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Words Aptly Spoken from Classical Conversations

The Words Aptly Spoken Classical Conversations literature curriculum provides homeschooled CC students with the literature study material for Challenge-level studies.
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Words Aptly Spoken Series

The Words Aptly Spoken series from Classical Conversations provides companion resources for the Classical Conversations "Challenge"-level curriculum (Grades 7-12).

Words Aptly Spoken: American Documents features speeches, poetry, articles, essays, and legal documents that have helped to shape the United States. Questions about each work are included. Review questions help students understand the basic plot, characters, setting, and message of the document, while Thought Questions help students apply themes and ideas raised by the author to more familiar situations. General comprehension questions at the beginning of the book and the start of each new section also provide comparison and contrast between genres, while writing practices at the end of each section provides practice insights into the use of different genres. Finally, expanded introduces to each piece provide background information on the authors, content, and historical context. 248 pages; non-consumable as answers must be written separately from the text.

  1. Words Aptly Spoken: American Literature: A companion guide to classics by great American authors (2nd Edition)
    Words Aptly Spoken: American Literature: A companion guide to classics by great American authors (2nd Edition)
    Classical Conversations / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW984505

The Words Aptly Spoken series from Classical Conversations provides companion resources for the Classical Conversations "Challenge" level curriculum; Words Aptly Spoken: American Literature is designed for Challenge I level curriculum (High School).

Words Aptly Spoken: American Literature features excerpts from award-winning American Literature, including The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, Paul Revere's Ride by Longfellow, An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass, Walden by Thoreau, and others.

Each work features an introduction that includes a short author biography. Questions about each work are included: Review Questions help students understand the basic plot, characters, setting, and message of the document, while Thought Questions help students apply themes and ideas raised by the author to more familiar situations. Shorter selections are included in-book, while longer pieces (such as Alcott's An Old-Fashioned Girl and Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver) must be obtained separately. Each section also features a writing practice section that targets important skills and concepts (such as quotes, vocabulary, plot, developing a thesis, etc) relevant to writing an essay.

221 pages; non-consumable as answers must be written separately from the text.

This second edition differs in that it contains all-new lessons to Colson's Born Again, Kipling's If, McEvoy's If for Girls, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond. All of the readings used in Challenge I are now included in this volume. This edition has also been expanded and updated.

  1. Short Stories 3rd Edition
    Short Stories 3rd Edition
    Classical Conversations / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW984536X

The Words Aptly Spoken series from Classical Conversations provides companion resources for the Classical Conversations "Challenge"-level curriculum (Grades 7-12).

Words Aptly Spoken: Short Stories features a collection of short stories grouped by common elements such as point of view, mood & style, plot twists & surprise endings; stories include "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," "The Mansion," "The Spot," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Necklace," and other classics. Questions about each work are included. Review questions help students understand the basic plot, characters, setting, and message of the document, while Thought Questions help students apply themes and ideas raised by the author to more familiar situations. General comprehension questions at the beginning of the book and the start of each new section also provide comparison and contrast between genres, while writing practices at the end of each section provides the opportunity to imitate excellent writing. This third edition features better models of the short story, more logical sequencing of lessons, and more creative writing exercises. 262 pages; non-consumable as answers must be written separately from the text.

  1. Words Aptly Spoken--Children's Literature: An Introduction  to Literary Classics
    Words Aptly Spoken--Children's Literature: An Introduction to Literary Classics
    Classical Conversations / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW984512

The Words Aptly Spoken series from Classical Conversations provides companion resources for the Classical Conversations "Challenge" level curriculum; Words Aptly Spoken: Children's Literature is designed for Challenge A and B level curriculum (Jr High-Grades 7 & 8).

Words Aptly Spoken: Children's Literature features excerpts from award-winning children's and young adult books, including Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, The Magician's Nephew, The Secret Garden, The Hiding Place, and others, many of which are Newbery-Award winners.

Each work features an introduction that includes a short author biography along with a "reading practice" paragraph and a "going deeper" paragraph that point out elements to think about. Questions about each work are included: Review Questions help students understand the basic plot, characters, setting, and message of the document, while Thought Questions help students apply themes and ideas raised by the author to more familiar situations. Students are also asked to write short (4-5 sentence) summaries of each work they read.

248 pages; non-consumable as answers must be written separately from the text.

  1. Words Aptly Spoken: British Literature: A companion guide to classics by great British authors (2nd Edition)
    Words Aptly Spoken: British Literature: A companion guide to classics by great British authors (2nd Edition)
    Classical Conversations / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $19.99
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 08/31/18.
    Stock No: WW984529

The Words Aptly Spoken series from Classical Conversations provides companion resources for the Classical Conversations "Challenge" level curriculum; Words Aptly Spoken: British Literature is designed for Challenge II level curriculum (Grades 10 - 12).

Words Aptly Spoken: British Literature features questions and exercises to be assigned after reading twenty British works, including Beowulf, Paradise Lost, Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities, Alice in Wonderland, Out of the Silent Planet, The Hobbit, and more. These books will need to be obtained separately, and are not included in-text.

Each chapter features a short author biography along with an "Understanding Literature" section that provides background information on the book's genre and some of the devices it uses. Questions about each work are included: Review Questions help students understand the basic plot, characters, setting, and message of the document, while Thought Questions help students apply themes and ideas raised by the author to more familiar situations. The "Writing Refinement" section provides the opportunity for students to strengthen their analytical and critical writing skills.

159 pages; non-consumable as answers must be written separately from the text. All books sold-separately.