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The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Third Edition

The Well Trained Mind  A Guide to Classical Education at Home  Third Edition  Book
Author : Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2009-05-04
ISBN : 9780393070903
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"If you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy."—?Washington Times The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges.

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind Book
Author : Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Publisher : Peace Hill Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1933339071
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This simple-to-use, scripted guide to grammar and composition makes successful teaching easy -- for both parents and teachers. First Language Lessons, Level 3 uses the classical techniques of memorization, copywork, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the important first years of study. It is a complete beginning grammar and writing text that covers parts of speech, diagramming sentences, and beginning writing, storytelling, and narration skills.

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 2

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind  Level 2 Book
Author : Jessie Wise
Publisher : Peace Hill Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1933339454
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A complete beginning grammar text that uses copywork, narration, picturestudy, and other classical techniques to develop the young student's language ability.

A Complete Course for Young Writers Aspiring Rhetoricians and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works

A Complete Course for Young Writers  Aspiring Rhetoricians  and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works Book
Author : Susan Wise Bauer,Amanda Saxon Dean
Publisher : Grammar for the Well-Trained M
Release : 2018-12-04
ISBN : 9781945841262
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Red Workbook, along with the accompanying Key and the Core Instructor Text, make up a full year of Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions ("A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea") through advanced sentence structure and analysis--all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence.This innovative program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience).Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student's mind.There are four non-sequential Workbooks. Students can pick up any of the Workbooks and follow along. Each Workbook contains the same rules and examples--but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing.The Red Workbook comes with its own Key, providing not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are).All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference in the Comprehensive Handbook of Rules. This will become the student's indispensable guide to writing through high school, into college and beyond.Step-by-step instruction takes students from the most basic concepts through advanced grammatical concepts such as modal and hortative verbs and multiple functions of noun clauses.Extensive diagramming exercises reinforce the rules and help technical and visual learners to understand and use the English language effectively. Each step of the diagramming process is illustrated and thoroughly explained to the student.Text for examples and exercises are drawn from great works of literature, as well as from well-written nonfiction texts in science, mathematics, and the social sciences.Regular review is built into each year of work.The first of four non-sequential workbooks, each containing new exercises that allow students to practice and apply the grammar principles under study.

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Book
Author : Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Publisher : Peace Hill Press
Release : 2007-06-26
ISBN : 193333908X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Level 3 Student Workbook (Grades 2-4) for First Language Lessons, used alongside the teacher's Level 3 Instructor Guide, gives teachers everything they need to spend more time teaching their students--and less time preparing lessons, making copies, or gathering supplies. It's all right here: inside this book, you'll find poems for memorization, empty sentence diagram frames, and blank lines perfectly sized for young students' copywork, dictation, and narration. First Language Lessons, Level 3 is a complete grammar and writing text that covers a wide range of topics--including parts of speech, sentence diagrams, and skills in beginning writing, storytelling, and narration. This Level 3 Student Workbook is the perfect complement to the lessons. Grade Recommendation: Grades 2-4.

Key to Blue Workbook A Complete Course for Young Writers Aspiring Rhetoricians and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works Grammar for the Well Trained Mind

Key to Blue Workbook  A Complete Course for Young Writers  Aspiring Rhetoricians  and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works  Grammar for the Well Trained Mind  Book
Author : Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher : Peace Hill Press
Release : 2020-09-08
ISBN : 1945841346
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Key to the Blue Workbook gives clear, thoroughly-explained answers to all exercises in the Blue Workbook, one of four workbooks in the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind series, providing detailed, well-designed exercises in the correct use of English grammar. The Key to the Blue Workbook gives clear, thoroughly-explained answers to all exercises in the Blue Workbook, one of four non-sequential books in the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind series, providing detailed, well-designed exercises in the correct use of English grammar. The Key, along with the accompanying Blue Workbook and the Core Instructor Text, make up Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions (“A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea”) through advanced sentence structure and analysis, all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence. This innovative program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience). Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student’s mind. There are four Workbooks, one for each year. Each Workbook contains the same rules and examples, but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing. Each Key to the Workbooks provides not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are). All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference in the Comprehensive Handbook of Rules (soon to be renamed as The Grammar Guidebook). Every step of the sentence diagramming process is gathered for reference, along with illustrations, in The Diagramming Dictionary. These will become the student’s indispensable guide to writing through high school, into college and beyond. Step-by-step instruction takes students from the most basic concepts through advanced grammatical concepts such as modal and hortative verbs and multiple functions of noun clauses. Extensive diagramming exercises reinforce the rules and help technical and visual learners to understand and use the English language effectively. Each step of the diagramming process is illustrated and thoroughly explained to the student. Text for examples and exercises are drawn from great works of literature, as well as from well-written nonfiction texts in science, mathematics, and the social sciences. Regular review is built into each year of work. The Key accompanies one of four non-sequential workbooks, each containing new exercises that allow students to practice and apply the grammar principles under study.

Red Bundle for the Repeat Buyer

Red Bundle for the Repeat Buyer Book
Author : Audrey Anderson,Susan Wise Bauer,Jessica Otto
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-06-15
ISBN : 9781945841804
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Students and instructors can begin their first year of grammar study with any one of our four Full Course Bundles. But, if you're returning for a second, third, fourth (or beyond!) year of study, you'll reuse the Core Instructor Text,Grammar Guidebook, andDiagramming Dictionaryyou already have. Simply add a Repeat Buyer Bundle, containing a newWorkbookandKey, and start again!

Blue Bundle for the Repeat Buyer

Blue Bundle for the Repeat Buyer Book
Author : Audrey Anderson,Susan Wise Bauer,Jessica Otto
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-06-15
ISBN : 9781945841811
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Students and instructors can begin their first year of grammar study with any one of our four Full Course Bundles. But, if you're returning for a second, third, fourth (or beyond!) year of study, you'll reuse the Core Instructor Text,Grammar Guidebook, andDiagramming Dictionaryyou already have. Simply add a Repeat Buyer Bundle, containing a newWorkbookandKey, and start again!

Purple Bundle for the Repeat Buyer

Purple Bundle for the Repeat Buyer Book
Author : Audrey Anderson,Susan Wise Bauer,Jessica Otto
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-06-15
ISBN : 9781952469091
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Students and instructors can begin their first year of grammar study with any one of our four Full Course Bundles. But, if you're returning for a second, third, fourth (or beyond!) year of study, you'll reuse the Core Instructor Text,Grammar Guidebook, andDiagramming Dictionaryyou already have. Simply add a Repeat Buyer Bundle, containing a newWorkbookandKey, and start again!

Study and Teaching Guide The History of the Ancient World

Study and Teaching Guide  The History of the Ancient World Book
Author : Julia Kaziewicz
Publisher : Peace Hill Press
Release : 2013-11-10
ISBN : 1942968477
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A curriculum guide to accompany The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome, by Susan Wise Bauer. Susan Wise Bauer’s narrative world history series is widely used in advanced high school history classes, as well as by home educating parents. The Study and Teaching Guide, designed for use by both parents and teachers, provides a full curriculum with study questions and answers, critical thinking assignments, essay topics, instructor rubrics, and test forms. Explanations for answers and teaching tips are also included. The Study and Teaching Guide, designed by historian and teacher Julia Kaziewicz in cooperation with Susan Wise Bauer, makes The History of the Ancient World (recommended for high school study in The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home) even more accessible to educators and parents alike.

The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Fourth Edition

The Well Trained Mind  A Guide to Classical Education at Home  Fourth Edition  Book
Author : Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2016-08-09
ISBN : 0393253635
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind Book
Author : Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Publisher : Peace Hill Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1933339349
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This simple-to-use scripted guide to grammar and composition makes successful teaching easy for both parents and teachers. It uses the classical techniques of memorization, copywork, dictation, and narration to develop a child's language ability in the first years of study.

The Complete Writer Writing With Ease Strong Fundamentals A Guide to Designing Your Own Elementary Writing Curriculum

The Complete Writer  Writing With Ease  Strong Fundamentals  A Guide to Designing Your Own Elementary Writing Curriculum Book
Author : Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher : Peace Hill Press
Release : 2015-01-17
ISBN : 1942968167
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A revised and improved edition of the best-selling elementary writing handbook, from the author of The Well-Trained Mind Susan Wise Bauer lays out a plan for teaching writing that combines the best elements of old-fashioned writing instruction with innovative new educational methods. Writing With Ease outlines a complete three- or four-year program for elementary-grade students, giving parents and teachers the tools to personalize instruction for any skill level.

The Well Educated Mind A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

The Well Educated Mind  A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had Book
Author : Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2003-08-17
ISBN : 9780393070972
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children, and that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In this new book, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading. The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genres—fiction, autobiography, history, drama, and poetry—accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter—ranging from Cervantes to A. S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich—preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the "Great Books" without a guide and a plan. Susan Wise Bauer will show you how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis; how to master a difficult argument; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre—what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?—and also between genres. Followed carefully, the advice in The Well-Educated Mind will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word.

Yellow Full Course Bundle

Yellow Full Course Bundle Book
Author : Susan Wise Bauer,Audrey Anderson,Jessica Otto
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-06-15
ISBN : 9781952469008
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind:

The Grammar Guidebook

The Grammar Guidebook Book
Author : Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-04-02
ISBN : 9781945841576
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With a new name, but the same, thorough, clearly-outlined rules of English Grammar,The Grammar Guidebookis the second edition to The Comprehensive Handbook of Rules. Originally designed to accompany the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind program, this Grammar Guidebook stands on its own, assembling into one handy reference work all of the principles that govern the English language--from basic definitions ("A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea") through advanced sentence structure and analysis. Each rule is illustrated with examples drawn from great literature, along with classic and contemporary works of science, history, and mathematics.Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind is an innovative program that combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience). Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Student Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student's mind.There are four Student Workbooks, one for each year. Each Student Workbook contains the same rules and examples--but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing. Each Student Workbook comes with its own Key, providing not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are).All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference inThe Grammar Guidebook.Use Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind to teach English grammar thoroughly, effectively, and with confidence--no matter what your background or experience!

Key to Blue Workbook

Key to Blue Workbook Book
Author : Susan Wise Bauer,Patty Rebne,Amanda Saxon Dean
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-07-16
ISBN : 9781945841330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Key to the Blue Workbook gives clear, thoroughly-explained answers to all exercises in the Blue Workbook, one of four non-sequential books in the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind series, providing detailed, well-designed exercises in the correct use of English grammar. The Key, along with the accompanying Blue Workbook and the Core Instructor Text, make up Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions ("A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea") through advanced sentence structure and analysis?all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence. This innovative program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience). Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student's mind. There are four Workbooks, one for each year. Each Workbook contains the same rules and examples?but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing. Each Key to the Workbooks provides not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are). All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference in the Comprehensive Handbook of Rules (soon to be renamed as The Grammar Guidebook). Every step of the sentence diagramming process is gathered for reference, along with illustrations, in The Diagramming Dictionary. These will become the student's indispensable guide to writing through high school, into college and beyond. Step-by-step instruction takes students from the most basic concepts through advanced grammatical concepts such as modal and hortative verbs and multiple functions of noun clauses. Extensive diagramming exercises reinforce the rules and help technical and visual learners to understand and use the English language effectively. Each step of the diagramming process is illustrated and thoroughly explained to the student. Text for examples and exercises are drawn from great works of literature, as well as from well-written nonfiction texts in science, mathematics, and the social sciences. Regular review is built into each year of work. The Key accompanies one of four non-sequential workbooks, each containing new exercises that allow students to practice and apply the grammar principles under study.

Key to Yellow Workbook

Key to Yellow Workbook Book
Author : Audrey Anderson,Susan Wise Bauer,Jessica Otto
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-06-15
ISBN : 9781945841361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Key to Yellow Workbook gives clear, thoroughly-explained answers to all exercises in the Yellow Workbook, one of four non-sequential books in the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind series, providing detailed, well-designed exercises in the correct use of English grammar. The Key, along with the accompanying Yellow Workbook and the Core Instructor Text, make up Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions ("A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea") through advanced sentence structure and analysis, all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence. This innovative program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience). Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student's mind. There are four Workbooks, one for each year. Each Workbook contains the same rules and examples, but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing. Each Key to the Workbooks provides not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are). All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference in The Grammar Guidebook. Every step of the sentence diagramming process is gathered for reference, along with illustrations, in The Diagramming Dictionary. These will become the student's indispensable guide to writing through high school, into college and beyond. Step-by-step instruction takes students from the most basic concepts through advanced grammatical concepts such as modal and hortative verbs and multiple functions of noun clauses. Extensive diagramming exercises reinforce the rules and help technical and visual learners to understand and use the English language effectively. Each step of the diagramming process is illustrated and thoroughly explained to the student. Text for examples and exercises are drawn from great works of literature, as well as from well-written nonfiction texts in science, mathematics, and the social sciences. Regular review is built into each year of work. The Key accompanies one of four non-sequential workbooks, each containing new exercises that allow students to practice and apply the grammar principles under study.

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 4

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind  Level 4 Book
Author : Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Publisher : Peace Hill Press
Release : 2008-12-01
ISBN : 1933339330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A simple-to-use, scripted workbook to grammar and composition that accompanies the First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 4 textbook and makes successful teaching easy—for both parents and students.

Writing With Skill Level 2 Instructor Text

Writing With Skill  Level 2  Instructor Text Book
Author : Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher : Peace Hill Press
Release : 2013-10-08
ISBN : 194296823X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Time-tested classical techniques--the imitation and analysis of great writers--combined with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. The Student Workbook encourages independent composition, while the Instructor Text contains easy-to-use supporting information for the teacher, rubrics for grading, sample compositions, and dialogue to use while teaching. Together, the Student Workbook and Instructor Text provide a full year of middle-grade writing instruction, preparing students to enter high-level rhetoric. Reviews Level One skills in narration, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences Teaches new skills in writing comparisons, drawing contrasts, and tracing cause and effect Improves sentence style through prose exercises drawn from Erasmus, Aristotle, and other classical rhetoricians Covers three-level outlining, composition planning and structure Guides the student through critical essay writing in both fiction and poetry Provides practice in research and documentation skills