Creative Writing Through Literature: Under the Shadow of a Steeple

Creative Writing Through Literature: Under the Shadow of a Steeple

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ISBN: 9781523848614
Grades: 9-12

Product Description:

Three units that cover setting, character development, dialogue, literary devices, descriptive writing, building suspense, five paragraph essays, book reports, poetry, compare/contrast essays, and more. Under the Shadow of a Steeple is used as a foundational book for the course with three others chosen from a Suggested Reading list. 212 pgs, pb.

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Good writers are good readers. Good readers come from reading good books. When children enjoy their reading, they become more passionate readers. Creative Writing Through Literature is designed to help your child become a better reader and a better writer by introducing them to good books and giving them opportunities to develop creative writing skills.This complete literature and writing homeschool curriculum incorporates writing techniques, literature, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and scripture, for junior high through high school students.

Three units that cover setting, character development, dialogue, literary devices, descriptive writing, building suspense, five paragraph essays, book reports, poetry, compare/contrast essays, and more. Under the Shadow of a Steeple is used as a foundational book for the course with three others chosen from a Suggested Reading list. 212 pgs, pb. 




It makes sense, doesn't it? That a person who has a knack for composing interesting and suspenseful fiction could translate that ability into step-by-step composition and literature lessons that are easy to follow and encouraging to complete. Using one of her own books as either a foundational part of the study or a suggested resource, Carol Kinsey takes her students by the hand and teaches them skill by skill. Through instruction coupled with short exercises and writing assignments, she covers the fundamentals of creative, descriptive, literary, non-fiction, and report writing. Incorporating vocabulary studies and literary analysis, she heightens both the appreciation and understanding of literature. Lastly, with a grasp of human nature defined by a biblical and Christian worldview, daily and weekly assignments become a catalyst for deepening one's relationship with Jesus.

Currently there are two courses Creative Writing for 7th (and above) and Adventures in Non-Fiction for 9th (and above). The 28 Chapters with three Lessons each are grouped into Units for both courses. Course components include a Course Book and books (one that is specifically required and three others chosen from a suggested reading list). The Course Book (reproducible for families) is written directly to the student but assumes teacher-student oversight and interaction. Introductory information is brief but Lessons are detailed and focused. A weekly schedule assumes completion of three Lessons each week with the extra two days being used for writing and reading assignments. Each Lesson includes a vocabulary segment, a writing and/or literature instructive sequence, and a writing assignment. As part of the course, students are expected to compile a Vocabulary/Spelling Notebook, a Creative Writing Notebook, and a Journal. Unit tests with answer keys are provided. Grading rubrics for writing assignments are provided.  Misconceptions is a related book/writing study that is similar in structure and expectations but is ashorter four-week study. ~ Janice




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Language arts programs listed in this section cover some combination of reading/literature, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, handwriting or typing but do not attempt to cover all of those skill areas.




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781523848614
Author
Carol Kinsey
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Creative Writing Through Literature
Weight
1.25 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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It looks like a good comprehensive writing program with individual components.
Jamie S on Nov 6, 2018
It looks like a good comprehensive writing program with individual components.
Jamie S on Nov 6, 2018
Do you write in the workbook?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: My daughter is writing in the workbook, but you don't have to. You could write all of your answers in a notebook. My daughter uses both - the workbook for short answers and a notebook for longer questions/assignments.
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Great self-directed writing program
My 9th grader is enjoying this program so far. It is very self-directed with lots of writing practice, which my daughter enjoys. If your child doesn't like to write, this might not be the best for them. Grammar, spelling, writing - all in one!
September 30, 2018
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1 year ago

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