Language Arts for Intermediate Students Bards & Poets - Level II Teaching Helps

Language Arts for Intermediate Students Bards & Poets - Level II Teaching Helps

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Item #: 076350
ISBN: 9781079388725
Grades: 6-12

Product Description:

Teacher notes and answer keys to accompany the twenty-eight weekly lessons found in the Student Book. 268 pgs, pb.

Required Books & Resources: Bards & Poets Level II 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),English Literature for Boys and Girls, 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.

Publisher Description:

Accompanies Bards & Poets II

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

Cottage Press provides a classical approach to language arts that utilizes many favorite Charlotte Mason techniques such as retelling (narration), copywork, and dictation. The aim of the Cottage Press Language Arts courses is to develop excellent writers who are writing from a wealth of wisdom and strength of character. The teaching methodology traces back through Western Civilization to the traditional methods established by the ancient Greeks and Romans. The writing instruction for the intermediate and upper levels follows the progymnasmata (a comprehensive series of writing exercises that date back to ancient times), while the grammar instruction is based on Harvey’s Revised Grammar (sometimes called A Practical Grammar of the English Language, Revised Edition, 1898) and includes diagramming. In this intermediate series, the focus is on sentence and paragraph construction, poetry, grammar, word usage, and punctuation. It’s assumed the student completing this course is simultaneously reading a large quantity of quality literature. Lessons follow a pattern and include specific sections: student work in a Commonplace Book, Prose & Poetry (literary observation and analysis), Language Logic (word usage & grammar), Eloquent Expressions (developing writing style), Classical Composition (retell a fable or parable), and Dictation. Lessons are designed to meet the needs and abilities of an intermediate writer (6th grade and up). The Student Book provides instruction directly to the student. It is assumed, however, that the course is being taught by the parent rather than the student working independently. Weekly lessons are laid out in a step-by-step fashion. Lessons include literary, composition, and grammar instruction as well as detailed instructions for student assignments. Background information on poets and authors as well as their works is also provided. The student is expected to compile aCommonplace Book where prose and poetry selections are copied. It also becomes a collection place for any literary tidbits or thoughts that surface while completing the lessons. In contrast, the Writer’s Journal is the place where the student records vocabulary lessons, works on diagramming sentences, lists literary devices when studied, and completes writing assignments. Instructions for setting up the Writer’s Journal and Commonplace Book are included in the appendices of the Student Book. Other appendices include grammar terms and definitions, narrative elements, and a bibliography. The Teaching Helps book is just as the name implies; detailed helps and answers for each of the lesson steps.
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.

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