Language Arts for Intermediate Students Bards & Poets - Level 1 Teaching Helps
Teacher notes and answer keys to accompany the twenty-eight weekly lessons found in the Student Book. 271 pgs, pb.
Required Books & Resources: Bards & Poets Level I Teaching Helps, Sentence Sense, Flashcards (can make your own or use pdf from website), index card box and dividers, and two composition books.
Recommended Literature: Poetry Anthology (Favorite Poems Old & New) and lots of excellent reading selections (i.e. Books, Books, Books).
Recommended Resources: Book of Centuries Historical Timeline Notebook, Quizlet (online flashcard review set), Key to Harvey’s Practical English Grammar (suggested for answers to extra exercises; all answers to lesson exercises are included in Teaching Helps), Dictionary (print), Thesaurus, and Rhyming Dictionary.
Accompanies Bards & Poets I
Detailed instructions for conducting copybook, grammar, composition, and literary and poetry analysis lessons
Notes and teacher tips for each lesson
Answer Key for exercises which warrant it
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.
These materials offer complete coverage of both writing and grammar.