Poetry & Classics

Developing Linguistic Patterns Through Poetry Memorization

Author: Andrew Pudewa

Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization provides a system to reintroduce you and your children to a vital but often neglected source of powerful and sophisticated linguistic patterning available to children: memorized language, especially memorized poetry.

This teaching tool includes a book with over 100 complete poems and speeches as well as all the poems and speeches read on CD for ease of memorization. Instructions, memory charts, certificates, and poet biographies are included. You will also receive a bonus DVD of Andrew Pudewa's conference talk Nurturing Competent Communicators.

Given the linguistic and cultural benefits of memorizing poetry, this resource may be one of the best uses of your available school hours. Recitation of memorized poems can easily be done away from a desk—perhaps in the car, while cooking or folding clothes, or during a walk. Memorizing new poems gets easier in direct proportion to the number of poems already learned; in other words, the more you have learned, the faster you can learn more.

The audio CD recordings included with the packet will facilitate learning through repetition so that students can master poems quickly and accurately. Be sure to read the introduction to this book frequently to be reminded of the importance of poetry memorization for the linguistic development of children. "Memorization is not only natural for young children, it is culturally powerful and educationally essential."

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Teaching the Classics, Second Edition [DVD Seminar & Workbook]

Author: Adam and Missy Andrews

Revolutionize the way you and your students view literature! Learn how to read and discuss works of literature—from children's books to classic novels—and equip students with literary analysis tools that bring literature to life.

 By using short stories as the models and the Socratic approach as the method, the authors systematically prepare you to teach character, plot, theme, and other elements of fiction and literary analysis. You can quickly equip your children with literary study tools that can then be used easily on longer works. Skills gained through this program will allow you to study any piece of literature.

Includes a video seminar on 4 DVDs and a spiral-bound syllabus. Suitable for teaching all levels. Although this is meant to be teacher training, older students will enjoy viewing it too.

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Timeline of the Classics - Second Edition

Author(s): Gail Ledbetter
 
Discover a resource that will become a treasure to your family! Created to save planning time and research, this chronological index of classic world literature reveals a panoramic view of world history.
 
Created to save planning time and research, this chronological index of classic world literature reveals a panoramic view of world history. Includes instruction for Reader-Response Journaling, enabling students to outline each chapter they read to strengthen comprehension, develop discernment, and experience the wonder of classic literature. Useful for students of all ages, this guide will complement many curricula and teaching styles.
 
 

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