Classical Writing: Poetry - Beginners Student Workbook B
Category Description for CW Foundations: Poetry for Beginners
For all ages Ė covers rhyme, figures, meter, stanza analysis, poetry interpretation, and imitation of great poets. Poetry A provides 12 weekly lessons. Poetry B provides another 12 lessons. Poetry for Older Beginners is designed specifically for the older student and provides 12 lessons.
I bought this curriculum when it first came out, before they had created the student workbooks. I loved the curriculum, but it was difficult to implement. Too time consuming. And, while I am a trained teacher so I feel confident making up my own lesson plans, it was a little confusing to try it with this unfamiliar curriculum. It was put on a shelf. Hooray for the student and teacher's guides!!!! Problem solved! I used Aesop A for my 4th and 5th graders, and Aesop B for my 7th grader and they LOVED this program! Especially my 4th grade son, a reluctant writer, who really took off when he was given an assignment to model from. By the end of the year, he was adding on funny dialogue and more descriptive scenes than the model called for! We had used "Write with the Best" before, and enjoyed it, but we found this program to be more well-rounded.