Well-Trained Mind Press

Well-Trained Mind Press homeschool curriculum will help you give your homeschooled students a comprehensive, rigorous classical education. Featuring works by Susan Wise Bauer, the bestselling Story of the World, First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, The Complete Writer, CDs by storyteller Jim Weiss, and more, these bestselling homeschooling resources will help your family implement a classical homeschool program.

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  1. The Grammar Guidebook
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    Susan Wise Bauer
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2019 / Hardcover
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  2. Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind  Core Instructor Text, Years 1-4
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    Susan Wise Bauer, Audrey Anderson
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind  Level 1 Complete Package
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    Susan Wise Bauer, Audrey Anderson
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2017 / Other
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  4. Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind  Level 1 Student Package
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    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2017 / Other
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  1. Addition Facts That Stick
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    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Subtraction Facts That Stick
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    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Multiplication Facts That Stick
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    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Division Facts That Stick
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Most students associate American history with History and the Egyptian, Sumerian, Middle Ages and the Renaissance Eras as...other stuff. In her endeavor to destroy the wall that has separated American and world history for so long, Susan Wise Bauer created The Story of the World Series, a narrated, integrated approach to the history of the whole world. Take a captivating tour through The Ancient Times, The Middle Ages, Early Modern Times and The Modern Age with Bauer’s straightforward approach, and experience all of history chronologically!

  1. The History of the Ancient World:  From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
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  2. The History of the Ancient  World--Study & Teaching Guide
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    Julia Kaziewicz
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback
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  3. The History of the Medieval World:  From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade
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    Susan Wise Bauer
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2010 / Hardcover
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  4. Study and Teaching Guide for the  History of the Medieval World
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    Julia Kaziewicz
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2016 / Trade Paperback
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The Complete Writer series begins with Level 1-4 Writing with Ease workbooks that are designed to be used alongside the same primary Writing with Ease manual; these books were written for elementary-aged students. They're followed by the Writing with Skill books, designed for grades 5-8, which include a student workbook and instructor guide for each level. This series provides students with a strong and comprehensive curriculum that builds from basic language arts skills through a sophisticated understanding of what good writing entails.

  1. Writing with Ease: Strong  Fundamentals Guide to Designing Your Elementary Writing Curriculum
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  2. Writing with Ease - Level One,  Workbook
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    Susan Wise Bauer
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Writing with Ease Level Two Workbook
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    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback
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  4. Writing with Ease Level 3 Workbook
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    Susan Wise Bauer
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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  1. The Creative Writer Level One: Five  Finger Exercises
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    Boris Fishman
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2011 / Trade Paperback
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  2. The Creative Writer, Level 2:  Essential Ingredients
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    Boris Fishman
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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  3. The Creative Writer, Level 3:  Building Your Craft
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    Boris Fishman
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  4. The Creative Writer, Level 4:  Becoming a Writer
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The First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind series begins with two complete grammar texts (previously one volume), each of which covers a single year. Dictation, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques are used to develop the student's language ability. Each step-by-step lesson leads parents through the simple oral and written projects that build reading, writing, spelling, storytelling, and comprehension skills. Parents can choose to continue the series with two additional levels (Level 3 & 4) both of which include a separate teacher's edition and student workbook (unlike Levels 1 & 2). These latter levels are a complete writing & grammar curriculum, and use four different strands of teaching to impart grammar, punctuation, usage and writing skills, while students learn through memorization, copywork, dictation, narration and grammatical concepts.

  1. First Language Lessons for the  Well-Trained Mind, Level 1
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  2. First Language Lessons for the  Well-Trained Mind, Level 2
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    Jessie Wise
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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  3. First Language Lessons for the Well  Trained Mind CD Audio Companion for Levels 1 & 2
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  4. First Language Lessons for the  Well-Trained Mind, Level 3--Student Workbook
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Who in the World Was the Secretive Printer?

  1. Who in the World Was the Secretive  Printer? The Story of Johannes Gutenberg
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    Robert Beckham
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2005 / Trade Paperback
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Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

  1. The Ordinary Parent's Guide to  Teaching Reading
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    Jessie Wise, Sara Buffington
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2004 / Trade Paperback
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  2. The Ordinary Parent's Guide to  Teaching Reading  Audio Companion
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    Well-Trained Mind Press / Compact disc
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  1. Mystery! Mystery!: Sherlock Homes,  Father Brown August Dupin for Children
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    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2015 / Compact disc
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  2. Uncle Wiggly's Storybook on Audio CD
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    Howard R. Garris
    Well-Trained Mind Press / Compact disc
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  3. A Collection of Just So Stories  Audio CD
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    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2008 / Compact disc
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  4. A Storyteller's Version of Best  Loved Stories in Song & Dance CD
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    Jim Weiss
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 1997 / Compact disc
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Books on Classical Education

  1. The Well Trained Mind 4th Edition
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    Susan Wise Bauer, Jessie Wise
    Well-Trained Mind Press / 2016 / Hardcover
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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home is a classic work on homeschooling pedagogy and methodology that will teach you, chapter-by-chapter, how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool to high school. Whether you're a brand-new homeschool parent or simply looking to change up your routine, you'll benefit from learning more about what a classical education has to offer. The Prologue outlines what a classical education and provides a model drawn from the experiences of both authors. Divided between the stages of early education (K-4), middle school (5-8) and high school, chapters offer an overview of how to teach all the major subjects, including literature, writing, grammar, history, science, math, Latin, modern languages, art, music, debate, and more. Lists of recommended resources, recommended schedules, teaching tips, sample checklists, and sample dialogue is integrated throughout the book for an eminently practical guide.

This Fourth Edition features the following updates:

  • Completely updated book and curricula re commendations.
  • Extensive additional material on teaching children with learning disabilities.
  • A new set of online resources, coordinated with the book
  • New math and sciences\ chapters developed with experts and experienced teachers to provide a more rigorous and coherent math and science education.
  • Quickly outdated appendices, such as a list of list of suppliers and publishers, the index of home education organizations, and the guide to science contests and fairs, have been shifted online.
  • Each chapter has been separated into two sections covering how to teach a subject and the recommended resources to use to teach it.

816 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. 4th Edition.

    1. The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You  Never Had
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      Susan Wise Bauer
      Well-Trained Mind Press / 2003 / Hardcover
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    Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children, and that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In this new book, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading.

    The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genre - fiction, autobiography, history, drama, and poetry - accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter - ranging from Cervantes to A.S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing.

    The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the "Great Books" without a guide and a plan. Susan Wise Bauer will show you how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis; how to master a difficult argument; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre - what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary? - and also between genres. Followed carefully, the advice in The Well-Educated Mind will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word. 432 indexed pages, hardcover with dust jacket.

    1. The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Updated and Expanded
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      Susan Wise Bauer
      Well-Trained Mind Press / 2015 / Hardcover
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    What does it mean to read a book? What does "reading deeply" look like?

    In The Well-Educated Mind Susan Wise Bauer provides a guide not only on how to read, but what to read. The Well-Educated Mind offers a brief and entertaining introduction to six literary genres - fiction, autobiography, history, drama, science, and poetry - including a history of the genre and detailed instructions on how to read it. The annotated, chronological lists at the end of each chapter - ranging from Cervantes to A.S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing.

    This fourth edition has been expanded and updated to include works from the 21st century, additional guides and helps, and a new chapter on reading the most essential science texts, such as those written by Aristotle, Galileo, and Hawking.

    511 indexed pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Updated & Expanded Edition.

    1. The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory
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      Susan Wise-Bauer
      Well-Trained Mind Press / 2015 / Hardcover
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    Susan Wise Bauer's The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory is organized into parts: the beginning of science, the beginning of the scientific method, and the three major fields: the earth, life, and the cosmos. Focusing on science writing rather than the biographies of scientists through the centuries, this riveting foray into the great works of science is a fantastic way to trace the development of science and the way science has been presented and received. Each chapter recommends one or more classic books and provides an account of the discovery, a sketch of the writer, and an explanation of the main issues and concepts. 320 pages, hardcover.