Writing Skills 1: Fables, Myths & Fairy Tales is a writing class designed specifically for 1st through 4th graders. This Elementary Writing class will teach your elementary students the structure of basic writing, as well as stylistic techniques, some grammar, vocabulary, and more! Students should have the basic mechanics of writing well in hand to participate in this dynamic, online course.
In this class, we will dive into the delightful world of fairy tales, folktales, and fables, where you may encounter talking creatures or princesses that spin straw into gold. Students will read fun and fascinating time-honored stories that teach, delight, and entertain. Our text will be the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Fairy Tales, Myths and Fables-themed curriculum, from which we will learn to write skillfully with the Structure and Style® writing method.
Our class time will be devoted to reading each week’s reading passage and then working together to implement specific writing styles. As we learn how to better our writing, each student will be responsible for writing regularly based on the content and style learned in class. Students will have the opportunity to read their own writing in class, as well as listen and appreciate their classmates’ writing. We will learn how to best critique each other’s work in a positive manner and how we can improve our writing by working together.
Writing Skills 1: Fables, Myths & Fairy Tales will include English grammar instruction will also be an important part of this class and students will solidify their understanding and usage of parts of speech, types of sentences, and much more!
This full-year course is best for students in 1st through 4th grade who have mastered writing simples sentences on their own. The text includes vocabulary cards, literature suggestions, and access to helpful PDF downloads. Elementary Writing is a fun and inspiring class that will give your students the skills they need for future writing success!
Required Text: Fables, Myths & Fairy Tales
This Class pairs perfectly with Classical Memory!