Grammar of Poetry DVD Course
Your whole family can experience the Grammar of Poetry course, as taught by the author, Matt Whitling. The DVD version of the course contains 30 lessons on 4 DVDs and the quality is excellent. Designed to be a semester course for 6-9th grade students, it can certainly be expanded up or down, depending on the abilities and interests of the student. Approximate running time is 6 hrs 32 min. The "live" lessons are sure to bring poetry concepts to life in a whole new way! ~ Zach
This course teaches students to write poetry by studying the forms and styles of great writers such as Shakespeare, Scott, Tennyson, and Longfellow. Students then complete a number of practice activities which reinforce the concepts learned. The student workbook contains 30 lessons. It is recommended that three lessons be covered each week. Each lesson takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
As the teacher you will likely want to read through the new concepts at the top of the page with your student. Concepts covered in this volume include: simile, rhyme, how to use a rhyming dictionary, metaphor, meter, pun, iamb, personification, trochee, synecdoche, anapest, hyperbole, dactyl, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhetorical question, refrain, oxymoron, spacial poetry, and euphemism. The student will then work through the activity. After every few lessons, review questions are given to insure that the concepts are retained and to provide additional practice of previously-covered information. Upon the completion of this program, the student should have mastered several figures of speech called tropes. Teacher's edition contains teaching instructions as well as completed student pages. ~ Rachel
These materials include both writing instruction and writingassignments.
These materials cover various types of creative writing, includingdescriptive writing, poetry, journaling, and stories.