Foundations of Writing Level 1 (FOW1) (6-8)
Other Supplies Needed:
Loose Leaf Paper
Three-Ring Binder (any size)
5 dividers for organizing binder
(labeled: Current Paper, Assignment Sheets, Class Handouts, Vocabulary, Graded Papers)
Pens--Blue or Black ink only, please
Highlighter (any color)
Access to dictionary/thesaurus at home--not to bring to class
Pencils, if desired
*High School Credit can be earned with class modifications.
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), this class beckons students to experience
the enchanted land of Narnia through structure and style.
This level one class covers each of the nine IEW units, including reports, stories, mini-research
reports, writing from pictures creative writing, compare/contrast essays, formal essays, and a
book critique. Students will begin by completing one to three paragraphs per week, and then
move into 5+ paragraph research essays.
Themes focus on subjects related to the Narnia books and the World War II period by
incorporating more source texts from important figures from this era including Winston
Churchill, Adolf Hitler, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
This class will also include and emphasize important, practical grammar rules. Vocabulary lists
and quizzes will also be included.
This is a 32-week course and earns one middle school English credit.*