Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Institute for Excellence in Writing - Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization {TOS Review}

Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization  IEW Review

One of my favorite vendors ever is Institute For Excellence in Writing so I jumped at the chance to review Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization. I chose to work on level one with Captain and we have had a blast! We even posted his first poem on Facebook while trying out the new 'live' video feature!

Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization  IEW Review
This set is amazing and we have had a great time using it.

What we received:

Folder with 5 CD's that contained 5 levels of poetry. I was really pleased that the set comes with all 5 levels so this is a program that will grow with Captain. Plus this folder is perfect for storing the CD's in and Captain loves how special it looks.

Teacher's Manual - This contains so much information. It explains why memorization is so important. Why kids benefit from learning poetry. I found this information really interesting. I went to a speech and drama class at school where we spent a lot of time memorizing poetry. In fact I recognized a lot of the poems as ones I memorized as a child. There is so much information in the parents manual that it is definitely worth reading. The most important thing in the manual of course if the guide to how to teach the program.

7 MP3 Downloads - (Downloaded from the website)

    • Nurturing Competent Communicators
    • Mastering Learning, Ability Development, and Individualized Education
    • Ten Thousand Times and Then Begins Understanding
    • On Listening
    • On Speaking
    • On Reading
    • On Writing
We also received a printed copy of the student manual, however the program normally comes with a downloadable copy this can be purchased from the website. This doesn't need to be printed all out at once as it is separated into the levels, so you can print out the poems for the child as you go through the levels. 

One thing I love about IEW is how they let you print the student manual as needed for use within your immediate family or classroom - isn't that awesome!

Captain loved this program. He was sold with the very first poem. I mean really what boy wouldn't like to learn this;

Ooey Gooey
Author Unknown

                                           Ooey Gooey was a worm,
                                           A mighty worm was he.
                                          He stepped upon the railroad tracks,
                                          The train he did not see!
                                          Ooooey Goooey!

He also loved the second poem.

By Ogden Nash

                                            Celery, raw,
                                            Develops the jaw,
                                            But celery, stewed,
                                            Is more quietly chewed.

Captain enjoyed it so much that we recorded his first memorization live on Facebook. However, I can't find how to post it - which is very frustrating. I need to get my head around Facebook live! 

If you haven't ever watched Mr Andrew Pudewa in action, you will love the bonus DVD that comes with this pack. I have seen a lot of his videos because we have his writing programs too. They are great and very inspiring.

Shortly after learning the poem about 'Ooey Gooey' we went fishing. Needless to say Captain decided it would be better to use hot dogs as bait instead of worms. 

At the back of the teacher manual there are lesson enhancements. We didn't use all of them but have picked through them using the ones I thought Captain would enjoy doing the most. There are literature suggestions throughout that link the poems with well know books. Captain really enjoyed these. A lot of the poems in the student book have pictures on them. Captain didn't want to color them but I am sure a lot of kids would like too.

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We have been working through level one but other members of the crew have been using other levels. Check out the link below to read the other reviews.

Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization  IEW Review
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