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Writing 4-6

Writing: Based on Ancient History
Grades 4–6

 

Thursday 1:45–2:40 or Friday 12:45–1:40

 

Class Cost: $227
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons, 5th Edition
  2. Student Resource Packet: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the Student Resource Packet/Binder Package (https://iew.com/shop/products/student-resource-package-packet-and-binder)
 
Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and the ability to comose a complete senctence.
Offered: 2020–2021
 
 
 
 
 

Using Ancient History as the theme, students will learn how to create and write from outlines while adding style techniques to express their ideas creatively. Writing assignments will include paragraphs, short stories, and writing from pictures. Topics will explore the wonders of the ancient world and the civilizations of Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Greece, Rome, Asia Minor, and Asia—the people’s ideas, traditions, systems of government, feats, and wonderful skills. Acquiring facts about the ancient world while learning to write well has never been so enjoyable!

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales and Writing: All Things Fun and Fascinating.


 

Writing: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales
Grades 4–6

 

Thursday or Friday

 

Teacher: TBD
Class Cost: $227
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales, 2nd Edition
  2. Student Resource Notebook: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the spiral-bound version.
 
Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and the ability to comose a complete senctence.
Offered: 2021–2022
 
 
 
 
 
 

Students will gain writing skills by imitating classic literature. Characters and adventures will capture your student's imagination and provide rich writing material. The students will learn about writing with structure and style and using dress-ups and sentence openers to help develop their own personal style. We will use FIX IT to review grammar rules, and vocabulary will be extended.

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing: All Things Fun and Fascinating and Writing: Based on Ancient History.


 

Writing: All Things Fun and Fascinating
Grades 4–6

 

Thursday or Friday

 

Teacher: TBD
Class Cost: $227
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: All Things Fun and Fascinating, 2nd Edition
  2. Student Resource Notebook: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the spiral-bound version.
  3. The Black Stallion, by Walter Farley
  4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
 
Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and the ability to comose a complete senctence.
Offered: 2022–2023
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Using brief facts and stories, students will learn how to create outlines and write from outlines. They will apply style techniques to their writing to encourage them to express their ideas creatively. Assignments will include paragraphs, short reports, stories, and writing from pictures. Literature study will challenge the students to read The Black Stallion and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing: Based on Ancient History and Writing: Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales.


 

Writing Based on Modern World History
Grades 6–8

 

Thursday 12:45–1:40

Friday 11:00–11:55

Class Cost: $227
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Modern World History-Based Writing Lessons, 2nd Edition (Student Edition Only)
  2. Student Resource Packet: Free download with purchase of student book.
  3. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, by Jean Lee Latham
  4. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor
  5. Number the Stars, by Louis Lowry
 
Prerequisite: One year of IEW or equivalent writing experience.
Offered: 2020–2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Using Modern World History as the theme, students will learn how to create and write from outlines while adding style techniques to express their ideas creatively. Writing assignments will include paragraphs, short reports, research reports, stories, writing from pictures, and writing from a prompt. Literature will enhance our study of writing and challenge the students to read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Carry on Mr. Bowditch, and Number the Stars. They will be required to read each book and examine the content in light of Scripture.

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing: Based on Narnia—The Lion's Song and Writing: Based on Medieval History.


 

Writing 4-6

Writing Based on Medieval History
Grades 6–8

 

Thursday or Friday

 

Teacher: TBD
Class Cost: $227
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons, 4th Edition
  2. Student Resource Notebook: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the spiral-bound version.
 
Prerequisite: One year of IEW or equivalent writing experience.
Offered: 2021–2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Using Medieval History as the theme, students will continue to develop skills learned in the 4–6 grade classes and also begin research reports and writing from a prompt. We will use FIX IT to review grammar rules, and vocabulary will be extended.

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing: Based on Narnia—The Lion's Song and Writing: Based on Modern World History.


 

Writing: Based on Narnia—The Lion's Song
Grades 6–8

 

Thursday or Friday

 

Teacher: TBD
Class Cost: $227
Books:
  1. Institute for Excellence in Writing: Following Narnia: Volume 1, The Lion's Song Writing Lessons, 3rd Edition
  2. Student Resource Notebook: Free download with purchase of student book or buy the spiral-bound version.
  3. The Magician's Nephew, by C.S. Lewis
  4. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
  5. The Horse and His Boy, by C.S. Lewis
 
Prerequisite: A solid understanding of parts of speech and the ability to compose a complete sentence.
Offered: 2021–2022
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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) as the theme, students will continue to develop skills learned in the 4–6 grade classes and also begin research reports and writing from a prompt. Assignments will beckon students to experience the enchanted land of Narnia through their writing lessons.

***This class is on a three-year rotation with Writing: Based on Modern World History and Writing: Based on Medieval History.


 

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