Lost Tools of Writing: Level One Student Workbook

Lost Tools of Writing: Level One Student Workbook

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Item #: 066101
ISBN: 9780986325717
Grades: 7-12

Product Description:

The Student Workbook provides worksheets for the lesson exercises, essay templates, and Appendices (Self-Edit Checklists, Sample Essays, Glossary, and Lesson Summaries). The student uses this to complete the preparatory assignments leading up to the crafting of each Lesson's essay assignment. One Student Workbook (not reproducible) needed per student. Level One begins with the assumption of some writing instruction/experience (9th grade, or a middle schooler with some writing prep could be ready for the course, or even upper-level high schooler would profit from the course if their writing instruction had been minimal). Students construct persuasive essays, with a thorough coverage of all the basic classical tools of writing. The Handbook of Types available for this level provides additional examples taken from classic stories.

Publisher Description:

The Student Workbook for Level One contains a complete set of worksheets for every Lesson, a glossary, checklists for student's to revise their essays, and a complete set of arrangement templates for outlining essays.

Please note that the complete set of the Lost Tools of Writing includes one Student's Workbook. A separate workbook must be purchased for each additional student using the program. Per copyright rules, it is not permissible to photocopy worksheets for additional students without express written permission.

Category Description for Lost Tools of Writing:

Teaching students to think and to communicate ideas--it's a large goal and a worthy one. It's also the classical way of approaching the skills of rhetoric to focus on the thinking that leads to good writing. Lost Tools of Writing provides a thorough breakdown of skills, tools and basic principles to learn and use in the step-by-step process of developing the art of communication. After all, (in their words) "writing on paper, parchment, or a screen is only a record of something that has previously happened in the mind."

Students and teachers have typically struggled with some universal writing challenges: coming up with ideas, putting ideas in order, and expressing ideas appropriately. Classical rhetoric consists of five Canons (principles/laws). The first three of these define the writing process, providing solutions to these three universal writing challenges: Invention (ideas), Arrangement (ordering of ideas), and Elocution (expression of ideas) are explained and then incorporated into lesson exercises and assignments.

Aiming at "creative discipline" as well as "disciplined creativity," there are 28 weeks of instruction; three weeks for each of nine lessons, each producing an essay or address plus one introductory week. The four-day week has the general expectation that the teacher is meeting with students twice each week with the student completing independent work on two other days. Teacher contributions include concept presentation and development as well as discussion. Instruction is based on teacher/student interaction and support for the teacher is impressive. There are instructional videos for the teacher (lifetime access available free from the publisher's website for the program's purchasers), lesson plans are thoroughly developed, and extensive samples are provided. Additionally, there is a solid orientation to the "tools."

The Teacher Guide for each level is the teacher's companion and foundation; a very necessary component. It provides a thorough explanation and introduction to classical writing and to the way it is developed in the Lost Tools. Then follows a proposed Plan of Action, a Year-at-a-Glance Chart, a Lesson Sequence, and (most importantly) the comprehensive Lesson Plans with samples and worksheets. An impressive set of Appendices (How to Edit with checklists, Guide to Assessment with rubric, Essay templates, On Mimetic Teaching (summary of type of teaching used in LTW), FAQs, Glossary, Essential/Recommended Resources, Lesson Summaries, and Sample Essays) complete the Guide.

The Student Workbook provides worksheets for the lesson exercises, essay templates, and Appendices (Self-Edit Checklists, Sample Essays, Glossary, and Lesson Summaries). The student uses this to complete the preparatory assignments leading up to the crafting of each Lesson's essay assignment. One Student Workbook (not reproducible) needed per student.

The Teacher/Student Set includes the password necessary (and found only in the Teacher/Student Set) to access the instructional videos from the publisher's website.

Level One begins with the assumption of some writing instruction/experience (9th grade, or a middle schooler with some writing prep could be ready for the course, or even upper level high schooler swould profit from the course if their writing instruction had been minimal). Students construct persuasive essays, with a thorough coverage of all the basic classical tools of writing. The Handbook of Types available for this level provides additional examples taken from classic stories.

A newly revised Level Two refines the study of classical rhetoric by focusing on the Judicial Address. There are eight lessons (review lesson plus seven addresses) in this course and students will continue to work within the framework of the three Canons: invention, arrangement, and elocution. Guiding/mentoring by the teacher is continued. The publisher does not recommend using older 1st edition materials with the 2nd edition as there have been extensive edits.

Level Three’s focus is Deliberative Address. This is a combined teacher-student volume with instruction written directly to the student but still relying on teacher-led discussion. ~ Janice




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
7
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780986325717
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Circe Institute
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.12" x 0.69"
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needed for classiscal converstations class. as this is consumable and one needed per each student
Christina D on Aug 6, 2023
I was introduced to this writing program from Classical Conversations, and I think it it the best writing program I have found to use for homeschooling my children.
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It is part of our CC curriculum
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This writing program teaches kids how to generate ideas, organize thoughts, and to use logic to skillfully prepare a well presented paper or argument.
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I have 2 kids entering highschool this year & I want a strong writing foundation for them. Ive heard good things about this curriculum.
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It is an EXCELLENT program! It's basis is that we are made in the image of God! Intellectually sound.
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High School Lit class
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Katrin P on Aug 18, 2023
needed for classiscal converstations class. as this is consumable and one needed per each student
Christina D on Aug 6, 2023
My charter says they won’t pay for this because it has “sectarian content.” Can you tell me what exactly is sectarian about it?
Claire on Aug 24, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Scripture verses are often used as examples of literary devices in both the TG and the SW. Here are a few examples of the examples. Teacher Guide: example of "provide a quotation relevant to the issue" - Source: Proverbs 15.17 (followed by the written verse). Examples of active verbs: from Genesis 2:7 (followed by the written verse) (also in Student Workbook). Examples in Parallelism - from 1 Corinthians 13:11 and 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (followed by verses)Student Workbook: the worksheet on similes and metaphors both have examples taken from Psalms and Proverbs; metaphor worksheet has quote from gospel of John.
When will it be back in stock? Thank you
A shopper on Aug 4, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We are expecting them next week. (8/6/21)
Would the completion of this course equate to a HS credit?
Jacqueline on May 1, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Lost Tools meets the composition component of a high school credit. You would add literature for a full credit ELA.
Is this the fifth edition?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought this in July of 2016. Mine is the fifth edition. The front and back pages look the same, as well as the sample pages. The only place that I could find " fifth edition" is on page IV , under acknowledgements.
I need the fourth edition student workbook. Do you have any of those?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Although we are currently (and temporarily) out of stock, the edition we carry has a 2015 copyright.
hi, is your lost tools of writing the 5th edition?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes, because the school we use it at wanted the update. I still use the 4th edition teachers manual and DVD's however.
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Lost Tools of Writing
I love this writing program! Out of all the programs I've tried with my kids, The Lost Tools of Writing is the best program!
September 13, 2023
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1 month ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Not the secular resource I was told it was
I did a chat and asked specifically if this is secular or religious and I bought it after I was told it's secular. Well, on the first page the author was advising my children to not only read the bible but to read the king James version of it. We're Catholic but prefer non religious materials in general so this was incredibly offputting. I'm not really sure why the author did this, it served no purpose other than to annoy paying customers and get them to return the materials (which, like most of what we ordered from RR, arrived with significant damage).
February 10, 2023
Rated 1 out of 5
Unnecessary
This book is a waste of money. All the information is found in the teacher's book, and the student worksheets have to be reproduced for every assignment, so your student can't write in the book anyway. In my opinion, it is redundant.
August 12, 2019
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over 5 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Lost Tools of Writing Level One Student Wkbk
We use this workbook in a homeschool group called Classical conversations. You definitely need the Teachers manual because the student workbook is mainly charts to fill out. The whole program is a little complicated without the DVD's. Once you look at the DVD's it comes together but there is a lot of new terms to understand.
October 19, 2016
Purchased
over 7 years ago

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