IEW Writing 4th-6th: All Things Fun and Fascinating

Teacher Name: Susan Price
Teacher Email: price_family@mygrande.net
Tuition: $200.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $25.00
Discount for Semester Payment: No
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $25.00
Deposit (due at registration): $25.00
Grades: 4th-6th (3rd or 7th with teacher permission)
Minimum Class Size: 10
Maximum Class Size: 18
Midterm Enrollment: with teacher permission
Class Time: 1st hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: 1-3 hours weekly
Required Materials or Books:

  • IEW All Things Fun and Fascinating [Student Book only]
  • Writing Lessons in Style and Structure $29.00
  • Please order early so that student has his/her book the first day of classes. https://iew.com/shop/products/all-things-fun-fascinating
  • Pencil/pen
  • 3-ringed binder with page protectors
  • Readily accessible computer e-mail account (After we get started, we will primarily use Class Dojo, but you need e-mail for BVC communications, etc.).
  • Paper and readily-accessible printer
  • Colored pencils
  • 3″×5” index cards
  • Access to computer/printer
  • Students must download and print the FREE Student Resource Notebook e-book available on the link above when they order the IEW student book. (Hole punch and place into 3-ringed binder. We will use this info all year.
  • Class DoJo – You must download this free organizational/communications app to your smart phone or computer. We will use this app for classroom communication on assignments every week. This will enable me to take photos of outlines, notes, class discussion, vocab, and more from the white board to send to you to keep you informed.

Class Description:
Writing can feel very personal, so hearing it critiqued by Mom or Dad can be especially painful. Does the entire prospect of guiding your 4th-6th grader through the writing process intimidate you? Are you stuck? Don’t know where to begin?

Look no further…All Things Fun & Fascinating is the perfect solution! Together, we make the perfect team to provide your child with all the tools he needs to become a creative, articulate, and clear writer.

*Giant stinky flowers.
*Soup made from a bird’s nest.
*Men who changed the world.

These are just a sampling of the “Fun and Fascinating” things your child will write about in the lessons of this wonderful curriculum. Humorous characters, tall tales, cunning creatures, and meritorious men of history will captivate 4th-6th graders as they learn to write with structure and style. Moving through Units 1–7, students will take notes, summarize narrative stories, write from pictures, put together a mini research report, and compose poems and creative essays. With games galore, vocabulary, and more, the optional activities will make writing both fun AND fascinating! You will be surprised at how much fun your child will have writing!

Designed to supplement and complement “Institute for Excellence in Writing’s” Structure and Style course, this workbook provides chapters that correspond with the units in the curriculum. Students will learn to write from outlines using Aesop’s Fables, write narrative stories based on the world’s folklore, summarize references about animals, write a research report on biographies of male inventors, and write creatively on other “Fun and Fascinating” things.

Your student will be writing with confidence weekly. There is room to write in the workbook for outlines, checklists, exercises, and brainstorming, though longer pieces should be written on a separate piece of paper. A “Style Help” appendix with banned words, common prepositions, great adjectives, verbs, and -ly words is included.

Taught once before in 2015-2016, this class follows the same writing method introduced in the Beautiful Feet Writing course from 2016-2017, and Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales from 2017-2018, Ancient History-Based Writing 2018-2019. While no previous experience is required, this course is a perfect follow up to reinforce and apply the concepts learned over the last four years in levels 4th-6th. Come take this writing adventure with us!

About Susan Price

Susan Price is a 1992 graduate of Baylor University. She is a wife of 31 years, and a homeschooling mother of three children- one a speech pathologist, and two still in college. This will be Susan’s twelfth year to teach at Brazos Valley Co-op. She is committed to providing children with a classical Christian education. Her greatest desire is to prepare them to live out God’s plans for their lives in the time and place in which He has placed them. She believes that all Truth and Beauty can only originate from God, and she particularly delights in exploring these aspects of His nature through music, literature, and writing.