Bard of Avon / Stanley

Bard of Avon / Stanley

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Item #: 004490
ISBN: 9780062419255
Grades: PK-AD

Product Description:

This elegantly illustrated children's book recounts the story of William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright who ever lived. From what we know about his childhood, to his years spent acting and then his beginnings, years, and success as a playwright, his fascinating story is shared alongside the times of England in which he lived. 48 pgs, pb.

Publisher Description:

Celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy with this repackage of award-winning author Diane Stanley's tribute to the world-famous playwright William Shakespeare.

Nobody knows exactly when or why William Shakespeare left his boyhood home of Stratford-on-Avon for the great city of London, but it didn't take long for him to make a name for himself. His plays are now performed almost every day in just about every part of the world; even people who've never seen them use words and phrases he introduced into the English language.

How did a man from an unremarkable family create a legacy that the world, even 400 years after his death, has never forgotten? There will always be unsolved mysteries about Shakespeare, but what we do know of his life, his times, and his theater makes for a very dramatic story.

Category Description for Memoria Press Classical Curriculum:

Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study.

The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use.

Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.

We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.

This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna

Category Description for Memoria Press Eighth Grade Curriculum:

Latin and composition are continued with Classical Composition V and Fourth Form Latin (please note that these programs must be completed in order, so if you are starting here, you will need to start with Classical Comp I and First Form Latin before progressing).Literature includes As You Like It, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, and Wind in the Willows. Poetry is also incorporated. Book of the Ancient Greeks, Iliad and Odyssey make up Classical Studies, and Book of the Ancient World is used for Christian studies. Math is Algebra I from Prentice-Hall, and Memoria Press has published accompanying quizzes and tests. Science is Exploring Planet Earth. Geography III has also been included at this level. A complete package and consumables only package are both available for this grade level.

Accelerated curriculum guides are available from Memoria Press for families who wish to move at a faster pace than the Classical Core Curriculum pace.If you begin at the Accelerated Pace and find it too difficult, it is possible to transition to the Classical Core Curriculum.

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Diane Stanley
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William Morrow & Company
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11.0" x 9.25" x 0.19"
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Scheduled school book for AmblesideOnline year 3
Rachel G on Feb 18, 2023
we need to read this book for school
Patricia A on Aug 31, 2021
Scheduled school book for AmblesideOnline year 3
Rachel G on Feb 18, 2023
It's part of Ambleside Online
Clarissa H on Apr 19, 2022
we need to read this book for school
Patricia A on Aug 31, 2021
Part of 2nd grade cirriculum
Amanda A on Jul 23, 2021
This was at our local library before we moved, and I always used it as part of our gradeschool European history course. It's colorful, informative, and short enough to read a loud as a supplement.
Agnes P on Jul 22, 2021
We are using AmblesideOnline Year 3.
User on May 10, 2021
SCM Early Modern History for 4-6 grades
User on Jun 10, 2020
Recommended reader in Biblioplan year 2
Tania W on May 2, 2020
we are schooling by Ambleside Online which lists this book for history in grade 3
Anna B on Jan 7, 2020
Sarah M on Sep 1, 2019
school reading
Angela B on Jan 20, 2017
Because it's about Shakespeare and I have a crush on him. I really want my kids to love him like I do so I'm weaning them on all things Will.
Katherine T on Aug 30, 2016
Classical Conversation Cycle 2
James L on Aug 8, 2016
It's part of Ambleside Online
Clarissa H on Apr 19, 2022
Part of 2nd grade cirriculum
Amanda A on Jul 23, 2021
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Diane Stanley paints a complete picture of Shakespeare for us This book is the best for gaining an understanding of who Shakespeare was and the times in which he lived Very enjoyable reading
September 30, 2006

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