Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A New Writing Resource for IEW -

photo credit
We have been working through Unit III of the IEW Writing Program and I found this great resource to use for the writing resources (short stories) when writing out the Story Sequence Charts.
We started working with this book the other day and they are such fun! If you have children with a passion for Harry Potter and the characters this might be a fun book for you~ 

5 comments:

Cindy K. said...

So are these tales all related to Harry Potter, or are they totally unrelated?

So, I guess you are using them kind of like IEW uses the Aesop Fables in Unit 3? Is that where you change the characters or change the plot and use the same characters?

Learners at Home said...

I have not read a story yet, we will start it with my younger son next week. BUT, my teen did start the first story and he loved it.. it appears that they are separate stories but all pertaining to the same characters in the Harry Potter series.. my teen loved it.. He was glad I picked it up. And yes, this is to supplement instead of using the Fables all the time, (my younger one likes those but my teen would rather do other things like this). You can in Unit III change the characters and plots and such. We also have used the Unit III methods for non-fiction writing as well. It can work for both. (mostly he used this for his history)
Warmly,

Tracey

Cindy K. said...

How would you do Unit 3 methods for non-fiction? I thought the whole point was story-based?

Learners at Home said...

It is story based~ but after stepping back and looking at the unit outline I saw that the Unit III was more in the "center" of the page so I realized it is a story and can be for writing creative stories OR also the outline can be to recount events and things in history and science. It was neat, I saw on the IEW group how other parents had done this as well.
Using the Unit III outline you fill in the information for each paragraph according to the story (for us we just use both fiction and non-fiction) since history is a story in itself.. but is true :D

Warmly,

Tracey

Sparklee said...

I have been curious about IEW for a while--not sure my kids are quite ready for it, but I'm always interested in seeing how others use the program. Thanks for the post!

You might like these~

Popular Posts