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 delightful from start to finish. This course covers TWSS units 1-8 with students learning (in 29 lessons) key word outlines, writing from notes, retelling narrative stories, summarizing a reference, writing from pictures, summarizing multiple references, inventive writing (stories and personal letters), and even some work on formal essay models. Detailed lessons include structure/style instruction/exercises, vocabulary games/practice, and literature/read-aloud suggestions. These lessons can be adapted for either daily use or one-day-per-week classes and involve both writing assignments and public speaking assignments, such as retelling narrative stories from key work outlines. This Combo includes both the Student Book and the Teacher Book. The Student Book contains instruction (written directly to the student), assignments, blank outlines, source texts, vocabulary cards and access to student downloads (read-aloud texts, the Student Resource Packet, and reproducible Checklists). The Teacher Book holds reduced-size student pages, teacher instructions, sample key word outlines, and access to all the student downloads, plus another download for just teachers – Exemplars. It’s assumed the teacher has viewed and has access to Teaching Writing Structure and Style (TWSS); the Teacher Book includes direct TWSS references. ~ 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 Theme-Based Writing Lessons (IEW):

Based on specific topics or on events in history, these sets of writing lessons (same grade-range levels as the SSS) offer comprehensive, almost scripted instruction. All necessary source texts 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. Clear assignments (sometimes differentiated between levels) along with a checklist to aid both the student in preparation and the parent in grading. These are also designed to be used by 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 emphatic "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.

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. Teachers should plan to read over the lessons with the students and help as necessary, especially with outlining and brainstorming. A roll of tickets (available at office supply stores) is optional but very useful for encouragement and motivation. ~ Janice

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We have used IEW for years. This is a fantastic writing program.
Kristy B on Jun 14, 2022
Will be using in 4th grade writing class.
Sheila S on Jul 29, 2021
We have used IEW for years. This is a fantastic writing program.
Kristy B on Jun 14, 2022
For class requirement
Lydia K on Aug 19, 2021
Will be using in 4th grade writing class.
Sheila S on Jul 29, 2021
IEW is excellent and this is a fun gentle intro to the iew writing methods.
Kristina S on Jul 23, 2021
My children love to read and make up their own stories. Writing them down has been a problem for them, I am hoping the combination will help them grasp writing their thoughts a little better.
Christina F on Jun 3, 2021
To use with my rising 3rd and 6th graders
Megan H on Apr 30, 2021
Have enjoyed working through All Things Fun and Fascinating with my daughter this year. I really love IEW's approach to teaching writing. It is gentle yet so rich in what they learn.
Brittany M on Feb 24, 2021
IEW is by far the very best writing program I've ever seen. It completely prepared my two older children for their endeavors after high school. I've chosen to continue to use this program with my two younger children.
Alison J on Sep 12, 2020
Love this program
jennifer h on Jun 11, 2020
fun way to love learning writing
Meredith M on May 6, 2020
Rec from The Peaceful Press
LAUREN P on Apr 11, 2020
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
For class requirement
Lydia K on Aug 19, 2021
IEW is excellent and this is a fun gentle intro to the iew writing methods.
Kristina S on Jul 23, 2021
Is it possible to use this without having gone through the TWSS course?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2020
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Teacher/Student Combo
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Teacher/Student Combo
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons in Structure & Style
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons in Structure & Style
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but it will make more sense if you at least understand how IEW works. There are many blog posts and podcasts on their website that explain the method.
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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