Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons in Structure & Style

Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons in Structure & Style

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Item #: 042556
ISBN: 9781623413095
Grades: 3-5

Product Description:

Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales by Maria Gerber is enjoyable from start to finish. This course covers TWSS units 1-8 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 volume is primarily a student book, with assignments, blank outlines, source texts and other student resources. A teacher book is necessary to use the program - see #003157 for the Student and Teacher Set. A Student Resource Packet is also required and can be downloaded for free from the publisher's website or purchased as a print copy. Student pages are reproducible for a family or classroom. ~ Janice

Publisher Description:

A wide variety of adventures will supply a rich foundation for imaginative and enjoyable writing. 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. This Student Book includes assignments, blank outlines, source texts, checklists, vocabulary cards, and grammar helps. 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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Good combo of reading and writing skills
Heather W on Aug 5, 2023
required for 4th grade writing class
Rhea W on Jul 17, 2023
Good combo of reading and writing skills
Heather W on Aug 5, 2023
homeschool co-op
Jennifer L on Jul 31, 2023
required for 4th grade writing class
Rhea W on Jul 17, 2023
Required for my 4th grader's co-op class.
Sarah T on Jul 30, 2022
My daughter needs this for her IEW writing class at the co-op this year.
Claire C on Jul 14, 2022
Continuing with the curriculum.
Sharon B on Apr 12, 2022
Recommended by TAN Academy
Tara S on Oct 18, 2021
Homeschool co-op requested it
Laetitia R on Sep 16, 2021
This is a required book for my son's co-op IEW class.
Sarah M on Aug 22, 2021
Co-op class
Alyssa H on Aug 13, 2021
I find the level A supplement books work well for young writers in a co-op setting who may or may not have had the basic IEW course.
Virginia T on Jul 22, 2021
IEW is a solid way to begin writing, to lay a foundation.
User on Jul 19, 2021
For a local IEW class
Nyssa P on Jul 16, 2021
this book was required by teacher
Jerri S on Jul 13, 2020
Rachel D on Jul 6, 2020
I have used IEW (Medieval Knights) for my oldest son, and was very pleased with the results. Prior to starting IEW, I could only get a few sentences out of him. By the end of the year, he was writing a two page (typed) paper on Charlemagne! Now I will use this book (Fables, Myths) with his brother. I like how IEW builds up the student's writing style and technique step by step, and how it requires the student to hold on to learned vocabulary and "dress-ups" as the lessons go on.
Emily L on Jun 28, 2020
I've heard good things about IEW and this book was recommended by a friend.
Monica F on Jan 16, 2020
We are doing a writing class with other homeschoolers in grades 3-5.
User on Oct 16, 2019
City Academy of Atlanta my son is attending. They are using this curriculum
Christina B on Aug 7, 2019
required curriculum for our tutorial
Guest S on Aug 4, 2019
Homeschool class
Paula M on Jun 28, 2019
My son is taking a SKRAFTY class using this textbook!
Erin W on Sep 10, 2018
This is the first time we are using IEW. I hear great reviews. We signed up for IEW class.. Looking forward to getting into this book.
Cheryll B on Sep 6, 2018
need for tutorial class
Alisa D on Aug 16, 2018
Requires for a hoomeschool co op class
Linsey P on Aug 7, 2018
looks interesting
Jerry M on Jul 24, 2018
Required by school class
Sara B on Jul 14, 2018
I love IEW's program. I have a rising 3rd grader and this will suite her interests perfectly.
Pamela P on Jun 28, 2018
I have 2 older children taking the IEW online and wanted this for my 4th grader. I am holding off a year before I sign her up for the online class.
Cristie W on Apr 12, 2018
Used in the past and found it to be an excellent book.
Marcy O on Jan 6, 2018
Shipping is high.... maybe working on that a bit would help me to choose you again. Otherwise thanks for having it. it was out of stock or backordered on most other venues. But yeah, shipping is higher than would normally pay or what I have experienced for a book.
Terence S on Sep 16, 2017
It is a required IEW writing book that our school uses.
Christy P on Sep 6, 2017
My coop is doing this one.
Roxanna L on Aug 28, 2017
This is what our Coop will be using this year. After looking at the samples I'm excited to get started :)
ben m on Aug 11, 2017
I purchased Bible Heroes for second grade and this Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales for when we start third grade.
Frederick F on Aug 4, 2017
Jacqueline R on Jul 17, 2017
writing class
Vickie B on Feb 7, 2017
For a home school Co-op class
Jeremiah S on Feb 7, 2017
We trust IEW, and my son wants to do writing lessons just like his older sisters.
Timothy H on Sep 21, 2016
required for a co-op class
Benjamin W on Sep 1, 2016
I love they way it is set up to give me a guideline and ideas but also room for our own families ideas and time to fit right with it instead of just trying to get everything on the paper poured into there brains, which is one of the reasons we educate our children at home to begin with.
Becki P on Aug 28, 2016
It was recommended by a friend
Katherine M on Aug 11, 2016
I have heard really good things about IEW and needed to get a writing program that worked for my girls
Amy J on Aug 6, 2016
Love IEW. Lots of work (for both student and parent), but well worth it!
Tanya F on Jul 23, 2016
I've heard great things about IEW. I'm working through the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style presently to get an understanding of the program. This fits the ages of my middle kids and looks interesting!
Amanda M on Jul 22, 2016
Being used in my homeschool co op
Andria H on Jul 19, 2016
Required for a co-op class.
Amber M on Jul 12, 2016
Supplemental materials for IEW. Looks interesting for boys.
Marina B on Jul 1, 2016
My daughter loves to write and having the IEW curriculum has proven to be a great investment.
User on Mar 31, 2016
We plan to use this during the Summer months to keep the skills fresh and polished but in a relaxed manner.
User on Mar 18, 2016
homeschool co-op
Jennifer L on Jul 31, 2023
Required for my 4th grader's co-op class.
Sarah T on Jul 30, 2022
Is there religious content in this text?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2022
BEST ANSWER: There is not.
If I buy this, does it include a download of the Student Resource Packet? If so, how do I access that?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does. There is information inside the book on how to access the downloads from the publisher's website.
Is it possible to use this without having gone through the TWSS course?
A shopper on Aug 15, 2020
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons in Structure & Style
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons in Structure & Style
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Teacher/Student Combo
Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Teacher/Student Combo
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 curriculum religious based?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is not a religious curriculum.
Is this the newest edition - 2019?
User on Jul 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we are currently stocking the 2019 edition.
Is this the 2019 edition?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we are currently stocking the 2019 edition of Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales.
What grade level is this best for? Would it be too much for a 3rd grade, wiggly boy who doesn't like writing?
A shopper on Apr 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I used it to teach a co-op class of 22 students ages 8-9 (grades 3-4), and it was a perfect beginner writing fit. None of these students had formal writing instruction prior to the course and loved it, especially my wiggly boys! The pace is very slowed compared to the other IEW writing books, and the content is especially suited toward the boys, holding their interest throughout. Who doesn't like the stories of Aesop and especially Theseus and the Minotaur. I would definitely recommend it as a first start to IEW instruction because the lessons are very doable for the younger set. Keep in mind that with any IEW instruction parental coaching is a must to ensure student confidence and success.
Is this consumable?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. There are many pages where the kids would need to write in the book to complete the lesson.
Is the teacher manual available?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Teacher's Manual is available as a digital download from the publisher. There is information in this student's book on how to access the download.
Is this the 2nd edition, July 2014?
A shopper on Jul 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is the 2nd edition.
I had to look in the book...weird how it doesn't say on the cover.
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Rated 5 out of 5
I think this is an excellent product. My son's writing has grown by leaps and bounds since beginning this program.
September 22, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great workbook for learning tools for writing
My 4th grader loves this book. It is teaching her several new elements of creative writing. I have been very pleased with both the content and its ability to keep my daughter interested.
October 22, 2015
over 8 years ago

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