Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization (Teacher's Manual Only)

Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization (Teacher's Manual Only)

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ISBN: 9781623412593
Grades: PK-AD

Memorization can have a profound effect on all areas of learning. The discipline required to memorize new pieces and maintain old ones helps children learn and retain material regardless of the subject. Also, the more a child memorizes, the easier it becomes. While memorization used to be a mainstay in education, this powerful tool is now largely overlooked. This program helps you utilize the power of memorization in your school. It includes five different levels of poetry selections to be memorized: four levels of poems and one of famous speeches. Poetry is used as the primary memorization tool because it is generally enjoyable, easily remembered, and displays sophisticated vocabulary and structure. The poems in this book were carefully selected for their linguistic qualities, as well as other criteria. While you can start this program with a student of any age, it is recommended that you start as early as possible. Even if your child is too young to read, he can begin memorizing as you read poems to him one line at a time. All students begin at Level One. There are five levels in all, and while it will probably take you multiple years to complete the program, you will begin to see results within just a couple of months. There are over 100 poems and speeches to memorize throughout the program. The length of the poems varies, with more short ones near the beginning and more long ones near the end. However, there are some lengthier poems in the first level as well as some short ones at the end. Shorter poems give students a break, so once they reach the end levels they aren't overwhelmed. Students progress through the levels, memorizing new ones and constantly practicing old ones. You are likely to recognize many of the included poems, such as "Who Has Seen the Wind?" "The Eagle," "Jabberwocky," "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening," "Casey at the Bat," and "In Flanders Fields." When students learn the first poem, they move on to the second, but they still recite the first poem at least once a day. When they finish the second, they move on to third, again reciting the first two poems at least once a day. For the entire first chapter, students recite every poem they've learned every day until they have memorized all twenty. When they move into the second level, they recite the previously learned poems "E.O.P.E.O.D." - every other poem, every other day. At the third level, their recitation of past poems is again adjusted on a rotating schedule to make sure they are flawlessly maintained. By the end of Level Four, students will most likely have achieved a life-long retention of all eighty poems due to the frequency, intensity, and duration and will be ready to tackle the speeches in Level Five. While memorizing over a hundred speeches and poems may seem like a huge undertaking, remember that it will get easier as they go and is supposed to take several years. The benefits students will reap from exercising and growing their brain through memorization will spill over into all areas of education. Also, poems and speeches can be recited in the car, through chores, or while working on other projects to cut down on the required "school" time. Brief biographies of the included poets are provided.

The complete boxed set includes the spiral-bound teacher's manual (which includes directions to download the student e-book), Nurturing Competent Communicators DVD, five CDs and a soft disc case. The CDs have been newly recorded and feature all of the poems and speeches from all five levels so students can hear the poems read with correct pronunciation, clear articulation, and artistic locution. These can also aid younger learners so you don't need to read and repeat the poems for them. However, you can opt to purchase the teacher's manual individually (plus directions to download student e-book), if you are just looking for the core of the program and don't mind reading the poems and speeches to your child. - Melissa




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9781623412593
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Weight
0.6 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.0" x 0.5"
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I wanted help on choosing poetry for my children to memorize.
Haylee B on May 31, 2021
Recommended by a friend..sounded like a fun way to incorporate poetry in our school day.
Dottie D on Sep 5, 2017
I wanted help on choosing poetry for my children to memorize.
Haylee B on May 31, 2021
Our is falling apart so we need a new one.
Loren F on Aug 31, 2020
Recommended by a friend..sounded like a fun way to incorporate poetry in our school day.
Dottie D on Sep 5, 2017
I have noticed how well my children write because they listen to a lot of good literature. We are going to add memorizing great poetry and speeches to their literary vocabulary!
Brenda G on Aug 16, 2017
We have the free audio of Level 1, and found it helpful. 'Would like to move to higher levels.
Maria S on Apr 22, 2017
recommended for memory work binder
Rachel C on Aug 18, 2016
Saw a webinar from IEW that presented the curriculum and was interested in covering the topic next semester.
Angela O on Aug 8, 2016
I have a daughter that absolutely loves to memorize poems. This will be an exciting addition to our homeschool.
Jason P on Feb 21, 2016
Our first one got rained on! This has been a great program for us.
Loren F on Feb 19, 2016
Our is falling apart so we need a new one.
Loren F on Aug 31, 2020
I have noticed how well my children write because they listen to a lot of good literature. We are going to add memorizing great poetry and speeches to their literary vocabulary!
Brenda G on Aug 16, 2017
Is the teacher's manual needed or can I just use the student manual?
Michelle on Oct 15, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I bought the student book only as I wanted to practice the memorization with my children. I didn’t think I needed the audio or the teacher as we recite a few times a week in a casual and easy manner. My children have practiced memory work since toddlers through AWANA Bible memory, so this was the next step. If you know what you’re doing with memory work, then the student book alone should suffice!
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I purchased this product after hearing Andrew Pudewa at the homeschool conference a couple of years ago This was strongly suggested by him in order to develop memorization on a whole new level using poetry He also highlighted the fact that memorization develops the brain in a way nothing else could do So we didn�t hesitate and purchased this book This is a program that will teach your kids to memorize and recite poems while using the concept of mastery learning It starts with small poems but slowly bring the child to memorize more difficult ones as they progress in this book There are four levels of memorization to reach through the book Each level is incremental What I mean by this is that as you learn the poems you will have to recite the previous ones as well as you advance in the book At the end of each level you can decide to do a get-together with family and maybe close friends in order for the child to recite the poems learned on that level As the child starts learning the next level the poems from the previous level will be revised by encouraging the child to recite them as well during the learning process Each level contains 20 poems to learn and enjoy Included in this book you will have all the poems for each level record charts certificate of completion Some poems will be silly which will bring laughter in your kids like mine did when reciting Ooey Gooey while others are more serious but at the end your child will have memorized over 80 poems and developed his brain in ways you can�t even imagine The book is easy to use but you have to make sure that you schedule it in your daily learning time I haven�t done that and we deviated at times forgetting to do it Still it is always a great book to get back to it when you which your kids to memorize a poem My kids do a lot of memorization for Awana during the school year and we usually use this book when Awana is finished in late spring season The price tag attached to this book is worth it I do not own the CD that could also be purchased I guess it would be a matter of personal choices or learning styles if you wish to get the CD with the book or not But personally with four kids learning differently I find the memorization can be done with all of them You can adapt the memorization process depending on the learning style of the child Memorization can be very useful This book will allow you to help your child to develop this skill You can easily adapt this book on the age of a child Have fun with your child while memorizing poems � do it with him or her
March 31, 2015


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