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Classical Composition Book I, Student Book Fable Stage: Discovering the Skills of WritingClassical Composition Book I, Student Book Fable Stage: Discovering the Skills of Writing
James A. Selby
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Continue to use the classical approach in all of your subjects- - including writing! Memoria Press' Classical Composition program has updated the teacher's manuals that go along with their updated versions of author James Selby's classic homeschool curriculum.

Designed for students as young as 4th grade, Classical Composition teaches students the fourteen composition skills known as the progymnasmata. This Fable level is the first level in the program and provides the first of 14 stages. Through a number of re-writing, re-narrating, and re-composing exercises based upon the original fable, students will practice expanding their vocabulary, rewording ideas, expanding and reducing descriptive details, varying their sentences, and proofreading. Short entertaining fables are chosen for their instructive value and children's ability to easily imitate them. The focus on imitation as a tool to good writing uses an emphasis on variation and paraphrasing to provide the basic first step towards mastering writing skills.

Lessons are designed to take 30 minutes per day and to be completed after 8 working days. Easy-to-use worksheets include the fable at the top, and plenty of line space for students to fill in their variations, plot components, outlines, and paraphrases. The final draft should be completed in a different notebook.

4th Grade is the recommended first grade to complete the series; however it may be used by older students. Syllabus plans are included for both students in grades 4-6 and grades 7 & up. 103 pages, softcover.
     


 
Classical Composition Book I, Teacher Edition, Fable Stage: Discovering the Skills of WritingClassical Composition Book I, Teacher Edition, Fable Stage: Discovering the Skills of Writing
James A. Selby
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This teacher's guide accompanies the sold-separately Classical Composition: Fable Stage Student Book. A section of teaching guidelines outlines the goals and basic steps for each type of exercise at the outset of the book. A short suggested sequence is also provided. Lesson plans include reduced student pages with the correct answers overlaid. Teacher lesson plans provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for each exercise with examples and scripted questions included. There is also room to record grades on the final draft of each exercise. 103 pages, softcover. Grade 4.
     

 
Classical Composition Book II, Student Book, Narrative Stage: Discovering the Skills of WritingClassical Composition Book II, Student Book, Narrative Stage: Discovering the Skills of Writing
James A. Selby
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Continue to use the classical approach in all of your subjects- - including writing! Memoria Press' Classical Composition program has updated the teacher's manuals that go along with their updated versions of author James Selby's classic homeschool curriculum.

Designed for students as young as 5th grade, Classical Composition teaches students the fourteen composition skills known as the progymnasmata. This Narrative level is the second level in the program and provides 20 lessons that comprise the second of 14 stages.

Through a number of re-writing, re-narrating, and re-composing exercises based upon the original fable, students will practice expanding their vocabulary, rewording ideas, expanding and reducing descriptive details, varying their sentences, and proofreading. Short narratives from the Bible, the classics, and traditional stories, are chosen for children's ability to easily imitate them. The focus on imitation as a tool to good writing uses an emphasis on variation and paraphrasing to provide the basic first step towards mastering writing skills.

Easy-to-use worksheets include the narrative and plenty of line space for students to fill in their variations, plot components, outlines, and paraphrases. The final draft should be completed in a different notebook.

5th Grade is the recommended grade for this set of books; however it may be used by older students. 125 pages, softcover.
     


 
Classical Composition Book II, Teacher Guide, Narrative Stage: Discovering the Skills of WritingClassical Composition Book II, Teacher Guide, Narrative Stage: Discovering the Skills of Writing
James A. Selby
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This teacher's guide accompanies the sold-separately Classical Composition Narrative Stage Student Book, Book II.

A section of teaching guidelines outlines the goals and basic steps for each type of exercise at the outset of the book. Lesson plans include reduced student pages with the correct answers overlaid. Teacher lesson plans provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for each exercise with teacher tips, examples and scripted questions included. There is also room to record grades on the final draft of each exercise. 125 pages, softcover. Grade 5.
     


 
Classical Composition Book III, Student Book, Chreia/Maxim StageClassical Composition Book III, Student Book, Chreia/Maxim Stage
James A. Selby
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Continue to use the classical approach in all of your subjects- - including writing! Memoria Press' Classical Composition program has updated the teacher's manuals that go along with their updated versions of author James Selby's classic homeschool curriculum.

Designed for students as young as 6th grade, Classical Composition teaches students the fourteen composition skills known as the progymnasmata. This Chreia/Maxim level is the third level in the program and provides 18 lessons that comprise the third of 14 stages.

Through a number of re-writing, re-narrating, and re-composing exercises based upon the original saying, students will analyze the chreia or maxim, expand the original idea, identify the thesis, vary the words and sentences, re-write it through identifying nine narrative components, and create their own final draft version. Short chreias (sayings that are about a person) and maxims (attributed to a person), are chosen for children's ability to easily imitate them and their instructive value.

Easy-to-use worksheets include the saying at the top, and plenty of line space for students to fill in their variations, encomiums, narrative components, and paraphrases. The final draft should be completed in a different notebook.

6th Grade is the recommended grade for this set of books; however it may be used by older students. 134 pages, softcover. Classical Composition Book III.
     


 
Classical Composition Book III, Teacher Guide, Chreia/Maxim StageClassical Composition Book III, Teacher Guide, Chreia/Maxim Stage
James A. Selby
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This teacher's guide accompanies the sold-separately Classical Composition Book III Student Book: Chreia/Maxim Stage.

A section of teaching guidelines outlines the goals and basic steps for each type of exercise at the outset of the book. Lesson plans include reduced student pages with the correct answers overlaid. Teacher lesson plans provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for each exercise with teacher tips, examples and scripted questions included. There is also room to record grades on the final draft of each exercise. 137 pages, softcover. Grade 6.
     


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