Following Narnia Volume 1: The Lion's Song Student Teacher/Student Combo

Following Narnia Volume 1: The Lion's Song Student Teacher/Student Combo

# 051637

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Item #: 051637
ISBN: 9781623412395
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 STUDY GUIDES & BOOKS:

Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.

Category Description for Single Book Study Guides:

Beowulf is not the easiest thing to read or teach. This guide will help you as the parent or teacher to plan lessons, assign homework and assess student learning. Even the language is broken down for you. Maps are helpful and interesting to compare with modern maps of northern Europe. Written from a Christian perspective, it contains comprehension questions and activities, plus a closing project. Spiral bound notebook is easy to handle as it will lie flat. Student work pages may be reproduced for your classroom use only. 59 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

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:

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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we are studying some of the Narnia books for Literature this year and I have been using iew's writing curriculum, which I think is great. And anytime I can correlate different parts of curriculum, that's a plus.
Ruth B on Aug 31, 2019
I have used IEW before and feel comfortable with the program.
Ken E on Aug 6, 2019
we are studying some of the Narnia books for Literature this year and I have been using iew's writing curriculum, which I think is great. And anytime I can correlate different parts of curriculum, that's a plus.
Ruth B on Aug 31, 2019
Told it was good
Meredith H on Aug 6, 2019
I have used IEW before and feel comfortable with the program.
Ken E on Aug 6, 2019
HEED requirement. take heed .org
User on Jul 19, 2019
required for a writing class. We love IEW products!
Lanette F on Jun 13, 2019
We have done IEW in the past and have been wanting to read Narnia together.
Carol F on Aug 24, 2018
Melissa O on Aug 7, 2018
top-rated curriculum
Melanie O on Jul 31, 2018
Maria S on Jul 24, 2018
More advanced IEW program that People and Places
Kristin K on Nov 6, 2017
My child loves the Narnia movies so I know she will be more interested in a class that utilizes something she loves.
Maggie D on Sep 12, 2017
I didn't use this curricula because it was not exactly what I was hoping for. You have to read the whole series as you go (starting with The Magician's Nephew), which I love, but then we had already started The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Then there were three or four writings on the witch. I just couldn't get into it. I love IEW and have heard many people like this particular study.
Kris K on Aug 11, 2017
Because my wife made me.
Bradley B on Jul 26, 2017
IEW is amazing! My son has wanted to do this Themed-writing curriculum since it has come out. He's starting 6th grade and as completed 3 years of previous IEW work.
Jamie L on Jul 15, 2017
We love IEW products. This year we're trying the theme-based writing and since Narnia is a favorite series in our house, this seemed like a great extension of that love.
Olivia S on Jun 30, 2017
I enjoy using IEW, as it is preparing my children to be excellent writers. We love C.S. Lewis, so we are looking forward to using the Narnia excerpts as a backbone for our writing assignments this coming school year. The books of Narnia are filled with imaginative, beautiful ideas and characters!
Carolyn J on Mar 19, 2017
We are reading the Narnia books in our book club, so I thought it would be nice to use a writing program to compliment this.
Jenny G on Jul 28, 2016
We love IEW. It's the first and only writing program that awakened in him a desire to actually write, and a true enjoyment of it. He also loves the Narnia books already, so we are glad this program exists.
Thomas B on Jul 6, 2016
We have done IEW history based writing for 2 years. I chose this curriculum for a program I lead at the YMCA so it wouldn't conflict with other programs that use history based writing.
Vickie B on May 23, 2016
Currently reading
Amy G on Apr 10, 2016
My son would LOVE this type of program and we needed something to fill up his time before the end of the year since he finished what we had planned for him so far.
Jill R on Mar 18, 2016
I use IEW and this is the topic my daughter wanted to use for writing this spring.
Jennifer M on Mar 11, 2016
Told it was good
Meredith H on Aug 6, 2019
HEED requirement. take heed .org
User on Jul 19, 2019
Is this volume "faith based"? I am trying to see if our 'parent-partnership' program will be able to get it for us......but materials cannot be faith based..... TIA
A shopper on Jun 16, 2017

This volume goes along with Chronicle of Narnias first three books. To our remembrance it is not "faith-based" Our daughter enjoyed the program, She read the books and had writing assignments based on either the books, it's settings and time period.
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Easy to facilitate
My 7th grade student didn’t need me to teach this, just for final edit and proofreading. This teaches the IEW concepts, just not in the same order as the SWI, so you don’t need to do the other programs if you don’t want to. My student chose this because she loved the Narnia series. I like that there are history lessons tucked in, and that this inspires critical thinking and creativity.
April 2, 2019
over 2 years ago
Solid language arts choice
This is just one of the wonderful theme book offerings from the well loved IEW. This theme book has the students writing pieces based on the different IEW units which also correlate with things happening in the novels. The presupposition is that you, the parent/teacher, has taken the teacher course and are prepared to instruct your student in the different types of writing. If you are looking for a course that gives your child a foundation in academic writing this course is probably a good option. If you have a child who is very creative and wants some freedom in writing, this course may bog him down. What I love about this book is that it combines literature and writing into one course. It also includes a very in depth vocabulary study that is optional. I also love the clarity of the assignments; with the checklists for each lesson there is never a doubt about what is expected and how to score the papers. What we didn't love was that there wasn't much opportunity for creative writing. Even the lessons that are supposedly creative are still fairly restrictive. Overall this is a solid course and if you are already an IEW fan you will enjoy this option.
August 16, 2017
over 3 years ago

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