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

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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.

Level Two refines the study of classical rhetoric by focusing on the Judicial Address. These are more specific, more refined Persuasive Essays. There are eight lessons (essays) in this program and students will continue to work within the framework of the three Canons. Guiding/mentoring by the teacher is continued.

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

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Required student text at collaborative school.
Joy A on Jun 30, 2022
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AnneMarie P on Jun 9, 2022
Required student text at collaborative school.
Joy A on Jun 30, 2022
This is a required text for my son's class.
Damaris R on Jun 22, 2022
Logos Online School
AnneMarie P on Jun 9, 2022
My daughter is in Classical Conversations and this is required curriculum.
ioane o on Nov 5, 2021
working with a co-op
Christine L on Oct 6, 2021
It is an EXCELLENT program! It's basis is that we are made in the image of God! Intellectually sound.
Leslie F on Oct 4, 2021
High School Lit class
STACY C on Jul 13, 2021
For Classical Conversations
Cheryl L on Jun 26, 2021
CC Challenge A required book
Christine F on May 30, 2021
needed this for classical conversations challenge b
RUSS on May 28, 2021
Good program. Required curriculum.
Tamara D on May 10, 2021
For Coop
Jennifer T on Mar 31, 2021
Homeschool co-op
Phoebe H on Jan 13, 2021
foundational writing instruction for lit/writing co-op class for our 13 year old
User on Jan 12, 2021
My child's Veritas Press Humanities teacher is using this book and told the students to get it
Angela W on Jan 6, 2021
I needed it
JACKIE L on Sep 23, 2020
coop teacher
Colleen O on Aug 16, 2020
for class
Paula P on Aug 12, 2020
Co-op curriculum
Kimberly B on Aug 10, 2020
We are long-time IEW fans. I recently became aware of this program and am so pleased with how well it blends with the excellent training my writers have already received.
Kiersten R on Aug 10, 2020
Our coop is using it.
Jan G on Aug 7, 2020
part of our curriculum.
APRIL Z. on Aug 6, 2020
Required for High School Co-op class
Michelle O on Aug 5, 2020
Being used as part of Scriptorium Tutoring Academic Writing course.
LeKeshua M on Aug 4, 2020
Classic Lit. class
Jose D on Jul 30, 2020
local school requirement
Caroline V on Jul 24, 2020
Classical Conversations Challenge B student - and I want to purchase as much as I can from your company.
Patty C on Jul 13, 2020
Resource needed for my son taking Classical Conversations. I could have purchased this elsewhere, but you all have the best price including shipping
Crystal W on Jan 10, 2020
Classical Conversations CH B
Lennette L on Jul 19, 2019
Needed for a class. The price was the same as other places but chose to order here since I was ordering other material.
Metrice R. on Jul 15, 2019
Needed for curriculum. Chose RR because of free shipping.
Jewel M on Jul 15, 2019
We are using this in our homeschool community this year for our seventh graders.
Julie A on Jul 11, 2019
Needed for Classical Conversations Challenge Levels
Amy S on Jun 30, 2019
Required reading for Classical Conversations Challenge B. Rainbow Resource has THE BEST PRICES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! Love to spend my money to support them!
Lisa H on May 19, 2019
My homeschool daughter needs it for learning how to write Essays. It teaches very good Essay-writing skills.
Cornelia P on Dec 5, 2018
for writing class
Annabelle V on Oct 17, 2018
it's for a class being taught in my area, Santa Cruz CA
Becky K on Aug 27, 2018
Required for Classical Conversations Challenge A
Holly D on Aug 10, 2018
Teacher in Co-op chose it
Marcela R on Aug 10, 2018
It looks like a good book to homeschool my son with
CRYSTAL S on Aug 9, 2018
Classical Conversations curriculum
Stephanie J on Aug 8, 2018
Needed it for school!
Tara S on Aug 6, 2018
School. recommended
Kassie S on Jul 28, 2018
For Challenge A
Elizabeth B on Jul 25, 2018
required by the school
Aleksandra N on Jul 24, 2018
Starting Challenge A with CC and this is the curriculum
Lea C on Jul 24, 2018
Classical conversations Ch A class required
Susan R on Jul 23, 2018
Love this Program!
Tiffany L on Jul 19, 2018
Excellent resource to help older children organize the persuasive essay.
Patricia H on Jul 19, 2018
required by curriculum
Jeffrey K C on Jul 15, 2018
This is a required text for my son's class.
Damaris R on Jun 22, 2022
My daughter is in Classical Conversations and this is required curriculum.
ioane o on Nov 5, 2021
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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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
over 3 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
over 5 years ago

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