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  • CLASSICAL LANGUAGE ARTS I

    Course Registration No. ENG-585

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    Writing with Easewith its student workbook.  Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 workbooks are available (these are levelnumbers and do notrefer to grade levels).  Your advisor will recommend the best level for your student.  Weekly lessons are written as four-day activities.  Teaches narration, summarization(!), sentence structure, basic punctuation…  This is composition, critical thinking, grammar, and punctuation all in one place.  Complete 25 to 30 lessons this year.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


    Writing with Ease: Instructor's Text for Levels 1-4 (The Complete Writer)

    • Author: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Peace Hill Press, 2008. Print.
    • ISBN: 193333925X        978-1933339252
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    256 pages. This is the teacher's guide to all four levels of this program. 4 appendices. Bibliography of reading selections. Very short index included.

     

    Writing with Ease: Level 1 Workbook (The Complete Writer)

    • Author: Susan Wise Bauer, Peter Buffington
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Peace Hill Press, 2008. Print.
    • ISBN: 1933339268        978-1933339269
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    400 pages. Pages 1-153 in the front of the book include the basic teacher scripts for each lesson. "Student Pages" 1-144 in the back of the book are the student workbook pages, one page per day, four days per lesson.

     

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    Writing with Ease: Level 2 Workbook (The Complete Writer)

    • Author: Susan Wise Bauer, Peter Buffington
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Peace Hill Press, 2008. Print.
    • ISBN: 1933339292        978-1933339290
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

     

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    Writing with Ease: Level 3 Workbook (The Complete Writer)

    • Author: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Peace Hill Press, 2008. Print.
    • ISBN: 1933339306        978-1933339306
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

     

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    Writing with Ease: Level 4 Workbook (The Complete Writer)

    • Author: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Peace Hill Press, 2008. Print.
    • ISBN: 1933339314        978-1933339313
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

     

     

     


     

  • CLASSICAL LANGUAGE ARTS IV

    Course Registration No. ENG-353

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    Writing Tales Ifor composition and grammar.  Includes student checklists and teacher scripts.  The four- and five-day weekly lesson plan is included in their scripted Teacher Guide.  We strongly recommend keeping it to four days a week whenever possible, combining some steps to achieve that.  Double-do punctuation exercises every time!

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


    Writing Tales Level ONE: Student Book

    • Author: Amy Hastings Olsen
    • ISBN: 1411654579        978-1411654570
    • Supplier: Writing-Tales

    Spiral-bound: 183 pages; self-published; Lulu.com (June 23, 2006). This consumable workbook is meant to be used in tandem with the "Writing Tales Teacher's Guide." More information available at www.writing-tales.com.

     

    Writing Tales Level ONE: Teacher’s Guide

    • Author: Amy Hastings Olsen
    • ISBN: 1411642716        978-1411642713
    • Supplier: Writing-Tales

    Paperback: 309 pages; self-published; Lulu.com (June 12, 2006)

     

     

     


     

  • CLASSICAL LANGUAGE ARTS V

    Course Registration No. ENG-360

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    Writing Tales 2 for composition and grammar.  The five-day weekly lesson plan is included in the scripted Teacher Guide.  Includes student checklists for each writing assignment.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


    Writing Tales Level TWO Student Book

    • Author: Amy Hastings Olsen
    • ISBN: 0615176860        978-0615176864
    • Supplier: Writing-Tales

    Self-published. This consumable workbook is meant to be used in tandem with the "Writing Tales Teacher's Guide." More information available at www.writing-tales.com.

     

    Writing Tales Level TWO Teacher’s Guide

    • Author: Amy Hastings Olsen
    • ISBN: 0615151035        978-0615151038
    • Supplier: Writing-Tales

    Self-published/www.writing-tales.com

     

     

     


     

  • COMPOSITION I (CM1-B)

    Course Registration No. ENG-106

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    Designed as part of U.S. Studies I.  This is the first semester of a two semester course plan studying U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons, 2017 Edition.  Be sure your student internalizes the checklist before the end of this course. (If your student has already completed U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons or is studying World or European History, use Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons instead.)
           This course is a survey of written composition, teaching a broad variety of college preparatory writing formats, and easy-to-use, step-by-step stylistic and organizational techniques.  Written for Grades 4 through 10, it is veryteachable!   The most important aspects of this program are (1) memorizing the per-assignment checklist (do oral quizzing--often) and (2) requiring the student to consistently use the techniques in that checklist for anyand allwritten composition--forever!
           Composition, being one of the core independent learning skills, needs close attention by the teaching-parent: spend qualitytime here with your student.  Enjoy!

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


     

    U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Vol. 1, 2017 EDITION, Teacher and Student Set

    • Author: Lori Verstegen
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2017. Print.
    • ISBN: 1623411971        978-1623412678
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Use "U.S. History-based Writing Lessons" if your advisor recommended the U.S. STUDIES I, B TRACK plan.

     

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    Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher & Student Set

    • Author: Lori Verstegen
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2016. Spiral-bound.
    • ISBN: 162341248X        978-1623412487
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    30 lessons. [Teacher/Student Combo]. Use "Medieval History-based Writing Lessons" if your advisor recommended the EUROPEAN STUDIES I, B TRACK plan.

     

     

    STAA Study Guide: U.S. Studies I, B Track (Composition IB • Church History IIIB • U.S. History & Geography IB • American Literature B)

    • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
    • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
    • ISBN: n/a        
    • Supplier: Lulu.com

    Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

     

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    STAA Study Guide: European Studies I, B Track (Composition IB • Church History IIB • European History IB • American Literature)

    • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
    • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
    • ISBN: n/a        
    • Supplier: Lulu.com

    Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

     

     

     


     

  • COMPOSITION II (CM2-B)

    Course Registration No. ENG-107

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    Designed as part of U.S. Studies II.  Semester 2 of a two semester course plan studying U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons, 2017 Edition.  Be sure your student internalizes the checklist before the end of this course plan. (If your student has already completed U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons or is studying World or European History, use Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons instead.)

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


     

    U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Vol. 1, 2017 EDITION, Teacher and Student Set

    • Author: Lori Verstegen
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2017. Print.
    • ISBN: 1623411971        978-1623412678
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Use "U.S. History-based Writing Lessons" if your advisor recommended the U.S. STUDIES I, B TRACK plan.

     

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    Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher & Student Set

    • Author: Lori Verstegen
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2016. Spiral-bound.
    • ISBN: 162341248X        978-1623412487
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    30 lessons. [Teacher/Student Combo]. Use "Medieval History-based Writing Lessons" if your advisor recommended the EUROPEAN STUDIES I, B TRACK plan.

     

     

    STAA Study Guide: U.S. Studies II, B Track (Composition IIB • Catholic Apologetics B • U.S. Hist & Geogr IIB • Art & Music B)

    • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
    • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
    • ISBN: n/a        
    • Supplier: Lulu.com

    Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

     

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    STAA Study Guide: European Studies II, B Track (Composition IIB • European History IIB • Shakespeare • Economics)

    • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
    • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
    • ISBN: n/a        
    • Supplier: Lulu.com

    Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.

     

     

     


     

  • CREATIVE WRT I (Yr 1 of 3)

    Course Registration No. ENG-695

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    36 week course plan:  WriteShop I, Lessons 1-11.  Year 1 of 3, paced for the younger student.  Emphasis is on descriptive writing, sentence structure and style, and an introduction to report writing.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


     

    WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program SET Teacher's Manual / Workbook (5th Edition)

    • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
    • Publisher/Copyright:
    • ISBN:        978-1935027539
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Complete set for the first year "WriteShop" family. Includes Teacher’s Manual for "WriteShop I" and "WriteShop II." 30 core lessons with additional activities; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices. And includes Student Workbook I, and "Copying & Dictation Exercises for "WriteShop I", and Writing Process/Editor's Marks bookmark, and the grammar reference "Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation." An additional "Workbook I" is needed for each additional student using this kit, and the "Workbook 2" will need to be added next year.

     

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    WriteShop: Student Workbook 1 (5th Edition)

    • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
    • Publisher/Copyright: Alta Loma, CA: WriteShop, 2020; 2001. Print.
    • ISBN: 1935027492        978-1935027492
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Softcover consumable; tear-off pages bound at the top; three-hole punched pages. Student workbook used in Year 1 and part of Year 2 (of three years) of STAA's course plans for "WriteShop." Lessons 1 - 16 of 30 core lessons; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices.

     

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    WriteShop I: Copying and Dictation Exercises for WriteShop I

    • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
    • Publisher/Copyright:
    • ISBN: unassigned        
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    About 25 half-size pages; one copywork passage for each WriteShop lesson, relating to that lesson; includes notes about why to do dictation and copywork, and how to do it; short, do-able selections!

     

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    WriteShop: Teacher's Manual For Level 1 & 2 (5th Edition)

    • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
    • Publisher/Copyright: Alta Loma, CA: WriteShop, 2020; 2001. Print.
    • ISBN: 1935027476        978-1935027478
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

     

     

     


     

  • CREATIVE WRT II (Yr 2 of 3)

    Course Registration No. ENG-662

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    WriteShop I and II; second year of three year plan for WriteShop.  You will be working through Lessons 12 - 16 and 20 - 23 this year.  Purchase Workbook 2 this year.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


    WriteShop: Student Workbook 2 (5th Edition)

    • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
    • Publisher/Copyright: Alta Loma: WriteShop, 2020. .
    • ISBN: 1935027514        978-1935027515
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Second of two workbooks, covering Lessons 17-30; answer key and daily lesson plans included in Teacher’s Manual; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson. One per student needed; to be added to the second year of using WriteShop.

     

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    WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program SET Teacher's Manual / Workbook (5th Edition)

    • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
    • Publisher/Copyright:
    • ISBN:        978-1935027539
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Complete set for the first year "WriteShop" family. Includes Teacher’s Manual for "WriteShop I" and "WriteShop II." 30 core lessons with additional activities; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices. And includes Student Workbook I, and "Copying & Dictation Exercises for "WriteShop I", and Writing Process/Editor's Marks bookmark, and the grammar reference "Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation." An additional "Workbook I" is needed for each additional student using this kit, and the "Workbook 2" will need to be added next year.

     

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    WriteShop: Student Workbook 1 (5th Edition)

    • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
    • Publisher/Copyright: Alta Loma, CA: WriteShop, 2020; 2001. Print.
    • ISBN: 1935027492        978-1935027492
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Softcover consumable; tear-off pages bound at the top; three-hole punched pages. Student workbook used in Year 1 and part of Year 2 (of three years) of STAA's course plans for "WriteShop." Lessons 1 - 16 of 30 core lessons; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices.

     

     

     


     

  • CREATIVE WRT III (Yr 3 of 3)

    Course Registration No. ENG-392

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    WriteShop II; third year of three year plan for WriteShop.  You will be working through Lessons 17 - 19 and 24 - 30 this year, from WriteShop 1 Set with References (Complete 1st Year Kit) and  WriteShop Student Workbook 2.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


    WriteShop: Student Workbook 2 (5th Edition)

    • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
    • Publisher/Copyright: Alta Loma: WriteShop, 2020. .
    • ISBN: 1935027514        978-1935027515
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Second of two workbooks, covering Lessons 17-30; answer key and daily lesson plans included in Teacher’s Manual; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson. One per student needed; to be added to the second year of using WriteShop.

     

    OPTIONAL RESOURCE

     

    WriteShop: Incremental Writing Program SET Teacher's Manual / Workbook (5th Edition)

    • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
    • Publisher/Copyright:
    • ISBN:        978-1935027539
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

    Complete set for the first year "WriteShop" family. Includes Teacher’s Manual for "WriteShop I" and "WriteShop II." 30 core lessons with additional activities; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices. And includes Student Workbook I, and "Copying & Dictation Exercises for "WriteShop I", and Writing Process/Editor's Marks bookmark, and the grammar reference "Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation." An additional "Workbook I" is needed for each additional student using this kit, and the "Workbook 2" will need to be added next year.