Grammar of Poetry Set
This kit includes the following items:
These materials cover various types of creative writing, includingdescriptive writing, poetry, journaling, and stories.
This course teaches students to write poetry by studying the forms and styles of great writers such as Shakespeare, Scott, Tennyson, and Longfellow. Students then complete a number of practice activities which reinforce the concepts learned. The student workbook contains 30 lessons. It is recommended that three lessons be covered each week. Each lesson takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
As the teacher you will likely want to read through the new concepts at the top of the page with your student. Concepts covered in this volume include: simile, rhyme, how to use a rhyming dictionary, metaphor, meter, pun, iamb, personification, trochee, synecdoche, anapest, hyperbole, dactyl, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhetorical question, refrain, oxymoron, spacial poetry, and euphemism. The student will then work through the activity. After every few lessons, review questions are given to insure that the concepts are retained and to provide additional practice of previously-covered information. Upon the completion of this program, the student should have mastered several figures of speech called tropes. Teacher's edition contains teaching instructions as well as completed student pages. ~ Rachel
These materials include both writing instruction and writingassignments.
I think the DVD drags at times, especially if you also have the Teacher's Edition. The TE is definitely required, but I would put the DVD in the optional category -- definitely helpful at times, but at other times it was like reading through the TE. About 1/3 of the way through the lessons, I started watching the DVD in advance and making a decision to either have the kids watch it, or just fill them in on what they needed to know.
Overall, I would highly recommend the course for middle school to high school aged students!
over 2 years ago