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The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to give members a unique opportunity to use Institute for Excellence in Writing's award-winning curriculum in their homeschool writing, reading, and spelling classes. Cathy Duffy Logo

By purchasing through the Co-op, you will get:

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  • Bonus SmartPoints that you can use to purchase other award-winning curricula through the Co-op. You score 10 points for every $1 spent!

If you are going to purchase Institute for Excellence in Writing products anyway, why not get added value?

Think, Write, Communicate

Discover this award-winning approach to teaching students how to write well, think clearly, and communicate effectively!

Essential for success in today's fast-paced world, mastering writing and communication skills will serve students during their school years, into college, and throughout their adult lives, including the workplace. Learning to write well teaches students how to think clearly and communicate effectively in every area of life.

IEW materials feature easy to use, step-by-step instructions, and offer programs for all grade levels. IEW's unique approach was designed to provide the structure that students need to develop confidence in the writing process, while gradually guiding them toward greater independence and creativity. IEW focuses on nine structural models (note taking, writing paragraphs, stories, simple reports, writing from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essays, and critiques) to help the learner organize any type of composition. Additionally, stylistic techniques (strong verbs, quality adjectives, sentence openers, and more) are taught incrementally to gently move students from the basics into more sophisticated writing.

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For example, if you purchase $500 of Institute for Excellence in Writing curriculum, you not only enjoy free shipping, but you will also earn 5,000 SmartPoints.

That's more than enough SmartPoints to purchase ANY of the following curriculum through the Co-op:

And many, many more! Your SmartPoints stay in your Co-op member account for up to 2 years - ready for you to redeem at your leisure! Visit the SmartPoints Spend 'Em page and the SmartPoints Vendor Hall to see what's available with SmartPoints!

NEW! Take full advantage of your IEW Student Writing Intensive curriculum with the official, IEW-created lesson plans for Homeschool Planet, the Co-op's rave-reviewed online planner.

The plans -- one for each course -- lay out the publisher's recommended course of study in Homeschool Planet and give you and your student an easy-to-follow schedule of assignments with one-click access to associated teachers notes, student handouts, and more (in PDF format).
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  1. Scroll down for more information about Institute for Excellence in Writing:

    • Visit the Institute for Excellence in Writing website for complete information.
    • Read the FAQS about the program.
    • See what other homeschool parents have to say about IEW.
  2. Please be an informed consumer and carefully read the Terms & Conditions. The T&Cs tell you everything you need to know about this offer. By placing an order, you are agreeing to the T&Cs.

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    • Fulfillment: Orders fulfilled in 1-2 business days (or less). All orders ship via best way.
    • Shipping: Shipping is FREE to U.S. Sorry, no Canada, International, or APO addresses available at this time. Note: Your shipment may arrive in multiple packages.
    • Returns/Cancellations: No returns available for this GroupBuy. Replacement for damaged goods only. The Co-op recommends viewing IEW online samples prior to joining the GroupBuy to ensure a confident purchase. If the product is defective or damaged upon receipt, you may return it for a replacement (Co-op does not cover return shipping) within 15 days. Submit your return request at our Contact Us page. You will receive return instructions via email and/or phone.
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High School Essay Intensive

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High School Essay Intensive, Second Edition (Gr. 9-12): Coming soon! $79.00
Bonus SmartPoints:10 / $1 spent

For Grades: 9 - 12

This DVD course with accompanying handouts provides immediate experience and inside tips toward high school essay writing, including text analysis, response-to-literature prompts, and the college application personal essay.

With content updated in 2016 for SAT®, ACT®, and techniques for writing a college application, this seminar also offers tools and tips for general composition skills.

This package includes:

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Theme Based Writing Lessons (Student)<-- Click here to expand/collapse 
Fix It! Grammar<-- Click here to expand/collapse 
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Teaching Writing Structure Style<-- Click here to expand/collapse 
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NEW! Take full advantage of your IEW curriculum with the official, IEW-created lesson plans for Homeschool Planet, the Co-op's rave-reviewed online planner. The plans -- one for each course -- lay out the publisher's recommended course of study in Homeschool Planet and give you and your student an easy-to-follow schedule of assignments with one-click access to associated teachers notes, student handouts, and more (in PDF format).

The schedule of assignments allows plenty of time to practice and master the concepts, but you can use Homeschool Planet features to expand or collapse the schedule to suit you and your student's needs.

Note: Parents/teachers should review the lesson plan and do any necessary prep prior to when the student begins the course.

IEW Lesson Plans for Homeschool Planet

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Qty: $ (each)
IEW Student Writing Intensive All Levels Bundle - BEST VALUE!: $29.95
Student Writing Intensive Level A: $14.95
Student Writing Intensive Level B: $14.95
Student Writing Intensive Level C: $14.95
Fix It! Grammar Lesson Plan Bundle - BEST VALUE: $24.95
The Nose Tree, Book 1: $6.95
Robin Hood, Book 2: $6.95
Frog Prince, or Just Deserts, Book 3: $6.95
Little Mermaid, Book 4: $6.95
Chanticleer, Book 5: $6.95
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Book 6: $6.95
IEW Poetry Memorization Bundle - BEST VALUE: $19.95
IEW Poetry Memorization Level One: $4.95
IEW Poetry Memorization Level Two: $4.95
IEW Poetry Memorization Level Three: $4.95
IEW Poetry Memorization Level Four: $4.95
IEW Poetry Memorization Level Five: $4.95
Note: Your purchase of the lesson plans does not include the associated IEW curricula, which may be purchased above on this order form.

What You Get:

  • The publisher-recommended course of study
  • One-click access to associated teachers notes, student handouts, and more (in PDF format)
  • Check boxes for your students to check off as they complete their assignments, giving them a sense of accomplishment and you a permanent record of their achievement.
  • Automatic rescheduling of assignments when "life happens."
  • Automatic lesson plan updates as needed, with enhancements, link updates, etc.


  • "Daily Digest" email reminders to help you and your child stay on track
  • Grade your student's work to recognize or reward completion.
  • Track attendance for states where this is required.
  • Generate reports, reminders, and much more!


  1. Enter a quantity of "1" in the Qty: space above for each lesson plan that you want.
  2. Complete the rest of the order form below.
  3. When you have been notified that your IEW Lesson Plan order has been filled, sign in to Homeschool Planet at

    If you ARE a current Homeschool Planet subscriber, Homeschool Planet will give you an option to apply the lesson plan(s) to your calendar the next time you sign in. If you are already signed in, simply refresh the page.

    If you ARE NOT a Homeschool Planet subscriber, the Co-op will automatically create a FREE 30-day trial subscription for you using your Co-op email and password. After that, you can continue using the lesson plan(s) with the Free Version of Homeschool Planet for as long as you like, or purchase a Premium Version subscription. (Compare.)


  • You must have the associated IEW curriculum, available separately on this offer page.
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We have only been using IEW for a few weeks and I am amazed by what we have learned so far. This is a weak area for myself and my 6th grade son. IEW has made writting a simple process to learn from the ground up. I really wish we had found this sooner. Not only am I learning but I am able to teach and guide my son to have a positive experince while he is gaining confidence in his writting abilites. We are also really enjoying the spelling zoo program also.
Amber N., Co-op Member
I bought the Primary Language of Arts which is for the younger kids just learning how to read. After using it for about a month I have seen great improvement in my child's reading ability. He has struggled with learning to read and has done really great with this program. The fun games and repetition I think have been key. It has been kind of a learning curve for the both of us, and can be kind of overwhelming at first but has become routine now and we enjoy doing it. Thank you for these great projects. Also, I love that all about spelling is ...(more)
Kiana T,
I am so excited about this program. We are working through the poems together as a family. It not only encourages the memorization and recitation; it allows each child to personalize and be as dramatic as possible. Truly fun times in our learning! I'm hoping the younger children will get through the entire program and that even the ones graduating in the next couple of years will join me in continuing this challenge.
K. Burns, Co-op Member
FINALLY! After trying 3 other programs and giving them a whole year's opportunity with no results, my 6th grade son is only 4 weeks into IEW and there is an enormous difference in the quality, clarity, and creativity of his writing! Why didn't I listen to my homeschool mom friends sooner? I looked at it and it seemed complicated. It's the exact opposite. The very detailed guide is why it's simple. My son no longer tries to avoid language arts. He is so excited to share his stories with people and finally feeling as proud of writing as he is of ...(more)
Heather D., Co-Op Mom
My kids, ages 10 and 12, started IEW's Fix it! Grammar this year as part of their homeschool curriculum. We are on week four and the kids are loving it! We have used other grammar curriculum in the passed that they have found to be boring and tedious. Fix it teaches concepts that they immediately have to use in their own writing, which really reinforces what they've learned.
Erika W., Co-op Member
IEW is excellent curriculum. This is the only writing program I have ever taught with such successful results. I have 7 girls, but home school 8 girls total, ages 4-17. My daughter who struggled with writing, who literally wrote with tears before, once despising anything that had to do with writing is now an avid writer and her IEW class is her favorite class this year. I have taught PAL both Reading and Writing, teaching both elementary students and ESL students to read and write. Phonetic Farm is a great spelling program, and my kids enjoy i...(more)
C. C., Co-op Member
I just wanted to let yall know we got this and have been using it. Honestly I would LOVE to do a review on this thing. IEW WORKS - and it's not scary! They don't ask a lot at a time! It's all taken in BABY STEPS. Instead of here is how to write a paper - now go write one, they start with rewriting paragraphs. NOTHING ELSE had even come close to working with us. Writing brought my son to tears before. NOW when IEW tells him he can use his own creativity to change something he is EXCITED! Plus - I learned I was being a bit harsh with my ...(more)
K. Flanary, Co-op Member
I used Student Writing Intensive B with my 5th, 7th, & 9th graders last year along with what I learned from Teaching Structure and Style. This approach to teaching writing can really help struggling writers. My boys benefited A LOT from the checklist approach. Each of them went from struggling to get out enough details for a single paragraph to cranking out enough details for three to five paragraphs in a short amount of time. While I could see some students struggling to transition from the checklist approach to applying the concepts natura...(more)
Emily, Co-op Member
My grandchildren, ages 5 through 10, have really enjoyed poetry memorization with IEW. The 10 year old boy has been particularly smitten with poetry and enjoys writing and memorizing his own poetry.
Sherry K,
Very pleased - it came brand new, I got free shipping, and earned double the points. Ordering was very easy and shipping was very quick. Thank you! This IEW notebook is a lifeline for us as we teach IEW at home. We have used IEW for years and I can't imagine doing anything else.
S. King, Co-op Member
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