Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Teacher/Student Combo

Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Teacher/Student Combo

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Item #: 003157
ISBN: 9781623413149
Grades: 3-5

Product Description:

Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales by Maria Gerber is enjoyable from start to finish. This course covers TWSS units 1-7 with students learning (in 27 lessons) how to take notes, summarize narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures and compose their own fables, myths and fairy tales. This program also includes three public speaking opportunities telling stories from key word outlines. This Combo includes both the Student Book and the Teacher Book. The Student book contains assignments, blank outlines, source texts and other student resources. The Teacher Book holds reduced-size student pages, teaching tips, answer keys, activities and more. ~ Janice

Publisher Description:

A wide variety of adventures will supply a rich foundation for imaginative and enjoyable writing.

This theme-based writing curriculum offers a full year of instruction for students in grades 3 through 5 and is perfect for homeschoolers, homeschool co-ops, tutors, and hybrid schools. Your students will work through IEW Units 17 as they learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures, and compose their own fables, myths, and fairy tales. Includes vocabulary cards, literature suggestions, and access to helpful PDF downloads.

This book is designed to be used by an instructor who has been through or is currently viewing the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style video course.

Category Description for Comprehensive Writing Programs:

These materials include both instruction and writingassignments.

Category Description for WRITING PROGRAMS:

These materials may offer some light grammar instruction, but the focusis mainly on writing of all types.

Category Description for IEW Theme-Based Writing Lessons:

Do you love the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) method of teaching writing but find yourself unable (due to time or confidence) to take the next step in preparing and providing writing instruction for your children? These writing lessons have been developed for busy parents and teachers like you. An IEW veteran and aficionado myself, I couldn't conceive of anything more complete than what is provided here. Each lesson offers comprehensive (just short of totally scripted) instruction. All necessary source texts are provided and are reproducible for one parent/one homeschool or one teacher/one classroom. Successful brainstorming is ensured by the inclusion of sample class whiteboards. Clear assignments (sometimes differentiated between levels) along with a checklist to aid both the student in preparation and the parent in grading are reproducible and designed to be handed to the student to work on throughout the week. Based on specific topics or events in various segments of history, the lessons include grammar exercises, vocabulary development, quizzes, and games for review and reinforcement - along with the writing instruction, of course.

In all lessons students are encouraged to polish their final draft perhaps even adding illustrations. At the end of each course the student will have a personal portfolio collection of poems, stories, reports, essays and research papers. Lessons are taught at the beginning of each week allowing the rest of the week for students to complete the assignment which they should be able to do on their own. Teacher preparation is minimal. (Do I hear an air-pumping "Yes!"?)

The courses are targeting a progressively more competent student with the assumption that students are working through the courses according to suggested grade levels. Therefore, there is an increasing complexity to the instructions, expectations, and assignments. Accordingly, teachers are encouraged to be flexible with plans. The beginning writer may need to spend more than the suggested week on difficult lessons or omit some of the grammar. Mature students may move more quickly to allow time for additional research writing and/or more creative essay writing.

Many of these courses can be used equally well within a homeschool with several different aged students and all can be used in a co-op/support school setting with more grade-specific groupings of students. It's assumed that parents/teachers have completed Teaching Writing Structure & Style (TWSS), IEW's DVD seminar for parents and teachers. Students who are familiar with IEW's writing method through the Student Writing Intensive (SWI) seminars could probably start with any volume of this series, but it's strongly recommended that students complete US Vol. 1 before US Vol. 2.

Each student will need the Student Resource Notebook which is to be assembled into a 1/2" three-ring binder on the first day of class and includes the following: a chart of IEW Stylistic Techniques; IEW Models of Structure; mini-thesaurus of great verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; IEW decorations with practice worksheets; grammar rules with practice worksheets; list of transition words and phrases and other class handouts. This Student Resource Notebook is available either as a complimentary e-book (downloadable from the IEW website) or in a spiral-bound print version (#54172) that is a separate purchase.

Some courses have both a Teacher and a Student Book. In these courses, instruction for the teacher is more extensive and both books are necessary as the course is designed to be interactive between the teacher and student. Other courses have a single book where instruction is written to the students. Teachers should plan to read over the lessons with the students and help as necessary, especially with outlining and brainstorming. The teacher will need access to a copier (or printer) for student handouts, a large whiteboard, and dry erase markers. A roll of tickets (available at office supply stores) is optional but very useful for encouragement and motivation. Students will need a 1/2" three-ring binder with eight divider tabs (for student resource packet), a 1" three-ring binder with five divider tabs, and access to a thesaurus (preference is Synonym Finder, but you can use an electronic version.) ~ Janice

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I've found it very helpful to have a printed Teacher's Manual when working with IEW. It's helpful to me and my student. The student books are great. We are loving this method for a struggling writer! I'm also looking forward to using it with a student who likes writing and will be working on building their foundational skills. The exercises are rich and well-planned.
Elizabeth C on Jul 25, 2019
I've found it very helpful to have a printed Teacher's Manual when working with IEW. It's helpful to me and my student. The student books are great. We are loving this method for a struggling writer! I'm also looking forward to using it with a student who likes writing and will be working on building their foundational skills. The exercises are rich and well-planned.
Elizabeth C on Jul 25, 2019
Is this Third Edition, May 2019?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is the 3rd edition-copyright 2019.
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I feel it is quite important to be very clear that this curriculum hinges on a family or child purchasing coffee from this company/curriculum provider for resale Nothing on their website clarifies if there is a markup from the supplier price to the price Fatbrain charges us thus giving them a profit for our orders Part of the curriculum actually asks for children to become regional coordinators who will recruit other children and homeschoolers to start their own business selling coffee They will make a profit off each bag that these others sell This main point does not settle well with meThe curriculum is not very dense which does allow for use with younger children but an older student could definitely use more in regards to the lessons It is only set up to run the sales of their coffee I do like the choices in forms and content she has put in but it feels too much like a method for which her company can make money rather than a curriculum While one could certainly argue that actually operating a business a definite hands on experience is far more educational than a practice one this model or curriculum is set up only to sell their coffee not create a business model based on a child's interest and allowing some randomness to teach the child about the ups and downs of businessWe make a list of customers and use a dice roll to decide how many customers are purchasing that month and how many bags they would like and so forth Thus plugging in their
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