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  • Item #: 000652
    ISBN: 9781853261404
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    Features occasional black/white illustrations by Arthur Rackham and is 278 pbs, pb.

  • 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 #: 070495
    ISBN: 9781423108054
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     This striking poetry collection explores the gamut of human experience (both mundane and significant). Poems are topically arranged: self; family; friendship and love; nonsensical; school; sports and games; war; nature; and fantasy (fairies, ogres and witches). Selections span great poetry (long and short) from ancient to modern, thought provoking to silly, traditionally child-focused to typically adult. This volume is filled with predictable (Paul Revere’s Ride; Casey at the Bat; We Real Cool) and surprising (The Gettysburg Address; Ovid’s Metamorphoses; Cremation of Sam McGee). Sources range from the Bible, Shakespeare and Chaucer to Gertrude Stein, Milne, and Langston Hughes. Pages are fully illustrated in gorgeous water color. Includes section introductions by Caroline Kennedy, dust jacket and indexes of first lines and authors’ last names. An heirloom to love, read aloud and memorize; parents may wish to preview. A Layers of Learning choice. 192 pgs, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 002967
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  • Item #: LLCPGW
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     Includes Gold Book: World Literature and required literature.

  • 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 #: 013513
    ISBN: 9780486413303
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    Join actors Richard and Elizabeth as they make their stage debut as characters from one of William Shakespeare's immortal plays. 30 costumes, complete with tights and doublets, ruffled collars, caps, tartans, floor-length robes, and elegant fur-trimmed gowns represent 15 of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. Brief synopses of the plays are included, allowing you to produce your very own Shakespearean drama!

  • 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 #: 008848
    ISBN: 9780198324003
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  • Item #: 008670
    ISBN: 9780486285535
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    A collection of 100 of the finest, most popular poems from the 16th-20th centuries. Selections include works by Shakespeare, Frost, Browning, Yeats, Marlowe, Poe, Dickinson, Milton, Donne, Shelley, and many, many more. Small and inexpensive, this book is nice for carrying with you to read in your spare time. 101 pgs.

  • Item #: 005984
    ISBN: 9781623412456
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    Subtitled "Historical Context for the Good and Great Books" from the Institute for Excellence in Writing this collection of book titles includes writings, biographies, plays, recordings, and films to portray a history of mankind. Created in a simple spreadsheet format, the columns represent: description/time period, title of resource, author, and approximate age/ability level of student. The material is chronologically indexed using Ancients, the Middles Ages, Renaissance/Reformation and the Modern World.

    The purpose of this resource is to save parents/teachers time planning out lessons. It can be used with any homeschool approach or teaching style. Use this guide to organize your history and literature studies from elementary to high school. Add a date to when your student completed a resource, and you can then transfer that to a transcript. Updated in 2016, this resource now includes instructions and samples for reader-response journaling as well. Literature for the Ancient period (5000 BC-400 AD) includes: Streams of Civilization, Book of Virtues, Adam and His Kin, Great Pyramid, Epic of Gilgamesh, D'Aulaire's Book of Myths, and many more. Some examples from the Middle Ages (400 AD-1450) are: Tales from Shakespeare, Story of the World Volume 2, Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Making of a Knight, Lantern Bearers, Beowulf, and several more. Books for the Renaissance/Reformation (1450-1850) include: America's God and Country, Leonardo DaVinci, Kite Fighters, Luther the Leader, Tempest, Under God, Along Came Galileo, Leviathan, and many others. Some selections for the Modern World (1850-present) are: Big Sky, David Copperfield, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Little Women, Old Yeller, Moccasin Trail, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Winston Churchill, Dracula, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Hobbit and more.

    Each page has a quote from a resource and many of these have Christian content, mentioning God, the church, Christ, faith, God's sovereignty and mercy, and prevailing with God's help. 92 pgs, pb, spiral-bound. ~Sara

  • 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 #: 014527
    ISBN: 9780898707168
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    Language development is significantly enriched by exposure to good poetry. This book is a great resource because in one volume, it contains many poems that concern noble actions or ideas. This book contains all the poems recommended in Laura Berquist's Designing Your own Classical Curriculum, with substantial additions for the high school years. The extensive collection includes poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Longfellow, Robert Browning, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, and many others. It divides the poems into sections that appeal to students in the early years (K-3), at the grammatical stage (grades 4-6), at the dialectical stage (grades 7-9), and at the rhetorical stage (grades 10-12). It provides an introduction that suggests ways teachers can apply the poems to all grade levels. Following some of the poems that have more difficult language are study questions to get students to dissect the poem and really think about its meaning. An index of poets, poems, first lines, dictation selections, and selections to memorize are all included to make it easy to locate specific poems. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 014023
    ISBN: 9781552095300
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  • Item #: 013887
    ISBN: 9781942968634
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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.
  • Item #: 008850
    ISBN: 9780198328667
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    ISBN: 9780198393344
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  • Item #: 008522
    ISBN: 9780142403112
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    In this sequel to Shakespeare Stealer and Shakespeare's Scribe, the orphan-boy-turned actor, Widge, is told by a fortune-teller that he will "come into a fortune." Widge is puzzled by this message, but he is more concerned with finding out who is stealing from the company. Things are disappearing, and unfortunately the members of the company suspect Widge. To clear his name and prove his innocence, Widge assumes the role of a spy in an attempt to solve the mystery and catch the thief. An intriguing, suspenseful story full of authentic details and events from Elizabethan England. By Gary Blackwood. 281 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 008374
    ISBN: 9780393080964
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    So you've read The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise-Bauer and you're pleased by its information, guidance and practical curriculum suggestions. However, while reading it you may have thought, "I wish I had been educated this way, I guess it's too late for me." In the Well-Educated Mind, Susan focuses on the adult, and her premise is that it's not too late; you can have a Well-Educated Mind. Susan's focus is on helping the adult learn to read great literature. This book is so much more than a list of suggested reading. In fact, the suggested reading doesn't come until after Susan presents significant information on why it's important and how to go about it.

    Yes, the trivium - grammar, logic and rhetoric is presented as well. Would you expect anything less from this author? Susan discusses why it is important for children to be taught properly in all three stages and if you were not, how as an adult, you can compensate and learn to read great literature. Susan's goal is to equip her readers to be able to learn self-education to train and fill their minds.

    For people who question their ability to read difficult material, the book states, "If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's sonnets or Jane Eyre." Susan says, "Reading is a discipline, like running regularly, or meditating, or taking voice lessons." Just like working through a training regimen to become proficient in sports or music we must learn technique and train our minds to effectively tackle the great books.

    Susan does not lecture from an ivory tower, but shows she can relate her understanding of real-life challenges to making time for the pursuit of reading. Her references to her struggles help make me feel like she understands real-life. These include the lure of TV after a long day, "just to vegetate for a few minutes, before I try to use my brain," or the call of email (including spam deletion). She includes a whole section on how to create a realistic reading schedule on your weekly calendar. A helpful section is including on training our minds to move from light reading and skimming for facts to more serious reading which leads to understanding. This "how-to" section includes information on reading mechanics, journaling, questioning and literary terms, all with examples. The book then progresses to six literary genres: fiction, autobiography, history, drama, poetry, and science with instructions on how to read each type. After each genre is a listing of literature with comprehensive summaries and the best versions of the books (with ISBN information). This new expanded and revised edition includes great 21st century works as well as essential readings in science. The selected reading lists usually have both a literary and a historical purpose. The Well-Educated Mind is a great resource that provides those adults who have a nagging sense of missing something in their literary education the practical techniques and guidance to regularly read and enjoy great literature. Jerry

  • 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 #: 006996
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    These amazing flowers have been used by the Greeks and inspired Shakespeare in some of his work. Grow these amazing flowers and see if it is true that they respond to thunder!

  • 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 (*).'

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  • Item #: 004490
    ISBN: 9780062419255
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    This elegantly illustrated children's book recounts the story of William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright who ever lived. From what we know about his childhood, to his years spent acting and then his beginnings, years, and success as a playwright, his fascinating story is shared alongside the times of England in which he lived. 48 pgs, pb.

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