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  1. Teaching the Classics (4 DVDs & Workbook)
    Teaching the Classics (4 DVDs & Workbook)
    Adam Andrews, Missy Andrews
    Institute For Excellence In Writing / Other
    $89.00
    4 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW123615

No matter what your opinion about "good literature", this course will work for you, since it doesn't tell you what beautiful literature is, but rather teaches how to think with the skills of observation, deduction and evaluation. Students will use the Socratic Method of learning as they examine the five elements of literature: plot, conflict, setting, character and theme. Graphic organizers, book lists, discussion questions, excerpts and other materials are included in the workbook.

The included 4-DVD set contains the instructional seminars that show students how to apply elements described in the text to literature. Concepts covered include preparing for literary analysis, plot & conflict, setting, character, theme and practice/scope & sequence. Elementary-high school.

This kit includes:

  • 97-page workbook, softcover, spiral-bound.
  • 4 DVDs in plastic case.

    1. Teaching the Classics Seminar Workbook
      Teaching the Classics Seminar Workbook
      Adam Andrews, Missy Andrews
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / Other
      $29.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW123616

    No matter what your opinion about "good literature", this course will work for you, since it doesn't tell you what beautiful literature is, but rather teaches how to think with the skills of observation, deduction and evaluation. Students will use the Socratic Method of learning as they examine the five elements of literature: plot, conflict, setting, character and theme. Graphic organizers, book lists, discussion questions, excerpts and other materials are included. 97 pages, softcover, spiral-bound. This is the workbook only; DVDs not included.

    1. Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis Kit
      Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis Kit
      Lesha Myers
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / Trade Paperback
      $49.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW411039

    Great literature can change and shape a person. Windows to the World teaches high school students how to analyze the primary elements of literature: setting, plot, characterization, imagery, allusions, parallelism, and much more. Written from a Christian perspective, students will also learn to view literature and the author's intentions from a Christian perspective. Students will read a lesson (many with literary excerpts) before completing a variety of associated assignments.

    The included teacher's supplement features a course overview, assessment overview, sample schedules, and chapter-by-chapter lesson plans with chapter objectives, a chapter outline plan and approach, and detailed teaching helps and supplements.

    Student Book is 194 pages, softcover, spiralbound. Pages are reproducible for use by multiple children within the same immediate family. Purchasers of this book also receive instructions to download the optional Syllabus for Introduction to Literary Analysis.

    The teacher's manual is 129 pages, spiralbound.

    1. Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis
      Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis
      Lesha Myers
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / Spiral Bound
      $29.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW126059

    Great literature can change and shape a person. Windows to the World teaches high school students how to analyze the primary elements of literature: setting, plot, characterization, imagery, allusions, parallelism, and much more. Written from a Christian perspective, students will also learn to view literature and the author's intentions from a Christian perspective. Students will read a lesson (many with literary excerpts) before completing a variety of associated assignments.

    194 pages, softcover, spiralbound. Pages are reproducible for use by multiple children within the same immediate family. Purchasers of this book also receive instructions to download the optional Syllabus for Introduction to Literary Analysis.

    1. Excellence in Literature: American Literature (3rd Edition)
      Excellence in Literature: American Literature (3rd Edition)
      Janice Campbell
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2014 / Spiral Bound
      $29.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW411855

    Have you ever read a work of great literature and wondered how and why the author created the work they did? This book will introduce you to "literary reading", the way to learn about the contexts of stories, including information about the author, textual elements, and other aspects of the assigned works of great literature. This text provides opportunities for writing practice while students simultaneously grow familiar with some of the greatest writers of all time.

    This book establishes the scope & sequence, assigns the readings, suggests an assignment schedule, provides organization tips, and a rubric for objectively evaluating completed assignments, and provides resources for research; students must obtain copies of the books to read. Learn to read with discernment, become a self-motivated learner, strengthen writing skills, and prepare for college classes! Each of the nine included units are designed to be completed in four intense weeks. Additional reading suggestions in each module and additional writing assignments are include for an honors track course.

    Grades 8-12. 146 non-reproducible pages, spiralbound softcover; non-consumable worktext as students write their answers outside of the book. 3rd Edition.

    Some students might find it helpful to use IEW's Windows to the World & A Syllabus for Introduction to Literary Analysis as well as The Elegant Essay as a prerequisite to this course. Prior experience with IEW's Structure and Style is helpful but not required.

    The following units center around the respective texts; additional readings not listed below are included for the honors track

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    • Unit 1:Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
    • Unit 2: Rip Van Winkle & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving and Selected Works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • Unit 3:The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
    • Unit 4:The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Unit 5: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
    • Unit 6:The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    • Unit 7:House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
    • Unit 8:The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Unit 9:The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

    1. Excellence in Literature: British Literature (3rd Edition)
      Excellence in Literature: British Literature (3rd Edition)
      Janice Campbell
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2014 / Spiral Bound
      $29.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW411848

    Have you ever read a work of great literature and wondered how and why the author created the work they did? This book will introduce you to "literary reading", the way to learn about the contexts of stories, including the historic, literary, and artistic context of the assigned works of great literature. This text provides opportunities for writing practice while students simultaneously grow familiar with some of the greatest writers of all time.

    This book establishes the scope & sequence, assigns the readings, suggests an assignment schedule, provides organization tips, includes a rubric for objectively evaluating completed assignments, and provides resources for research; students must obtain copies of the books to read. As they move through the program, they'll learn to read with discernment, become a self-motivated learner, strengthen writing skills, and prepare for college classes! Each of the nine included units is designed to be completed in four intense weeks. Additional reading suggestions in each module and additional writing assignments are include for an honors track course.

    Grades 8-12. 166 non-reproducible pages, spiralbound softcover; non-consumable worktext as students write their answers outside of the book. 3rd Edition.

    Some students might find it helpful to use IEW's Windows to the World & A Syllabus for Introduction to Literary Analysis as well as The Elegant Essay as a prerequisite to this course. Prior experience with IEW's Structure and Style is helpful but not required.

    The following units center on the respective texts below; additional readings not listed below are included for the honors track.

    • Unit 1: Beowulf
    • Unit 2: Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
    • Unit 3: Spenser, Gawain, and the Arthurian Legend
    • Unit 4: King Lear by William Shakespeare
    • Unit 5: Paradise Lost by John Milton
    • Unit 6: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    • Unit 7: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    • Unit 8: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
    • Unit 9: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

    1. Following Narnia: Writing Lessons in Structure, Style and Grammar Student Book
      Following Narnia: Writing Lessons in Structure, Style and Grammar Student Book
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2012 / Trade Paperback
      $29.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW127782

    Perfect for siblings or co-op students taking IEW's Following Narnia curriculum, this additional workbook is designed to be used alongside the (not-included) teacher's manual.

    Written directly to the student, this book provides reading assignments, lesson directions with in-book exercises, and instruction in the key Structure & Style techniques. 223 pages, spiralbound softcover. 2nd Edition. Grades 6-8.

    1. Following Narnia: Writing Lessons in Structure and Style--Teacher/Student Combo
      Following Narnia: Writing Lessons in Structure and Style--Teacher/Student Combo
      Laura Bettis
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2012 / Other
      $49.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW127781

    Designed to accompany Institute for Excellence in Writing's Structure & Style curriculum, this supplementary curriculum will help students learn to integrate IEW techniques with topics from the Narnia stories and connected cross-curricular subjects. Two sets of checklists are provided as well as a vocabulary component that analyzes C.S. Lewis' word choices. Units cover The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy.

    The student book is written directly to the student, and provides reading assignments, lesson directions with in-book exercises, and instruction in the key Structure & Style techniques.

    The included teacher's manual is an integral part of the program and provides notes that include what IEW Structure & Style concepts are being practiced, the topic, the reading assignment, and the goals of the lesson. Teaching notes and examples are provided along with a full lesson to teach your children or co-op class. As the instructor is expected to be familiar with the Structure & Style course, the syllabus for the curriculum is referenced within this teacher's guide.

    31 lessons; suggested schedule covers 1 lesson per week including editing & writing time. 2nd Edition. Grades 6-8.

    Narnia books must be obtained separately.

    This kit includes:

    • Teacher's Manual, 112 pages, spiralbound, softcover
    • Student Book, 223 pages, spiralbound, softcover

    1. Worldview Detective: A Socratic Method for  Investigating Great Books (DVD Seminar & Workbook)
      Worldview Detective: A Socratic Method for Investigating Great Books (DVD Seminar & Workbook)
      Adam Andrews
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2015 / Other
      $49.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW898974

    The Worldview Detective course from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) will help your students analyze authors' worldviews and learn to discern truth in literature. Featuring live discussions of works by Jack London and Flannery O'Conner, as well as a list of 113 discussion questions to help readers analyze every book, this course teaches a method for analyzing literature that you can apply to any book!

    This course includes both four DVDs (3 hour presentation) along with a teacher's manual designed to supplement the DVDs. This manual includes the complete text of London's To Build a Fire, a revised & expanded Socratic List of discussion questions, discussion questions and answers for the stories in the DVD, summaries of major literary periods and common worldviews, an explanation and warning about "Christian deconstruction," and more.

    Four DVDs feature:

    • Step-by-step techniques for "detecting" an author's worldview through close reading

    • Worldview analyses of works by Jack London and Flannery O'Connor
    • Detailed instructions for applying a Christian worldview to any book
    • A revised and expanded Socratic List for worldview analysis, including live explanations and guidance for each question
    • Explanations of important terms like worldview, deconstruction, naturalism, realism, romanticism, modernism and more
    • Summaries of major literary periods and common worldviews
    • Live demonstrations of CenterForLit's famous Socratic teaching technique
    • DVD presentations feature both Adam and Missy Andrews in a Socratic discussion setting that models our instructional techniques.

    This kit includes:

    • 4-DVD Presentation
    • Teacher's Manual, 70 pages, spiralbound, softcover. Non-reproducible, so for co-ops and small groups, each teacher/parent/student must purchase his or her own teacher's manual.

    1. Worldview Detective: A Socratic Method for Investigating Great Books (Seminar Workbook Only)
      Worldview Detective: A Socratic Method for Investigating Great Books (Seminar Workbook Only)
      Adam Andrews
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2015 / Other
      $19.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW898967

    This teacher's manual is designed to accompany the Worldview Detective course from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). It contains only supplemental material and cannot be used independently of the DVD presentation.

    Help your students analyze authors' worldviews and learn to discern truth in literature. This manual includes the complete text of London's To Build a Fire, a revised & expanded Socratic List of discussion questions, discussion questions and answers for the stories in the DVD, summaries of major literary periods and common worldviews, an explanation and warning about "Christian deconstruction," and more.

    70 pages, spiralbound, softcover. Non-reproducible, so for co-ops and small groups, each teacher/parent/student must purchase his or her own teacher's manual.

    1. Geography-Based Writing Lessons: Incorporating Beautiful Feet Books Geography Through Literature
      Geography-Based Writing Lessons: Incorporating Beautiful Feet Books Geography Through Literature
      Maria Gerber
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / Trade Paperback
      $19.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW127779

    Introduce your children to classic stories---and enhance their knowledge of geography, science, and writing. Based on the Teaching Writing: Structure and Style Seminar Workbook, 37 lessons take students through Holling's Paddle-to-the-Sea, Tree in the Trail, Minn of the Mississippi, and Seabird. Lesson plans include sample keyword outlines, ideas for practicing stylistic techniques, and composition checklists. Grades 3 to 6. Please note that this book is designed to be used by parents already familiar with IEW's Teaching Writing: Structure and Style curriculum. 81 pages, spiralbound softcover.

    1. Timeline of Classics
      Timeline of Classics
      Gail Ledbetter
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / 2013 / Other
      $29.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW549012

    Take your students on a tour that places literature from ancient times, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance/Reformation, and modern world within historical context. Cataloging biographies, plays, films, novels, and more, this "portable timeline" is arranged chronologically in a spreadsheet format that details the time period, setting, title, author, and suggestions for age/ability level. A great reference guide for your current curriculum! Approx. 85 pages, spiralbound softcover.

    1. Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization (Book and Audio CD)
      Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization (Book and Audio CD)
      Andrew Pudewa
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / Other
      $65.00
      5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW123617X

    Memorization has fallen out of favor, despite the proven benefit of installing a "database...of reliably correct and sophisticated language patterns." Students gain increased vocabulary, idiomatic understanding, and an intuitive use of language patterns when they are accustomed to committing works of poetry to memory. The mastery system is employed to help retain memorization of works, with poems recited every day until they are perfected and afterwards to prevent memory losses. Poems are included in level of difficulty to memorize, and students will work their way up to memorizing increasingly complicated pieces. Poems are included and arranged by level in the workbook. The CD set includes 3 audio CDs with all poems read by Andrew Pudewa, and is designed to help students memorize the poems quickly and accurately. A DVD "Nurturing Competent Communicators" is also included.

    1. Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization
      Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization
      Andrew Pudewa
      Institute For Excellence In Writing / Other
      $29.00
      Availability: In Stock
      CBD Stock No: WW123618

    Memorization has fallen out of favor, despite the proven benefit of installing a "database...of reliably correct and sophisticated language patterns." Students gain increased vocabulary, idiomatic understanding, and an intuitive use of language patterns when they are accustomed to committing works of poetry to memory. The mastery system is employed to help retain memorization of works, with poems recited every day until they are perfected and afterwards to prevent memory losses. Poems are included in level of difficulty to memorize, and students will work their way up to memorizing increasingly complicated pieces. Poems are included and arranged by level. 83 pages, softcover, spiralbound.