Teaching Writing: Structure and Style®, Second Edition (Forever Streaming Video Seminar, Workbook, Premium Membership)

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Learn how to nurture excellence in writing and thinking in students of any age. This powerful and inspiring seminar will transform the way you teach writing to children (and perhaps your own writing as well)! You'll learn how to incrementally teach students to write with clear structure and compelling style. Begin with the basics—rewriting a paragraph—and continue all the way into advanced creative and essay writing.


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Whether your students are eager learners or reluctant writers, the award-winning Teaching Writing: Structure and Style video seminar will give you the tools you need to confidently teach your students to write well, think clearly, and express themselves eloquently and persuasively.

Teachers or teaching parents of students in grades K–12 and beyond will learn how to effectively teach their students tooutline and summarise

  • generate cohesive paragraphs
  • create stories
  • produce reports and critiques
  • develop essays
  • translate their thoughts and ideas into writing
  • vary sentence structure
  • use interesting vocabulary
  • add literary devices

 This complete package includes the following:

  • twelve Forever Streaming* Videos or DVDs:
    • nine streaming videos or DVDs of the entire Teaching Writing: Structure and Style teacher training course, providing instruction on the nine structural models and multiple stylistic techniques (14 hours total viewing time—may be watched all at once, or viewed one at a time throughout the school year)
    • three streaming videos or DVDs of sample Student Workshops at four different grade levels to help you with that first lesson
  • Premium Membership that allows you access to the following for one year from the date of activation:
    • streaming video of the entire Teaching Writing: Structure and Styleteacher training course
    • streaming video of sample Student Workshops at four different grade levels to help you with that first lesson
    • online Master Classes taught by Andrew Pudewa
    • free access to the online IEW Checklist Generator™
    • audio MP3 downloads of Andrew Pudewa’s most popular conference talks
    • several PDF downloads
  • TWSS Seminar Workbook, which serves as the guide for the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style and contains charts, word lists, sample lesson plans, and more!

 *Forever Streaming is available from IEW.com as long as it is needed by the original purchaser. Nontransferable.


About the Teacher’s Seminar

This video seminar is our primary offering for teachers and parents, presenting a system of structural models (e.g., narrative, essay, report) and stylistic techniques (e.g., strong verbs, quality adjectives, and a variety of sentence openers) applicable for students of all ages and aptitudes.

The set includes the full teacher training course on nine DVDs, along with four demonstration lessons showing the first step of the process being taught to students at four different grade levels—an enjoyable jump start with Structure & Style. The accompanying Seminar Workbook becomes your syllabus and teaching manual.

Unlike many creative writing programs, this more classical system stresses modeling and builds a firm foundation of specific skills. As students practice each format and master each technique, they develop confidence—and consequently, creativity. Even the youngest student can gain a sense of structure and a repertoire of style; high school or university students will see instant improvement in their written communication.

This program allows for easy customization, effective implementation, and concise grading. After learning it yourself, you will be able to communicate to students exactly what is expected of them as they master new skills one step at a time. You will learn how to teach your students to outline and summarize, add style to their writing, create stories, produce reports, write critiques, develop essays, analyze literature, and put into writing the information they have hidden in their brains. Assignments can be integrated with content areas of history, geography, science, religion, literature, etc.

Teaching Writing: Structure and Style is easy to implement. Simply watch the first disc of your teacher’s seminar and then present that lesson to your student. The Seminar Workbook has sample assignments and ideas to help you. Once you and your student master the material from the first disc, watch and teach another. To aid you in the teaching of the first lesson, view the Student Workshop at the appropriate level. (For more student lessons on video, see the Structure and Style for Students.)


About the Student Workshops

Included with this seminar are four student workshops. Each one shows Andrew Pudewa demonstrating the first writing lesson at each of four levels. (Note: for more in-depth modeling of teaching through the entire syllabus, see the Structure and Style for Students video courses.)

The Primary Workshop (Level P) teaches Years 2-3 to create a key word outline from a short paragraph and then use the outline to write a paragraph of their own. Students are also taught how to use substitutes for said. (about 40 minutes)

The Elementary Workshop (Level A) shows Years 4-6 how to create a key word outline from a paragraph and then use the outline to write a paragraph of their own. Additionally the students are taught how to “dress-up” their writing with adverbs and strong verbs. They are also shown how they can be creative by changing the details in their story and how to create a memorable title. (about 95 minutes)

The Intermediate Workshop instructs Years 7-9 (Level B) how to create a key word outline from a short report and write a paragraph. They too are shown how to dress up their writing with adverbs, noun clauses, strong verbs and more. Choosing a title is also discussed. (about 95 minutes)

The Advanced Workshop, for Years 10 and above (Level C), not only presents how to create a key word outline from a report, but also shows students how to take notes from a live lecture. Students then learn effective ways to write their paragraph and to use these skills to study effectively. The style of using a variety of sentence openers is explained before the presentation of the writing assignment. (about 100 minutes)


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Institute for Excellence in Writing

Publication date:

Second edition, 2015


240-page binder


1.79 kg



9 seminar streaming videos or DVDs, 3 student demo streaming videos or DVDs, 240 page binder


Forever Streaming: 978-1-62341-336-1, DVDs: 978-1-62341-223-4



Disc media may not be copied. Transmission or broadcasting of Teaching Writing: Structure and Style video content is prohibited. Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Seminar and Workbook All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author, except as provided by U.S.A. copyright law.



TWSS Second Edition Viewing Guide.pdf

TWSS Second Edition Time Signatures.pdf

Seminar Workbook Sample.pdf


Andrew Pudewa is the founder and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills.

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of fifteen, making their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


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