Following Narnia Volume 1: The Lion's Song Student Book

Following Narnia Volume 1: The Lion's Song Student Book

# 051636

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Item #: 051636
ISBN: 9781623412388
Grades: 5-8

Product Description:

32 lessons from The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy.

Category Description for Following Narnia: Writing Lessons (IEW):

With this curriculum, dig into Narnia - not to mention related science and history topics. Experience and practice the writing associated with literary analysis. Explore, practice, and perfect IEW writing skills. Writing lessons are intertwined with reading assignments from the Narnia books. Both volumes cover skills from all nine IEW units plus dress-ups, sentence openers and decorations as well as an in-depth section on word analysis (vocabulary).

Both teacher and student are necessary components and source texts (other than the Narnia books) are provided. Student books provide instructional material, space for students to complete some assignments, and lots of samples (key word outlines and paragraphs). Writing checklists are available for each lesson. Each student will need his own book. Teacher books include inset student pages as well as teaching notes and scheduling tips. Helps for the teacher include sample key word outlines, brainstorming ideas, suggested answers to questions, review activities, and ideas for motivating students. Lessons are taught once a week with students using the rest of the week to write, edit, and rewrite. There is no prerequisite for the student but it's expected that teachers/parents will have viewed the entire Teaching Writing Structure and Style workshop and are keeping the syllabus handy. Instructions are included in both Student and Teacher books for accessing free downloads of the optional Student Resource Notebook and a set of reproducible checklists. Both books are spiral-bound and about 250 pgs. ~ Janice

Category Description for Theme-Based Writing Lessons:

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 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 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. Students who are familiar with IEW's writing method through the Structure and Style for Students (SSS) courses (or the older 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.

For some courses 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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school required
Kimberly H on Oct 12, 2020
Recommended curriculum of home school enrichment class.
Isabella G on Aug 12, 2020
school required
Kimberly H on Oct 12, 2020
Recommendation from an experienced homeschooler.
Kari F on Aug 17, 2020
Recommended curriculum of home school enrichment class.
Isabella G on Aug 12, 2020
Required for school.
Sonja H on Aug 10, 2020
Required for co-op class. We also love IEW.
Heather W on Aug 7, 2020
Required text
Stephen H on Jul 28, 2020
for co-op. love iew method.
User on Jul 27, 2020
Our hybrid school choose this book.
Emily G on Jun 27, 2020
Tiffany M on May 20, 2020
Homeschool co-op required
Jodi R on May 19, 2020
We have used and enjoyed other IEW Curriculum, and we enjoy the Chronicles of Narnia.
Kelli S on Mar 23, 2020
required book for my son"s class
Maria Edna C on Sep 4, 2019
Required for 8th grader's co-op class. Appreciate the lessons of Narnia for all ages.
Erin C on Jul 10, 2019
Already have the teacher book. Love the lessons. Teaching a new set of kids at home.
Chris S on Jan 24, 2019
I purchased an older book and it wasn't the same as this version. This version has more checklists. Lesson learned.
Heather L on Nov 12, 2018
Kids school class
Todd S on Sep 12, 2018
required material for my daughter's class
Constance R on Sep 12, 2018
My son is taking an independent writing class. This is the book they will be using.
Trish L on Aug 29, 2018
Our coop has used this program for YEARS! This book is highly recommended by one of our veteran teachers.
User on Aug 25, 2018
Using for a co-op
Kimberly D D on Aug 15, 2018
Home-school class
Lori V on Aug 14, 2018
Needed a second student book after buying the teacher-student combo pack.
Olivia S on Jun 30, 2017
Need it for a co-op class
Victoria V on Jun 28, 2017
We have been using IEW Writing for 2 years now and this is the next level. My son is excited for it. He loves all the Narnia books.
Jana N on Oct 20, 2016
I love IEW for my dyslexic son. Step by step writing is easier to manage.
Laura R on Aug 25, 2016
Using for a homeschool co-op class.
Tracy J on Aug 16, 2016
Using it in our co-op
Megan K on Aug 12, 2016
For a class for homeschool coop
Virginia F on Aug 2, 2016
required by tchr
Steve A on Jul 29, 2016
materials for co-op class
Scott M on Jul 19, 2016
Need for a writing class
Melissa B on Jul 7, 2016
I have loved all of the IEW writing curriculum and reading Narnia books that helped influence this purchase.
Rob P on Jun 29, 2016
currently reading
Amy G on Apr 10, 2016
Required for Home school group
Cinnamon C on Mar 9, 2016
We already have Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons from this same publisher, and love it. I have my master's degree in English and know a good writing program when I see one. How to teach students writing often seems nebulous. This program has specific, concrete instruction to improve anyone's writing.
Kimberly K on Sep 29, 2015
Recommendation from an experienced homeschooler.
Kari F on Aug 17, 2020
Required for school.
Sonja H on Aug 10, 2020
Is this 3rd edition?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2017
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great price!
September 8, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Following Narnia
I love IEW products. My kids have learned so much and can write really now because of this program. There is no guess work, they know exactly what is required of them and are taught the tools they need to successfully write.
September 14, 2016
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
In the past we used IEW's All Things Fun and Fascinating and Fables Myths and Fairy Tales My daughter is in 7th grade and this was a good fit for her skill levelI expected the theme to be centered around Narnia but it also contained quite a bit about World War II In the last half of the book a large part of the writing centers around the comparison of Hitler and the White Witch I will be saving it to use with my son when he is in 7th grade
July 1, 2013

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