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: 6-8

Product Description:

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

Publisher Description:

Experience the enchanted land of Narnia while learning to write with structure and style.

Using the first three novels of The Chronicles of Narnia® (The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy), this series of 30 lessons (with two bonus lessons) beckons students to experience the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style® writing method.

The Student Book gives reading assignments from the novels, source texts on related topics, checklists, assignments, wordlists, and more! The Teacher’s Manual is a necessary component of the course, as it will guide the teacher/parent through each lesson with in-depth explanations, tips for teaching, checklists, and other notes that will ensure that you and your students are successful with Following Narnia.

These lessons are designed to be used by an instructor who has been through the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style seminar, either live or on video.

Perfect for homeschoolers, homeschool co-ops, tutors, and hybrid schools, this theme-based writing curriculum supports parents and teachers in teaching writing to middle school students (grades 6–8).

By purchasing this book of theme-based writing lessons, you will automatically receive a complimentary copy of the Student Resource Notebook e-book with your order! (If you did not place your order online through our website, please check your product's blue page found near the front of the book for download information.)

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 (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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Just finishing SSS Level B Year 1 and kid is loving writing. We will be using SSS B2, however, we already started reading the Narnia series and wanted to expand writing opportunities to other subjects. This is an extra credit / supplemental offering for my student.
Jane S on Jun 4, 2023
We have used IEW SSS 1A and we are moving to theme based to tie in the Narnia books this year.
ASHLEY on Apr 28, 2022
Just finishing SSS Level B Year 1 and kid is loving writing. We will be using SSS B2, however, we already started reading the Narnia series and wanted to expand writing opportunities to other subjects. This is an extra credit / supplemental offering for my student.
Jane S on Jun 4, 2023
We use this curriculum
Kim V on May 5, 2022
We have used IEW SSS 1A and we are moving to theme based to tie in the Narnia books this year.
ASHLEY on Apr 28, 2022
Son did the first half of this and really likes it so wanted to finish it.
Amy D on Jan 20, 2022
My homeschool accountability group recommended it.
Leah B on Nov 18, 2021
Looks like a great way to help teach writing
Phillip H on Sep 7, 2021
I chose this because it looks to be able to help with comprehension and writing and because my son loves the Narnia books. So having him go deeper into a book he likes sounds like a good start to reading and analyzing what he reads.
Katrina C on Aug 31, 2021
To continue our use of IEW theme based writing instruction. I think it's been a beneficial curriculum to use and expand their writing skills.
Sheila W on Jul 9, 2021
We love IEW and Narnia, so this is a perfect fit for us!
Tara D on May 13, 2021
Our family loves the Narnia series and IEW is the most solid writing program I have found. This will be our third year using IEW.
Heather F on Jul 19, 2020
I used the IEW program when I was a private school teacher and loved it. As a homeschool mom I love it even more.
Rhonda W on Jun 29, 2020
We have used and enjoyed other IEW Curriculum, and we enjoy the Chronicles of Narnia.
Kelli S on Mar 23, 2020
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
We use this curriculum
Kim V on May 5, 2022
Son did the first half of this and really likes it so wanted to finish it.
Amy D on Jan 20, 2022
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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Rated 4 out of 5
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 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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 6 years ago

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