2024-2025 School Year

IEW 1 6th Grade SPT

Tuesdays AND Thursdays

Course Description

This class will require daily parent supervision/teaching. We will be teaching with Structure and Style for Students: Year 1, Level B from IEW. Research has shown that if our students can write well by the end of junior high, then they will be more successful in all areas of high school work. Since mastery of structure and style is the purpose of this course, use this program across your own curriculum to fit your child’s individual needs. Students will work through IEW’s Fix It!, Mowgli and Shere Khan, which will make up a complete grammar/editing program.

To be successful in this class:

Students need to be working on IEW material four weekdays (45 -60 min daily) in order to obtain mastery. Assignments will be given on the material presented in class. As part of the student materials, parents will have different checklists during this course to use to evaluate their child’s work. (The students should read the checklist and actually check off all items for the assignment.) The parent should make sure the final copy is completed and then sign or initial the checklist. However, turning in the assignments offers the students some outside accountability. If you know your child will miss a class, go ahead and work through the material together. This is so that your child will not be behind when he or she returns. It is imperative that PARENTS know and understand the material presented in the seminar workbook mentioned above in order to support their child at home. 

Homework: Students should expect IEW homework assignments 3 days per week, including writing assignments, 3 days of Fix It! Grammar homework supported by extra in class grammar instruction as well as “Writer’s Workshop.”

Grades: 6th Grade

Fees: $360 per year, plus $3 curriculum material fee. All 6th grade classes must be taken as a set. This is one of four classes in the set.


Parent must purchase Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Seminar and Practicum Workbook (details below) and attend the summer UHC Parent/Teacher Training for IEW.  IEW parent training is a mandatory requirement if you have a student enrolled in an IEW class.  Your 6th Grade IEW parent and student materials can also be purchased from Lifelong Learning Resources.

Sections Offered: Section A- 1st Hour Section B- 2nd Hour

Required Materials

(Available through Lifelong Learning Resources or directly from IEW, www.excellenceinwriting.com.)

Parent Text:  The Institute for Excellence in Writing: Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Seminar and Practicum Workbook, 2nd Edition. The teacher notebook is sufficient. Parents do not need to buy the DVDs.

Student Text:

Recommended Text: Fix It! Mowgli and Shere Khan (Teacher’s Manual)

Other Materials: Plenty of notebook paper and pencils and/or pens

Section A- 1st Hour Section B- 2nd Hour

Meet Mary Beth Williams

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Georgia (2011), Completion of South Carolina’s Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (2018)
Teaching experience: Middle and high school grade levels in private and public school settings (courses taught include English Language Arts, Literature, Spanish, Journalism, Algebra, and Pre-Algebra); Homeschooling parent
Certifications: SC certified Middle Level English Language Arts
UHC Courses Taught: IEW 1
Began teaching at UHC in 2022