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Jenny R.

  • Reviewed on Sunday, April 7, 2013
  • Grades Used: 1st grade
  • Dates used: 2012
I wanted to love it. I really did. I love everything that the Institute for Excellence in Writing ever makes. But I couldn't. It was overwhelming to implement and I just couldn't find the step-by-step support that I needed. They even had a book that recommended how to use the program, but I couldn't understand what they were referencing much of the time.

I went back to my tried-and-true Charlotte Mason approach, and I'll start my son on the IEW's Student Writing Intensive just like I did all of my other children, and he'll thrive in the program because it is excellent.

I wish they had more local classes or seminars to help teach implementation.