Fables, Myths & Fairy Tales
So, we’ve already started another school year around here and while there is always a learning curve, so far its going well! We’re doing a few things the same here and a few things differently. For example, while we’re staying with IEW (because I’m just crazy about them!) we are using one of their focused writing curriculums. I let my son pick and he chose Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales. We got a teacher book, student book and digital content. Both the student and teacher book are spiral bound which is incredibly handy. Everything except the student book can be reused with your other children, making it super economical.
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We printed off our e-book of student read a-louds and he reads one of those a day out loud to me. Its great reading practice because there are harder words along with the easier ones. Each day he does a portion of the lesson, from making a KWO (key word outline) to retelling the story using his KWO. He is then supposed to write it as he told it. I haven’t made him do that yet because we are just getting going (its our 3rd week) and I’m easing into writing (since it isn’t his favorite thing to do honestly).
Why Choose Fables, Myths & Fairy Tales?
I think one of the best things about this program is the comprehensive approach it takes. Not only does your child learn writing but they also learn from moral fables and myths. All of these are family friendly and expose your children to a wide range of solid principles.
Many children (my son included) aren’t completely crazy about writing (of Language Arts…) but this provides an excellent way to keep their interest and help them learn in a way that better suits their learning styles. Each new section adds something for them to learn to be an excellent writer!
Like I said this is just the beginning of our school year and there will be many more updates on this! For now, take a look at some of the pictures I took of our new L.A. program!