Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales

Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales

Theme-Based Writing for Students Grades 4-5

Your child’s imagination will soar while studying classic children’s tales and learning how to write with structure and style!

Wednesday Session

September 14, 2022 to June 21, 2023
Wednesdays 5:15-6:15 PM EST

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This is a small writing class for upper elementary students to learn to write according to the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Structure and Style methodology.

In this class, students will learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures, and compose essays. This class will cover Units 1-8 of the nine units in the IEW program. Students will study vocabulary words and practice dress-ups and sentence openers in the IEW program.

This class’s theme is “Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales.” Students will explore classic children’s tales and Aesop’s fables, exposing them to classic literature while they practice and master fundamental writing skills. While the primary purpose of these lessons is for the children to learn to write, the themed lessons serve to broaden students’ subject knowledge and capture their interest.

Wednesday Session

Class meets weekly from 5:15-6:15 PM EST.

  • First Class: 9/14
  • Last Class: 6/21
  • No class held:
    • 11/23 (Thanksgiving)
    • 12/21 & 12/28 (Winter Break)
    • 2/22 (Mid-Winter Break)
    • 4/12 (Spring Break
Class Size

Maximum capacity is six students.

Enrollment Fees

$2,160 (36 classes)
Payable in full or billed in four equal installments


Ms. Sydney Hoff is the founder of Rose Writing Center. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree from Emory University, Ms. Sydney served as a writing tutor in the Emory Writing Center. She is a Certified Instructor accredited by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, and she has taught dozens of students the art of writing according to IEW’s Structure and Style methodology.

>Required Materials
  • IEW Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons Student Book, sold here ($35)
  • Optional RWC Binder, sold here ($55)
    • If you do not purchase our binder, please obtain for your child a 2″ binder with 12 dividers, clear sheet protectors, and lined writing paper. 
  • Students are responsible for obtaining course materials.



Writing assignments take approximately 60 minutes per week.

>Parent Communication

Parents will receive learning reports summarizing their child’s progress throughout the year. Parent-teacher conferences are held in November, March, and June.

>Technology Requirements

Google Classroom. Students must have either their own email address or access to a parent’s email address.

Zoom. Students can follow Zoom’s hardware and software guidelines to prepare their environment.

Printer. Students should know how to scan and submit their work, and they should have access to a printer.


There are no pre-requisites to enroll in this course. If you are a continuing RWC student, this course is most appropriate for students who have completed Writing Foundations Level B and/or All Things Fun and Fascinating.

Note: The minimum enrollment required for this course is four (4) students. Rose Writing Center reserves the right to cancel this course in the event that fewer than four students enroll. Students enrolled in a canceled course will be duly notified and may choose to either receive a full refund or transfer to another course by Rose Writing Center.

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