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  • Item #: 057448
    ISBN: 9781586638443
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  • Item #: 049348
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    From the author of Latin Centered Curriculum (Memoria Press), this comprehensive K-12 resource for memorization, copywork, and dictation provides a vast array of memorization material in all academic areas, as well as Latin and Greek. Weighing in at a hefty 450 plus pages, this book provides you ample choices for memory work, and has been designed for use with any classical curriculum or simply as a handy reference for home or school. At first glance, the sheer size of this book appears to be overwhelming. However, the author reminds us this book has been created to provide 13 years worth of memorization options and we simply integrate what we feel is the best selection.

    Beginning with the importance of memorizing, this detailed book takes you through the steps of how to memorize and includes general principles to make memory work easier; you are then set free to select memorization selections from a vast array of subject areas. Read on for more details! The Latin chapter is divided into six parts: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; Prayers; and Hymns and Carols. The first three sections contain mostly secular material, while the last three are religious. The Greek chapter is divided into five sections: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; and Prayers and Hymns. These selections are drawn from both classical and ecclesiastical Greek, and the author has also included some background information on Easter Christian traditions. Translations are provided throughout. The Arithmetic and Mathematics chapter includes an extensive resource selection, including (but not limited to): addition/subtraction fact families, properties and orders, prime numbers, multiplication table, Euclid's Definitions and Common Notions, and the Pythagorean Theorem. The Grammar and Composition chapter is designed to support the study of classical languages and to reinforce principles taught in your individual writing program. It includes grammar rhymes, grammar rules, and 100 commonly misspelled words. The Literature chapter contains five sections: Literary facts and lists; Sayings, Proverbs, and Famous Quotations, Teaching Rhymes, Poetry and dramatic speeches from Shakespeare's plays. The Religion chapter contains six sections: Scripture, Prayers, Catechism, Poetry, Hymns and Carols. Using the King James Version of the Bible, the religious selections include material drawn from the Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. The Geography chapter contains a large number of lists from both a World and US Geography perspective. The World History chapter covers events and personalities from around the globe, with the emphasis on those topics of enduring importance. Please note: dating encompasses an old earth perspective, dating back to 35,000 BC. The United States History and Civics chapter stresses key dates in American history, as well as the founding documents of our nation. Patriotic songs, verse and oratory are also included. The Natural Sciences chapter brings together lists and mnemonics for basic information in the natural sciences and is written primarily for elementary and middle school. It is best if the child memorizes material in this chapter, as it is encountered in their course of studies in the science curriculum of your choice. Extensive reference charts are found at the end of the book. These are meant for quick reference in Latin and Greek and are not meant to replace a Latin or Greek curriculum. They are, however, a good basis for Latin and Greek recitation.

    As you can see, this extensive resource book provides ample opportunities for memorization success. I was impressed with the extensive selection in each academic area, and believe this truly will be a valuable resource for families who desire to incorporate memorization from the classical perspective. 450 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 007913
    ISBN: 9781942968849
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    Sit back and enjoy a good listen with master storyteller Jim Weiss. A true artist at both composition and vocals, Jim pumps life into classics and tales ranging from humorous to historical. We’ve received accolades from homeschoolers and reviewers across the nation, not to mention the numerous prestigious awards these products have garnered. After listening to several sample tapes, we heartily agree! Great for road trips, sick rooms, or just a quiet time of sharing together, put on your imagination and one of these tapes/CDs, and lose yourself for an hour or so in a great adventure or lighthearted tale.
  • Item #: 001924
    ISBN: 9781930443136
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    An excellent resource, this book 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. A cumulative test is also included. Teacher's edition contains teaching instructions as well as completed student pages. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 057462
    ISBN: 9781586638474
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  • Item #: 037493
    ISBN: 9781579122829
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    This book by Michael Driscoll introduces young students to poetry and famous poets in a way they will find interesting and fun. The first part of the book describes the various types of poetry like nursery rhymes, villanelle, limerick, narrative verse, ballad, sonnet, free verse, and more. Each type of poem is described quickly and clearly, and then the book contains famous examples of that type of poem. Kids can either read the poems themselves, or play the accompanying CD when prompted. The audio CD includes all the poems in the book read alternately by a man and a woman with pleasant voices. Colorful boxes tell readers when to play a track on the CD, as well as sharing extra information about the poems or their authors. "Words for the Wise" boxes are included on each page, defining words in the poems that children may not be familiar with. "If You're a Poet, You Should Know It" boxes are also included throughout the book, with vocabulary words related to poetry defined (like stanza, alliteration, etc.). After all the types of poetry are introduced, explained, and exampled, the second half of the book is dedicated to famous poets. A quick biography of each poet is included and then excerpts from that person's poetry are shared. These excerpts (sometimes full poems) are also included on the CD. Text boxes on the pages give a summary of the poems and explain confusing parts. Fun, colorful, little drawings accompany these poems (as well as those earlier in the book) and add to the charm of the book. Homer, Shakespeare, Blake, Dickinson, Kipling, Sandburg, Heaney, Angelou, and many more are included in this section of the book. Overall, 64 famous poems are included in the book (and on the CD). With the easy-to-understand explanations and numerous examples, young students will be grasping and enjoying poetry in no time. Book includes a listing of all 64 tracks on the CD and measures 10.25" x 10.25". 96 pages, hc. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 032033
    ISBN: 9780763623234
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    Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, The Winter's Tale

  • Item #: 027912
    ISBN: 9780794529970
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     Exciting stories, loved for generations, written for young readers surrounded by glorious, full-color, detailed illustrations and packaged in a small-hand-sized (6” x 8”) padded hardback. An excellent introduction to the Bard’s stories featuring well-written text and comfortable spacing on quality paper. Includes Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Tempest, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Hamlet, and The Life and Times of William Shakespeare (an illustrated biography, list of plays and Quicklinks website suggestions). 415 pgs, hb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 019034
    ISBN: 9780980030228
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    This second volume follows the same thorough format as the original but has some enhancements as well. It has a larger answer key and contains proofreading checklists for each genre. Eight separate units cover twelve writing categories, with examples from great writers:

  • Emily Dickinson (Writing Free Verse Poetry)
  • Helen Keller (Writing a Business Letter)
  • Thomas Paine (Persuasive Essay)
  • Francis Bacon (Expository Essay)
  • Edgar Allan Poe of Hawthorne's Twice Told Tales (Literary Critique)
  • William Howells of Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Book Review)
  • Ernest Hemingway (Newspaper Article)
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero (Writing a Speech)
  • William Shakespeare (Writing a Dramatic Monologue)
  • Other Examples of Taking Notes, Writing Outlines, and Writing Summaries
  • Daily steps, which are concise, clear, and follow the same general format as the first volume, teach students how to write in these genres and how to become proficient in proofreading and literary analysis. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 012650
    ISBN: 9781555763282
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  • Item #: 006237
    ISBN: 9781893103559
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    From 500 A.D. to 1530 A.D., this literature approach to history takes students through the medieval period via some of the best classic and historic literature available. Students read works by classic authors such as Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Sir Walter Scott. They learn about heroic figures of the time like Wycliffe, Tyndale, Joan of Arc, Luther, Saladin and more. This one-year course has been revised and the publishers have broken the study into two guides; one for intermediate/junior high grades, and one for high school. The guides are now full-color. The Intermediate/Junior High guide features 35 weekly lessons with reading assignments, mapping activities, research and discussion topics, hands-on and craft suggestions, vocabulary lists and more.

    Resources for each guide are listed below; if a resource is used in both levels, it is marked with an (*).'

  • Item #: 004787
    ISBN: 9780883880081
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    Scenes from Shakespeare's plays are described visually, but they are left ready to be colored. The pictures were done by a number of artists and illustrators who lived in the last couple hundred years.

  • Item #: 046137
    ISBN: 9780929895253
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    Back by popular demand, author Jane Kiester has written a high school-level book incorporating her highly entertaining and effective Caught'ya! method of teaching grammar (please see the description for item #031116 above for more details). For this book, Kiester has turned to the famous works of the Bard himself and provides 3 amusing Caught'ya stories. Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Twelfth Night have been modernized and rewritten in a narrative, dialogue style for effective teaching.

    The book's introduction provides information on the rationale, research, and background of Kiester's distinct teaching method. Chapter 1 of the book is a condensed version of the first three chapters of the original book, and provides an overview of how to implement the 10 step method as well as guidelines for a 3 step evaluation process. Chapter 2 is brief in content but includes important teaching notes on how to use the particular Caught'yas in the book. Chapter 3 provides a short warm-up activity to familiarize students with the language of Shakespeare before delving into the heart of the program. You may choose to skip this exercise at your discretion as it focuses in on Shakespearean insults. The remaining 3 chapters each focus on one of the three plays and include 120+ Caught'yas each. An exam is included for each of the stories.

    This book covers a wide range of grammar, usage, and mechanics including (but not exclusive to) the following: abbreviations, active vs. passive voice, adjectives, adverbs, agreement, among vs. between, capitalization, clauses and phrases, comma rules, comparisons, diagramming sentences, helping verbs, independent clauses, introductory words and phrases, irregular verbs, modifiers and misplaced modifiers, parallel construction, the eight parts of speech, plurals vs. possessives, common spelling errors, spelling rules, summarizing, titles, and much more! 225 pgs, pb. -Enh

  • Item #: 041752
    ISBN: 9780984398317
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    51 puzzles offer a topical review designed with the benefit of reinforcing positive moral characteristics through wise sayings from the book of Proverbs, the writings of Benjamin Franklin and William Shakespeare. Calculator recommended for a few puzzles.

  • Item #: 038327
    ISBN: 9780448439044
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  • Item #: 036517
    ISBN: 9780789160881
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  • Item #: 032032
    ISBN: 9780763626938
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    Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Twelfth Night

  • Item #: 027201
    ISBN: 9780307951502
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  • Item #: 025896
    ISBN: 9780812035728
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  • Item #: 025891
    ISBN: 9780812035735
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  • Item #: 023539
    ISBN: 9780698118553
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    Enjoy a variety of poems from a various authors about the wonders of the animal kingdom. Each poem is borrowed from authors such as Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling, Emily Dickson, and even God (Bible verses); and is accompanied by one of Eric Carle's iconic animal illustrations. 88 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 023321
    ISBN: 9780486447629
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    Author Edith Nesbit brings twelve classic Shakespeare stories to young readers as she adapts complicated language and tales into easy to read short stories. Each story contains the same main events and lessons along with some of the original wording, yet all are charmingly transformed into short stories that are readable and appealing to children. Stories included Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Pericles, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Winter's Tale.

  • Item #: 019906
    ISBN: 9780486275574
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    When Romeo and Juliet see each other for the first time, it is love at first sight. Distraught when they discover they are from feuding families, they nevertheless decide to marry in secrecy. When a series of misunderstandings ensue, Romeo and Juliet ultimately fall victim to an unfortunate fate. Arguably one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Paperback, 92 pages. ~ Enh
  • Item #: 019898
    ISBN: 9780486272788
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    No frills edition, 122 pages, pb.

  • Item #: 013003
    ISBN: 9781555763695
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  • Item #: 012648
    ISBN: 9781555763312
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  • Item #: 011990
    ISBN: 9780141305950
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    Widge, a poor orphan, is commanded by his frightening master to watch Shakespeare's Hamlet and write down the entire play word for word. Widge works himself into the theatre where Shakespeare's cast rehearses and performs, and is taken in by the actors, who treat him as one of their own. As he secretly copies the lines, he begins to wonder if pleasing his master is worth betraying his new friends. See how Widge discovers such things as friendship, family, and home while getting an inside look of the Shakespearean era. 216 pgs. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 010895
    ISBN: 9781910184783
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  • Item #: 010478
    ISBN: 9780743484879
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  • Item #: 009810
    ISBN: 9781550354331
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    For a more in-depth course in poetic appreciation and understanding, turn to these units which contain and analyze some of the best poetry from the late Middle Ages through the 19th (Classical) or early 20th (Traditional) century. The poems used are printed right in the loose-leaf text and include works from such notable authors as William Shakespeare, John Keats, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, John Milton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and others. Both units begin with a study of "The Ballad", though more attention is given to this form in the Traditional Poetry unit, which also contains a Nursery Rhymes section. The basic organization of Classical Poetry is by "Age" (Elizabethan, Seventeenth Century, Restoration and Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Victorian, and Nineteenth Century) with a discussion about that era and the style of poetry characterizing it. Biographical information about each poet is included, along with a blackline "portrait." After the first two units in Traditional Poetry, that book is organized by poet and also includes biographical information and a portrait for each. Activities follow the poetry. These range from interpretational to a study of poetic devices and are very well-contrived, with ample explanation and background information. Concluding each unit are activities for essay and discussion centering around themes in the poems or asking students to compare or contrast aspects of two or more of the poems. These are excellent units; my only quibble is the lack of a teacher key to evaluate student responses. If you do this study along with your child, this shouldn't be much of a deterrent.