Fable & Song Student Book (Language Arts for Grammar Students)

Fable & Song Student Book (Language Arts for Grammar Students)

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ISBN: 9781500728700
Grades: 4-6

Product Description:

Continuing in the Cottage Press approach to language arts, this series now crosses over from Charlotte Mason to classical with Fable & Song based on the fable exercise of the ancient progymnasmata. The result? A comprehensive classical grammar and composition course for upper elementary students. The twenty-eight lessons are based on Aesop fables (12), poems (12 most from Robert Louis Stevenson) and parables (4 from the Bible). Language arts coverage includes literary analysis (basic components of a story/poem), grammar and word usage, style aspects, imitation of a worthy literary model (retelling), the writing sequence (plan, write, revise), and copywork. Cover the lessons in a week or several weeks there's flexibility. The Student Book is consumable and provides the daily lessons. Instructional text is written directly to the student. Assignments are included with space provided for writing. Actual compositions (retellings) and copywork are completed on separate paper. Flashcards are encouraged for grammar review and reinforcement. You can make your own or a set is available as a free download from the publisher's website. The Teaching Helps book (sold separately) provides detailed instructions for copywork, grammar, composition, and literary/poetry analysis. There are notes and teacher tips for each lesson as well as an answer key where needed. ~ Janice

Publisher Description:

Twenty-eight grammar and composition lessons. Every lesson includes:

  • Poetry & Prose–literary analysis: reading and comprehending the basic components of a story or poem, including characters, conflict, and resolution
  • Language & Logic–grammar and word usage: spelling analysis, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech, sentence diagramming, and dictation
  • Eloquent Expression—style development: paraphrasing, figures of speech, poetry rhyme & meter
  • Classical Composition—imitation of a worthy literary model: retelling a fable or parable, inventing new characters and settings for a fable, and the writing sequence (plan, write, revise)
  • Copybook—an invaluable exercise for all ages and stages: careful and precise reproduction of a worthy literary selection

Category Description for Language Lessons for Grammar Students:

Continuing in the Cottage Press approach to language arts, this series now crosses over from Charlotte Mason to classical with Fable & Song based on the fable exercise of the ancient progymnasmata. The result? A comprehensive classical grammar and composition course for upper elementary students. The twenty-eight lessons are based on Aesop fables (12), poems (12 most from Robert Louis Stevenson) and parables (4 from the Bible). Language arts coverage includes literary analysis (basic components of a story/poem), grammar and word usage, style aspects, imitation of a worthy literary model (retelling), the writing sequence (plan, write, revise), and copywork. Cover the lessons in a week or several weeks there's flexibility. The Student Book is consumable and provides the daily lessons. Instructional text is written directly to the student. Assignments are included with space provided for writing. Actual compositions (retellings) and copywork are completed on separate paper. Flashcards are encouraged for grammar review and reinforcement. You can make your own or a set is available as a free download from the publisher's website. The Teaching Helps book provides detailed instructions for copywork, grammar, composition, and literary/poetry analysis. There are notes and teacher tips for each lesson as well as an answer key where needed. ~ Janice


Recommended Resources to go along with this study:

# 046514 Aesop for Children and # 031617 Child's Garden of Verses



Category Description for Cottage Press Language Arts Programs:

Is the Cottage Press series a Charlotte Mason language arts program? Well, yes it is! Is it a classical writing program based on the progymnasmata? Well, yes it is! If these two ideas seem mildly out of sync to you, then consider that some of the language arts methods attributed to Charlotte Mason are thoroughly classical in their origin (i.e. narration/retelling, copywork, dictation). Likewise, consider that the classical teaching methods based on the progymnasmata involve quality literature, teacher-student interaction, and composition mentoring. It’s easy to see that these two, seemingly different methodologies are actually quite compatible – at least in the area of language arts. It’s also easy to see that combining the two provides a strongly academic, teacher-student interactive approach to language arts. Lessons are detailed, well-organized, well-prepared and ready-to-go. All courses are based on the presupposition that the student is reading lots of quality, classic and classical literature. Courses in the early elementary grades incorporate more Charlotte Mason techniques and methodologies (including picture study) while the upper elementary, middle school, and high school courses are increasingly rigorous and follow the progymnasmata series of writing exercises. All levels include instructive student books and teacher materials with answers; both with gorgeous cover art. Both required and suggested resources are listed for every course.

Category Description for COMPLETE ENGLISH PROGRAMS:

These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.


Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
4
Grade End
6
ISBN
9781500728700
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Cottage Press
Weight
2.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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This is part of our Charlotte Mason curriculum for the 22-23 school year.
Maria D on Jul 24, 2022
Because I want a humanizing education and this seems humanizing.
alexandra g on Aug 25, 2020
This is part of our Charlotte Mason curriculum for the 22-23 school year.
Maria D on Jul 24, 2022
recommended for a schola co-op
Rachel D on Apr 15, 2021
Because I want a humanizing education and this seems humanizing.
alexandra g on Aug 25, 2020
because it was perfect.
Stephen B on Aug 24, 2020
recommended
Rebecca T on Aug 23, 2020
My friend recommended it.
Kelly C on May 16, 2020
I absolutely adore this whole program! I encourage everyone to take a peek inside the pages of the book to see if its a fit for your curriculum as well. LOVE!!!
Natalie K on May 9, 2020
Hoping to teach grammar from such a beautiful classical book.
Antonio C on Jul 8, 2019
I have already previewed it from a friend and am happy with the progym approach.
Rebecca R on Apr 11, 2018
recommended for a schola co-op
Rachel D on Apr 15, 2021
because it was perfect.
Stephen B on Aug 24, 2020
Are the parables taken directly from the Bible? If so, which translation is used?
Stephanie on Mar 20, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the parables are taken directly from the Bible - King James Version.
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I have been home educating my children for 20 years. I've used Shurley English, Abeka, Rod and Staff, Tapestry of Grace, and Classical Writing to teach English. 5 years ago I began using Cottage Press curriculum for English, and it is far and above the best for all your children's needs in English studies: grammar, writing, poetry, and literature. I so wish I'd had this from the beginning!
September 18, 2017


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