontinued these programs and replaced them with a new extended series. Thousands of people over those years still own these DVD courses (not sure about the VHS tapes that have likely degraded by now), and enjoy sharing them with other home schoolers, or pass them down to their own children for their kids to use. Some are even showing up at used curriculum sales.
In 2005, Excellent Resources launched a series of Workbooks to accompany the SWIs, and those have undergone several revisions over the years. These books have made it possible to have ready-made lesson plans to accompany the teaching on the DVDs, as well as have specifically Canadian content to practice with. The workbooks come with places for assignments, handy charts and even checklists for each assignment for easy marking. Some teachers even use these books as lesson plans for their own classes or co-ops.
The legacy SWI A Workbook is 142 pages long download, and is designed for the Grade 4-5 level.
Reminder: This download is the workbook only. The teaching is done on the DVDs which are no longer available from IEW®. Without the DVDs, it is not advisable to order this workbook.