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The Arts of Language Podcast, with Institute for Excellence in Writing’s founder Andrew Pudewa, is a weekly podcast to support teachers of writing composition. Our goal is to equip teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.
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For Show Notes and Information about this podcast, visit https://IEW.com/Podcast

The Arts of Language Podcast IEW (Andrew Pudewa)

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The Arts of Language Podcast, with Institute for Excellence in Writing’s founder Andrew Pudewa, is a weekly podcast to support teachers of writing composition. Our goal is to equip teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.
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For Show Notes and Information about this podcast, visit https://IEW.com/Podcast

    Episode 287: From the Mail Bag

    Episode 287: From the Mail Bag

    Email, snail mail, mail bag! Once again Andrew and Julie open and read mail sent from students, teachers, and parents. In this delightful episode students share how confident they are since learning IEW's writing method, and teachers and parents express gratitude for the transformation they've witnessed in their students' writing ability. By the way, many of the students wrote their letters using the five-paragraph model! 

    REFERENCED MATERIALS:
    Structure and Style for Students
    Teaching Writing: Structure and Style
    IEW's 2021 Writing Conference
    IEW's School Site
    Fix It! Grammar
    Episode 280: Ask Andrew Anything
    Beth O'Connor
    The Phonetic Zoo
    Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

    If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

    Episode 286: Homeschool 101

    Episode 286: Homeschool 101

    Are you hoping to enrich the time spent with your students at home? Tune in to this week's episode! Andrew and Julie continue the series on homeschooling help. This episode, the duo lays out some practical tips for parents when educating at home. Be encrouaged as Andrew and Julie share the importance of setting realistic expectations and focusing on the main priorites. 

    REFERENCED MATERIALS:
    "Homeschool 101"
    Homeschooling Help Facebook Page
    Podcast with Dr. Carol Swain
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
    Culture, Curriculum, and Care
    Podcast Series: Part 1 | Part 2

    Free Language Arts Lessons from IEW
    Try a free Fix It! Grammar Lesson
    Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization Freebie
    Primary Arts of Language
    Spelling Sample Lessons
    "IEW Book Recommendations" by Andrew Pudewa
    Read-Aloud Revival
    Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

    If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

    Episode 285: A Bookish Discussion, Part 3

    Episode 285: A Bookish Discussion, Part 3

    Andrew has been going through his top read of each year. But does he have a top read of the decade? He just might! With insight and context Andrew and Julie continue down the list of Andrew's top reads from the years 2013 through 2020. Since Andrew hasn't picked his top read of 2021, he instead talks about books that have helped shape his health and well-being during this year.  

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    REFERENCED MATERIALS:
    The War Against Grammar by David Mulroy
    Fix It! Grammar
    Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child by Anthony Esolen
    The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
    The World of Dante
    The Republic by Plato
    The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Fenollera
    Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture by Anthony Esolen
    Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsch
    Seven Myths About Education by Daisy Christodoulou
    Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher
    The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher
    Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
    Eat to Beat Disease by William Li, M.D.
    Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

    If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

    Episode 284: A Bookish Discussion, Part 2

    Episode 284: A Bookish Discussion, Part 2

    Once Andrew finished the book, he immediately went back to page one and read it again. Which book was it? Tune in to this episode to find out! Starting from 2007, Andrew and Julie continue down the list of Andrew's top book of the year. Andrew will discuss books that helped shape some of his best known talks, and he will also discuss fictional books, emphasizing the value of the genre and the importance of children's literature. 
    REFERENCED MATERIALS
    "A Bookish Discussion, Part 2"
    Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax
    Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day by Andrew Pudewa
    More of Dr. Sax's Work: 
    Why Gender Matters 
    Girls on the Edge
    The Collapse of Parenting 

    Podcast Episode with Dr. Sax
    Mysteries of Life in Children's Literature by Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian
    "Nurturing Competent Communicators" audio talk by Andrew Pudewa
    A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    Chance or the Dance by Thomas Howard
    Why Johnny Can't Write by Myra J. Linden and Arthur Whimbey
    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 
    Teaching Writing: Structure and Style
    Dr. James B. Webster 
    The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin Jr.
    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
    Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).
    If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

    Episode 283: A Bookish Discussion, Part 1

    Episode 283: A Bookish Discussion, Part 1

    With reading being one of the language arts, it is an important topic of discussion to Andrew and Julie. Have you ever wondered what books Andrew has read over the past two decades? Tune in to part one of this three-part series as Andrew and Julie talk about the value of reading, and then go through Andrew's top book of the year from the years 2000 to 2006. You'll also get to hear the context and time in which these books were read and how they impacted Andrew's life. 

    REFERENCED MATERIALS
    "A Bookish Discussion, Part 1"
    The Restoration of Christian Culture by John Senior
    "Nurturing Competent Communicators" audio talk by Andrew Pudewa
    The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto
    Dumbing us Down by John Taylor Gatto
    A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille
    The Flickering Mind by Todd Oppenheimer
    Raising Them Right by Theophan the Recluse Govorov
    Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
    Nature Deficit Disorder audio talk by Andrew Pudewa
    1000 Hours Outside™
    Poetic Knowledge by James S. Taylor 
    Fairy Tales and the Moral Imagination audio talk by Andrew Pudewa
    Boys Adrift by Dr. Leonard Sax
    Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

    If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

    Episode 282: A Visit with Dr. Carol Swain †

    Episode 282: A Visit with Dr. Carol Swain †

    Being great admirers of her and her work, Andrew and Julie are honored to welcome author and public speaker Dr. Carol Swain to the podcast. To start off, Dr. Swain shares her backstory and variety of credentials. Be inspired by Dr. Swain's incredible journey of hard work in becoming a great communicator, and listen to her message to parents on education and raising great thinkers. 

    REFERENCED MATERIALS
    A Visit with Dr. Carol Swain †
    Dr. Carol Swain
    The Candace Owens Show with Carol Swain
    Schoolhouse Rocked
    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
    "Conversations with Dr. Carol Swain"
    Black Eye for America: How Critical Race Theory Is Burning Down the House by Dr. Swain and Dr. Christopher J. Schorr 
    Be the People News
    Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

    If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

    † Contains distinctly Christian content

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216 Ratings

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