This year-long course will instruct students in the practice of close reading, and address the three problems every writer faces: what to write about, how to order our thoughts, and how to express persuasively and beautifully. Using CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, we will learn a method to highlight while reading, and acquire skills for writing persuasive essays. We will cover the first 2-3 books in the series during the first semester and the remaining books 3-6 in the second half. We will use Lost Tools of Writing Level 1 to guide us with thinking, organizing, and editing essays.
LTW Level I & The Chronicles of Narnia
12 years old and up
Completed at least 2 years of IEW or similar writing course.
- The Lost Tools of Writing Level One - Student Workbook
- The Chronicles of Narnia - Books 1-6
- The Magician’s Nephew
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
- The Horse and His Boy
- Prince Caspian
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
- The Silver Chair