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Focusing on actual skills rather than abstract rules, grammar is taught in the context of writing as students follow in the footsteps of literary giants. Each week features a new author: Columbus, Bradford, Winthrop, Bradstreet, Rowlandson, Mather, Edwards, Franklin, Adams, Paine, Jefferson, Wheatly, Irving, Emerson, Longfellow, Hawthorne, Poe, Dickenson, and other classic American authors each have a week's lessons that include five to six different areas:
- "Background Checks" about the author
- "Words to Know" that need to be defined.
- "Literary Analysis" that covers literary terms that are tested every 6 weeks
- "Critical Reading" sections includes questions about each passage
- "Make it Real" applies learned skills to what students already know
- "Culminating Activities" that are given at the end of the week to help students master lessons.
- "Writing Assignments" that are given every two weeks and related to literary passages and authors; a research paper is given for the last half of the year. Word lists, tips for students with different learning styles, and other helps are included. 240 pages, softcover. Grades 8-12. This course is designed to take one year.Covers 1500-1860.
Vendor: Diagnostic Prescriptive
Publication Date: 2012
Read with the Best: American Literature Volume 1 1500- 1860 Teacher's EditionJill J. DixonDiagnostic Prescriptive / 2012 / Trade Paperback$33.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Write With The Best: Modeling Writing after Great Works of World Literature, Volume 1 (Grades 3-12)Jill J. DixonDiagnostic Prescriptive / 2001 / Trade Paperback$22.89 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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Write With The Best: Modeling Writing after Great Authors of World Literature, Volume 2 (Grades 6-12)Jill J. DixonDiagnostic Prescriptive / 2003 / Trade Paperback$27.89 Retail:
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Write Your Own Autobiography & Master Descriptive Writing, Grades 3-8Jill J. DixonDiagnostic Prescriptive / 2012 / Trade Paperback$17.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Clynn5 Stars Out Of 5Read with the BestJune 25, 2016ClynnQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I am impressed with Jill Dixon's curriculum. The curriculum is challenging, and easily adapted to suit various learners. As a busy homeschool mom and homeschool Co-Op teacher this curriculum also saves me a lot of time and research.
katiebIdahoAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great!December 12, 2012katiebIdahoAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I found this new curriculum this year while desperately looking for an American literature curriculum that used whole books, some anthology, plenty of history and wasn't biased. This program so far is wonderful and meeting and exceeding all of my expectations! It uses a college level anthology for reading, covers plenty of vocabulary and literary terms and so far the writing topics are great! It is not too teacher intensive either, with a teacher guide that is an exact copy of the student book but with answErs. This program states that it will prepare a student for the American Lit and/or Interpreting Literature CLEP tests----and I can see why. This is a very intense and advanced American Lit program! We will be continuing with Part 2 in 12th, which is supposed to be ready by then.
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